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How Did Gaudreau Get so Wide Open?

Johnny Gaudreau had plenty of room to work with on Calgary's first goal on Monday. How did the Caps let him get so wide open?

3 Stars of Caps-Flames

The Calgary Flames were just too hot for the Capitals on Monday night. Tarik El-Bashir hands out his three stars following the Capitals 4-1 loss.

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Is the Ovechkin-Backstrom-Oshie line the solution to the Caps' problems?
The Capitals' top offensive players are slumping. Could the solution be to reunite Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about why that not be as simple as it...
T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
Is it time to reunite the Ovechkin, Backstrom, Oshie line?
The Caps' best offensive players are struggling. Could a return to the Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie line spark the offense? It does not sound like that is going to happen anytime soon.
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Beagle: You always know what you're going to get from Trotz
After a tough loss like Monday's game against the Flames, how hard does Barry Trotz go on his team in practice? Center Jay Beagle talked to the Junkies about it.
Best Black Friday gifts for the Caps fan in your life
No need to look any further for the best holiday gifts for the Caps fan in your life because we have them right here. WIne glasses, phone chargers, the list goes on.
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How did Johnny Gaudreau get so wide open?
Johnny Gaudreau had plenty of room to work with on Calgary's first goal on Monday. How did the Caps let him get so wide open?
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Fast start, slow finish as Caps are burned by Flames
The Caps scored an early goal and it was all down hill from there as the Calgary Flames rattled off four straight. What happened? Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie break it all down.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
4 reasons why the Caps lost to the Flames
After an early goal it looked like the Caps were headed for another home win. Calgary had other ideas and scored the next four en route to a 4-1 win. Here's why the Flames won.
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Caps burned at home by Flames
The Calgary Flames were just too hot for the Capitals on Monday night. Tarik El-Bashir hands out his three stars following the Capitals 4-1 loss.
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The Washington Capitals
Caps are rolling at home, the PP is surging and other morning skate notes
The Caps will look to build on Saturday’s strong performance vs. Minnesota when Johnny Gaudreau and the Flames come calling Monday night at Capital One Arena (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington Plus).
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The Calgary Flames
Flames come to Washington in style with 1950s theme
The Calgary Flames took a train to Washington on Saturday so they decided to do it in style.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Capitals vs. Flames game preview
The Capitals look to stay hot at home by cooling the Calgary Flames. Here is how you can watch.
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Caps' last 10 games has been a tale of two teams
The Caps have looked great at home, but struggled on the road. An ugly road trip has them falling in this week's NHL Power Rankings.
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Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom
Backstrom is trying really hard not to get frustrated
Nicklas Backstrom has not scored a goal since Oct. 14.
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Caps find the winning touch in return to Washington
A better start led to a better result for the Caps in a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie talk about the win and just how important a player T.J. Oshie is to the Caps.
Caps Rewind: Ovi bloodied in wild victory over Wild
The Caps got back to business and took care of the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. But it wasn't without a major scare.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin gets stitches after getting hit by puck, but remains indestructible
Alex Ovechkin was struck in the face by a puck Saturday, but actually returned to the game after just a few stitches.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Wild
The Caps' last two losses on the road had a pattern to them. You knew Saturday's game was going to be different from the first period.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby slams the door shut after first period
Minnesota scored in the first period, but Braden Holtby decided that would be all the scoring he would allow.
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Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin goes down after getting a puck to the face
There was a scary moment at Capital One Arena on Saturday as the Great 8 was struck by a puck.
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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Vrana returns and other notes
Barry Trotz made one lineup change for Saturday's game as Jakub Vrana will be back on the third line after getting scratched in Colorado.
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Capitals vs. Wild game preview
The Caps continue to hold onto a slim 2-1 lead heading into the 3rd period. Here's how you can watch. 
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The Washington Capitals
Quarter grades for the Caps
With 20 games under their belts, the Capitals have reached the quarter mark of the season. How have they looked so far? Time for a report card.
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Washington Capitals winger Alex Chiasson
4 reasons why the Caps lost to the Avalanche
Just two days after the loss to Nashville, the Caps were handed another ugly loss on Thursday, this time at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche. Here's why they lost.
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Crushed in Colorado
The Capitals wanted to put Tuesday's loss in Nashville behind them, but this probably wasn't what they had in mind. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Tarik El-Bashir break down an even uglier loss to Colorado and...
