Author: Hayley Paljug

Devante Smith-Pelly Returns to Capitals Organization

Former Washington Capital and Stanley Cup winner Devante Smith-Pelly will be returning to the Capitals organization– this time in an off-ice role. Smith-Pelly will be joining play-by-play announcer John Walton on Caps Radio 24/7 as a color commentator. His debut will be during Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks as the team begins a […]

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A group photo of the participants in the adaptive skate.

Charlie Lindgren and Nic Dowd Team Up to Host Adaptive Skate

Lindy’s Lineup Washington Capitals players are no strangers to using their resources for foundations, charities, and community events. Charlie Lindgren was the most recent among the players in red to create a charitable organization, dubbing it “Lindy’s Lineup.” Lindy’s Lineup is an adaptive youth sports program aimed at helping children with disabilities access athletics and […]

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Charlie Lindgren Wows D.C. in Shutout Win

The Capitals took on the Vegas Golden Knights (reigning Stanley Cup Champions, in case you forgot) on Wednesday evening. With a 3-0 shutout win, Washington stunned the Golden Knights and the hockey community at large; however, goaltender Charlie Lindgren was the true shining star. With 35 saves, Lindgren netted his first shutout win as a […]

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A Look at the Capitals’ Bottom Six

This week, the Capitals’ bottom-six lines have become a strong offensive weapon. In a typical game, Washington’s bottom six consists of some combination of Anthony Mantha, Connor McMichael, Aliaksei Protas, Beck Malenstyn, Hendrix Lapierre, Matthew Phillips, Nic Dowd, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel, none of whom have been offensively strong for the team previously. But, as of […]

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Dylan Strome celebrating a goal with fellow teammates.

Is Dylan Strome the Capitals’ Secret Weapon?

It’s no secret that 26-year-old center Dylan Strome is having an absolutely incredible season. The third overall draft pick (2015) has six goals in nine games played this season and has proven to be an offensive weapon, especially when the Capitals need it most. Dylan Strome was picked up by the Capitals in 2022 and […]

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Left, Hunter Shepard in his goaltender mask. Right, Hunter Shepard smiling, wearing a black suit and tie.

Hunter Shepard Makes NHL Debut in Capitals’ 6-4 Win

The Washington Capitals took on the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, October 25th, at Prudential Center in Newark. Rookie Hunter Shepherd made his NHL debut in net against the Devils and gave a goaltending performance that helped the Caps get their 6-4 win over the notoriously powerful hockey club. Who is Hunter Shepard? Hunter Shepard, […]

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Same Old Capitals

The Washington Capitals started the 2023-2024 NHL season on Friday, painting themselves as none other than the “Washington Flop-itals” that fans in red know all too well. With a shutout loss (4-0) against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena, the Capitals left their fanbase wondering, “What just happened?!” Washington had been flaunting new head […]

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Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson celebrate a goal.

Recapping the Capitals Preseason

The Washington Capitals are gearing up to begin the 2023-2024 season as they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at home this coming Friday, October 13th. With a fresh slate of coaching staff and a healthy roster, the Capitals are optimistic about starting off on the right foot (or skate, if you will). The team finished the […]

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Matthew Phillips is photographed mid-skate. He is wearing a red Capitals uniform and number 45.

Matthew Phillips Stuns in Preseason

Who is Matthew Phillips? Matthew Phillips, a right-winger from Calgary, is no stranger to success in hockey. As a junior, Phillips was drafted 33rd overall by the WHL’s Victoria Royals, even practicing with them in the preseason before he was play-eligible per the WHL’s rules. In 2017, Philips signed an entry-level contract with the Calgary […]

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Two photos side-by-side. On the left, Ovechkin, and on the right, Oshie and Kuznetsov.

Capitals Make Cuts to Training Camp Roster

The Washington Capitals have made their first cuts of the 2023-2024 training period, narrowing the group of players from 63 to 51. Four players will return to their junior teams, while eight will be sent to the Hershey Bears, Washington’s AHL affiliate. The players being sent to juniors are as follows: Brett Hyland (Brandon Wheat […]

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