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Brutally blown calls make it clear: it’s time to expand NHL vid…

Brutally blown calls make it clear: it’s time to expand NHL video replay

thehockeynews.com Updated 5 hours ago
The phrase “the straw that broke the camel’s back” is tossed around too often, but when it comes to expanded video review in the NHL, the goalie interference call assessed to Detroit’s Luke Glendening Wednesday night certainly qualifies. Thankfully, the…
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  • NHL Capsules: WASHINGTON - Justin Abdelkader scored twice in th…

    NHL Capsules: WASHINGTON - Justin Abdelkader scored twice in th…

    NHL.com yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    WASHINGTON - Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings rally for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Abdelkader broke a 2-2 tie when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and ...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader dominates 3rd for Wings; Smith powe…

    NHL Three Stars: Abdelkader dominates 3rd for Wings; Smith powers Preds

    yahoo.com 14 hours ago
    No. 1 Star: Justin Abdelkader, Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings forward was an offensive force in their 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals and assisting on Gustav Nyquist’s opening goal. That included this…
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  • Worst NHL penalty of the season? Oh yeah. Definitely.

    Worst NHL penalty of the season? Oh yeah. Definitely.

    thehockeynews.com 16 hours ago
    Each NHL season has its share of botched calls from referees. We know going in that, as mere mortals, they’re bound to make errors trying to make sense of a lightning-fast game. However, some blown calls are so egregious, they stand out for years afterw…
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  • Shetland pony racing: D.C.’s newest — and cutest — sport

    Shetland pony racing: D.C.’s newest — and cutest — sport

    washingtonpost.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    When the Washington Capitals take on the Detroit Red Wings at Verizon Center Wednesday night, there’ll be no sign of the tons of dirt that covered the rink just a few days ago during the Washington International Horse Show. And while the annual event dr…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Mike Green could be perfect fit for Colorado

    Rumor Roundup: Mike Green could be perfect fit for Colorado

    thehockeynews.com Oct 29 (yesterday)
    Nearly a month into this season, the Colorado Avalanche stumbled from the gate with a 2-4-4 record. Poor defensive play is a significant factor behind their sputtering start, as they rank among the worst teams in shots-against and goals-against per game…
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  • Capitals recall Wilson from AHL, reassign Brown

    Capitals recall Wilson from AHL, reassign Brown

    NHL.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    The Washington Capitals on Tuesday recalled forward Tom Wilson from Hershey of the American Hockey League. Wilson, 20, appeared in all 82 regular-season games for the Capitals last season and had three goals, 10 points and 151 penalty minutes. ...
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  • The Capitals have neighbors who sure do love to bake

    The Capitals have neighbors who sure do love to bake

    washingtonpost.com Oct 27 (3 days ago)
    Capitals forward Brooks Laich missed the team’s three-game road trip to western Canada with a shoulder injury, but could return for Wednesday’s home game against Detroit. Staying home to rehab was probably a bummer for the Saskatchewan native, but a cou…
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  • Bonino, Vrbata score a goal and an assist each as Canucks down …

    Bonino, Vrbata score a goal and an assist each as Canucks down Capitals 4-2

    NHL.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    VANCOUVER - Nick Bonino and Radim Vrbata each had a goal and an assist Sunday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2. Henrik Sedin and Luca Sbisa also scored for Vancouver (5-3-0), while Chris Higgins chipped in with tw...
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  • Washington Capitals get fist pounds after a win

    Washington Capitals get fist pounds after a win

    yahoo.com Oct 26 (4 days ago)
    There's something about the below video post by the Washington Capitals official Twitter handle. Maybe it's the fact that players on skates tower over their 5-foot-9 coach Barry Trotz. Or maybe that from behind and in a suit Trotz looks like a super vil…
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  • Joel Ward scores twice, including winner, as Capitals beat Flam…

    Joel Ward scores twice, including winner, as Capitals beat Flames 3-1

    NHL.com Oct 26 (5 days ago)
    CALGARY - Joel Ward scored twice — including the game-winner — to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Ward's second of the night 5:31 into the second period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Capitals ...
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  • Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovec…

    Barry Trotz fires back at Glenn Healy for comments on Alex Ovechkin's mom

    yahoo.com Oct 24 (6 days ago)
    You may rip Alex Ovechkin all you want, but don't you dare talk about his mother! That seems to be the feeling around the Capitals at the moment after former NHL goaltender Glenn Healy ranted about the player, and his mom, on Sportsnet in the video belo…
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  • Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hat…