Caps Rewind: Huge hit, but buried by Avalanche
The Capitals fought valiantly in Denver, but the onslaught from the Avalanche was just too much. But this highlight is worth it because of one booming hit.
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Barry Trotz: 'It was all junk'
Barry Trotz did not like what he saw from his team against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. At all.
Washington Tom Wilson
Caps buried by Avalanche
The Avalanche smothered the Caps in a 6-2 drubbing on Thursday in Colorado. The big loss left few Washington players for Tarik to choose from for his three stars.
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Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Caps making life difficult for themselves
The Caps had a rough first period in Colorado after making multiple mistakes with the puck.
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Matt Niskanen in, Jakub Vrana out?
Matt Niskanen is back which means some tough decisions are on the horizon. How will the Caps stay under the salary cap? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about it all and even throw in a little Star Wars.
Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Trotz explains why Vrana is a healthy scratch in Colorado
Barry Trotz wants Jakub Vrana to be involved instead of "just participating."
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Capitals at Avalanche game preview
Through two periods, the Caps are down 3-1 in Denver. Here's how you can watch the final 20 minutes.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos
Just as Niskanen returns, an injury will keep Djoos out at least 1 game
The Caps were finally starting to get healthy, but on the same night Matt Niskanen returned to the lineup, Christian Djoos suffered an injury.
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An ugly night in Nashville
Washington was able to bounce back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game at 2 in the second, but Nashville quickly retook the lead and this time, they would not relinquish it. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan...
Capitals Rewind: Getting roughed up in NashVegas
The Capitals had a rough time in Nashville against the Predators. They fought back after an ugly start, but things just didn't go there way. Peep the highlights in Capitals Rewind.
Christian Djoos
Caps waiting for update on injured rookie defenseman
Christian Djoos will be reevaluated Wednesday after leaving in the second period of the Predators game.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
3 reasons why the Caps lost to the Predators
The Capitals had a rough night in Nashville. The Caps battled, but it was ugly. Here are the three reasons why the Capitals lost to the Predators.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie, Carlson not enough against surging Predators
The Caps ran into a surging Nashville team on Tuesday and a good game from T.J. Oshie and John Carlson was not good enough to save them.
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The Nashville Predators
Why Nashville's first goal should not have counted
Nashville scored in the first period on a delayed penalty call, but something happened before the goal that should have negated it.
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CapsPredsHockeyFightsCancer
Caps-Preds honor Hockey Fights Cancer with ceremonial puck drop
Andie Owen, a 7-year-old Predators fan whose cancer is in remission, drops the ceremonial puck before the Capitals vs. Predators game in Nashville.
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
What does Niskanen's return mean for the Caps' lineup?
"Simple is effective," Matt Niskanen said of making his to the Caps' lineup.
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Jay Beagle explains John Carlson's faceoff beef with him
John Carlson was one-for-one in faceoffs until recently and he blames center Jay Beagle for that. Beagle explained to the Junkies how their faceoff competition goes way back.
Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
Capitals at Predators game preview
The Caps head to Nashville to take on the defending Western Conference champion Predators. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby's recent dominance earns him NHL weekly honors
When you go 3-0-0 with a 1.27 GAA and .952 save percentage, you've had a pretty decent week.
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The AHL affiliates for the Caps, Penguins and Flyers had a Twitter war
The Caps, Penguins and Flyers' rivalry extends to the AHL and took the form of a Twitter battle over the weekend.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
After difficult start, Caps look like they have hit their stride
The Caps are second in the Metro, and they keep climbing in the Power Rankings.
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Braden Holtby delivers in ugly win
Ugly wins still count. Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers was not the best game we've seen all season, but Braden Holtby put together a spectacular performance and Dmitry Orlov scored off a give-and-...
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Oilers
The Capitals earned another two points on Sunday thanks in large part to a flurry of critical saves from Braden Holtby in the second period.
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The Caps won Sunday night, and so did this couple
You might think you're the biggest Caps fan in the world, but would you propose at a game?
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Braden Holtby shines in an otherwise ugly game
Sunday's win wasn't pretty, but Braden Holtby's performance sure was. 
