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The Caps fell to the Devils in their return from the bye week on Thursday in a wild overtime defeat in New Jersey. Here's why they lost.

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From the beach to the ice
The Caps did not even get a chance to practice before coming off the bye. They may have lost in overtime, but Washington found a way to get a point in a game in which they were not the better team.
Player's Cut: Brett Connolly does it again
Before the bye week, Brett Connolly scored a late-third period goal to help create a miracle in Carolina. In their return from the bye, he scored twice including another late third period game-tying goal.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
4 reasons the Caps lost to the Devils
The Caps fell to the Devils in their return from the bye week on Thursday in a wild overtime defeat in New Jersey. Here's why they lost.
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Caps fight back to earn a point, but fall to Devils in OT
The Caps had to battle back from a 3-1 deficit to earn a point, but they ultimately fell to the Devils 4-3 in overtime.
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Brett Connolly scores another late, game-tying goal
Down 3-2, Brett Connolly tied the game against the New Jersey Devils with less than four minutes remaining.
Beagle takes PK problems personally, prepared to front shots
The Caps will be back in action Thursday night after having a bye week. Center Jay Beagle told the Junkies he is committed to improving on penalty kills in the second half of the season.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Capitals at Devils -- How to watch
The Caps return from the bye with a game on the road against the Devils. Here's how you can watch.
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Capitals Top 5 Plays of the Week
The Caps played back-to-back games against the Hurricanes this week, notching a win, a loss, and a lot of highlight-worthy goals.
Reflecting on the first half of the Caps' season
JJ Regan is joined by Capitals Radio Network host Ben Raby as they talk about the first half of the season.
The Washington Capitals
Where do the Caps need to improve?
We've looked at the first half of the season, now let's look forward and talk about what the Caps need to do better.
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Caps reveal Navy blue jerseys for Stadium Series
The Caps will pay tribute to their Navy hosts with a navy blue Stadium Series jersey.
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Caps prospect suspended 3 games for high hit
Colby Williams' suspension will cost him one of the biggest games of the year. Also, Garrett Pilon is adjusting well to his new team, Travis Boyd hits a career milestone and Riley Barber keeps on scoring.
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Washington Capitals forwards Alex Ovechkin and NIcklas Backstrom
What was the best moment of the Caps' season so far?
We have already been treated to some thrills this hockey season, but what moment was the best? Was it when things turned around for the Caps or perhaps a touching night in Toronto?
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
What has been the biggest surprise in the first half of the season?
Who could have seen Alex Ovechkin finding the fountain of youth? Or the Caps staying atop the division after the offseason's roster turnover?
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Washington Capitals forwards Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
The Caps enter bye week on a winning note
The Caps entered the bye the right way with a thrilling win over Carolina and that has them still high in the Power Rankings during the bye week.
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Brian MacLellan wants John Carlson back 'no matter what'
Early season success provides clarity to offseason plans for John Carlson.
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Caps pull off an improbable win in Carolina
Someone call the cops because the Caps just stole one! Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie talk about Washington's improbable win in Carolina.
Player's Cut: Caps down Canes with team effort in Carolina
It took a team effort for the Caps to steal a win from Carolina.
4 reasons the Caps beat the Hurricanes
The Caps were headed toward another loss vs. the Carolina Hurricanes, but late goals from Brett Connolly and Jay Beagle saved a victory from the jaws of defeat.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Beagle steals a win with buzzer-beater goal
The Caps pulled off an improbable win in Carolina as Jay Beagle score the go-ahead goal with less than two seconds remaining in the game
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Caps beat Hurricanes on Jay Beagle's buzzer-beater
Jay Beagle was in the right place at the right time, scoring with 0.5 seconds left to beat the Hurricanes on Friday night.
Duck Tales: Brooks Orpik gives back to team who lost it all
The Tucker Road Ducks lost it all when a fire destroyed their rink. But Caps' defenseman Brooks Orpik stepped up to provide support and equipment.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
Is Carlson still in Norris contention after All-Star snub?
John Carlson was passed over for the All-Star Game, but there are reasons to still be hopeful about his Norris chances.
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
Capitals at Hurricanes -- How to watch
The Caps look to rebound from Thursday's loss with a rematch against the Hurricanes. Here's how you can watch.
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Nothing seemed to go the Caps way on Thursday
Things just did not go the Caps' way on Thursday. In the wake of John Carlson's all-star snub, Andre Burakovsky suffered a sudden illness before the game against Carolina. Then the Caps fell because of a...
