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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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Alex Ovechkin honors Kobe Bryant, wearing No. 24 in warm-ups
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Chris Lingebach
January 29, 2020 - 9:31 pm
An especially thoughtful tribute, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin wears both of Kobe Bryant's jersey numbers in one night, honoring the fallen Lakers star.
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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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