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 Matt Niskanen takes a slap shot against Toronto Maple Leafs
Niskanen timefame becoming more clear
Coach Barry Trotz shared some positive news on Niskanen's recovery Sunday morning.
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Caps winger on verge of returning Sunday
The Caps sent Liam O'Brien back down to Hershey in anticipation of Brett Connolly returning on Sunday.
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Braden Holtby is not impressed by his own accomplishment
Braden Holtby isn't impressed by his 200 career wins and said it only shows he's getting up there in age.
Everyone cares about Braden Holtby's milestone except him
Braden Holtby reached career win No. 200 and everyone is excited for it... but him. 
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Was this the Caps' most complete win of the season?
The Penguins came to town on Friday and the Caps were ready for them. Was this the Caps' most complete win of the season? Rob Carlin, Alan May and Tarik El-Bashir discuss.
Caps Rewind: Big home-win vs. Penguins
Braden Holtby picked up a milestone win as the Capitals took care of business against the hated Penguins at home. Take a look back at the action with Captials Rewind.
Jenks defends National Portrait Gallery steps from Penguins fans
Jenks takes to the National Portrait Gallery steps to talk some smack about the Caps 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby is unimpressed by his own major milestone
200 wins? Sure, that's cool I guess....
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Penguins
When the other team's best defenseman goes berserk on a shift, that usually will help you win a game.
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Chris Thompson joins Joe B and Locker during #CapsPens
Redskins running back Chris Thompson joined Joe B and Locker on the #CapsPens broadcast.
Caps top Pens thanks to power play, Holtby
After a 4-1 win against the rival Penguins on Friday, the Caps now sit within one point of Pittsburgh in the standings.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
You aren't alone—Trotz thought Kuznetsov was going to shoot, too
Barry Trotz set a goal for his star center on Friday.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals vs. Penguins game preview
The Caps are up 2-1 as we head into the 3rd period. Here's how to watch. 
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How can the Caps get Grubauer a win and Backstrom some points?
JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and Rob Carlin look at the factors contributing to the struggles of Grubauer and Backstrom. Hear what Barry Trotz had to say about Backstrom plus special guest Isabelle Khurshudyan...
PICS: Tom Wilson Gets a Foster Pup
If you are not already a fan of Tom Wilson, these pictures of him with his foster puppy will win you over. 
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
No Backstrom-Ovi reunion yet
Nicklas Backstrom has no points in seven games, but Barry Trotz isn't worried.
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Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly
Caps' get several injured players back at practice
Matt Niskanen, Brett Connolly and Tyler Graovac were all back at practice on Thursday, but how close are they really to returning to the lineup?
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Craig Laughlin: broadcaster ... brawler?
Our Craig Laughlin was never much of a brawler, but he did drop the mitts on occasion. Does he still have it? He went toe-to-toe with former brusier-turned-broadcaster Rob Ray.
Tom Wilson didn't want to fight? Really?
Tom Wilson is never afraid to drop the gloves, but he wasn’t happy about having to do so on Tuesday.
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Why Barry Trotz isn't worried about being out-shot
Capitals HC Barry Trotz joined the Junkies Wednesday to discuss their rocky start and why he isn't worried about being out-shot.
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
Trotz upgrades 3 injured Caps from 'week-to-week' to 'day-to-day'
The Caps are slowly, but surely getting healthier. Barry Trotz provided updates on all the walking wounded and it sounds like the team could be getting some players back soon.
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Grubauer is really sick of losing
Philipp Grubauer has been given tough assignments this season and it is clearly taking its toll on the backup netminder.
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A frustrating loss for Grubauer and the Caps
The Caps saw their three-game win streak come to an end in Buffalo. Rob Carlin, Alan May and JJ Regan break down what was a frustrating night for everyone, especially Philipp Grubauer.
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
4 reasons why the Caps lost to the Sabres
The Caps saw their three-game win streak snapped Tuesday at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres. Here are four reasons why Washington lost.
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Ovechkin's line not enough in Buffalo
Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly tried to get the Caps back in the game on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Caps fell to the Sabres 3-1.
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
How a funny moment in OT could shift the Caps' defensive strategy
It was certainly funny to see John Carlson take a faceoff in overtime, but Barry Trotz saw a lesson to be learned when it comes to how he approaches his lines in overtime.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Capitals at Sabres game preview
The Capitals look for their second win in as many nights and their fourth in a row as they face the Buffalo Sabres. Here's how you can watch.
