Caps

Hagelin: Once Ovi starts smelling blood, it's 'game over'
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Chris Lingebach
February 10, 2020 - 9:01 pm
Perhaps no one is more uniquely qualified than Carl Hagelin to give a then-and-now perspective on what it's like playing against Alex Ovechkin vs. having him as a teammate. Which makes Hagelin's conversion into an Ovi supporter – and this quote – that much sweeter for Capitals fans.
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Braden Holtby continues his downward slide
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Chris Lingebach
February 10, 2020 - 7:14 pm
The Capitals are being patient with Braden Holtby, but the championship-caliber goalie isn't make a strong case for himself to remain the starter in net. As Holtby continues to struggle to find his form, rookie Ilya Samsonov remains rock-steady.
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The tear Ovechkin's been on 'is insane,' John Carlson says
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Chris Lingebach
February 07, 2020 - 10:07 pm
Alex Ovechkin continues to climb the all-time charts, scoring 14 goals in the Capitals' last seven games – including three separate hat tricks and a natural hat trick – to come within two goals of the 700 club. Let's take a second to process some of these historic numbers.
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Caps power play allowing short-handed goals at alarming rate
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Chris Lingebach
February 07, 2020 - 8:47 pm
There's a phenomenon running roughshod over the Capitals power play unit: They cannot stop allowing opponents to score short-handed. Here's just how prevalent it's become and how coach Todd Reirden hopes to stop the bleeding.
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Capitals approaching crossroads between Holtby, Samsonov
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Chris Lingebach
February 07, 2020 - 7:02 pm
There are no easy answers for the complicated riddle facing Capitals coach Todd Reirden. As Braden Holtby has struggled all season, rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov has remained stellar. Soon, Reirden must make a choice, and it will determine the result of their entire season. Here's the nuance that...
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Jakub Vrana on brink of shattering career high in points
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Chris Lingebach
February 05, 2020 - 8:51 am
On pace for a career high in points, Jakub Vrana is becoming the difference maker the Capitals have been waiting for. How a 65-point season from Vrana could give the Capitals something they've never had in Alex Ovechkin's career.
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-2.
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The Fan News Desk
February 04, 2020 - 10:23 pm
Alex Ovechkin scored all three of his goals in the third period in the Caps comeback win against the Kings Tuesday night.
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After hit on Hornqvist, Eller eyeing more Penguins in sights
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Chris Lingebach
February 04, 2020 - 7:47 pm
There were plenty of fireworks in the Capitals' first meeting of the season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. And with three more installments of the historic rivalry still to come, Lars Eller – who crushed Patric Hornqvist into the boards on Sunday – warns of more fireworks to come.
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How Evgeny Kuznetsov can become a 100-point player
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Chris Lingebach
February 02, 2020 - 10:28 am
Evgeny Kuznetsov topped out with a career-best 83 points the year the Capitals won the Stanley Cup. If they want to get back, Kuznetsov will have to continue to grow his game. Good news is, there's still another level for him to reach, and he may be getting close, Craig Laughlin tells 106.7 The Fan.
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Carlson reflects on losing hardest shot competition to Weber
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Chris Lingebach
February 01, 2020 - 10:06 am
John Carlson wasn't able to go back-to-back as the hardest shot champion in the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, losing out to Montreal's Shea Weber. Carlson reflects on that experience and sharing All-Star weekend with Capitals teammates T.J. Oshie and Braden Holtby.
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