Player's Cut: Lars Eller stays hot with 3rd goal in 3 games
Lars Eller beat Scott Darling for his third goal in three games, and fourth in the last six games.
Justin Faulk Caps Canes
Ambiguous possession rule costs Caps game-winning goal
The Capitals were frustrated after not getting an explanation for a questionable call in the third period that cost them a goal.
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4 reasons the Caps lost to the Hurricanes
The Capitals saw a 10-game home win streak and a five-game win streak overall snapped as they fell 3-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. Here's how they lost.
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Caps Canes
Canes clip Caps, 3-1
The Capitals' 10-game winning streak at home came to an end Thursday night in their 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes. Who did Tarik El-Bashir name his three stars of the game?
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Lars Eller fires home his third goal in three games
Lars Eller stayed hot with a one-timer to beat Scott Darling for his third goal in as many games.
Philipp Grubauer talks recent success
Caps' backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer has been seeing a lot of ice time lately. He talked to Tarik El-Bashir about what has contributed to his recent success.
Ovi a greater pure goal-scorer than Wayne Gretzky?
Wayne Gretzky is the greatest hockey player of all time, but is he the greatest scorer? Neil Greenberg explains why Alex Ovechkin is the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history.
Trotz and Holtby react to All-Star bids, Carlson's snub
Barry Trotz, Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby are headed to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, but John Carlson is not. Trotz and Holtby spoke about the assignment and why Carlson should be joining them in Tampa...
Meet Nigel, the Capitals' newest very good hockey dog
The Capitals have a new member on their service team. Meet Nigel, a very good service dog who just attended his very first Capitals game.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
Capitals sound off on John Carlson's All-Star snub
John Carlson looked like a shoo-in for his first career All-Star Game. Instead, he was a snub and the Caps were fired up about it.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Capitals vs. Hurricanes -- How to watch
The Caps and Hurricanes start a home-and-home back-to-back series on Thursday in Washington. Here's how you can watch.
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How can the Caps get Burakovsky back on track?
Andre Burakovsky is a very skilled player, but he is having a tough season. How can the Caps get him going, but not take away minutes from other forwards who are playing well? JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir...
Caps Top 5 Plays: Lars Eller's stellar week
The latest edition of the Capitals Top 5 Plays of the Week highlights Lars Eller's big week and more play-making from the Great 8.
Holtby's Highlights: All-Star plays from the Caps goaltender
Looking back on some of Braden Holtby's most exciting and impressive moments from his All-Star-level first half.
Holtby gets ASG invite but Carlson a notable snub
Braden Holtby is an All-Star for the third straight season, but John Carlson is a surprising snub even in a year in which he looked like a shoo-in.
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Meet the 2018 NHL Pacific Division All-Star roster
The complete roster for the Pacific Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game is here. See who made and who got snubbed.
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Meet the 2018 NHL Central Division All-Star roster
The complete roster for the Central Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game is here. See who made and who got snubbed.
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Meet the 2018 NHL Atlantic Division All-Star roster
The complete roster for the Atlantic Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game is here. See who made and who got snubbed.
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Meet the 2018 NHL Metropolitan Division roster
The complete roster for the Metropolitan Division at the 2018 NHL All-Star Game is here. See who made and who got snubbed.
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Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and his golden locks earn silver at WJC
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby wins silver, the Hershey Bears have found a dangerous offensive line and a big trade in the WHL puts a Caps prospect on the move.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
Why Smith-Pelly felt compelled to drop the gloves with Hutton
Devante Smith-Pelly stopped short of calling Ben Hutton's hit on Brooks Orpik dirty so why did he feel compelled to step in?
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Trotz: 'Criminal' for Carlson to miss All-Star roster
Ahead of the NHL All-Star roster being set, Barry Trotz is a big supporter of defenseman John Carlson making the cut.
Trotz loves his players are willing to fight for one another
Devante Smith-Pelly took to Brooks Orpik's defense Tuesday night after a brutal hit. Head coach Barry Trotz loves this his players are ready to go at it for one another.
John Carlosn makes his final all-star case in win over Vancouver
In the final game before the All-Star rosters are announced, John Carlson highlighted why he should be added to the team with a strong performance against Vancouver. The Caps Extra crew talks about his...
Player's Cut: Grubauer confounds Canucks
The Caps provided some goal support, Philipp Grubauer did the rest in win over Vancouver.
What is a Canuck? Jenks asks Caps fans
Ahead of the Caps taking on the Canucks, our very own Michael Jenkins went around Capital One Arena to see if fans could give him the definition of a Canuck. Do you know what it is?
Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
4 reasons the Caps beat the Canucks
The Caps avoided the trap game against the scrappy Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday with a dominant 3-1 win, their fifth win in a row and 10th straight at home.
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Must-See Photos: Capitals 3, Vancouver 1
All the best photos from the Caps' 3-1 win against the Canucks.
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Madison Bowey looks forward to Caps' second half
Defenseman Madison Bowey talks the Caps' recent success and how the team will maintain their chemistry into the second half of the season.
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Kuznetsov, Caps bottle up Canucks, 3-1
Evgeny Kuznetsov powered the Caps past the Canucks for their 10th straight home win.
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Carlson scores on one of the most bizarre plays you will ever see
Can a team be called for goalie interference without actually touching the goalie? Vancouver wanted to find out on this bizarre John Carlson goal.
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
John Carlson ties game with strange goal
John Carlson scored against Vancouver to tie the game as the net tipped forward and almost fell over.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Will more Caps be selected to the All-Star Game?
We know Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz will be representing the Washington Capitals at the NHL All-Star game, but could any other Caps be joining them?
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Jay Beagle: Tight games are what's building Caps' character
A lot of the Caps' wins this season have been close ones and center Jay Beagle told the Junkies it's getting the team ready for playoff style of play.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Capitals vs. Canucks -- How to watch
The Caps will look for their 10th win in a row at home as they welcome in the Vancouver Canucks. Here's how you can watch.
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Why a move to the third line could be just what Oshie needs
The third line found instant chemistry on Sunday against the Blues with the addition of T.J. Oshie. That's a combination Barry Trotz apparently wants to see more of.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie's big rebound shot was an intentional 'pass' to Eller
Did that rebound to Lars Eller look a little too perfect to you? That's because T.J. Oshie planned it that way.
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The Washington Capitals
How will the Caps handle January's light schedule?
The Caps are riding high in this week's Power Rankings, but will they begin to struggle with a lighter January schedule?
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The Caps Extra crew sees a lot of character in Caps' comeback win
The Caps battled back from a rough second period, got a big goal from Ovechkin from the office, some keys saves from Braden Holtby and an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom.
Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
How a lost stick earned the Caps the overtime win over St. Louis
Colton Parayko's lost his stick in overtime in a play that ended up giving the Caps the overtime win.
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Player's cut: Backstrom takes over against Blues
Nicklas Backstrom assisted on a game-tying goal in the third period and then scored the overtime winner to lead Washington to the win over St. Louis.
Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
3 reasons the Caps beat the Blues
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom took over late in the game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday to lead the Caps to the 4-3 overtime win.
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Must-See Photos: Capitals 4 Blues 3
The Capitals beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in overtime Sunday afternoon. Here are all the best photos from the win.
Colton Parayko's lost stick gives Caps the OT win
Colton Parayko's lost his stick in overtime in a play that ended up giving the Caps the overtime win.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps find late-game momentum to win in OT
The Caps lost a lot of momentum mid-game, but came back in the third to even the score and win in overtime.
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Nicklas Backstrom finishes off the Blues in overtime
Nicklas Backstrom saw an opening and T.J. Oshie found him with the pass to spring the breakaway. All Backstrom had to do was finish the shot to put the Blues away.
Oshie's intentional rebound leads to Eller goal
T.J. Oshie shot the puck off of Carter Hutton to Lars Eller to setup the Caps' goal.
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Capitals vs. Blues -- How to watch
The Caps return to action on Sunday as they host the St. Louis Blues. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
Caps look to be full strength Sunday with Niskanen on track to return
After Saturday's practice, it certainly looks like defenseman Matt Niskanen will be back in the lineup Sunday when the Capitals take on the St. Louis Blues (3 pm., NBC Sports Washington).
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
After a slow start, Barry Trotz is headed to the All-Star Game
The Caps started the season 11-10-1. Now they are 25-13-3 and Barry Trotz is headed to the All-Star Game.
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
6 storylines to watch in the second half of the Caps' season
From John Carlson's contract to some major milestones for Alex Ovechkin, there are plenty of stories to watch over the next 41 games.
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Tom Wilson joins the Capitals Faceoff Podcast
Tom Wilson joined the podcast to talk about his big season and how he balances his offensive and physical play. Plus, we talk about T.J. Oshie's struggles and Alex Ovechkin's big season.
