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  1. Hockey Day Preview: John Carlson goes from U.S. juniors hero to future of Caps’ D?

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    John Carlson was well-known in some circles because of his World Junior Championship feats, but he’s showing that he’s capable of more than just one great clip as a crucial part of the future of the Capitals’ blueline.

  2. NHL Extra: Breaking down Penguins vs. Capitals

    Feb 6, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    How do the Penguins and Capitals stack up with each other going into today’s game? We break it down for you by the numbers and give you your hookup to join us for NHL Extra during the game.

  3. Washington’s young goaltending thriving while offense struggles to find its way

    Feb 6, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Washington Capitals

    While we know about how the Caps offense has struggled to get things done this year, their goaltending has been the unsung hero of the season.

  4. Penguins-Capitals Winter Classic rematch looks a bit different this time around

    Feb 5, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The Caps and Penguins are both bubbling over with success of late and considering how both teams were filled with superstars, injuries aren’t slowing the Pens down while the Caps stars are finally showing up.

  5. Ovechkin and Backstrom explode for four points each as Capitals take out Tampa Bay 5-2 in Southeast clash

    Feb 4, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Washington was able to figure out Dwayne Roloson and close the gap on Southeast leading Tampa Bay with an emphatic 5-2 win tonight.

  6. Alex Ovechkin faces scoring struggles against playoff teams

    Jan 31, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

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    Here’s some fodder for Alex Ovechkin/Capitals haters: the Russian star is struggling to put up the same numbers against elite teams as he does against weaker clubs.

  7. Slump busted? Alex Ovechkin nets hat trick as Capitals beat Leafs 4-1

    Jan 23, 2011, 1:28 AM EDT

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    Has Alex Ovechkin finally snapped out of his goal slump this season? His hat trick tonight certainly helps make a case.

  8. Save of the night: Roberto Luongo stones Nicklas Backstrom on a breakaway

    Jan 15, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Washington Capitals

    Roberto Luongo kept the Capitals bad offensive luck rolling making a great stop on a breakaway opportunity by Nicklas Backstrom.

  9. 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.

  10. 24/7 Penguins/Capitals Episode 3: A rivalry comes alive and Bruce Boudreau becomes a fan favorite

    Dec 30, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Episode 3 of HBO’s 24/7 gives us a closer look at how the Pens and Caps face off with each other as well as helping to make Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau an instant fan favorite.

  11. 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.

  12. Washington Capitals overjoyed after breaking 8-game losing streak; extent of Alex Semin’s injury unclear

    Dec 20, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Some might laugh at just how boisterously the Capitals are celebrating their first win in nine tries, but wouldn’t you be excited to end a long drought too?

  13. Video: Alexander Semin’s natural hat trick

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

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    Check out a video clip of Alexander Semin’s natural hat trick from this afternoon’s 6-0 thrashing of the Lightning.

  14. Should we call them the Cardiac Capitals?

    Nov 12, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    It seems like no lead is safe against the Washington Capitals this season.

  15. Alex Semin steals the show as Caps bottle Lightning 6-3

    Nov 11, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

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    While Alex Ovechkin and Steve Stamkos played well, Alex Semin stole the spotlight with an impressive five-point performance that included a hat trick. Read more about an exciting game after the jump.

  16. Washington Capitals end Philadelphia Flyers’ six-game winning streak, take top spot in East

    Nov 7, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky did a heck of a job merely getting the Philadelphia Flyers into overtime, but eventually the high-powered Washington Capitals’ power play was too much for him. Mike Green scored a power-play goal in overtime to give the Capitals the win, powering them to a narrow lead over the Flyers for the…

  17. Save of the Night – Jonas Gustavsson (November 3)

    Nov 4, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    There were some great saves last night (heck, Chris Mason made 52 saves by himself), but to me it came down to a a great split stop by Miikka Kiprusoff and a 2-on-1 desperation stick save by Jonas Gustavsson. After a considerable amount of deliberation, I decided to give it to Gustavsson, particularly because it…

  18. Marcel Goc out 2-4 weeks; Should Nicklas Backstrom be suspended for boarding hit?

    Oct 18, 2010, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators fans are up in arms after Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom boarded Marcel Goc into the boards. Goc will probably miss between two and four weeks with injuries suffered during the hit, so check out the video and vote in our poll to see if Backstrom’s hit was suspension-worthy.

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