NHL

Ilya Samsonov could soon supplant Braden Holtby as Caps' top goalie
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Chris Lingebach
January 21, 2020 - 5:17 pm
We could be witnessing the beginnings of a Grubauer-Holtby situation developing for the Capitals.
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Ilya Samsonov proving to be a 'true gamer' for Capitals
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Chris Lingebach
January 17, 2020 - 2:49 pm
Samsonov was expected to be good, but nobody could have predicted this stunning level of play from the rookie. As Carl Hagelin says, when the puck drops, Samsonov "turns into this monster in net."
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Ryan Zimmerman takes slap shots from Ovi at Caps practice
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Chris Lingebach
January 16, 2020 - 8:01 pm
Still without a contract, Ryan Zimmerman was finally able to pay up on some years-old smack talk with the Capitals.
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Backstrom 'critical' to Caps' pursuit of another Stanley Cup
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Chris Lingebach
January 16, 2020 - 6:41 pm
Why Craig Laughlin believes Nicklas Backstrom is fundamental to the Caps' success and his thoughts on what's made the center so special for all these years.
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Lars Eller: Capitals must improve on setting the tone early
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Chris Lingebach
January 15, 2020 - 4:02 pm
The Capitals keep waiting to see how their opponents will play them and it's repeatedly putting them in early holes.
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Todd Reirden suggests a change to NHL All-Star Game rule
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Chris Lingebach
January 15, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Despite wanting to coach Ovi in the All-Star Game, Reirden would like to see the NHL change the rule that suspends players for not participating.
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Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom to five-year extension
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Chris Lingebach
January 14, 2020 - 10:24 am
The Capitals drop a big surprise, announcing a new five-year, $46 million contract for Nicklas Backstrom. Let's celebrate his extraordinary career accomplishments!
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Leaders of the comeback, Caps are finding adversity to fight through
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Chris Lingebach
January 10, 2020 - 4:31 pm
The Capitals are statistically the toughest team to put away in the NHL. While all their comeback wins may serve them well in the playoffs, playing from behind so often isn't ideal, either.
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Late-season Metro games will mean 'that much more' for Caps
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Chris Lingebach
January 10, 2020 - 2:21 pm
The Capitals have yet to play their top rival Pittsburgh, a scheduling quirk that will make their late-season division games all the more meaningful in the standings.
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The Fan News Desk
January 09, 2020 - 10:27 am
When Alex Ovechkin's son spots his dad on TV, he gets so excited that he leaves the couch and it is super adorable. Trust us.
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