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Caps Extra Podcast breaks downs Caps-Coyotes
The Caps spotted Arizona a 2-0 lead, but battled back to win in overtime. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie breakdown the win in the latest Capitals Extra Podcast.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
How Eller and Oshie's work in OT lead to Carlson's game-winner
John Carlson scored the game-winner against Arizona, but the real overtime heroes were Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie.
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Devante Smith-Pelly was 'ready when called upon'
Igniting the comeback, first-year Capital Devante Smith-Pelly scored the Washington Capitals first goal of the night. Rob Carlin, Tarik El-Bashir, and Alan May join the right winger.
Caps Skate by Coyotes in OT
John Carlson bailed out the Capitals on Monday night after they spotted Arizona a 2-0 lead, preventing a huge upset against the Coyotes. His overtime winner sealed a third straight win.
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John Carlson scores the OT game winner vs. Coyotes
In overtime, Washington Capitals defensemen John Carlson bails out the team on home ice. Connecting on the whiffed pass by T.J. Oshie to defeat the Coyotes.
TJ Oshie appreciates 'Little TJ Oshie's" celebration
One of the Capitals' "Mites on Ice" rocked the TJ Oshie celebration, so we had the Capitals forward watch the video and provide his critique.
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov
Capitals vs. Coyotes game preview
The Coyotes took an early two-goal lead in the game, but after goals from Ovechkin and DSP, the Caps are back in it with one period left. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Don't sleep on the Coyotes, this game could be a 'trap game' for Caps
Barry Trotz explained why the Caps won't be able to cruise to victory against the Coyotes on Monday night.
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Jay Beagle is thankful for his 'two great' goaltenders
Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer are two of the most important guys on the Capitals and center Jay Beagle gave the Junkies some insight on how much he appreciates them.
The Washington Capitals
Have the Caps turned things around?
After a slow start to the season, the Caps had their best week of the season. Are they back on track?
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Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene
Does Matt Duchene change the balance of power in the East?
The Ottawa Senators reached the conference finals last year. Does the addition of Matt Duchene make them Cup contenders?
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Caps prospect suffers broken wrist
Defenseman Connor Hobbs will miss the next six to eight weeks due to a fractured left wrist, the Hershey Bears announced Sunday.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
For a second straight game, Caps' leaky PK delivers in critical moment
The Caps' penalty kill allowed a late goal, but again delivered a critical double-minor kill early in the third period that may have gotten them the win.
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Tom Wilson delivers in Boston
Tom Wilson delivered his first multi-goal game and Braden Holtby was strong in net, but did Rob Carlin curse him? The Capitals Extra crew debates.
Tom Wilson records first two goals of season vs. Bruins
Tom Wilson is known for his physicality on the ice and against the Bruins he got it done on offense for the Washington Capitals. In Boston he netted his first two goals of the season.
Braden Holtby and Brooks Orpik of the Washington Capitals
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Bruins
A strong start combined with a on-point Braden Holtby kept the Capitals on top of the Bruins (again).
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The Washington Capitals
Wilson makes an impact with his offense, not his fists
Tom Wilson is known more as a tough guy, but his two goals on Saturday led the Caps to the 3-2 win over the Bruins in Boston.
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Caps are in search of an identity, but what does that mean?
The Capitals are a team in need of an identity...but what does that mean? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what it means, why the Caps are in need of a new one and how far along they are in that...
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals at Bruins game preview
The Capitals hit the road again as they visit the Bruins in Boston (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley
Copley's return will provide Caps with needed depth
After missing nine games, Pheonix Copley is set to start for the Hershey Bears on Friday night. His return is good news for the Capitals' goalie depth.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Caps' penalty kill was bad Thursday but delivered when it mattered most
The Caps only killed off 50-percent of the power plays they faced on Thusrday, but the last kill may have saved the game.
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Washington Capitals prospect Ilya Samsonov
Caps' top prospect reportedly suffers concussion in KHL game
Ilya Samsonov's now former head coach declared the goalie suffered a concussion following Tuesday's KHL game.
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Lars Eller makes it count
Lars Eller came up huge to make sure the Caps got the win over the Islanders with two goals and an assist. The Caps Extra crew takes a deeper dive into the game. Have the Caps turned a corner or were they...
