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Capitals fans create Ice Cheetah mascot head in honor of Jason …

Capitals fans create Ice Cheetah mascot head in honor of Jason Chimera

washingtonpost.com Updated Jan 22 (3 days ago)
Capitals forward Jason Chimera has always been one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, a skill that earned him the nickname “Ice Cheetah” roughly four years ago. Capitals fan Alex Georgiadis, who first saw Chimera referred to as the Ice Cheetah on the po…
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  • Throwback Thursday: A Capitals losing streak

    Throwback Thursday: A Capitals losing streak

    washingtonpost.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Things had been going so well for the Capitals. A torrid December, a healthy beginning to January, and they were rolling toward the all-star break, if not at a faster pace than last year, with a little more swagger, for what that’s worth. Then suddenly,…
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  • Alex Ovechkin, scorer of goals, shatterer of goal cameras

    Alex Ovechkin, scorer of goals, shatterer of goal cameras

    thehockeynews.com Jan 20 (4 days ago)
    Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been a central force in Washington’s success thus far this season, and even in a losing cause Tuesday against the Oilers, the Russian star showed his force is sometimes too much for goal cameras when he’s blasting pucks…
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  • Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout

    ESPN.com Jan 20 (4 days ago)
    Purcell helps Oilers rally past Capitals 5-4 in shootout
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  • Getting To Know: Clint Malarchuk

    Getting To Know: Clint Malarchuk

    thehockeynews.com Jan 18 (7 days ago)
    Status: Former NHL goaltender from 1981-1992 for Quebec, Buffalo and Washington. Recently published an autobiography titled “The Crazy Game.” DOB: May 1, 1961 In: Grand Prairie, Alberta First Hockey Memory: “Was up north in Grand Prairie, Alberta, going…
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  • Preds spoil Trotz's return, win 5th straight

    Preds spoil Trotz's return, win 5th straight

    James Neal scored twice and the surging Predators spoiled coach Barry Trotz's return to Nashville, beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
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  • Neal scores twice, Predators win 5th straight with 4-3 victory …

    Neal scores twice, Predators win 5th straight with 4-3 victory over Capitals in Trotz's return

    NHL.com Jan 16
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - James Neal scored twice and the surging Predators spoiled coach Barry Trotz's return to Nashville, beating the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Seth Jones and Mattias Ekholm had the ...
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  • A look back at Tyler Clippard’s seven years with the Nationals

    A look back at Tyler Clippard’s seven years with the Nationals

    Before the Wizards, Capitals and Maryland basketball team all won in a rare D.C. sports trifecta on Wednesday, Nationals fans learned that they were losing longtime reliever and two-time all-star Tyler Clippard, who was traded to Oakland for infielder Y…
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  • Nicklas Backstrom’s PED ordeal ends with settlement, sanity pre…

    Nicklas Backstrom’s PED ordeal ends with settlement, sanity prevails

    Almost 11 months after Nicklas Backstrom’s drug scandal ordeal began in Sochi, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have acknowledged what everyone seemed to kn…
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  • Maybe you could hide Jason Chimera’s blood behind Paul Pierce’s…

    Maybe you could hide Jason Chimera’s blood behind Paul Pierce’s glasses

    The Wizards and Capitals both secured emotional, impressive wins over bitter rivals on national television Wednesday night. There were many heroes. Then, the players talked to the media. And during this part, there were only two main heroes: Jason Chime…
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  • Watch Matt Niskanen throw the biggest hit of the season

    Watch Matt Niskanen throw the biggest hit of the season

    Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen isn’t exactly known as a big hitter, but on Wednesday night, he lined up Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton and delivered a hit so big one could have sworn it was a young Scott Stevens lowering the boo…
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  • Why do the Washington Capitals hate Mike Green?

    Why do the Washington Capitals hate Mike Green?

