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This Week in Washington: A Capitals Catch-Up

As the regular season of hockey quickly approaches, the Washington Capitals have had quite a week! Between heading back home to the DC area, adjusting to new team dynamics, and a handful of signature Capitals antics, the boys are back, busy, and better than ever. Ovechkin is back, baby! The morning after Labor Day, the […]

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5 Best Matchups of the NHL’s Opening Week

We may still be a couple of months away from the start of the 2023-24 NHL season, but for many hockey fans, myself included, the anticipation is already starting to build. It’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming schedule and get excited to watch hockey again. Opening night of the regular season […]

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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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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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Things Need to Change for the Capitals

Ever since winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, the Washington Capitals have been a very predictable hockey club. They would have a solid regular season, get into the playoffs, and they got knocked out in the first or second round. Of course, during these seasons, we would see their captain Alex Ovechkin score a ton […]

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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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Capitals Could Shop Forward At Trade Deadline

The Capitals have been a strong team this season, as they have been able to weather the injury storm all season long. Thanks to their ability to win games, they find themselves fourth in the Metropolitan Division and first in the Eastern Conference Wild Card race. The Capitals are once again looking to make a […]

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Capitals Endure Penguins at Home

The Washington Capitals scored the first goal of the game and the last goal of the shootout to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Thursday night in Capital One Arena. The win gives the Capitals a one-point advantage over the Penguins in the East’s wild-card contest. Alex Ovechkin scored his 32nd goal on an early power-play […]

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Tom Wilson Listed Day-to-Day

It has been an up-and-down season for the Washington Capitals as they’ve been trying to overcome injuries to key players all season long. They started the year off with Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson sidelined, then lost Connor Brown for the season and eventually lost John Carlson indefinitely. It has just been a revolving door […]

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Head Coach Peter Laviolette Provides An Injury Update On Alex Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals started the season with up-and-down play that saw them fall early in the standings. Thanks to a strong December and the red-hot goal-scoring by Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals now find themselves on the door step for one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division. The month of January has been […]

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