Chandler Stephenson is starting to get comfortable
Capitals foward Chandler Stephenson talks about getting more comfortable as the season progresses.
Caps get rare first goal
It had been so long since the Caps scored first in a game, they didn’t know how to react when they did it Thursday against the Islanders.
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Lars Eller and Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Islanders
The Islanders tied the game three times, but the Caps were still able to fend them off for the win. Here's how.
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Eller comes through in Caps win
The Capitals earned a big win in their return home over the New York Islanders thanks to a big effort from the third line led by Lars Eller.
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Chiasson's first goal as a Cap had some serious heat on it
Alex Chiasson responded after an Islanders' goal just 12 seconds later with his first as a Cap and boy did he have some heat behind his shot.
Caps Fight Cancer event features a dream come true
Youngster Dariush Namin got to live out his wildest dream on Thursday night as he took the ice before Capitals vs. Islanders to deliver the opening puck-drop.
Hotlby, Chorney, Walker all return
Coach Barry Trotz called tonight's meeting with John Tavares and Co. "sort of a big game" given his team's spot in the standings.
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Lars Eller and Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals
Capitals vs. Islanders game preview
The Caps hold a slim lead as the 3rd period begins. Come join us for the final 20 minutes! 
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Wish Granted: Caps Kick off Hockey Fights Cancer month
November is the NHL's "Hockey Fights Cancer" month, and the Capitals wasted no time getting started. They hosted 11-year-old Dariush Namin at practice, where he got to meet his favorite player.
Rinkside Report: Caps need to take advantage of home-ice
After a 1-2 road trip out west, the Caps need to get back on track. That starts with taking care of business at home. Tarik El-Bashir and Rob Carlin have more in the Rinkside Report.
Baby Backstrom takes the ice for cuteness overload
Nick Backstrom had a special guest on the ice after practice Wednesday and it's the most adorable hockey thing you'll see all week.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
How Brooks Orpik is handling a heavy workload on the blue line
Brooks Orpik was a third pairing defenseman last season who looked like the game was passing him by. Now he is a team workhorse.
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El-Bashir: 'I still maintain that this is a playoff team'
The Caps have struggled during the start of their season, but NBC Sports Washington Capitals insider Tarik El-Bashir feels they will get their act together.
Capitals Halloween
Caps Halloween 2017
Several Caps dressed up for Halloween - here are the best costumes.
John Carlson and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals
Caps feeling sense of success despite rough road trip
The Caps earned only two points in their three-game road trip, but the feeling at practice was still positive after the road trip for one big reason.
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No end in sight for Caps' injury concerns
The injury news wasn’t all that positive—or definitive—as the Caps began preparing for their November slate of games on Tuesday.
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Trotz not a fan of NHL's 'soccer mentality' problem
Barry Trotz wants the Caps to get more power plays, but he is not about to tell his team to start diving to get them.
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Jay Beagle: 'We know that we're building towards something'
The Caps have had a rough start to their season, but center Jay Beagle said his team will overcome adversity.
No one is safe from a scare at NBC Sports Washington
Producer Meredith made sure everyone got a good scare at NBC Sports Washington.
Monahan scores in 3rd to lift Flames over Caps
The Capitals lost the final game of their Canadian road trip, falling to the Flames, 2-1, on Sunday.
3 Reasons why the Caps lost to the Flames
The Caps couldn't douse the Flames on Sunday, ending their Canadian road trip with a 1-2 record. Why did they lose? Here's why.
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Caps Rewind: Flames stifle Washington's offense
The Caps dropped the final game of their three-game road trip out West, falling to the Calgary Flames, 2-1, on Sunday.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
It's still way too soon for Caps to panic
The Caps would have liked to get off to a better start than 5-6-1 in their first 12 games, but that doesn't mean you should be nervous yet.
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Grubauer's performance can't make up for Caps' lack of offense
Philipp Grubauer turned in his best performance of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Caps could only muster one goal against Calgary in a 2-1 loss.
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Grubauer keeps Caps close again, but can't cool Flames
Philipp Grubauer gave the injury-depleted Caps a chance on Sunday but his 36 stops weren’t enough to douse the Flames.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
5 reasons why the Caps beat the Oilers
Things did not start well on Saturday, but the Capitals escaped Edmonton with a 5-2 win. Here's why.
