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Home Magic Doesn't Follow to Brooklyn

The Caps were hot at home, but weren't able to find that same spark in Brooklyn on Monday as they fell 3-1 to the Islanders. Here's who stood out.

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A Heck of a Race is Developing in the Metro Division

There's a crazy race developing in the Metropolitan Division where only five points separates first place from sixth.

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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 return home hoping to pick up where they left off as they host the Colorado Avalanche (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Here's how you can watch.
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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.
Capitals 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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New York Islanders forward Andrew Ladd
Caps' home magic doesn't follow them to Brooklyn
The Caps were hot at home, but weren't able to find that same spark in Brooklyn on Monday as they fell 3-1 to the Islanders. Here's who stood out.
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Dmitry Orlov finishes end-to-end rush for the Caps
The Caps broke out of their own zone and went the length of the ice for a goal capped off by a pretty one-time shot from Dmitry Orlov.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson
A heck of a race is developing in the Metro Division
There's a crazy race developing in the Metropolitan Division where only five points separates first place from sixth.
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Capitals at Islanders -- How to watch
It's been all Brooklyn as the Islanders lead the Caps, 3-0, through two periods. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie skates but will not travel to Brooklyn
T.J. Oshie is showing signs of progress as he skated on Sunday, but not enough to get back into the lineup for Monday's game against the Islanders.
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What was Niskanen doing so far up on his game-winning goal?
Matt Niskanen was in the perfect position to score the game-winner on Friday. But, as a defenseman, why was he so far up in the offensive zone?
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Capitals Extra Podcast: All aboard the Tom Wilson train
Tom Wilson seems to be thriving on the top line as he delivered another big performance to lead the Caps to a 4-2 win over the Rangers. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Tarik El-Bashir breakdown the win.
Caps Rewind: Wilson breaks through in tight win over Rangers
The Caps and Rangers were locked in a 2-2 tie in the third, but Tom Wilson score a goal and an assist to lead Washington to the win.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
3 reasons why the Caps beat the Rangers
Locked in a tight game, Tom Wilson simply would not be denied. With a goal and an assist in the third period, he led the Caps to the 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.
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Niskanen's late goal lifts Caps
Washington netted two goals with less than four minutes remaining in the third to beat the New York Rangers 4-2.
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The Washington Capitals
Matt Niskanen tips in game-winner against Rangers
The Caps and Rangers were tied at 2 in the third period, but Matt Niskanen was able to tap-in what would be the game-winner for Washington.
Capitals vs. Rangers -- How to watch
The Caps and Rangers traded goals in the 2nd period, but Washington still holds a 2-1. Here's how you can watch the final period. 
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The Caps are almost healthy again
JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what the return of Andre Burakovsky adds, why the loss of Nathan Walker doesn't hurt as much as you may think, they give their thoughts on Joe Thornton's hit and open...
Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Barry Trotz gives honest assessment of Kevin Shattenkirk
Is Kevin Shattenkirk a top-pairing defenseman? With Shattenkirk back in Washington with the Rangers, Barry Trotz talked about the former Cap and what he brought to the team.
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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom
Backstrom ends goal drought much to the delight of his teammates
Nicklas Backstrom went 21 games without a goal. He snapped that streak on Wednesday and while his reaction after the game was subdued, his teammates were all thrilled.
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Caps deliver a butt-whoopin'
Nicklas Backstrom ended his goal drought, Tom Wilson had a career night, John Carlson remains impressive and everything just seemed to go the Caps' way in a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks. Rob Carlin, Alan May...
Tom Wilson talks about his career performance vs. Chicago
Tom Wilson joined Tarik El-Bashir after scoring a career-high four points against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
3 reasons why the Caps beat the Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks made a push in the second period, but Washington's top line made sure this game wasn't close and the Caps cruised in a 6-2 win.
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Ovechkin's line carries Caps to win
Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson all scored as the Caps downed the Blackhawks, 6-2, at Capital One Arena.
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Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom
Backstrom ends 21-game goal drought with first period goal
Nicklas Backstrom had not scored in 21 games, but he would not be denied on his shot against Anton Forsberg.
San Jose Sharks defensemen Brenden Dillon
Bowey is fine with Dillon's one-game suspension, Barry Trotz...not so much
Brenden Dillon was suspended one game for his slash on Madison Bowey. Bowey was fine with the decision, but Barry Trotz sounds like he thinks it should have been more.
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Ovi supports Russian athletes competing under neutral flag
It was announced Tuesday that Russia would be banned from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after violating the anti-doping rule. Alex Ovechkin still supports his fellow countrymen.
