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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. Get your game notes: Capitals at Penguins

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby

    Crosby. Ovechkin. Tonight! On NBCSN.

  4. 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.”

  5. Lundqvist, Sedin twins headline talented Swedish roster

    Jan 7, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

    sedintwins1000

    Victor Hedman was left off the roster.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Laich: Capitals second line lacks identity

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

    EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 24: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals skates against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on October 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Oilers 4-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

    That unit has just five even-strength goals this season.

  12. Ovechkin thinks Malkin just needs to relax

    Nov 20, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin

    From one star Russian to another.

  13. Get your game notes: Pens at Caps

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Washington’s been pretty tough to beat at home.

  14. NHL on NBCSN: Capitals and Penguins rekindle an old divisional battle

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

    Crosby and Ovechkin

    Say, have you heard about Crosby and Ovechkin?

  15. TGIF: Five NHL games to watch this weekend

    Nov 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Penguins fans

    In which we troll Penguins fans because that’s a fun thing to do.

  16. Tavares vents after Caps dominate Isles in Ovi’s return

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    ovicele

    The newly ‘stached Washington star had three points.

  17. Holtby thinks Caps are too loose before games, coach disagrees

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    “We’re paid to prepare, [not to] have a dance party before the game.”

  18. Caps shuffle lines: Grabovski dropped; Erat promoted; Laich to the middle

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    Martin Erat

    Washington has lost four of its last five games.

  19. Three reasons for concern in Washington

    Oct 17, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom on Henrik Lundqvist

    The Caps are 2-5-0 after seven games.

  20. NHL on NBCSN: Caps host reeling Rangers on Rivalry Night

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist, Alex Ovechkin

    They’ve met in the playoffs four of the last five seasons.

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