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Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Curre…

Prospect Need to Know: Max Lajoie has stepped up in Swift Current

thehockeynews.com Updated 20 hours ago
Boston College won its 20th Beanpot tournament in 64 years last night, with Minnesota prospect Alex Tuch firing a seeing-eye shot in overtime for the only goal in a 1-0 overtime win over archrival Boston University. On the international scene, two Five …
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  • Alex Ovechkin seems to enjoy playing on Super Bowl Sunday

    Alex Ovechkin seems to enjoy playing on Super Bowl Sunday

    washingtonpost.com Feb 8 (yesterday)
    Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal in the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Flyers on Sunday, marking the second consecutive year that Ovechkin, who has reached that milestone in each of his first 11 seasons, did so on the day of the Super Bowl. The Capitals c…
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  • NHL Capsules: WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin became the third playe…

    NHL Capsules: WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin became the third playe…

    NHL.com Feb 7 (3 days ago)
    WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Sunday. Ovechkin joined Wayne ...
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  • This is how the Caps convinced the NHL they’re for real

    This is how the Caps convinced the NHL they’re for real

    washingtonpost.com Feb 7 (3 days ago)
    Disbelief is one of life’s great motivators. For proof, look at the local football team, which lapped up predictions of its incompetence and then happily belched them back at the world following this season’s shocking division title. The Capitals better…
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  • P-A Parenteau is winning Toronto’s trade deadline derby

    P-A Parenteau is winning Toronto’s trade deadline derby

    thehockeynews.com Feb 5 (5 days ago)
    When the Toronto Maple Leafs put together their first-ever roster under new GM Lou Lamoriello, the tea leaves were pretty easy to read: hot young prospects such as William Nylander and Mitch Marner would not be rushed up to the majors, but a cohort of v…
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  • Barry Trotz imagines an NHL future without fighting

    Barry Trotz imagines an NHL future without fighting

    Barry Trotz’s Capitals were one of the last teams this season to pick up a fighting major, setting a team record for the longest season-opening stretch without a fight. “We don’t like fighting,” Trotz told my colleague Isabelle Khurshudyan in November. …
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  • Jaromir Jagr survives John Scott, 3-on-3 format in final ASG

    Jaromir Jagr survives John Scott, 3-on-3 format in final ASG

    yahoo.com Jan 31
    NASHVILLE – Dylan Larkin’s earliest memories of Jaromir Jagr are of the 43-year old during his time with the Washington Capitals. The Detroit Red Wings rookie was five-years old during Jagr’s first season in DC. Now, at 19, Larkin found himself playing …
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  • Holtby, East lose to West in Skills Challenge Relay

    Holtby, East lose to West in Skills Challenge Relay

    NHL.com Jan 30
    NASHVILLE -- Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby grew up watching a generation of NHL goaltenders who were phenomenal stick-handlers. The list includes: Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Marty Turco. "Those guys, that was part of the game...
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  • Barry Trotz comes to Nashville's All-Star Game with NHL's best …

    Barry Trotz comes to Nashville's All-Star Game with NHL's best offense

    yahoo.com Jan 30
    NASHVILLE – When Barry Trotz was hired to coach the Washington Capitals in the summer of 2014, young forward Evgeny Kuznetsov heard his new bench boss had trouble mining offense out of forwards – specifically young Russians. The stigma came from Trotz’s…
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  • 15 numbers about the Capitals’ freakishly good first half

    15 numbers about the Capitals’ freakishly good first half

    Here’s a by-the-numbers look back at the Capitals’ dominant first half of the season, which featured individual and franchise records, milestones and a lot more winning than losing. 35 wins through 47 games, something only nine other teams in NHL histor…
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  • Capitals' Backstrom the 'quietest superstar' in the NHL

    Capitals' Backstrom the 'quietest superstar' in the NHL

    NHL.com Jan 28
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Nicklas Backstrom is the point-a-game playmaker who toils in the large shadow of Washington Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin, goal-scoring rock star and a constant headliner on the NHL's marquee. So, it's not surprising the un...
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  • Ovechkin, Toews take one-game ban for skipping All-Star Game, K…

    Ovechkin, Toews take one-game ban for skipping All-Star Game, Kuznetsov, Neal named replacements

    Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin won’t be the only player skipping the All-Star Game, nor will he be the only one facing a one-game suspension for doing so. The Blackhawks announced Thursday that Jonathan Toews is out of the All-Star Game wit…
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  • Caps all-star Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrates gorgeous assist with …

    Caps all-star Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrates gorgeous assist with dab-like move

    With the Capitals trailing the Flyers 3-2 early in the third period of Wednesday’s overtime loss at Verizon Center, Evgeny Kuznetsov appeared to be tripped in the offensive zone. Kuznetsov voiced his displeasure with the officials during the next stoppa…
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  • Kuznetsov, Neal replace Ovechkin, Toews as NHL All-Stars

    Kuznetsov, Neal replace Ovechkin, Toews as NHL All-Stars

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Evgeny Kuznetsov will replace Washington Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin, and James Neal of the Nashville Predators will replace Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks at this weekend's NHL All-Star Game. Ovechkin pulled ou...
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  • The Capitals’ next challenge: Staying dominant without getting …

    The Capitals’ next challenge: Staying dominant without getting bored

    For two months, the Washington Capitals couldn’t lose. For at least two weeks now, Washington won’t win. The best first half of a season in Caps history just got saddled with an odd addendum: a 14-day snow-assisted pause, interrupted only by Wednesday’s…
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  • Around the League notebook: Saturday, Jan. 23

    Around the League notebook: Saturday, Jan. 23

    NHL.com Jan 24
    WINTER STORM FORCES POSTPONEMENTS The severe winter storm impacting the East Coast has required the postponement of three games: * Friday's game between the Capitals and Ducks at Verizon Center in Washington * Saturday's game between the Isl...
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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.