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
Capitals at Flames game preview
The Caps look to take both games of the weekend as they head to Calgary to take on the Flames. Here's how you can watch.
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How Devante Smith-Pelly saved the game
Everything was spiraling out of control for the Caps and then a Devante Smith-Pelly goal with 17 seconds left in the first period turned things around in Edmonton.
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Caps Rewind: Kuznetsov rallies Caps past Oilers
Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alexander Ovechkin led the way as the Capitals got a big road win in Edmonton over Connor McDavid and the Oilers.
Caps' top line dazzles in Edmonton
Barry Trotz tried a new combination on the Caps' top line in Edmonton and it paid off in the 5-2 win as all three players delivered incredible performances.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scores amazing goal to extend Caps lead
Evgeny Kuznetsov shows off fancy stick work, scoring a fantastic goal to extend Capitals lead over the Oilers to 4-2
Oilers avoid too many men penalty despite sixth man tussling with Peluso
When there are five OIlers skaters playing on the ice, you're not supposed to have a sixth locked in a dust-up with a Cap.
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Ovechkin speaks to reporters on his gift to homeless man
Alex Ovechkin wanted to talk about Saturday's game against Edmonton, but reporters pressed him on his random act of kindness to a homeless man.
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Backstrom returns as Trotz makes a few changes
Backstrom returns, DSP moves up, Chiasson moves down, Stephenson moves over and more.
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
Capitals at Oilers game preview
The Caps' road trip continues with a game against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin's random act of kindness shows he may be as good a guy as he is a goalscorer
The Capitals are in Edmonton for their game against the Oilers on Saturday. While there, Ovechkin evidently had a gift for a homeless man.
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Show Us Your Capitals Pumpkins
Get carving! We want to see your Caps pumpkins. Winner will be chosen Sunday on Caps Overtime and will receive a prize!
Amidst injuries, Caps make call-up
Anthony Peluso has not appeared in an NHL game since March 2016, but with injuries mounting for the Caps, the team recalled the forward from the AHL.
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Who are the Caps through the first 10 games?
We are only ten games into the 2017-18 season, but there are several conclusions we can draw about how the Caps have performed so far. 
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A night to forget in Vancouver
Things were going to be tough with no Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky or Matt Niskanen, but no one expected this matchup between the Caps and Vancouver Canucks to get as ugly as it did.
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Ovechkin: This isn't last year's team
The Caps don't look as good as last year, but Alex Ovechkin is tired of talking about last year. This is a new team and they have their backs against the wall.
Caps can't contain Canucks
The Capitals suffered a setback before the game even started with Nicklas Backstrom declared out. Someone needed to step up for Washington, but the game was already out of reach when they did.
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Chandler Stephenson scores first career goal
Chandler Stephenson scores his first career goal in a 6-2 loss to Vancouver.
Connolly knocked out of Thursday's game by Erik Gudbranson
An already shorthanded Caps team was dealt another blow on Thursday when Brett Connolly left in the second period.
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Craig Laughlin takes a two-wheeled tour of Vancouver
Capitals color analyst Craig Laughlin straps his helmet on and takes a bike tour of Vancouver.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Where will the goals come from for the Caps?
Andre Burakovsky is injured, Nicklas Backstrom is a game-time decision, so who will the Caps look to for secondary scoring Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m., NBC Sports Washington [1])? [1] h
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Injury-riddled Capitals could be without Backstrom too
When the Caps take on the Canucks on Thursday, Nick Backstrom will be out of lineup, ending a lengthy streak of healthy starts. 
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Will Devante Smith-Pelly earn a bigger role?
Caps Coach Barry Trotz says he can see Devante Smith-Pelly skating with 'higher-end' players.
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No Backstrom for Caps in Vancouver
Through two periods, the Caps are down 5-1. Watch the final third right here. 
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Why a Grubauer-Nate Schmidt trade is not going to happen
Vegas needs a goalie, the Caps need a defenseman, but there are a lot of reasons why the Caps are not going to send Philipp Grubauer to the Golden Knights for Nate Schmidt
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Chiasson
With Burakovsky injured, Chiasson appears to be the 'next man up'
You hear the term "next man up" all the time when it comes to injuries. With Andre Burakovsky out , Alex Chiasson looks poised to step into the top six.