Kuznetsov explains reasoning behind playing practice goalie
Evgeny Kuznetsov suited up in full goalies pads for practice on Thursday. Why? It's fun and it keeps it fresh. An 82-game season is tough sledding.
The Washington Capitals
How do the Caps grade after the first half of the season?
The Caps have hit the midway point of the regular season. It's time to hand out report cards and grade how they have done through the first 41 games.
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Alex Ovechkin is making a case for the Hart
Alex Ovechkin isn't just defying Father Time, he's leading the Caps to a level no one expected this season. That should garner some MVP attention.
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Beagle heard the talk, but he knew the Caps had the pieces
The Capitals were not supposed to be in first place in January 2018, they said. But here they are. jay Beagle knew they had the pieces in place to be where they are.
Evgeny Kuznetsov suits up at goalie after practice
Evgeny Kuznetsov strapped on the pads and tried his luck at goalie after Caps practice. While it was all in good fun, there were also some stakes on the line.
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Kuznetsov suits up at goalie
Evgeny Kuznetsov decided to have a little bit of fun after practice. He suited up as a goalie and took shots from his teammates.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Caps and Penguins given same Stanley Cup odds
The Caps are in first place, the Penguins are not even in a playoff position. Yet, the oddsmakers still give both teams the same odds of winning the Stanley Cup.
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Alex Ovechkin always has fun at the All-Star Game
If there's one thing Alex Ovechkin knows how to do at the All-Star Game, it's to have a little bit of fun.
T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
Barry Trotz has a plan to get T.J. Oshie going again
Oshie has one point—a goal—since returning from a concussion seven games ago. Barry Trotz is hoping some familiar linemates can get him going.
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Alex Ovechkin sizzling in first half of 2017-18 season
Alex Ovechkin is once again an All-Star Game captain. These are all of the reasons why.
Alex Ovechkin named captain for 2018 NHL All-Star Game
Red-hot Ovechkin tabbed as Metro captain for All-Star Game
Alex Ovechkin's red-hot first-half has been rewarded as he was named the captain of the Metropolitan Division for the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Bay.
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Caps Top 5 Plays of the Week
Caps end 2017 on a high note, and open up 2018 even better. Featuring big goals scored against the Bruins and the Hurricanes, including Ovechkin's Overtime game-winner.
Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is turning heads
Axel Jonsson-Fjallby has helped Sweden to an undefeated record in the World Junior Championship.
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Trotz: Team is looking for consistency from Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky has been missing from the Caps' lineup for the past several games. Head coach Barry Trotz explained to the Junkies what they are looking for from the forward.
Trotz credits veterans for rallying team vs. Hurricanes
The Caps beat the Hurricanes Tuesday night thanks to an overtime goal from Ovi. Head coach Barry Trotz credits the veterans for not letting the team fall in Carolina.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin's big game Tuesday statistically puts him among all-time elite players
Alex Oveckin's already lengthy list of career accomplishments got a few more bullet points on Tuesday.
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Ovechkin's brilliance makes up for Caps' mistakes
Alex Ovechkin was so good in Carolina, he overshadowed the numerous mistakes the Caps made in a game they easily could have lost. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie breakdown the win over the Hurricanes.
Player's Cut: Another brilliant performance from the Great 8
Alex Ovechkin never ceases to amaze. When the Caps needed a spark in Carolina, he provided one with a game-tying and game-winning goal.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
3 reasons the Caps beat the Hurricanes
Alex Ovechkin played a major role in Washington's win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, but he wasn't the only reason the Caps pulled it out.
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Ovechkin finishes off Carolina with OT rocket
At the end of his shift, Alex Ovechkin found the legs to take the puck into the offensive zone, fake the shot, then fire the puck past Cam Ward for the overtime winner.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin ties the game then finishes off Hurricanes in overtime
Carolina led 4-3 in the third period, but Alex Ovechkin came to the rescue for the Caps as he tied the game then finished it in overtime.
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
Caps could be without two key players in Carolina
Matt Niskanen's absence was expected, but an illness has put Nicklas Backstrom's status for Tuesday's game in doubt as well.
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Beagle: Less pressure has allowed team to play more freely
The Caps are sitting atop of the Metropolitan Division midway through the season. Center Jay Beagle says not having as much pressure on them to win the Stanley Cup has allowed the team to find their...
The Washington Capitals
Caps begin 2018 in unexpected position
In the super competitive Metropolitan Division, Washington has emerged as the top team entering the new year.
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Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
Capitals at Hurricanes -- How to watch
The Caps kick off the new year with a game against divisional foe Carolina. Here's how you can watch.
