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Capitals trade for Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon
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The Fan News Desk
February 18, 2020 - 4:32 pm
The Capitals make a move with less than a week to go before the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, acquiring defensemen Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks. What the Capitals gave up and what they’re getting back in Dillon.
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Laughlin: Caps' negative trend 'getting concerning to me'
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Chris Lingebach
February 13, 2020 - 6:52 pm
The Capitals' play over their last 20 games is becoming a concern to analyst Craig Laughlin, who warns that longer trends are harder to break. Listen as Laughlin dissects the problems in their game and how the Caps can right the ship.
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Capitals coach 'hopeful' Kuznetsov will play on road trip
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Chris Lingebach
February 13, 2020 - 4:55 pm
It's been three days since Evgeny Kuznetsov suffered an upper-body injury against the Islanders. As the Capitals begin a three-game road trip out west, coach Todd Reirden tells 106.7 The Fan he's optimistic about Kuznetsov's return.
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Capitals still have faith in Holtby: 'He's no quitter'
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Chris Lingebach
February 12, 2020 - 7:30 pm
The Capitals are standing behind goaltender Braden Holtby after his hellish recent stretch of play. Center Lars Eller explains the Holtby's importance to the team and the urgency they should have to play better in front of him.
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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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