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Kadri, Rantanen Help Avalanche Stay Perfect, Beat Capitals 6-3

WASHINGTON — Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and two assists to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Monday night. Erik Johnson, Nikita Zadorov and Matt Nieto also scored as Colorado improved to 5-0-0. Nathan MacKinnon added an empty-net goal and had an assist for the Avalanche, who […] The post Kadri, Rantanen Help Avalanche Stay Perfect, Beat Capitals 6-3 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Oct 14, 2019
NHL Game Day Predictions: October 14 – Including Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals

NHL Game Day Predictions: October 14 – Including Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals

Welcome to NHL Game Day Predictions! Each day, Last Word on Hockey will break down every game and give our prediction for who will win. This will also include a featured game that should be must-watch hockey. Today’s featured game is the Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals.  Keep in mind there are plenty of early starts for a Monday with Canadian Thanksgiving and most North American schoolkids off for the day.  Predictions Including Colorado Avalanche vs Washington Capitals  Anaheim Ducks vs. Boston Bruins  Head-to-Head: Ducks 0-0 Bruins  The Anaheim Ducks are off to a hot start...
The Hockey Writers Oct 13, 2019

Capitals Fuel Local Ball Hockey Explosion

In 2018, the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory put an exclamation point on the growing popularity of the sport in the nation’s capital. To be sure, there have been fits and spurts for the sport since the team landed in the region. Their 1998 Final appearance, moving the team and the rink downtown, and Alex […] The post Capitals Fuel Local Ball Hockey Explosion appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 13, 2019

Capitals Down Stars – Samsonov Earns 2nd Win in 2nd Start

DALLAS — Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored power-play goals, rookie goalie Ilya Samsonov won again in his second career start and the Washington Capitals beat the Stars 4-1 on Saturday night for their first regulation victory in Dallas in 24 years. The last time Washington won in regulation in Dallas, the Stars still played […] The post Capitals Down Stars – Samsonov Earns 2nd Win in 2nd Start appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 12, 2019

Capitals: Making the Case for Nic Dowd

Nic Dowd deserves a permanent spot on the Washington Capitals for the 2019-20 season. Unfortunately, he is surrounded by talents, and friction between various veterans and rookies competing to make themselves indispensable often elevates the game. However, while a plethora of options is nice, there comes a time when too many line combinations turns into […] The post Capitals: Making the Case for Nic Dowd appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Oct 10, 2019
Nashville Predators 6, Washington Capitals 5: Offense Comes Alive in High-Scoring Win

Nashville Predators 6, Washington Capitals 5: Offense Comes Alive in High-Scoring Win

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via 11 total goals between Washington and Nashville tonight. The Predators hosted the Capitals in the last game of their current homestand. With plenty of Caps fans in the crowd, Bridgestone Arena was pretty full for a Thursday evening. Viktor Arvidsson and Matt Duchene both had some beautiful chances early in the first period, but they were unable to get the puck past Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. At the halfway mark of the first period, the Capitals were able to convert on a mistake by rookie Dante Fabbro in front of Pekka Rinne. Less than two minutes...
On the Forecheck Oct 10, 2019
Nashville Predators vs Washington Capitals Game Preview: D.C. = Duchene Country

Nashville Predators vs Washington Capitals Game Preview: D.C. = Duchene Country

Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports The Preds’ eventful season-opening homestand ends tonight against Ovi and Co. Tonight’s the fourth and final game of the Predators’ season-opening homestand; a wacky affair that’s featured two blowouts, a head-scratching loss, Matt Duchene dishing out more apples than a Michigan cider mill, a weird social media debate over a pedal tavern that... sigh... this is going to go on all season, isn’t it? Coming to town tonight? Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. After two straight OT losses, the Caps are looking for a big win over a team...
The Hockey Writers Oct 9, 2019

Washington Capitals Jersey History

Perhaps no team in the National Hockey League had as inauspicious a start as the Washington Capitals. In the entire century-plus of NHL history, the 1974-75 Capitals, one of two expansion teams to enter the league that year (after a horrendously unfair expansion draft from an already depleted league), hold the league’s worst-ever single-season points […] The post Washington Capitals Jersey History appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 8, 2019

Seguin Scores in OT, Stars Beat Capitals for 1st Win of Season

WASHINGTON — Tyler Seguin scored in overtime to give the Dallas Stars their first victory of the season, 4-3 over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. Seguin ended the Stars' season-opening, three-game losing streak 43 seconds into overtime off a ... The post Seguin Scores in OT, Stars Beat Capitals for 1st Win of Season appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 5, 2019

Gardiner Scores OT Winner, Hurricanes Beat Capitals 3-2

WASHINGTON — Jake Gardiner scored in the last minute of overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period for a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. Erik Haula scored his second goal of the seas... The post Gardiner Scores OT Winner, Hurricanes Beat Capitals 3-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 5, 2019

Hurricanes Visit Capitals After Shootout Victory

Carolina Hurricanes (1-0-0, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (2-0-0, first in the Metropolitan Division) Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Carolina visits Washington after the Hurricanes beat Montreal 4-3 in a sh... The post Hurricanes Visit Capitals After Shootout Victory appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 4, 2019

Samsonov Wins NHL Debut as Capitals Beat Islanders 2-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — T.J. Oshie scored the tiebreaking goal, Ilya Samsonov stopped 25 shots in his NHL debut, and the Washington Capitals beat the Islanders 2-1 Friday night to spoil New York's season opener. Jakub Vrana got his second goal in two games t... The post Samsonov Wins NHL Debut as Capitals Beat Islanders 2-1 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 4, 2019

Islanders Start Season Against Capitals

Washington Capitals (1-0-0, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders Uniondale, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders open the season at home against the Washington Capitals on Friday. New York went 48-27-7... The post Islanders Start Season Against Capitals appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 2, 2019

Vrana Scores in OT, Capitals Beat Blues 3-2 in Opener

ST. LOUIS — Jakub Vrana scored at 2:51 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Vrana beat Jordan Binnington with a wrist shot to the upper ... The post Vrana Scores in OT, Capitals Beat Blues 3-2 in Opener appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Oct 2, 2019

Capitals Unveil Enhanced Game-Day Experience

If you are planning on heading to a Washington Capitals game this season, the organization has some significant changes in store for you. In addition to some structural changes to the rink itself, there will be new food vendors, enhanced insights into real-time analytics, and new pre-game presentations to enjoy. Since moving to Capital One […] The post Capitals Unveil Enhanced Game-Day Experience appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Capitals Player News

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin flattens Samuel Girard behind the net

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    Nashville Predators 6, Washington Capitals 5: Offense Comes Alive in High-Scoring Win

  • Ilya Samsonov

    Ilya Samsonov

    Capitals Down Stars – Samsonov Earns 2nd Win in 2nd Start

  • Jakub Vrana

    Jakub Vrana

    Samsonov Wins NHL Debut as Capitals Beat Islanders 2-1

  • T.J. Oshie

    T.J. Oshie

    Samsonov Wins NHL Debut as Capitals Beat Islanders 2-1

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