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US unveils Olympic Hockey roster
USA Hockey announced its roster Monday at the Winter Classic in New York. It includes college players Troy Terry from Denver, Jordan Greenway from Boston University, Will Borgen from St.
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Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
How Smith-Pelly went from healthy scratch to top-line player in Washington
Devante Smith-Pelly is doing everything he can to make sure he doesn't get scratched again and Barry Trotz has taken notice.
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Going Left: TJ Oshie on why he switches up his practice twig
TJ Oshie often practices with a left-handed stick despite being right-handed. Why? He chatted with Tarik El-Bashir about the many benefits.
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
Niskanen misses second practice, availability for Tuesday's game suddenly in doubt
After missing a second consecutive practice, will Matt Niskanen be ready to play in Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes?
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Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
Caps catch a break as refs miss too many men call on Niskanen goal
Matt Niskanen's goal put the Caps up 4-1 on Saturday, but a replay shows it should not have counted.
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Who were the 3 stars of the game? The Caps Extra crew can't decide
The Caps had a big game from...pretty much everyone in a big win over New Jersey. It was such an all-around effort that the Caps Extra crew couldn't figure out who the 3 stars were. Hear Rob Carlin, Alan...
Player's Cut: Carlson fuels offense in big win
John Carlson was getting it down on both ends of the ice against the Devils. The veteran defenseman scored on the power play and added two assists.
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Barry Trotz not thrilled with career milestone because it makes him feel old
Barry Trotz reached a career milestone on Saturday that puts him among the elite head coaches in the NHL. How does that make him feel? Old.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
3 reasons the Caps beat the Devils
In a battle for first place in the Metropolitan Division, it was the Caps' defense that lit up the scoreboard in a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos
Djoos, Caps power over Devils
The Capitals closed out 2017 in style on Saturday night with a 5-2 win over New Jersey.  Here are the players who stood out.
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Christian Djoos lights up the Devils in the first period
Christian Djoos came to play Saturday.
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Caps make it look easy with great passing play on Djoos goal
The Caps made it look real pretty with this passing play to set up Christian Djoos for the goal against New Jersey.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Trotz has a motive behind Burakovsky's heathly scratch
Andre Burakovsky will sit out Saturday’s first-place showdown with the Devils as head coach Barry Trotz attempts to “force” the talented young winger to up his game.
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Capitals vs. Devils -- How to watch
The Caps and Devils meet with first place in the Metropolitan Division on the line. Here's how you can watch.
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The Caps Faceoff crew wonders if it is time to worry about the Caps' offense
In the midst of a three-game losing streak, the Caps' offense went dry. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about whether it's time to worry about the offense or if this is just a blip on the radar?
From the office: Go inside Ovechkin's PP slapshot
When Alex Ovechkin is sitting in "the office", he cannot be stopped. The Great Eight got the Caps' power play out of a slump with a scorching blast vs. the Bruins.
New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes
Caps currently looking up at Devils in Metro standings thanks to Hynes
With the Devils leading the Metro Division near the midway point of the season. John Hynes should get some coach of the year consideration.
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Beagle gives credit to Golden Knights for home record in sin city
The Caps recently played the Golden Knights in Vegas, who are 25-9 so far this season. Center Jay Beagle gives the team credit for their success in a city that could be very distracting.
Lars Eller on Caps' confidence even during scoring drought
Lars Eller snapped the Caps 177-minute scoreless drought. He talked to Tarik El-Bashir about the Caps' ability to not panic.
Caps end slump, beat Bruins ... again
A home game against the Bruins was exactly what the doctor ordered for the Caps, who rallied late to finally score (!) and win a game (!!).
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Position, timing leads to Connolly's third-period equalizer
The Capitals trailed the Bruins halfway through the third period, with their 11-game win streak against Boston on the fritz. And then Brett Connolly crashed the net and was rewarded.
12.28.17: Top 5 Capitals Plays of the Week
Who gets the No. 1 spot? Watch the top Capitals plays here.
Ovechkin lights the lamp to break scoreless PP drought
The Caps had been unable to net a goal on the power play in over five straight chances. Alex Ovechkin righted the ship against the Bruins.
Lars Eller snaps Caps 177-minute scoreless drought
The Caps failed to score a goal in over 177 minutes of action, dating back before Christmas. But Lars Eller was in the right place in the right time against the Bruins.
Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos
Djoos cleared to play despite grisly facial injury
One night after getting a puck to the face, Christian Djoos has been cleared to play in Thursday's game, stitches and all.
