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  1. Eric Staal, Nicklas Lidstrom named 2011 NHL All-Star Game captains

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

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    Instead of seeing Sidney Crosby’s squad versus Alex Ovechkin’s bunch like many expected, the 2011 NHL All-Star Game will come down to Team Eric Staal versus Team Nicklas Lidstrom.

  2. Capitals beat Senators 3-1, move into first place tie in Southeast Division

    Jan 16, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

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    The Capitals pulled into a virtual tie with the Lightning for the Southeast Division lead thanks to a 3-1 win over the Senators today.

  3. Premiere Games might be expanded to six teams in six cities; Could Ovechkin and Caps play in Moscow?

    Jan 16, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate that the NHL wants to expand its season opening overseas Premiere Games to six teams in six cities. Learn about which teams were invited and other details by clicking “Read More.”

  4. Looking for something to blame Washington’s losing on? How about bad luck

    Jan 13, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich puts “bad luck” at the top of the list of reasons why the Caps aren’t winning as much. Well that’s a new excuse at least.

  5. Vote for the Goal of the Week (January 3-9)

    Jan 10, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Who scored last week’s best goal: Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Jamie Benn, Quinton Howden, the boisterous Russian WJC team, Kris Draper or Mikhail Grabovski?

  6. Goal of the night: Alex Ovechkin’s falling effort helps beat Florida

    Jan 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin shows us once again that he can do amazing things on the ice with his eventual game-winning goal.

  7. Alex Ovechkin gets cortisone shot – secret injury reason for goal slump?

    Jan 6, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin got a cortisone shot for an injury that may or may not have been nagging him for a while. Is that the source of his goal scoring problems?

  8. Video: Steven Stamkos falls during penalty shot attempt

    Jan 5, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Just a few days after scoring a beautiful penalty shot goal, Steven Stamkos fell over and failed to even register a shot against Marc-Andre Fleury tonight.

  9. Five Questions with Mike Milbury

    Jan 4, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    NHL on NBC’s Mike Milbury answers five big questions this week including his thoughts on Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals from the Winter Classic.

  10. 2011 Winter Classic most watched regular season game in 36 years

    Jan 3, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Rain delays pushed the 2011 Winter Classic into primetime. Yet instead of seeing ratings issues, the event proved that outdoor hockey can work during the night time too with some great numbers.

  11. 2011 Winter Classic Star Cams: Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin

    Jan 2, 2011, 1:56 AM EDT

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    Check out Star Cam footage of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin from the 2011 Winter Classic.

  12. Winter Classic post game reactions to Washington’s 3-1 win over Pittsburgh

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT

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    What were both teams saying after tonight’s incredible 3-1 Capitals win in the Winter Classic? Strap in.

  13. Video: Alex Ovechkin pumps up his teammates for Winter Classic

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT

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    Check out NBC’s Sounds of the Game for the 2011 Winter Classic, featuring Alex Ovechkin pumping up his Capitals teammates.

  14. Video: 2011 Winter Classic highlights

    Jan 2, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Video highlights from the 2011 Winter Classic.

  15. Eric Fehr’s two goals steal the Winter Classic spotlight as Capitals beat Penguins 3-1

    Jan 1, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT

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    While Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin dominated the headlines going into the Winter Classic, hard working Capitals forward Eric Fehr stole the show with a great two goal performance.

  16. Video: Winter Classic ceremonial puck drop with Mario Lemieux, Jerome Bettis, and Franco Harris

    Jan 1, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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    See video from this evening’s ceremonial puck drop before the start of the 2011 Winter Classic

  17. Who needs to win the Winter Classic more?

    Jan 1, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    With these two rivals squaring off and with them both near the top of the Eastern Conference, who needs a win more? We break it down.

  18. Five biggest factors for the 2011 Winter Classic

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    What are we looking out for in the Winter Classic tomorrow? We’ve got five things that make a lot of sense.

  19. Perception vs. Reality and Crosby vs. Ovechkin

    Dec 31, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While it’s easier to depict Crosby vs. Ovechkin as a wild man vs. a choir boy (or even good vs. evil), the truth is that both players are more complex than most expect.

  20. All-Star Voting update: Marc-Andre Fleury gains slight lead over Carey Price

    Dec 28, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Penguins now hold four of the six spots on the fan-voted All-Star team with one week left.

  21. Goal of the Night – Derek Stepan (December 23)

    Dec 24, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Derek Stepan showed great hands (and patience) as he beat Dan Ellis to score the December 23rd goal of the night.

  22. The race is on for NHL’s ice architect Dan Craig to build Winter Classic rink on time

    Dec 24, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Most hockey fans think the Winter Classic can’t get here soon enough. But for Dan Craig – the man building the custom rink on Heinz Field – it’s a stressful fight against the clock. Click “Read More” to find out about the process.

  23. Penguins-Capitals Winter Classic preview lives up to hype; Pittsburgh squeaks out 3-2 shootout win

    Dec 23, 2010, 10:36 PM EDT

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    The Penguins and Capitals somehow lived up to the hype going into this contest, with Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Mike Green shining the brightest on Thursday night.

  24. Why tonight’s Penguins-Capitals showdown is huge for Washington

    Dec 23, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s Pens-Caps match up might be just one game, but for the Capitals it’s their chance to prove that their slump and hard times are truly behind them.

  25. 24/7’s second episode shows us Bruce Boudreau might actually have a handle on things

    Dec 23, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The latest episode of HBO’s 24/7 shows us that Bruce Boudreau seems to have a better handle on the locker room while the Caps don’t seem to handle criticism all too well.

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