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The Hockey Writers Jan 16, 2020
Ovechkin Hat Trick Helps Capitals Beat Devils

Ovechkin Hat Trick Helps Capitals Beat Devils

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin took a stick to the face and put three pucks in the net for a hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. Ovechkin reached 31 goals this season with his 25th career hat trick. He has scored five in his past two […] The post Ovechkin Hat Trick Helps Capitals Beat Devils appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 16, 2020

Capitals’ Mid-Season Report Card

Everyone remembers the dreaded days of receiving their school report card. It was a combination of emotions from amazement that you haven’t learned your lesson by now to fear in trying to assess how you can hide the grades from your parents. For the Washington Capitals players the story is a little different so far […] The post Capitals’ Mid-Season Report Card appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
All About The Jersey Jan 16, 2020
Game Preview #47: New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals

Game Preview #47: New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals

Let’s do it again - maybe? Please? | Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Yes, the New Jersey Devils are indeed playing on the road against the Washington Capitals again. They did just play each other less than a week ago. Will we see a repeat of what happened then? Likely not. This post is a light preview of the game regardless. Our Favorite Team left the nation’s capital with a huge win last Saturday. Now they have to try and do it again. Somehow. Someway. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (17-22-7)at the Washington Capitals (31-11-5; SBN Blog: Japers’ Rink) The Time: 7:00 PM...
The Hockey Writers Jan 15, 2020

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Capitals, Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on teams calling the Toronto Maple Leafs now that they know the struggles facing the team, the Montreal Canadiens will not trade their big names, the New York Rangers haven’t spoke with Chris Krieder and there is news on Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals. Maple Leafs […] The post NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Capitals, Rangers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jan 15, 2020

Capitals Ignore Consequences of Overpaying Backstrom

You would have a hard time denying Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom has been a $9.2 million player over the course of his current 10-year contract. The problem is the 32-year-old likely won’t be during his five-year extension, during which he will almost certainly burden the Caps with that very same cap hit. Capitals Make […] The post Capitals Ignore Consequences of Overpaying Backstrom appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jan 14, 2020
Washington Capitals Re-Sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year Extension

Washington Capitals Re-Sign Nicklas Backstrom To Five-Year Extension

The Washington Capitals announced Tuesday morning the team had re-signed forward Nicklas Backstrom to a new five-year, $46 million contract. The contract carries a salary-cap hit of $9.2 million. The Washington Capitals have re-signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46 million contract#ALLCAPS #NickysBack https://t.co/10Z3z7GDBS — Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 14, 2020 Nicklas Backstrom Re-Signs With Washington The dynamic duo of Alex Ovechkin and Backstrom will be Capitals for life. Backstrom still had one year left on the 10-year contract he signed back in May of...
The Hockey Writers Jan 14, 2020

Capitals Sign Backstrom to Extension

The Washington Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year contract extension worth $46 million, the team announced Tuesday. That deal will carry a $9.2 million cap hit through the 2024-25 season and will likely keep the Swedish forward with the team for the remainder of his career. This deal comes after the Capitals and […] The post Capitals Sign Backstrom to Extension appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 14, 2020
Capitals re-sign Nicklas Backstrom to five-year, $46M contract

Capitals re-sign Nicklas Backstrom to five-year, $46M contract

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year, $46-million deal, the team announced Tuesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
All About The Jersey Jan 12, 2020
Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/12/2020 - 1/18/2020

Weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot: 1/12/2020 - 1/18/2020

The week did not end well for the Metropolitan Division leading Washington Capitals. | Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via In the fifteenth weekly Metropolitan Division Snapshot of the 2019-20 season, Washington is no longer first in the NHL, Columbus is right on Philadelphia, and the Devils are not 30th right now.  See how each team did last week and what’s next in this week coming up in this post. For this fifteenth Metropolitan Division snapshot of the 2019-20 season, the leaders have slipped a bit. By tiebreakers, the Washington Capitals are no longer first in the NHL. More...
The Hockey Writers Jan 11, 2020

Hischer Scores Twice, Devils Rout Capitals 5-1 to End Skid

WASHINGTON — Nico Hischier scored twice, Louis Domingue made 33 saves and the last-place New Jersey Devils routed the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 5-1 Saturday night to snap their losing streak at three. Hischier’s 11th and 12th goals of the season came on the same night the 2017 top pick missed out on a last-chance All-Star […] The post Hischer Scores Twice, Devils Rout Capitals 5-1 to End Skid appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
All About The Jersey Jan 11, 2020
Not a Typo: Devils pound Capitals 5-1

Not a Typo: Devils pound Capitals 5-1

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Devils win! Devils win! Devils win! Miracles do happen. The Devils, on the heel of an embarrassing 6-3 loss to the Rangers, destroyed the Capitals 5-1 at Washington, their first win there since 2016. Here’s the recap. 1st Period: The Devils, trying to end a three game losing streak, faced off against the NHL best Washington Capitals, and got off with a better first period. The Devils got the first shot off over four minutes into a game, with a Nikita Gusev slap-shot saved by Holtby. Tom Wilson then got the first shot for the Capitals 4:30 into the game,...
All About The Jersey Jan 11, 2020
Game Preview #44: New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals

Game Preview #44: New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals

Good luck covering this man. No, not Travis Zajac. Alex Ovechkin. | Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via The New Jersey Devils enter the weekend with a very difficult back-to-back set. The first game is against the first place team in the NHL: the Washington Capitals. This post previews the game and reminds you that, yes, the Capitals are a really good hockey team. The good news is that Our Favorite Team will not be wearing their 1980s uniforms. The bad news is that the opponents are still likely to out-class them again. The Matchup: The New Jersey Devils (15-21-7) at the...
Broad Street Hockey Jan 9, 2020
Slap Shots: Flyers vs Capitals

Slap Shots: Flyers vs Capitals

Heather Barry - SB Nation NHL © Wow, pictures of a winning hockey game! The Philadelphia Flyers were back at the Wells Fargo Center for the first time this decade, trying to right the ship and get back to business at home - where they have been so good this season. It wouldn’t be an easy task, as they played host to the Washington Capitals. Travis Konecny, who will be playing in the All-Star Game in a few weeks, got things started just 37 seconds into regulation, lighting a fire under the team. But Washington would answer back with two goals to take a 2-1 lead towards the end of the...
The Hockey Writers Jan 8, 2020

Hayes Leads Flyers Past Capitals

PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Hayes scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period short-handed to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Robert Hagg and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best home record to 14-2-4. The Flyers returned to Philadelphia after a […] The post Hayes Leads Flyers Past Capitals appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 8, 2020
Capitals GM supports Ovechkin’s decision to miss All-Star Game

Capitals GM supports Ovechkin’s decision to miss All-Star Game

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan explained to the Hockey Central panel why he understands and supports Alexander Ovechkin’s decision to skip the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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