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Capitals vs. Bruins -- How to watch
The Capitals look to end their three-game skid as they host the Boston Bruins (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network). Here's how you can watch.
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Caps Extra crew breaks down why the Caps looked out of sync in New York
Philipp Grubauer played a phenomenal game in New York, but the players in front of him looked out of sync. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie break down the Caps' 1-0 shootout loss to the Rangers.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
3 reasons the Caps lost to the Rangers
The Caps failed to score in regulation, overtime and a shootout en route to a 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers in their first game after the holiday break. Here's how they lost.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Grubauer stands on his head in losing effort
Philipp Grubauer did everything he could, but the Caps still fell 1-0 in a shootout loss. Here are the players who stood out.
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Christian Djoos takes errant puck to the face vs. Rangers
Capitals' Christian Djoos stopped a Rangers shot with his face oN Wednesday night, resulting in a lot of blood and several stitches.
Back-to-back unreal saves by Philipp Grubauer
Philipp Grubauer stood on his head in New York, especially in the third period when he made two phenomenal saves back to back.
Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker
Where does Nathan Walker rank among Caps' prospects?
Nathan Walker is a Capitals prospect once again. Just where does he rank among the team's other prospects?
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What does a sick Chandler Stephenson mean for the Caps' lineup?
With Chandler Stephenson out sick, the Caps had to make a change to the lineup for Wednesday's game in New York.
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Capitals at Rangers -- How to watch
The Capitals and Rangers renew their rivalry. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
After a tough trip through the desert, where are Caps in the Power Rankings?
A red-hot Capitals team went out west into the desert and suddenly came up dry. What does that mean for this weeks' NHL Power Rankings?
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Caps Extra talks Vegas after rough night for Caps
The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the best stories in the NHL and on Saturday the Caps found out why. Rob Carlin, Anson Carter, Tarik El-Bashir and Ryan Billie break down the game in a very pun-filled...
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly
Player's Cut: Smith-Pelly makes case to stay in the lineup
Devante Smith-Pelly was back in the lineup after getting scratched the past two games. With a strong performance against Vegas, Smith-Pelly made his case for why he should stay in the lineup.
4 reasons the Caps lost to the Golden Knights
The Caps' first trip to Vegas did not go the way they planned as they fell 3-0. Here's how Washington lost its first game against the Golden Knights.
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Caps fold 'em in Vegas, fall 3-0 to the Golden Knights
There wasn't much to like from the Caps' first trip to Vegas as they fell 3-0. Here are the players who stood out.
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Vegas native Harper sports Knights jersey for Caps puck drop
With the Washington Capitals in Las Vegas to take on the Golden Knights for the very first time, Nats superstar Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native took the ice to drop the puck, bro.
Vegas Golden Knights
Capitals at Golden Knights -- How to watch
The Caps take their first trip to Vegas to take on the Golden Knights. Here's how you can watch.
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4 reasons the Caps lost to the Coyotes
Did you have Friday's game penciled in as a win? Not so fast as the Caps fell victim to the trap game in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
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Caps Extra reacts to trap game loss in desert
The Caps played the NHL-worst Coyotes on Friday and the game went to overtime once again, only this time it ended in a Washington loss. Rob Carlin, Anson Carter, and Tarik El-Bashir recap where the Caps...
Caps fall victim to the trap in the desert
A hot Caps teams ended up losing a trap game to the worst team in the NHL in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Vrana sets up Oshie with the no-look pass
Jakub Vrana had no room to shoot so instead he gave T.J. Oshie a no-look back pass to set him up for the goal.
George McPhee joins the Capitals Extra Podcast
Former Capitals general manager and current Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir for a special bonus episode of the Capitals Extra Podcast.
McPhee recalls emotional tribute to victims of Vegas tragedy
Former Capitals GM and current Vegas GM George McPhee joined the Caps Extra podcast and recalled the emotional tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
What does John Carlson need to do to get Norris consideration?
John Carlson stepped up when the Caps needed him the most and that should earn him some consideration for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.
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Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie
Capitals at Coyotes -- How to watch
The Caps head to the desert looking for a win against the Arizona Coyotes. Here's how you can watch.
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2018 NHL Awards Tracker
Awards are won over the course of an 82-game season. The front-runners we see at the beginning of the year, may not even be among the finalists by the end of the season. Here's a look at where the races...
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The Capitals Faceoff Podcast Christmas mailbag
People don't send letters to Santa anymore, they send them to the Capitals Faceoff Podcast. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir answer fan questions plus touch on the Caps reclaiming Nathan Walker and the return...
