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Things to Watch During the Capitals’ 2019-2020 Season

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The Washington Capitals’ 2019-2020 season will bring lots of intrigue and hope for another Stanley Cup but nothing is guaranteed. These are the keys to the Caps making that Cup run possible. Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby’s Contracts Let’s start off addressing the giant elephants in the room. Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby are both […]

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Disappointment and Collapse IV: The Return?

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For the past few years, disappointment and collapse defined the Capitals’ postseason performances; that is until last year. Entering the 12th game seven of the Ovechkin/Backstrom era, the energy around and inside of Capital One Arena on Wednesday was one of anxious excitement. Despite the team being 4-7 in such games during that span, the […]

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Capitals regain home-ice advantage on Ovechkin’s game-winner

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The Capitals entered Pittsburgh looking to regain home-ice advantage after relinquishing the privilege in game one. After a scoreless but penalty-filled first period; both teams came out swinging scoring a combined three goals in the first 6:49 of the period. Capitals defenseman John Carlson got things started 48 seconds after the second intermission with 2 […]

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Caps Shut Out Blackhawks for Eighth Straight Win

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The Washington Capitals shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night to earn their eighth straight win. Holtby Shines Again: Washington goalie Braden Holtby saved all 24 shots dealt to him to earn his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. “This team seems to play better against good teams for some reason,” Holtby said, according […]

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Caps Trounce Devils 6-2 in Messy Game

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The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game in New Jersey, defeating the Devils 6-2 Saturday in a game that featured 18 penalties. Capitals Dominate: The Devils and Capitals faced each other for the second time in 42 hours Saturday. In their last meeting Thursday night, Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid saved 43 in a 2-1 […]