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Vitek Vanecek’s Mindset is “Working Hard In The Practice…Focus On The Hockey” Regarding Starting for the Capitals

On Monday, Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek spoke to the media following today’s practice at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. He discussed feeling confident after starting two games and carrying that momentum through the season.

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom’s Hip Recovery Process “Still At The Beginning”

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media on Monday that Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was placed on long-term injured reserve prior to the start of the season, has skated but remains at the “beginning” of the recovery from … Continue reading

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Despite Blunders, TNT’s Capitals-Rangers Debut Sets All-Time Record For Second Night Of NHL Season

  It may not have been perfect. Well, it was far from that. TNT had significant blunders in their network debut on Wednesday, most notably talking over goals by Justin Schultz and Hendrix Lapierre (his first career NHL goal) while … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Climbs To Fifth Place On NHL’s Total Goals List

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Left-wing Alex Ovechkin scored the 804th goal of his NHL career (regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs combined) in the Washington Capitals‘ 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Bolted Down: Capitals Lose To Lightning In Overtime – A Look At The Numbers

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images In what was a tight, defensively focused affair between old Southeast Division rivals, the Washington Capitals squandered away a power play in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning, resulting in a Steven Stamkos overtime winner. … Continue reading

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Capitals Fall to Lightning 2-1 In Overtime, Alex Ovechkin Scores Third Goal of the Season

Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena on Saturday night in overtime by a score of 2-1. The win-loss brings their record to 1-0-1 on the young 2021-22 season.

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Nets Third Goal of the Season, Career Goal No. 733 Saturday Night Against Lightning

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Even though it’s only the second game of the season, The Great Eight continues to stay hot. On Saturday during their clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal … Continue reading

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Capitals Honor Peter Laviolette With Video After Becoming The Winningest American-born Head Coach In NHL History

On Saturday during their clash against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Washington Capitals honored Peter Laviolette with a special video after becoming the winningest American-born head coach in NHL history Wednesday night following the 5-1 victory over the New York … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek To Start; Capitals To Roll With Same Lineup vs. Lightning

Head coach Peter Laviolette announced prior to the Washington Capitals’ game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) that Vitek Vanecek will start a second straight game in net after making 23 saves in … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay At Washington Preview: Capitals Host Defending Champs In Saturday Night Showdown

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first of three matchups this season, including two at Capital One Arena. The two did not see each other last season when the NHL was forced … Continue reading

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