12.20.17: Top 5 Capitals Plays of the Week
Who gets the No. 1 play of the week? Watch the Capitals Top 5 here.
Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker skates with the puck as St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera chases
A G'day for Nathan Walker
After seeing limited action with the Edmonton Oilers, Nathan Walker was again placed on waivers where the Washington Capitals were able to re-acquire the fan favorite.
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Madison Bowey, Jakub Vrana, Christian Djoos
With so many prospects on the Caps' roster, what does the future look like?
Many of the Caps' best prospects are now on the roster. So what does the Caps' future prospect depth look like?
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Welcome back Andre Burakovsky!
Anson Carter joins Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir to talk about Andre Burakovsky's big night, Dmitry Orlov's crazy goal and the Caps' late heroics to earn the win over Dallas.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
4 reasons the Caps beat the Stars
The curse of Dallas is not officially over as the Caps could not win in regulation, but they did walk away with two points thanks to two goals from Andre Burakovsky in a 4-3 win.
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The Washington Capitals
Andre Burakovsky steals the show
On a game in which all eyes were on T.J. Oshie, Andre Burakovsky stole the show with two goals including the overtime winner. Here are the players who stood out.
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Orlov does his best Ovechkin impression with beautiful goal
Dmitry Orlov looked an awful lot like Alex Ovechkin with this beautiful goal against the Dallas Stars.
Washington Capitals draft
Top 10 Capitals prospects
What does the future of the Caps look like? Here are the top 10 prospects in the Caps' system ranked every week
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What has helped Caps get things rolling after slow start?
The Capitals' season didn't start off the way the wanted it to and center Jay Beagle explained to the Junkies what's changed for them that's allowed them to get on a hot streak.
Beagle: Caps taking road trip one game at a time
The Caps are in Dallas Tuesday night then head to Arizona and Vegas all in a matter of days. Center Jay Beagle said the team will be taking this tough road trip one game at a time.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals at Stars -- How to watch
The Capitals head to Dallas to face the always pesky Stars. Here's how you can watch.
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Of course you want to watch the Caps sing Christmas classics
Have you ever wondered what an Alex Ovechkin, Jakub Vrana duet of "We wish you a Merry Christmas" would sound like? Well, you're in luck.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
All signs point to Oshie returning to the lineup in Dallas
T.J. Oshie was a full participant in practice Monday and looks like he is on track to play in the Caps' game on Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.
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Is Oshie finally good to go?
After practice Monday, T.J. Oshie opens up about how he's feeling and if he's ready to return to the lineup.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
The Caps are overcoming all obstacles, even the loss of Oshie
T.J. Oshie is one of the Caps' most invaluable players, but even with him injured Washington just keeps on winning and climbing in the NHL Power Rankings.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Was Kuznetsov even trying to shoot on his game-tying goal?
Were you glad to see Evgeny Kuznetsov shoot the puck in the third period? Well, look again because he may have been trying to pass it all along.
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Players Cut: Every Alex Ovechkin shot from the Caps' OT win
Alex Ovechkin was the hero last night, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime as the Caps came back from a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd period.
No lead is safe against the Caps
Against the Presidents' Trophy winning Caps, no lead was ever safe. That's what it felt like Saturday against the Ducks as the Caps battled back from a 2-0 deficit to get the OT win.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
5 reasons the Caps beat the Ducks
The Caps rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to force overtime where Alex Ovechkin was able to finish off the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. Here's how they did it.
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Ovechkin seals the deal in OT comeback
It was the John Gibson show for two periods, then the Capitals rallied and The Great 8 finished the job in overtime. 
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Ovechkin can score from anywhere, nets OT winner over Ducks
Alex Ovechkin can score from anywhere. Anaheim defenseman Brandon Montour did everything right on this play, but it didn't matter as Ovechkin rifled in the overtime winner past John Gibson.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky may be healthy, but still has work to do returning to game speed
Returning from injury doesn't end with getting healthy. Andre Burakovsky is back in the lineup, but is still adjusting to the speed of the game.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Capitals vs. Ducks -- How to watch
Comeback complete. Its all tied up in the third period thanks to late goals by Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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Best holiday gifts for Caps fans
Holiday shopping is hard and stressful. Thankfully for you, if any Caps fans are on your list, your to-do list is about to get a little easier. Check out our 2017 holiday gift guide for any Caps fan.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
When will Oshie return to the Caps' lineup?
