Author: Jay Neemeyer

Photo By Steve Mitchell-USA Today Sports

Labor Day Weekend Hockey Catch-Up

Now that it’s September, various hockey organizations are starting to prepare for the upcoming season. Hockey fans coming out of summer hibernation will find several news items to catch up on over this long weekend. The NHL and its Players Association are working towards returning to regular international exhibitions, including the Olympics. During the NHL’s […]

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Garnet Hathaway, of the Washington Capitals at the time, checks Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins.

Garnet Hathaway Signs in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers have added forward Garnet Hathaway for the next two seasons; the team announced Saturday afternoon. The contract pays him $4.75 million for an average annual value of $2.375 million. Hathaway spent most of the last four seasons with the Flyers’ division rival, the Washington Capitals. Washington traded him to Boston in February, […]

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Members of the Washington Capitals are coached by Peter Laviolette during a practice during the 2022-23 season.

Washington’s Summer So Far

The Washington Capitals are in the middle of the franchise’s longest summer in nine years. The team’s season came to an official end on April 13th but had been emotionally over since the fourth. General Manager Brian MacLellan has had a lot to consider before Free Agency opens at noon today. The first task on […]

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Capitals’ Season Ends in Overtime

The Washington Capitals 2022-2023 season lasted five minutes and 34 seconds longer than anticipated. After losing a 3-goal lead in their 82nd game, the Capitals lost 5-4 to the New Jersey Devils in overtime Thursday night. Both Tom Wilson and Dylan Strome continued their respective point streaks. Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin also appeared on […]

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Capitals Split Final Back-to-Back

The Washington Capitals looked like a team with playoff potential Monday and Tuesday nights. Though the team was eliminated from postseason play on April 4, they managed to split games between two superior teams on consecutive nights. Three quick goals carried the Capitals to victory Monday against the New York Islanders, who hold the first […]

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Capitals Fall to Panthers Late

The Washington Capitals’ limp toward the offseason continued Saturday night against the Florida Panthers. Despite taking a 2-2 tie into the final five minutes of action, Washington lost 4-2 thanks to two goals in the last five minutes. Both of the final goals were scored by the Panthers, who had had goals waved off earlier […]

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Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia takes a knee during warmups before the Canadiens' April 6 game against the Washington Capitals. This was the Canadiens' Pride Night game.

Joel Armia Powers Canadiens Past Capitals

The goal celebration for Nicklas Backstrom’s sixth power-play goal of the season was subdued. In the Washington Capitals’ first game since being eliminated from the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoff, the team looked like it was mentally already in the offseason. Washington lost 6-2 to the Montreal Canadiens, the second-lowest-ranked team in the Eastern Conference. Joel […]

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Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper, right, looks at the play as Jesper Boqvist controls the puck for the New Jersey Devils behind the net against defender Vincent Iorio.

Recap: Capitals Frustrated by Devils

The Washington Capitals played their first home game since last Friday’s trade deadline on Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils. Despite being out-shot by more than double in two of three periods, the Capitals earned a standings point by reaching the fourth round of a shootout. New Devil Timo Meier scored the only shootout […]

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Capitals’ Week of Weakness

The Washington Capitals beat the NHL-best Boston Bruins on February 11th. They haven’t won a game since. Through four games, Washington’s opponents have outscored it 17-7; it has given up three or more goals each time. Through the four games, the Capitals allowed three power-play goals. While half of those losses are to the Carolina […]

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Capitals Beat NHL’s Top Team

After a disappointing month of January, the Washington Capitals welcomed the All-Star break and bye week, which gave them ten days between games. In their first game of February, the Capitals beat the NHL-best Boston Bruins 2-1 in TD Garden. It is only the second regulation loss at home for the Bruins. The win allowed […]

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