    Mike Green has been an integral part of the Washington Capitals for years, pushing the pace from the blueline and racking up points as a sort of “fourth forward.” And what does he get for his efforts? Head-hunting from his own teammates, that’s what. Go…
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  • Holtby blanks Flyers in 20th straight start

    Holtby blanks Flyers in 20th straight start

    ESPN.com NHL.com Jan 14
    Capitals shut out Flyers 1-0 in Holtby's 20th straight start
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  • How safe are those NHL points when leading into third period?

    How safe are those NHL points when leading into third period?

    yahoo.com Jan 13
    The buzzer sounded to end the second period. Alex Ovechkin had given the Washington Capitals a 2-1 lead over the Colorado Avalanche, and they managed to maintain it into the third. There were 20 minutes left in regulation; but even if the game went to o…
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  • Post Sports Live: Redskins hire new GM, Caps gain momentum

    Post Sports Live: Redskins hire new GM, Caps gain momentum

    The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg, Marissa Payne and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to discuss the Redskins’ offseason priorities under new general manager Scot McCloughan, preview the AFC and NFC championship games, and analyze the recent play of…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Martin Jones shuts out Leafs; Flyers rout Bolt…

    NHL Three Stars: Martin Jones shuts out Leafs; Flyers rout Bolts

    yahoo.com Jan 13
    No. 1 Star: Martin Jones, Los Angeles Kings Jones made 19 saves on 19 shots as the Kings shut out the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-0. Anze Kopitar and Marion Gaborik had the goals; Kopitar and Jeff Carter had two points. No. 2 Star: Braden Holtby, Washington …
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  • Ovechkin's power-play goal in 2nd period gives Capitals 2-1 win…

    Ovechkin's power-play goal in 2nd period gives Capitals 2-1 win over Avalanche

    NHL.com Jan 12
    WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored a tiebreaking power-play goal late in the second period to help the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Monday night. Jay Beagle also scored and Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots to earn his 2...
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  • Old habits have Colorado Avalanche back in playoff race

    Old habits have Colorado Avalanche back in playoff race

    yahoo.com Jan 12
    The Colorado Avalanche enter Washington to face the Capitals on Monday night just four points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, which is pretty remarkable given it’s the Western Conference and the Avalanche were written off as early as No…
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  • Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov responds to Alex Ovechkin’s friendly…

    Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov responds to Alex Ovechkin’s friendly fire with a jock strap

    Sports sure are fun when you’re winning, as evidenced by the Capitals, who have earned points in 16 of their past 17 games. Last week, Alex Ovechkin interrupted teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov’s postgame interview by shouting that his fellow Russian couldn’t …
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  • Capitals recall Peters from Hershey, reassign Copley

    Capitals recall Peters from Hershey, reassign Copley

    NHL.com Jan 12
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Justin Peters from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned goaltender Pheonix Copley to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLel...
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  • Red Wings goalie Howard placed on injured reserve

    Red Wings goalie Howard placed on injured reserve

    NHL.com Jan 11
    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was placed on injured reserve Sunday, the Red Wings announced. Goalie Tom McCollum was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. Howard left the game Saturday against the Washington Capitals...
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  • Video - Top 10 NHL Plays Of The First Half 03:08

    Top 10 NHL Plays Of The First Half

    Jan 22
    "SportsCenter" takes a look back at the top ten NHL plays of the season so far.
  • Video - Oilers Top Capitals In Shootout 01:25

    Oilers Top Capitals In Shootout

    Jan 20
    Teddy Purcell's shootout goal lifted the Oilers past the Capitals and to their second straight win.
  • Video - Capitals Blank Flyers 01:09

    Capitals Blank Flyers

    Jan 14
    Braden Holtby had 21 saves in the Capitals' 1-0 win over the Flyers.
  • Video - Metropolitan Race Tight At The Top 03:20

    Metropolitan Race Tight At The Top

    Jan 13
    With the red-hot Rangers and Capitals chasing the Penguins and Islanders at the top of the standings, the Metropolitan Division is setting up to be a tight race to the finish.

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