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Capitals’ playoff run, beards raised more than $33,000 for Amer…

Capitals’ playoff run, beards raised more than $33,000 for American Special Hockey Association

thehockeynews.com Updated May 21
As has become post-season tradition across the NHL, the Washington Capitals grew playoff beards as part of their run to the Stanley Cup. And while Washington’s post-season trip ended in the second round, the beards helped the team raise more than $33,70…
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  • Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery; team confident he'…

    Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery; team confident he'll be ready for next season

    NHL.com May 28 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON - Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it ...
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  • Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock si…

    Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock sit?

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have been mired in the basement of the NHL for several seasons, but the hiring of coach Mike Babcock is giving Leafs Nation a reason for hope for a better and much brighter future. While he hasn’t coached long enough to make the …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Next step for Oilers is building their blueline

    Rumor Roundup: Next step for Oilers is building their blueline

    Things certainly seem to be looking up for the Edmonton Oilers. After naming Bob Nicholson as their CEO, hiring Peter Chiarelli as GM and Todd McLellan as head coach plus winning the 2015 Draft lottery, there’s a sense this long-moribund team has finall…
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  • Post Sports Live: What’s next for Wizards, Capitals

    Post Sports Live: What’s next for Wizards, Capitals

    The Washington Post’s Des Bieler, Neil Greenberg and Chelsea Janes join host Gene Want to discuss offseason priorities and hopes for the Capitals and Wizards, analyze the Nationals season so far and debate which Redskins rookie will have an easier trans…
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  • The eternal “is D.C. a sports town” debate rages on between Kor…

    The eternal “is D.C. a sports town” debate rages on between Kornheiser, Leonsis

    To understand Ted Leonsis, owner and CEO of Monumental Sports, you have to remember one thing: He is an only child. So, when the man who controls the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards says to a reporter that he is being “forced to make his own me…
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  • Capitals' Green enters offseason with uncertain future

    Capitals' Green enters offseason with uncertain future

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he thinks the best years of his NHL career are ahead of him. Green, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, will have to make some tough decisions about his future th...
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  • George McPhee, Mike Futa reportedly in running for Maple Leafs …

    George McPhee, Mike Futa reportedly in running for Maple Leafs GM job

    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ search for a GM could come to a close soon, and among those who could be taking over the reins for the NHL’s richest franchise include former Washington Capitals GM George McPhee and current Los Angeles Kings vice president of h…
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  • Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    We know our four teams for the Memorial Cup now. Thanks to Oshawa’s ousting of Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters, the Generals will represent the OHL, joining Kelowna of the WHL, plus Quebec (the hosts) and Rimouski in the QMJHL. So who is favored to w…
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  • Watch Alex Ovechkin help eliminate U.S. from IIHF worlds (Video…

    Watch Alex Ovechkin help eliminate U.S. from IIHF worlds (Video)

    yahoo.com May 16
    Your browser does not support iframes. Alex Ovechkin arrived at Team Russia’s hotel in Prague less than 24 hours after his Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 7 against the Rangers. He practiced for about a half hou…
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  • Dominic Moore the Game 1 hero as Rangers take 1-0 lead in Easte…

    Dominic Moore the Game 1 hero as Rangers take 1-0 lead in Eastern Conference final

    In Game 7 against the Washington Capitals, Dominic Moore did everything but score for the New York Rangers. His forechecking was formidable, he found multiple opportunities, mustered three shots on goal, but didn’t find the score sheet. But in Game 1 of…
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  • Capitals' Fehr was sidelined by AC sprain in playoffs

    Capitals' Fehr was sidelined by AC sprain in playoffs

    NHL.com May 15
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The injury that sidelined Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr for 10 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs was a separated shoulder, also known as an AC sprain, Fehr said Friday. "The AC sprain is not a shoulder injury. It’s...
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  • 'You can't be afraid to not move on': Brouwer offers thoughts o…

    'You can't be afraid to not move on': Brouwer offers thoughts on Capitals' playoff shortcoming

    NHL.com May 15
    ARLINGTON, Va. - While some Washington Capitals professed to not see a pattern in blown playoff series leads over the years or failures to reach the conference finals, forward Troy Brouwer wondered aloud Friday about a possible "mental block." ...
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  • Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Washington Capitals

    Eulogy: Remembering the 2014-15 Washington Capitals

    yahoo.com May 15
    (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the mo…
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  • Erik Karlsson fractured Nathan Beaulieu’s sternum with thunderi…

    Erik Karlsson fractured Nathan Beaulieu’s sternum with thundering Round 1 check

    Before Washington’s Brooks Orpik delivered his thundering check to New York’s Dan Boyle in Game 7 of the series between the Capitals and Rangers, the biggest hit of the post-season belonged to Ottawa’s fleet-footed defenseman Erik Karlsson. While Karlss…
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  • Panarin says Russia needs ‘to teach those college kids a lesson…

    Panarin says Russia needs ‘to teach those college kids a lesson’ ahead of game against Americans

    Before Game 7 between the Capitals and Rangers, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin arguably gave the New York all the bulletin board material they could ever need when he said the Capitals were going to win the series. Well, Washington lost and Ovechkin left to…
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak 00:48

    Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak

    Mar 15
    Braden Holtby had 32 saves in Washington's 2-0 win over Boston, which ended the Bruins' five-game winning streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.

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