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The Eliminators – Playoff History of the Teams Who Eliminated the Capitals During the Ovi Era

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff history of the Washington Capitals is certainly littered with underperformance (performing worse than expected) based on their regular season record and playoff seeding position. But often it seems like the team … Continue reading

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Capitals Make $100,000 Investment in Matthew & Daniel Barton Memorial Rink in Hanover, Virginia

Photo: Carol Barton The game of hockey and improvements to local rinks are always growing around the DMV. In this piece, we’ll take a look at how the Washington Capitals are partnering up with the Matthew & Daniel Barton Memorial … Continue reading

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A Look At Opportunities For The Capitals To Upgrade At Center

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media at his season-ending press conference on Wednesday that any player other than captain Alex Ovechkin or center Nicklas Backstrom will be available for trade. Center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s name has been floated in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson: “We Didn’t Use Our Opportunities To Our Advantage And That’s Not A Winning Formula, Especially In The Playoffs”

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson spoke to the media for the final time this season during Tuesday’s Breakdown Day. He discussed another tough first-round exit for the team, dealing with a knee injury, and why he believes the Capitals are … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan On Possibly Trading Evgeny Kuznetsov: “If It’s Going To Make Our Team Better, I Think We’re Open To It.”

With trade rumors swirling around Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov after two stints on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol this season, a year full of inconsistencies from the 28-year-old, and a suspension by the organization for a game this month, GM … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan on First Round Exit: “We Ran Out Of Gas And Didn’t Perform Well In The Last Two Games”

On Wednesday, Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan spoke to the media for the final time this season after the Capitals were eliminated on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs for the third consecutive season. He discussed why the regular … Continue reading

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Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan: “We’ll Get Younger But We’re Still Going To Have A Veteran Team. That’s Our Core.”

Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan told the media during his end-of-season media availability on Wednesday that “We’ll get younger [over the offseason] but we’re still going to have a veteran team. That’s our core.” The team had the oldest roster … Continue reading

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Connor McMichael Named To AHL’s All-Rookie Team For 2020-21 Season

Photo: EP Rinkside The American Hockey League announced the 2020-21 AHL All-Rookie Team today, as voted by coaches, players, and media in each of the league’s 28 active member cities. Selected was Hershey Bears center Connor McMichael, making him the first forward in franchise history … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “A Stanley Cup Is What We Expect In Washington.”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon told the media during the Washington Capitals‘ breakdown day on Tuesday that he felt “first and foremost, [frustrated]” after the team was eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins in Game 5 on … Continue reading

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