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  1. All-Star snubs — who’s on your list?

    Jan 12, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Patrice Bergeron

    A few candidates to consider.

  2. Who were the biggest All-Star surprises?

    Jan 12, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien Getty

    Dustin Byfuglien probably raised some eyebrows.

  3. Capitals bump Penguins out of East’s top eight

    Jan 11, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun, Alex Ovechkin

    Tomas Vokoun puts together possibly his best game of the season.

  4. Tonight on NBCSN: Penguins-Capitals is now a battle to get in the playoffs

    Jan 11, 2012, 7:38 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals

    It wasn’t too long ago this was the marquee match-up of the night. Now it’s a struggle.

  5. Caps and Kings face off in battle of failing expectations

    Jan 9, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    This should’ve been a potential Stanley Cup finals preview. Instead it’s just sadness.

  6. Injury report: Mike Green leaves game with tightness in groin

    Jan 8, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

    Mike Green, Paul Byron

    Is there such thing as a minor groin injury?

  7. Nicklas Backstrom sitting out tonight as a precaution

    Jan 7, 2012, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Nicklas Backstrom

    Better to be safe than sorry especially when it comes to concussion worries.

  8. Mike Knuble doesn’t sulk about playing time, he gets angry

    Jan 6, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Mike Knuble

    “I guess everybody has their fuse. Some guys’ are shorter, some guys’ are longer. I don’t know how long mine is.”

  9. Wait, what? Jay Feaster totally supports Bourque suspension

    Jan 5, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

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    Jay Feaster

    A team executive is supportive of a suspension of his player? That’s a new one.

  10. Bourque banned five games for elbowing Backstrom

    Jan 4, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Bourque elbow

    Forfeits over $200,000 in salary.

  11. Angry Caps speak out on Bourque-Backstrom incident

    Jan 4, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

    Backstrom Getty

    Washington irate over potentially losing leading scorer.

  12. Rene Bourque to talk with Shanahan over elbowing Nicklas Backstrom

    Jan 4, 2012, 10:12 AM EDT

    Rene Bourque

    It might be time for an extended sit-down here.

  13. Ovechkin heating up, Caps heating up

    Dec 31, 2011, 8:29 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

    Funny how the team is so much more successful when their stars are producing.

  14. Links: NHL insider concussion coverage

    Dec 21, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Marc Savard

    This post is part of a series looking at the issue and impact of concussions in the NHL. ProHockeyTalk and Comcast SportsNet are featuring pieces today as a lead-in to tonight’s special edition of NHL Live on Versus (6:30 p.m. EST.)

  15. Capitals play like they’re supposed to for one night

    Dec 20, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    Alexander Semin, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

    The big three scored in the same game for the first time this season.

  16. PHT’s Three Duds of the Week: Scoring woes in Buffalo, LA and Washington

    Dec 19, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Germany Hockey Buffalo Sabres LA Kings

    The Sabres are a little too top-heavy at the moment.

  17. Dennis Wideman’s hat trick powers Capitals win

    Dec 9, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT

    Dennis Wideman, Alex Ovechkin

    Washington scores four power-play goals and generally gives some reason for optimism, although there are a few caveats.

  18. Ovechkin, Capitals show some life against Ottawa

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

    Alex Ovechkin even looked like the Ovi of old on his ninth goal of the season.

  19. Ovechkin-Semin-Backstrom might be getting the band back together tonight

    Dec 7, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

    Caps

    At this point, the Caps might as well try it.

  20. What Dale Hunter can expect against St. Louis tonight

    Nov 29, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

    Dale Hunter

    Dale Hunter’s first game as Caps head coach comes against a tough as nails Blues team.

  21. For Dale Hunter to succeed, he needs to do it old school

    Nov 28, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    Dale Hunter

    If Dale Hunter wants to get the Caps snapped out of it and back, he should let them run free on the ice.

  22. Is Alex Ovechkin getting a new center?

    Nov 10, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Changes could be coming down the middle following a 5-2 loss to Dallas.

  23. PHT Oddsmaker: Let’s gamble on the NHL

    Nov 9, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT

    Kyle Turris

    Will Kyle Turris be traded? Any player score 100 points? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins win the Calder?

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