Ovi reacts to Russia being banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
The IOC banned Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics for violating anti-doping rules . Alex Ovechkin shares his thoughts on the news.
Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov
Ovechkin and Kuznetsov still want to see Russians in the Olympics as a neutral team
There won't be a Team Russia playing in the 2018 Olympic Tournament, but Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov still want to see their fellow countrymen compete.
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Trotz gives an update on Oshie and Burakovsky return dates
Caps head coach Barry Trotz gave an update to the Junkies on when we can expect T.J. Oshie and Andre Burakovsky to return to the ice.
Trotz explains how doubters gave Ovi second wind in career
At 32-years old, Alex Ovechkin is still going strong and his head coach, Barry Trotz, explained what gives him motivation to keep breaking records.
Capitals vs. Blackhawks -- How to watch
The Caps hold a 5-1 as the final period winds down. Here's how to watch. 
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Dillon suspended for brutal slash on Madison Bowey
Brenden Dillon looked like he was trying to chop Madison Bowey's hand off with his slash Monday which, as it turns out, is against the rules.
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IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics in stunning move
The International Olympic Committee made a stunning move on Tuesday, banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Can Russian hockey players still compete? That remains somewhat unclear.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie misses Tuesday's practice
Coach Barry Trotz provided updates on all of the injured Caps. 
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Beagle on Ovi's year: 'That's what we expect from our leader'
At 32-years old, Alex Ovechkin shows no signs of slowing down. Center Jay Beagle told the Junkies just how amazing it is.
Beagle reacts to Thornton's dirty hit against Oshie
T.J. Oshie exited Monday's game against the Sharks after getting his head slammed into the corner boards. Center Jay Beagle gave his reaction to the play on the Junkies.
Joe Thornton and Tom Wilson fight
Caps are quick to defend Thornton's character, but still hated his hit on Oshie
T.J. Oshie left Monday's game early after an awkward hit from Joe Thornton. The Caps hated the hit, but still let their respect for Thornton be known.
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Caps Rewind: Caps bite back in wild victory over Sharks
Brawls, breakaways, backhanders and a brick wall. The Capitals' Monday night showdown with the Sharks had a bit of everything. Including a victory.
Caps suddenly flex their scoring depth against Sharks
A lot of things went right for the Caps against a Sharks team that usually has their number. They got another spectacular performance from Alex Ovechkin, depth scoring and another strong game from Philipp...
DSP talks team identity after win over the Sharks
Winger Devante Smith-Pelly spoke to NBC Sports Washington's Tarik El-Bashir about the direction the Caps need to move forward in after beating the Sharks 4-1 at home.
How the Caps beat the Sharks
The San Jose Sharks have had the number of the Washington Capitals over the years, but that was not the case on Monday. 
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Brendan Dillon slashes Madison Bowey
Brendan Dillon slashes Madison Bowey in the final seconds of Monday's game between San Jose and Washington.
Oshie leaves game after taking awkward hit to the head from the butt of Thornton
T.J. Oshie left the Caps' game against San Jose in the second period and will not return for the third.
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Ovehckin scores beautiful breakaway goal
Alex Ovechkin made a highlight-reel play in the 2nd period when he scored on a breakaway, extending the Caps' lead to 2-0.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
When will Burakovsky return to the lineup?
Andre Burakovsky will being practicing with the team on Tuesday. A return to the lineup is likely not far behind.
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Washington Capitals forward Travis Boyd
Boyd to make his long-awaited NHL debut against the Sharks
Travis Boyd will finally make his NHL debut Monday night vs. the Sharks (7 p.m., NBC Sports Washington) after awaiting his turn for two-plus seasons.
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Capitals vs. Sharks -- How to watch
The Caps are cruising through 40 minutes. Can they finish off the Sharks? Stream the 3rd period HERE. 
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
The Caps are surging and the line changes are a major reason why
The Caps' top stars weren't producing so Barry Trotz shuffled the top-six and now the Caps are on a roll.
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Just how important was the Caps' win over Columbus?
The Caps managed a 4-2 win over the division-leading Columbus Blue Jackets. Just how important is that win? The experts do not agree. Rob Carlin, Alan "2 points" May and Ryan Billie break down the win.