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Mailbag returns on Capitals Faceoff Podcast
It's the long-awaited and promised mailbag edition of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast!
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Trotz ready to see youth defenseman step up for veterans
Caps veteran defenseman are seeing a lot of time on the ice and head coach Barry Trotz is ready to see the youth on the team step up before the vets get warn out.
Holtby or Grubauer? Trotz explains how he splits their time
Caps backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer has seen a lot of playing time so far this season. Head coach Barry Trotz explains his decision making on who to start and how many games he'll play.
Andre Burakovsky has surgery on broken thumb
Andre Burakovsky was seen flexing his hand at the end of the Florida Panthers game. Now he is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery Tuesday.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin returns to practice, skates timed laps afterward
After leaving Monday's practice with an injury, No. 8 looked fine during Tuesday's session.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Injured Burakovsky to see specialist, Caps make a recall
Andre Burakovsky will miss at least a week and perhaps longer with latest injury.
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On Ice with Alan May: The best bloopers
On Ice with Alan May is a show that lets viewers learn about the finer points of hockey with the former Capital, but in the blooper edition, there isn't much learning going on.
On Ice with Alan May: The best bloopers
On Ice with Alan May is a show that lets viewers learn about the finer points of hockey with the former Capital, but in the blooper edition, there isn't much learning going on.
The Washington Capitals
Why a road trip could be just what Caps need to break out of slump
The Caps have had more success on the road than at home this season so perhaps a long road trip is just what the Caps need right now.
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Scoring in 400th game was 'a dream come true' for Jay Beagle
Joining the Sports Junkies on Tuesday morning, Capitals' center Jay Beagle talks about the significance of scoring against the Detroit Red Wings, which so happened to be his 400th game, last week.
The Caps and their pups
Puppies! Dogs! And Caps!
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
What does Burakovsky's injury mean for the Caps?
If Andre Burakovsky misses time, the Caps could make a move, according to Coach Barry Trotz.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
After injury scare, Ovechkin says he expects to be fine
Alex Ovechkin took a tumble and limped off the ice early during practice on Monday. He did not return, but he was on hand for the team's Canine Calendar shoot and did not seem concerned.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Trotz thinks Ovechkin will be fine after injury scare at practice
Alex Ovechkiin limped off the ice during practice on Monday. Barry Trotz said he thought the captain would be fine, but had no concrete details.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Upper-body injury keeps Burakovsky out of practice
Andre Burakovsky looked a bit stung after a late penalty in Saturday's game. It apparently was worse than it looked as he missed practice on Monday.
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The Washington Capitals
Power Rankings: Caps searching for gold out west
The Caps are a .500 team through nine games and they are dropping in the power rankings because of it.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey
Caps' rookie defensemen make rookie mistakes
The Caps found themselves down 2-0 against the Florida Panthers on Saturday because of a pair of mistakes by their rookie defensemen.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Penalties are a problem, and the Caps know it
The Caps' penchant for taking penalties is 'hurting us a lot,' according to Lars Eller.
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Grubauer on why the Caps are taking so many penalties
After a 4-1 loss, Philipp Grubauer talked about why the Capitals take so many penalties.
Undisciplined Caps lose to Panthers
Christian Djoos stood out as he scored his second goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough for the Capitals who fell 4-1 to the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
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Christian Djoos scores Caps only goal of the night
Christian Djoos scores the Caps'only goal of the night
Burakovsky on gaining confidence early in the season
André Burakovsky talked about what it takes to gain confidence by scoring his first goal of the year.
The Washington Capitals
Can the Caps keep up their strong defensive play?
It’s a busy weekend. After a win in Detroit Friday, the Caps return to DC for a quick turnaround against the Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Let's get bold and make some predictions.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Breaking down how the Caps got Ovi open for OT winner
How does Alex Ovechkin get that wide open in overtime? Because the Capitals worked the cycle to perfection.
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Capitals vs. Panthers game preview
The Caps are down 3-1 heading into the final period. Can they mount another comeback win? Watch here. 
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Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner in OT
With about three minutes to go in OT, Ovechkin managed to find the space to score on a power play to give the Caps the 4-3 win over the Red Wings.
Burakovsky responds to demotion with his first goal of the season
Andre Burakovsky needed a spark. It looks like he got one.
