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  1. Capitals come to their senses regarding Alex Ovechkin’s power play role

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:44 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    The Capitals are finally going to use Alex Ovechkin where he should be on the power play – close to the net, rather than in a less effective role on the PP point.

  2. Ice conditions for Capitals-Predators game in Baltimore look awfully dangerous

    Sep 20, 2011, 4:57 PM EST

    Baltimore ice

    The ice conditions in Baltimore for tonight’s preseason game between Washington and Nashville appear to be awfully dangerous.

  3. Are these 10 players primed for bounce back seasons?

    Aug 11, 2011, 6:59 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom, Martin Brodeur

    NHL.com put together an interesting list of 10 players who might bounce back next season. PHT weighs in regarding which ones might actually do that.

  4. Bruce Boudreau wants Caps to have best of both worlds offensively and defensively

    Aug 9, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    Bruce Boudreau

    Caps coach Bruce Boudreau was happy to have the Caps be more defensive last season, but he wants them to do that and score tons of goals this season.

  5. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis thinks team’s Stanley Cup window will be open for ’10-15 years’

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:32 AM EST

    Ted Leonsis

    The Capitals are wise to resist the urge to “blow things up” after a few disappointments, as owner Ted Leonsis points out that their window to win a title could be open for “10-15 years.”

  6. Five best destinations Brad Richards could wind up during free agency frenzy

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Brad Richards

    It’s free agent day and Brad Richards is the biggest prize on the market. But where will he go? Here’s five places we think he’s got a great shot at landing at.

  7. What Went Wrong: Washington Capitals

    May 5, 2011, 12:21 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Another year, another playoff failure for the Washington Capitals. Just what went wrong this time around? We take a look at the numbers and misery in D.C.

  8. Alex Ovechkin tries to rally Capitals: ‘It is not over. We’re going to win’

    May 4, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    It’s not quite a guarantee, but Alex Ovechkin issued a statement that could be inspirational … or maybe a future punchline.

  9. Lightning take a shocking 3-0 series lead; Who’s to blame in Washington?

    May 3, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

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    The Lightning continued their streak of strong play in third periods by stunning the Capitals to take a 3-0 series lead. This post answers your natural question: what’s wrong with Washington?

  10. New system, same results? Caps new defense-first approach under scrutiny if they lose

    May 3, 2011, 1:17 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau

    With so much being made of the Caps move to a more defensive style of hockey, bowing out in the second round wouldn’t exactly justify doing that now would it?

  11. Capitals hope Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr can step up in Mike Knuble’s likely absence

    Apr 20, 2011, 3:29 PM EST

    Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera

    Mike Knuble is probably going to miss tonight’s Game 4, so that means Jason Chimera must step up if he gets first line minutes while Eric Fehr will get in the lineup for the first time in this series.

  12. PHT Predicts who wins the Stanley Cup

    Apr 13, 2011, 3:29 AM EST

    Henrik Sedin, Alex Ovechkin

    Time for us to put our money where our mouth is and our mouth and our money are banking on chalk to carry the day into the Stanley Cup final where one team will win their first ever Stanley Cup.

  13. Alexander Ovechkin out 7-10 days with undisclosed injury, will miss showdown with Flyers

    Mar 21, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

    Alexander Ovechkin

    Conveniently timed injury or future problem? Alexander Ovechkin will miss the next week to ten days and miss out on a huge showdown with the Flyers.

  14. Nicklas Backstrom is expected to play for Capitals against Devils tonight

    Mar 18, 2011, 12:51 PM EST

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    backgettystrom

    The Devils’ odds of winning tonight worsened with the news that Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will be back in the lineup.

  15. Jason Arnott goes on the shelf with injury, will be evaluated on week-to-week basis

    Mar 15, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    The Capitals keep winning despite losing key players to injury, but they’ll have to deal with another tough blow as Jason Arnott is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury.

  16. Bruce Boudreau says both Michal Neuvirth and Nicklas Backstrom are ‘OK’

    Mar 8, 2011, 12:28 AM EST

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    Nicklas Backstrom, Joe Thornton

    Good news for the Capitals: Bruce Boudreau said that both Michal Neuvirth and Nicklas Backstrom are “OK” after being banged up during tonight’s game against Tampa Bay.

  17. Capitals grind out tough shootout win against Lightning, improve Southeast Division lead

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:28 PM EST

    Vincent Lecavalier, Alex Ovechkin

    In a game that was grittier than some might expect, the Capitals managed to grind out a shootout win against the Lightning to bolster their Southeast Division lead to two points.

  18. Goal of the Night – Nicklas Backstrom (March 3)

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom, Derek Roy

    Nicklas Backstrom bats a puck out of mid-air for our goal of the night.

  19. Nicklas Backstrom reportedly day-to-day with fractured thumb

    Feb 22, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

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    Nicklas Backstrom, Derek Roy

    Nicklas Backstrom reportedly suffered a fractured thumb during Monday’s game against the Penguins. The Capitals claim that it is a day-to-day injury.

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

    Feb 19, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

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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.

  21. NHL Extra: Breaking down Penguins vs. Capitals

    Feb 6, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

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    Marc-Andre Fleury, Alex Ovechkin

    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.

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

    Feb 6, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

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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.

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

    Feb 5, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin

    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.

  24. 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 EST

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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.

  25. Alex Ovechkin faces scoring struggles against playoff teams

    Jan 31, 2011, 6:16 PM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    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.

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