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Ovechkin, Caps unveil Winter Classic jerseys

Ovechkin, Caps unveil Winter Classic jerseys

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis' lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team's home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league's first New Year's Day game was played in 2008.
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  • Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms on warm start…

    Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms on warm start-of-fall day at Nationals Park

    NHL.com 3 hours ago
    WASHINGTON - With Alex Ovechkin wearing flip-flops and a borrowed pair of baseball pants on a warm start-of-autumn day, the Washington Capitals have unveiled the uniforms they'll wear when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL's Winter Cla...
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  • Top 10 Art Ross Trophy candidates for 2014-15

    Top 10 Art Ross Trophy candidates for 2014-15

    thehockeynews.com 9 hours ago
    In the 21 seasons between 1980-81 and 2000-01, a total of three players won the NHL scoring championship. Perhaps you’ve heard of them – Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. In the 12 seasons since then, nine players have won it and nobody has…
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  • A Capitals (and Flyers) wedding theme

    A Capitals (and Flyers) wedding theme

    washingtonpost.com 10 hours ago
    It’s not so unusual for couple to inject a bit of hockey fandom into their wedding. Some have done it subtly. Some have gone so far as to get Caps announcer Wes Johnson to officiate. Others have done it on the Verizon Center ice, including as recently a…
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  • Flyers score four power-play goals to beat Capitals 5-4

    Flyers score four power-play goals to beat Capitals 5-4

    thehockeynews.com 21 hours ago
    Flyers score four power-play goals to beat Capitals 5-4
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  • Caps-Flyers telecast will feature Craig Laughlin with the Flyer…

    Caps-Flyers telecast will feature Craig Laughlin with the Flyers broadcast team

    washingtonpost.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    When local hockey fans tune in to Monday night’s telecast of the Capitals-Flyers preseason game on Comcast SportsNet, they might be surprised by the broadcast crew. The game will be called by a three-man booth: Philly play-by-play man Jim Jackson, Phill…
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  • Capitals’ Michael Latta goes head over heels because hockey’s b…

    Capitals’ Michael Latta goes head over heels because hockey’s back

    washingtonpost.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    There was hockey at the Verizon Center on Sunday. Andrea Burakovsky scored the game-winner in the first period and the Capitals’ Pheonix Copley and Braden Holtby combined for a shutout in Washington’s 1-0 win over Buffalo in the preseason opener, but th…
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  • Agents scratching their heads over Ryan Johansen’s contract dem…

    Agents scratching their heads over Ryan Johansen’s contract demands

    thehockeynews.com Sep 22 (yesterday)
    When Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operation, John Davidson, sounded off last week over the Ryan Johansen imbroglio, he backed up his stance by saying, “There are agents that can’t understand it.” We at thn.com thought we would put that theo…
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  • Andre Burakovsky's goal holds up, Capitals beat Sabres 1-0 in c…

    Andre Burakovsky's goal holds up, Capitals beat Sabres 1-0 in coach Barry Trotz's debut

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Sep 21 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON - Andre Burakovsky scored in the first period, and Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley combined for a shutout in the Washington Capitals' 1-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night in the exhibition opener for both teams. Was...
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  • Capitals moving Ovechkin back to left wing

    Capitals moving Ovechkin back to left wing

    ESPN.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Sep 19 (4 days ago)
    As if he knew the question was coming, Alex Ovechkin smiled when asked what his new coach wants him to work on.
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  • Verizon Center hat trick display was a long time in the making

    Verizon Center hat trick display was a long time in the making

    washingtonpost.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)
    The Capitals announced Thursday a new exhibit at Verizon Center, featuring all the hats thrown onto the ice after Caps hat tricks dating back to 2008, plus a list of all the hat tricks in franchise history. This was no spontaneous idea, as the Capitals …
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  • NHL Network-US announces preseason schedule

    NHL Network-US announces preseason schedule

    NHL.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK / TORONTO -- NHL Network™-U.S. will begin its 2014-15 preseason broadcast schedule with the Buffalo Sabres-Washington Capitals game on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Highlighted by rivalries, doubleheaders, player debuts, the Sept. 24...
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  • The top 10 fighters to watch this season

    The top 10 fighters to watch this season

    thehockeynews.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)
    If you like a good scrap, you might find yourself a bit under siege lately in the hockey world. Regulations are tightening up, though the powers-that-be still maintain that organic fights, rather than staged bouts, are still part of the game. And even t…
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  • Teemu Selanne: “I’d still be playing” if Bruce Boudreau wasn’t …

    Teemu Selanne: “I’d still be playing” if Bruce Boudreau wasn’t Ducks coach

    thehockeynews.com Sep 18 (5 days ago)
    Never ask Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau to play Crazy Eights. That was the takeaway Thursday after Finnish journalist Juha Hiitelä began Tweeting excerpts from Teemu Selanne’s soon-to-be-released book. Essentially – and despite calling Boudreau a “nice man…
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  • Five non-playoff NHL teams that could make it this season

    Five non-playoff NHL teams that could make it this season

    Five of the the 14 teams that missed the NHL playoffs in 2012-13 (Colorado, Dallas, Columbus, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay) qualified for a playoff berth last season. Here are five teams on the outside looking in during the 2014 playoffs that – in this wr…
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  • Ovechkin to start Capitals camp at left wing: report

    Ovechkin to start Capitals camp at left wing: report

    NHL.com Sep 12
    Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has experienced success on the right wing during the past two seasons, but new coach Barry Trotz said he plans on putting him back at left wing to start training camp next week, CSN Washington reported Thu...
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  • Video - Metropolitan Division Preview 07:37

    Metropolitan Division Preview

    Sep 23
    Scott Burnside and Katie Strang preview the Metropolitan Division and see the Penguins still as the favorite despite the Rangers' run to the Stanley Cup finals last season.
  • Video - Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers 07:40

    Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers

    Sep 16
    Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun, Katie Strang and Craig Custance look at the teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference that improved in the offseason, and those that are starting to slide backward.
  • Video - Nationals Park To Host Winter Classic 02:02

    Nationals Park To Host Winter Classic

    Sep 7
    Washington Post's Alex Prewitt discusses the decision to have Nationals Park host the 2015 NHL Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Capitals.
  • Video - Caps To Host Blackhawks In Winter Classic 04:10

    Caps To Host Blackhawks In Winter Classic

    Jun 20
    Scott Burnside discusses the popularity of the Winter Classic, as well as which Washington venue will likely be used for the matchup between the Capitals and Blackhawks.

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