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The Washington Capitals
Andre Burakovsky rises to Barry Trotz's challenge
Andre Burakovsky scored his first of the season and assisted on the game-tying goal to lead the Caps to the 4-3 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.
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Andre Burakovsky gets his first goal of the season
Andre Burakovsky was in a slump so Barry Trotz moved him to the third line and it worked. Burakovsky scored his first goal of the season against the Detroit Red Wings.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Will Tom Wilson have a big night after his promotion?
The Caps get their first look at Little Caesars Arena as they face the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington Plus), but the real matchup is JJ Regan aginst the fans.
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In just one week, Bowey already looks much improved
After a rough first game, Caps defensemen Madison Bowey is starting to get into the groove of things.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
Captials at Red Wings Leafs game preview
The Caps kick the weekend off with a visit to the Detroit Red Wings. Here's how you can watch.
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Can the Capitals spark Andre Burakovsky and fix their defense?
Andre Burakovsky is struggling and so are the Caps.  JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about whether a move to the third line will help Burakovsky and just how the team can fix its defense.
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Washington Capitals prospect Ilya Samsonov
No, the Capitals should not trade Ilya Samsonov to fix the defense
The Capitals need help on defense, but trading away the team's best prospect is not the way to fix it.
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Will Burakovsky's demotion spark the Caps' third line?
Barry Trotz has a simple message for a struggling Andre Burakovsky who has only two assists and no goals in the team's first seven games:  ‘Don’t think too much.'  
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What does Graovac's injury mean for the Caps?
Caps Coach Barry Trotz provided an update on the versatile Tyler Graovac, who left Tuesday's game with an injury.
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The Capitals at the FBI Academy
Caps work on team building by fighting each other in FBI training
How much better would your work environment be if you had a chance to pin a coworker or get them in a chokehold? The Caps found out at FBI training Wednesday.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Caps see a defensive effort they can build on in Tuesday's loss
The Caps' biggest weakness is their defense, a defense that held the top offense in the NHL to only one goal on Tuesday.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Caps vs. Leafs a defensive battle nobody saw coming
The fans expected goals. JJ Regan expected goals. What did we get? Defense.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
How Kuznetsov could have changed Tuesday's game
Evgeny Kuznetsov is one of the most talented players in the NHL. So why won't he shoot the puck?
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Caps Maple Leafs
Caps vs. Maple Leafs: Three stars
Everyone expected an offensive slugfest between the Capitals and Maple Leafs on Tuesday, but  surprisingly it was the defense that was the story as Toronto shutout the Caps 2-0.
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Tyler Graovac appears to hurt shoulder after taking 2 hits
Tyler Graovac took two hits from Matt Martin and appeared to hurt his shoulder, knocking him out of Tuesday's game.
Already without Eller and Niskanen, Caps lose Graovac in first period
Tyler Graovac's night ended early on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Offense should be easy to come by on Tuesday
JJ Regan takes on the fans with their bold predictions. What should you expect as the Caps host Toronto (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington)? Offense. Lots of offense.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Fixing 'Swiss cheese' defense now a top priority for Caps
In the wake of an 8-2 loss, the Caps need some work in their defensive zone.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Captials vs. Maple Leafs game preview
The Caps return home looking to shake off Saturday's ugly loss as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Here's how you can watch.
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Jay Beagle warns players not to mess with Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson made his comeback after being suspended four games with a good ol' fashioned fight. Caps center Jay Beagle warned players not to mess with Willy.
Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
Trotz playing with D-pairs for Leafs
The D-pairs got shuffled, but coach Barry Trotz says you shouldn't read too much into the new alignment.
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Backstrom's standout week recognized by NHL
The Caps' center put up crazy good numbers in last week's four games. 
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Capitals Rewind: Caps flop in Philly
The Capitals we're looking for back-to-back road wins for the first time this season. What they got instead, was a complete shellacking at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Trotz not pleased with Caps' attention to detail vs. Flyers
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, with undertones of frustration, discussed how the Capitals' lack of structure or detail played a big part in their six-goal loss to the Flyers.
Bowey acknowledges his 'Welcome to the NHL' moment
Madison Bowey made his NHL debut for the Capitals on Saturday, and it did not go as well as planned, thanks to a dazzling series of dekes executed by Flyers veteran Jakub Voracek.