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Holtby stops 21 shots for 2nd shutout, Beckstrom scores 2 as Ca…

Holtby stops 21 shots for 2nd shutout, Beckstrom scores 2 as Capitals beat Devils 4-0

NHL.com Updated 12 hours ago
NEWARK, N.J. - Braden Holtby made 21 saves, Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and an assist and the Washington Capitals continued to roll with a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Alex Ovechkin added a spectacular unassis...
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  • Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards…

    Alex Ovechkin and John Wall trade ugly sweaters in Caps-Wizards holiday video

    washingtonpost.com Dec 19 (yesterday)
    Seasons greetings from the Capitals and the Wizards, who have produced this holiday video spectacular. You should absolutely watch it on loop all weekend. The video features Alex Ovechkin in a John Wall sweater, and John Wall in an Alex Ovechkin sweater…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Trading Hall would do little to help Oilers long…

    Rumor Roundup: Trading Hall would do little to help Oilers long-term improvement

    thehockeynews.com Dec 17 (4 days ago)
    The Edmonton Oilers firing of head coach Dallas Eakins prompted speculation over potential roster changes. It’s believed Oilers management will consider all options going forward, including the possibility of trading star left wing Taylor Hall. TSN’s Da…
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  • Panthers outlast Caps in record 20-round SO

    Panthers outlast Caps in record 20-round SO

    Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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  • Puck Daddy’s Unofficial 'Road to the Winter Classic' Blackhawks…

    Puck Daddy’s Unofficial 'Road to the Winter Classic' Blackhawks-Capitals Drinking Game

    yahoo.com NHL.com washingtonpost.com Dec 16 (5 days ago)
    Let’s just hope that with a new network and two new teams this “all-access” Winter Classic show trumps the sleep-inducing one we watched for four weeks last year. Yeah, you can only work with the cards you’re dealt, so EPIX should be able to put togethe…
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  • Alex Ovechkin wears a John Wall jersey and meets Marcin Gortat …

    Alex Ovechkin wears a John Wall jersey and meets Marcin Gortat at Wizards game

    washingtonpost.com Dec 15 (6 days ago)
    Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has been to Wizards games before. In 2009, he met LeBron James after a Wizards win over the Cavaliers. The following year, he wasn’t even the most noteworthy local pro to attend a Wizards-Lakers game, with newly signed Jayson…
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  • Report: veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun retiring after 15 NHL seaso…

    Report: veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun retiring after 15 NHL seasons

    thehockeynews.com Dec 14 (6 days ago)
    According to a report from a Czech publication Sunday, veteran NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun, who won 300 regular-season games over 15 seasons with five teams, is retiring at age 38. “I think I can be proud of the career I had,” Vokoun told iSport.cz reporter…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    yahoo.com Dec 14
    No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom’s natural hat trick powered the Caps over their former Southeast Division rival the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2. Backstrom scored twice in the second period and 2:17 into the third. Alex Ovechkin…
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  • Ovechkin makes 8-year-old’s wish come true with heartwarming go…

    Ovechkin makes 8-year-old’s wish come true with heartwarming goal

    Like a lot of children, 8-year-old Lauren Santora loves Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. Unfortunately, Santora has had to spend much of her life watching her favorite player from the hospital. Santora has Type 1 diabetes, a debilitating disea…
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  • Forget Mike Babcock speculation: Focus on Tyler Myers

    Forget Mike Babcock speculation: Focus on Tyler Myers

    Mike Babcock is vehemently denying rumors he’s on the verge of re-upping with the Detroit Red Wings as the highest-paid coach in the NHL and GM Ken Holland isn’t saying much of anything one way or the other. So where does that leave us? Well, your trust…
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  • Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin help Capitals beat Lightning 5-…

    Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin help Capitals beat Lightning 5-3 to sweep 3-game road trip

    NHL.com Dec 9
    TAMPA, Fla. - Braden Holtby made 33 saves, Alex Ovechkin scored twice to break out of a four-game drought, and the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Tuesday night to complete a perfect three-game road trip. Washington al...
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  • Lightning forward Stamkos scores 250th goal in loss

    Lightning forward Stamkos scores 250th goal in loss

    NHL.com Dec 9
    TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 250th NHL goal 47 seconds into the second period against the Washington Capitals at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Stamkos took a centering pass from Ryan Callahan and sent a wrist shot ar...
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  • Beagle, Kuznetsov score in 2nd period, Holtby stops 33 shots as…

    Beagle, Kuznetsov score in 2nd period, Holtby stops 33 shots as Capitals beat Devils, 4-1

    NHL.com Dec 6
    NEWARK, N.J. - Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 3:25 apart in the second period and Braden Holtby stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Karl Alzner and Brooks Laich a...
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  • NHL, Capitals unveil refurbished street hockey rink

    NHL, Capitals unveil refurbished street hockey rink

    NHL.com Dec 5
    WASHINGTON -- The unveiling of the refurbished Watkins Rush Rink brightened a dreary Friday morning in southeast Washington, D.C. Twelve Watkins Elementary School students slipped on the deep red sweaters that the Washington Capitals will wear...
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  • Hartley picks up 400th win, honored with fire helmet

    Hartley picks up 400th win, honored with fire helmet

    Like many teams, the Flames have their own post-game congratulatory badge of honor. The Washington Capitals have the Abe Lincoln hat and beard, the Chicago Blackhawks have a championship belt, and Calgary? Well, they’ve got a fire helmet. After last nig…
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  • NHL and Washington Capitals refurbish rink as part of 2015 Brid…

    NHL and Washington Capitals refurbish rink as part of 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Legacy Initiative

    NHL.com Dec 5
    The National Hockey League and Washington Capitals refurbished 'Watkins Rush Rink,' a street hockey rink at the Watkins Elementary School and Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. as part of the NHL's Legacy Initiative, an on-going phila...
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  • Bure and Ovechkin: 702 games, three goals apart. Who’s better?

    Bure and Ovechkin: 702 games, three goals apart. Who’s better?

    Don’t you love it when a perfect comparison delivers itself to you on a plate? Credit to a Reddit user named ‘Nuppa Nuppa’ for pointing this out. Alex Ovechkin played his 702nd career game this past Saturday in Toronto. In doing so, he equalled Pavel Bu…
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:07

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Dec 18
    Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 17:03

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    Dec 16
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside react to the latest round of players diagnosed with the mumps, examine the lack of buzz about the upcoming Winter Classic and try to figure out what's gotten into the red-hot Maple Leafs.
  • Video - Panthers Beat Caps In Longest NHL Shootout History 00:58

    Panthers Beat Caps In Longest NHL Shootout History

    Dec 16
    Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the 20th round of the shootout as Florida beat Washington 2-1.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 02:11

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Dec 11
    Check out some of the best goals, saves and hits from this week in the NHL.

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