T.J. Oshie will not return for Saturday's game against Anaheim, so when will he be back?
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Every angle of Chiasson's beautiful breakaway vs. Bruins
The Capitals beat the Bruins 5-2 on Thursday and Alex Chiasson's beautiful breakaway goal was the game's top highlight. Take a look at every angle. It's worth the watch.
Bruins coach takes issue with Wilson coming to Orlov's defense
With Brad Marchand doing Brad Marchand things, Tom Wilson stepped in to protect teammate Dmitry Orlov. That had Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy a bit miffed.
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Player's Cut: Chiasson comes up big in Beantown
Alex Chiasson was a big reason why the Capitals won their 11th straight game against the Bruins. Peep his top highlights from Thursday in Player's Cut.
Caps continue to have Boston's number
Rob Carlin, Alan May, Tarik El-Bashir and Ryan Billie talk about the Caps' streak against Boston and the team's hot streak over the past month.
Caps Rewind: Caps just can't lose to Boston
The Capitals extended their win streak over the Boston Bruins to 11 games with a 5-3 win in Boston.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Chiasson
4 reasons the Caps beat the Bruins
The Caps' dominance over the Bruins continued on Thursday in a 5-3 win in Boston. Washington has now won 11 straight against the Bruins. Here's why they won No. 11.
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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Caps win 11th straight against Boston
The Caps have now won 11 straight games against the Boston Bruins. Here are three players who made that happen.
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Djoos makes great play to set up Chiasson goal
Christian Djoos had room to work and he made the most of it. H carried the puck to the faceoff circle, skated around Anders Bjork and set up Alex Chiasson on the tape for the goal.
Jakub Vrana turns on the jets and splits the defense
It didn't look like Jakub Vrana had much room, but then he turned on the jets and made his own breakaway.
What a difference a month makes
JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir discuss how the Caps have improved so much over the past month and what the return of T.J. Oshie will mean for the lineup.
Capitals at Bruins -- How to watch
The Caps hold a slim 2-1 lead in Boston after two periods. Here is what you need to know.
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The Washington Capitals
Tuesday's win shows how far Caps have come since November's loss to Colorado
The Caps looked like they were trending downwards after a 6-2 loss to Colorado in November. They have come a long way since then.
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The Caps are back where they belong after Tuesday's win
Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie talk about how the Caps were able to take down the Avalanche and claim a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
12.12.17: Top 5 Capitals Plays of the Week
Who's No. 1? Watch the Top 5 plays of the week for the Capitals for Dec. 12, 2017.
Capitals Rewind: Stay hot at home in win over Avalanche
Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three assists to lead the Caps to the 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
3 reasons the Caps beat the Avalanche
The Caps picked up right where they left off at home with a 5-2 win over the Avalanche. Here is how the Caps were able to put Monday's loss behind them and earn the win.
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Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Jakub Vrana reveals how to say his name
Apparenlty we've been saying Jakub Vrana's name wrong. He educates the crew of Caps Extra.
Bounce-back Caps return home and hold serve
The Capitals continued their winning ways with another win at home, vanquishing the Avalanche 5-2. The Caps are feeling it recently, and in a good way.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
A timeline for Oshie's return is coming into focus
It sounds like T.J. Oshie is one good practice away from coming back to the lineup following a injury he sustained during a brutal collision with Joe Thornton.
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In tight Metro Division, Beagle knows importance of home wins
Only four points separate six teams in the Metropolitan Division and Caps center Jay Beagle realized the importance of getting home wins.
Beagle: Caps focusing on improving in back-to-back games
Caps center Jay Beagle joined the Junkies Tuesday morning to discuss how his team is working on improving their back-to-back games record.
Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Capitals vs. Avalanche -- How to watch
 The Caps are looking to hold serve at home against the Avalanch and lead by two in the third period. Here's how you can watch. (Caps Extra follows the game on NBC Sports Washington)
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Defensive breakdowns cost Caps in Brooklyn
Braden Holtby got the hook in Brooklyn on Monday, but it wasn't so much on him. The Caps broke down defensively. Rob Carlin and Alan May talk about what went wrong.
Caps Rewind: Caps Baffled in Brooklyn
A red-hot Caps team was handed a convincing 3-1 loss at the hands of the New York Islanders and saw their four-game win streak come to an end.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Chiasson
4 reasons the Caps lost to the Islanders
After a lengthy homestand, the Capitals traveled to Brooklyn on Monday where the New York Islanders snapped their four-game win streak. Here's why Washington lost.
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