    Capitals players really commit to Calgary trip, wear cowboy hats

    washingtonpost.com Oct 24 (6 days ago)
    Man, you know what looks like a chill place to visit? Calgary. There are so many activities there! You can go curling. You can wear cowboy hats. There’s … some other stuff, too, probably. This morning, I Googled “what are the cool things to do in Calgar…
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  • It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches t…

    It’s feast or famine – beat them or beat it – for NHL coaches these days

    thehockeynews.com Oct 24 (6 days ago)
    The coaching business in the NHL is about to get crazier thanks to the pending free agency of Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock, who almost assuredly will set a new record for a coach’s salary whether he stays in Detroit or moves on to a new place of em…
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  • THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    THN Analytics: Visualizing the trade

    thehockeynews.com Oct 23 (7 days ago)
    By Benjamin Wendorf – special to THN Midseason trades are a bit of a curiosity in the NHL; they’re usually, at least on one side, expressions of immediate purpose – though intuitively both teams are getting someone they want. From a player’s perspective…
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  • Can Nicklas Backstrom become the highest-scoring Swede of all-t…

    Can Nicklas Backstrom become the highest-scoring Swede of all-time?

    Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Nicklas Backstrom quietly scored his 500th career point against the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday night. He did it quietly because Backstrom does everything quietly. That has something to do with the fact that he’s…
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  • Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Oct. 22

    Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Oct. 22

    NHL.com Oct 23
    WEDNESDAY RESULTS Home Team in CAPS Toronto Maple Leafs, OTTAWA SENATORS - PPD Philadelphia Flyers 5, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 3 EDMONTON OILERS 3, Washington Capitals 2 ANAHEIM DUCKS 4, Buffalo Sabres 1 ANDERSEN, PERRY HELP DUCKS SOA...
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  • Scrivens makes 32 saves in Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over Washing…

    Scrivens makes 32 saves in Edmonton Oilers 3-2 win over Washington Capitals

    NHL.com Oct 23
    EDMONTON - Ben Scrivens made 32 stops as the Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, handing the Capitals their first loss in regulation this season with a 3-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday. Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ...
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  • Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

    Here's How "O Canada" Sounded Tonight In Edmonton

    deadspin.com Oct 22
    Tonight's Capitals-Oilers game in Edmonton is the only NHL competition in Canada after the postponement of the Leafs-Senators game . We brought you how the U.S. performed "O Canada" earlier (viewable below); here's Samantha King's rendition at…
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  • Is Barry Trotz a magic man? Early Capitals’ advanced stats say …

    Is Barry Trotz a magic man? Early Capitals’ advanced stats say yes

    By Dom Luszczyszyn It’s still too early to make any meaningful judgments, but so far it looks like the Washington Capitals’ biggest problem has been solved. The Caps have been a notoriously abysmal defensive team for a while now, and missing the playoff…
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  • Look at all these Canadians who showed up to watch the Capitals…

    Look at all these Canadians who showed up to watch the Capitals practice

    I don’t know what else there is to do in Leduc, Alberta, but on Tuesday, it seemed like the coolest possible option might have been attending the Washington Capitals practice at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Look at how many people showed up! Caps practi…
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  • Capitals reassign forward Wilson to Hershey

    Capitals reassign forward Wilson to Hershey

    NHL.com Oct 20
    The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Tom Wilson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday. Wilson, who has missed the first five games of the season with a lower-body injury, is expected to debut with ...
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  • Getting To Know: Jim Thomson

    Getting To Know: Jim Thomson

    Status: NHL right wing from 1986-1993 with Hartford, Washington, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Anaheim and Ottawa. DOB: December 30, 1965 In: Edmonton, Alberta First Hockey Memory: “I borrowed a pair of skates. I grew up in a mobile house park, Westview Vill…
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  • Video - Red Wings Pull Away From Capitals 00:56

    Red Wings Pull Away From Capitals

    Oct 29
    Detroit scored three goals in the third period to beat Washington 4-2.
  • Video - Canucks Power Past Capitals 01:11

    Canucks Power Past Capitals

    Oct 26
    The Canucks scored three goals in the second period en route to defeating the Capitals 4-2.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout 00:52

    Capitals Edge Panthers In Shootout

    Oct 18
    Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout of the Capitals' 2-1 win over the Panthers.
  • Video - Ovechkin Scores In Caps' Win 00:57

    Ovechkin Scores In Caps' Win

    Oct 16
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the season in the Capitals' 6-2 win over the Devils.

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