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Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signs with Washington Capitals; pla…

Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signs with Washington Capitals; played for Predators under Trotz

NHL.com Updated 13 hours ago
ARLINGTON, Va. - Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals. The team announced the deal Saturday. The 35-year-old Ellis went 4-3-1 with a 2.35 goals-against average in eight games with the...
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  • T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)

    T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)

    yahoo.com NHL.com washingtonpost.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)
    T.J. Oshie was traded by the St. Louis Blues on Thursday to the Washington Capitals. Whenever a fan favorite is sent packed, emotions will run high, and Oshie was certainly a favorite of Blues fans. Especially young ones, because he had really big eyes …
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  • Does the T.J. Oshie trade actually make Washington better?

    Does the T.J. Oshie trade actually make Washington better?

    The Washington Capitals were a frontrunner for T.J. Oshie a week ago. It was public knowledge the St. Louis Blues were shopping the right winger and that the Capitals were in the market for a top-six winger who could score. But after the Caps went out a…
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  • Can Justin Williams give Washington Game 7 success?

    Can Justin Williams give Washington Game 7 success?

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Jul 2 (2 days ago)
    Justin Williams has more wins in Game 7s in his NHL career than the Washington Capitals do as an organization since 2008. Williams is 7-0 since his rookie year in 2000-01 in Philadelphia. The Caps are 3-6 since 2008. The narrative is totally perfect for…
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  • With Mike Green’s departure, an era of Capitals hockey is over

    With Mike Green’s departure, an era of Capitals hockey is over

    washingtonpost.com Jul 1 (3 days ago)
    A distinct phase of Washington Capitals history ended this week. Was it a success? Absolutely. Was it disappointing? Yeah, it was that, too. With Mike Green leaving Washington for a three-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, the Young Guns Era now belo…
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  • Capitals sign center Beagle to three-year contract

    Capitals sign center Beagle to three-year contract

    NHL.com Jun 29 (6 days ago)
    Forward Jay Beagle could have re-signed with the Washington Capitals a little sooner had he not been riding around the mountains of Alberta in a motor home. When he finally received cell reception Monday after a day of missed calls from his ag...
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  • UFA Decision Day looms for Mike ‘Motorcycle Gang’ Green

    UFA Decision Day looms for Mike ‘Motorcycle Gang’ Green

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (6 days ago)
    Mike Green’s shock of dark hair – which has ranged from a Mohawk to a mop that pointed in all directions – has given way to a clean, stylized look. He’s moved from a two-story urban bachelor pad with a hot tub on the balcony to a spacious suburban home.…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Skinner, Sharp & Bieksa trade buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Kessel, Skinner, Sharp & Bieksa trade buzz

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (7 days ago)
    The 2015 NHL draft saw its share of trade activity involving established NHL players. Among the notables to change teams were Dougie Hamilton (Boston to Calgary), Milan Lucic (Boston to Los Angeles), Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado to Buffalo) and Carl Hagelin …
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  • 2015 Draft Preview – The Washington Capitals make investments

    2015 Draft Preview – The Washington Capitals make investments

    The Capitals pulled off a pretty neat trick the past few years: mining the second half of the first round for talent and consistently hitting on it. Evgeny Kuznetsov, Andre Burakovsky, Tom Wilson and Marcus Johansson all qualify, and picking in that ran…
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  • Capitals' MacLellan hasn't closed door on Green, Fehr

    Capitals' MacLellan hasn't closed door on Green, Fehr

    NHL.com Jun 25
    Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan didn't completely rule out re-signing any unrestricted free agent Thursday, including defenseman Mike Green and forward Eric Fehr. "We're in contact with our UFAs and we're going to have to s...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Hawks still trying to peddle Sharp and Bickell

    Rumor Roundup: Hawks still trying to peddle Sharp and Bickell

    The increase in the NHL salary cap ceiling from $69 million to $71.4 million does little to help the Chicago Blackhawks escape from salary cap hell for 2015-16. They have over $64 million invested in cap payroll, leaving only $7.3 million to invest in n…
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  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Star Teams

    NHL announces 2014-15 All-Star Teams

    NHL.com Jun 24
    Left wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, who earned his seventh career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players voted to the 2014-15 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Also a three-time honoree on the S...
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  • Capitals' Ovechkin collects Maurice Richard Trophy

    Capitals' Ovechkin collects Maurice Richard Trophy

    NHL.com Jun 24
    Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin claimed his third consecutive and fifth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader, adding to the ones he earned in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Ovechkin became...
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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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