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  1. Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom a late scratch for gold medal game

    Feb 23, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 14: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of Sweden handles the puck in the second period against Switzerland during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group C game on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    The Swedes have lost several top-tier forwards.

  2. Sweden will miss ‘everything’ about Zetterberg

    Feb 14, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men

    Teammates lament the loss of their captain, but “can’t sit and dwell” on it.

  3. Lundqvist lauds ‘really good’ Swedish special teams

    Feb 12, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

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    LundqvistKarlsson

    Penalty kill was perfect versus the Czechs, and the power play scored a goal.

  4. Preview: Johansson, Edler sit for Sweden; Gudas and Hanzal out for Czechs

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Eric Staal, Alex Edler

    Some noteworthy players will be kept out of this one for varying reasons.

  5. PHT’s Pressing Olympic Questions: Are the Swedes healthy enough?

    Feb 11, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    HenrikSedin

    They’ll be without two of their best forwards in Sochi.

  6. NHL on NBCSN: Islanders look to pull Capitals into their nightmare

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates next to New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    There isn’t much reason to be hopeful in New York, but they can hurt Washington’s playoff chances.

  7. Report: No hearings scheduled for Thomas, Weber

    Jan 29, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

    thomassoderberg

    Florida goalie and Buffalo defenseman escape further punishment.

  8. Landeskog ‘most likely’ a bottom-six forward for Sweden at Olympics

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

    Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Los Angeles Kings at the Pepsi Center on January 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 3-1.
(January 21, 2013 - Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

    Avs captain is excited “just to be a part of it.”

  9. Caps send Grubauer back to AHL

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

    Philipp Grubauer

    Time for one of Braden Holtby or Michal Neuvirth to step up.

  10. Get your game notes: Capitals at Penguins

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby

    Crosby. Ovechkin. Tonight! On NBCSN.

  11. Grabovski’s agent says he’ll ‘most likely’ stay in Washington

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

    mikhailgrabovskigetty

    Of course, he also said “we’ll see.”

  12. Lundqvist, Sedin twins headline talented Swedish roster

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

    sedintwins1000

    Victor Hedman was left off the roster.

  13. Wounded Wild: Minnesota puts Koivu, Harding on IR

    Jan 6, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

    KoivuHarding

    Team’s captain and No. 1 goalie both on the shelf.

  14. Get your game notes: Capitals at Flyers

    Dec 17, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

    Emery and Holtby fight

    The last time these teams played in Philly, things got…interesting.

  15. NHL on NBCSN: Third time’s the charm for Flyers vs Capitals?

    Dec 17, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn (5), watch a goal by Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, go past goalie Steve Mason (35) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-4 in a shootout. Ovechkin's goal sent the game into overtime and the Capitals won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Containing Alex Ovechkin will certainly be a daunting task.

  16. Report: 2014-15 salary cap will be ‘upwards of’ $71M

    Dec 9, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    Money

    NHL’s Board of Governors ratified the Canadian TV deal.

  17. Video: Ovechkin scores in overtime after wild ending to third period

    Nov 30, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Islanders

    Not the prettiest goal, but the winner.

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