Author: Hayley Paljug

Washington Capitals CapFriendly

Capitals to Purchase CapFriendly – Website to ‘Go Dark’

According to multiple sources, a purchasing agreement has been reached between the Washington Capitals and the public website, CapFriendly. CapFriendly is a website that allows the public to view stats about their team’s cap space, roster size, player contracts, and more. It has been an invaluable, free resource for hockey fans since it was launched […]

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Charlie Lindgren Team USA

Charlie Lindgren Gets First International Appearance With Team USA

Washington Capitals golden goaltender Charlie Lindgren was selected to represent his country during the IIHF Men’s World Championship 2024. Initially, the goalie declined the invitation, but the Capitals announced last weekend that he would be joining the team in Prague. Fellow Team USA goalies Alex Lyon (Detroit Red Wings), Trey Augustine (Michigan State University), and […]

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Spencer Carbery

Evaluating Spencer Carbery’s Rookie Coaching Season

Washington Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery made his debut with the team in the 2023-2024 season. The Capitals had just come off of their worst season in recent history, led by Peter Laviolette, in which they missed the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Carbery, the youngest coach in the league, was dealing […]

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Washington Capitals

Examining the Capitals’ Playoff Defeat

The Washington Capitals have officially begun their offseason after being swept by the New York Rangers in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals. What caused the Capitals to fizzle out after barely sneaking into the playoffs? Here’s the rundown: Special Teams The biggest killer for the Washington Capitals in the playoffs was […]

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Capitals vs Rangers

Capitals Head Back to DC in a Major Deficit

The first two games of the playoffs have been nothing short of disappointing for the Washington Capitals. With only four goals and 46 shots on goal in two games, the Capitals have not been performing at the level they need to be to win out over the New York Rangers. Notably, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin […]

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Washington Capitals playoffs

Washington Capitals Clinch Final Wildcard Spot in Game 82

April 16th was a contentious day in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, and Pittsburgh Penguins were all vying for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. As the Capitals faced the Flyers, they were outshot 28-18, but a reliably strong performance from goaltender Charlie Lindgren and […]

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Alex Ovechkin and Charlie Lindgren

Alex Ovechkin Sets New NHL Record; Capitals Back in a Wildcard Spot

A New NHL Record In Tuesday night’s win against the Detroit Red Wings, Alexander Ovechkin put his name in history books once again. With just eight seconds remaining in the period, Ovi slipped the puck past goaltender Alex Lyon and netted his 30th of the season, making him the only player to reach a 30-goal […]

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NHL Playoffs 2024

How Do NHL Playoffs Work?

NHL Playoff season is upon us, and you may be wondering, “how do playoffs even work?” Whether you are new to the sport or have been a lifelong fan, playoffs can be confusing. How do teams clinch a spot? What is a wildcard? How many games do they play? All of your questions will be […]

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John Carlson

A Look Back at John Carlson’s 1000 NHL Games

John Carlson celebrated his 1000th NHL game on Saturday as the Capitals took on the Bruins at Capital One Arena in Washington. Carlson was surrounded by friends and family in warmups and pregame, and his children entered the locker room to read out the starting lineup. Additionally, Grammy-nominated singer Vanessa Carlton re-wrote her famous hit […]

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Ovechkin and Crosby

Why are the Capitals and Penguins Rivals?

Washington Capitals fans are no strangers to having a deep-seated disgust for the team from Pittsburgh, and vice versa. The rivalry between Washington and the Penguins seems to go back for ages, but where did it come from in the first place? Why are the Capitals rivals with the Penguins, specifically, and not another metropolitan […]

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