Caps Rewind: Caps cool off a hot Columbus team
A Columbus team that had won eight of its last nine games could not win in Washington as the Caps handed the Blue Jackets a 4-3 loss.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Kuznetsov uses trickery to steal the puck from Columbus
The Caps needed the puck so Evgeny Kuznetsov tried the oldest trick in the book...and it worked.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Blue Jackets
An early lead helped, but a timely goal from Alex Ovechkin and some critical saves from Braden Holtby helped the Caps earn the 4-3 win over Columbus on Saturday.
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Brett Connolly talks Caps' high expectations
Brett Connolly joins Caps Extra after beating the red-hot Blue Jackets to talk team energy and expectations.
Ovi
Caps clip Columbus 4-3
The Blue Jackets came to D.C. having won eight of their last nine games, but the Caps took an early lead and held off Columbus.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky scrimmages at Kettler as he inches closer to a return
Andre Burakovsky hit the ice at Kettler Saturday with strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish, a couple of skaters and a goaltender.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets game preview
The Capitals clash with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season in a Metropolitan Division showdown. Here's how you can watch.
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Former Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker
Edmonton swipes Walker from Caps off waivers
The Caps were hoping to send Nathan Walker to Hershey, but instead he is headed to Edmonton after the Oilers claimed him off waivers before the 12 p.m. deadline.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
How a nine-second span cost the Caps two points
The Capitals played a good game on Thursday...for 59:51. A nine-second span in the second period, however, was all it took for Washington to lose two points.
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Did the Caps lose or did the Kings win?
The Caps lost on Thursday but, except for nine seconds in the second period, they did not play poorly. Washington played well enough to win, the Kings just played better. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Tarik El-...
Caps Rewind: Caps winning streak dethroned by Kings
After a few days off, the Caps were back in the rink to host the Los Angeles Kings. Sadly, their winning streak ended in their 5-2 loss.
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
3 reasons why the Caps lost to the Kings
The Caps led the Kings 1-0 and 2-1, but ultimately fell 5-2 Thursday as Los Angeles rallied and snapped Washington's three-game win streak. Here's why the Caps lost.
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Kings, Quick crown Caps
Evgeny Kuznetsov was hitting his marks for the Capitals, but no one else was in a red jersey. 
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Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker
Walker waived by Caps, appears to be Hershey bound
Nathan Walker made history this season, but now appears headed to the AHL after being waived by Washington.
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Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot
National Christmas Tree could affect your trip to the Caps game
If you are going to Caps-Kings on Thursday, plan ahead. The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will cause some road closures in the city.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals vs. Kings game preview
After a few days off, the Caps are back in action as they host the Los Angeles Kings. Here's how you can watch.
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Barry Trotz opens up on the Capitals Extra Podcast
Barry Trotz sits down with Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir for a very special episode of the Capitals Extra Podcast.
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
The goalie saga in Pittsburgh shows why a Grubauer trade may not be a good idea
Still want the Caps to trade Philipp Grubauer? You may think twice when you see what's going on in Pittsburgh.
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The week the Caps turned the corner
With three straight wins including a back-to-back against Tampa Bay and Toronto, last week felt like a turning point for the Caps. JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir discuss how impressive the Caps look, plus...
Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
There's a new competition among players for spots in the lineup
With the Caps getting healthier, a handful of players will be competing for just a few roster spots. That competition is just fine with Barry Trotz.
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Beagle: Grubauer 'smiling ear-to-ear' after first win
Jay Beagle and Philipp Grubauer are close friends, so the Junkies asked Beagle how the goalie felt after getting his first win of the season.
Harper enjoyed Ovechkin's heartwarming Saturday
You can count Bryce Harper among those who loved the story of Alex Luey and Alex Ovechkin.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos
Djoos returns to practice, but when will he be able to play?
Christian Djoos returned to practice Monday after missing the past six games with an upper-body injury, but when he will be able to return to a game lineup remains uncertain.
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NHL awards Ovechkin for red-hot week
Alex Ovechkin is playing on a different level this season and the NHL is noticing. He earned another award following his red-hot week.
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Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
Last week's performance could stand as a turning point in the Caps' season
With wins over both Tampa Bay and Toronto, things may be clicking for a Capitals team that began the season searching for its identity.
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Ovechkin scores hat trick for Caps and Alex Luey
Alex Ovechkin's hat trick meant a lot more on Saturday because he did it for young cancer survivor Alex Luey who he met before the game. Rob Carlin, Alan May and Ryan Billie break down what was a special...
Caps Rewind: Ovi's hat trick give Caps win in Toronto
Scoring both the first two goals and then an empty netter, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals are able to hold off the comeback attempt from the Maple Leafs.
Trotz marvels at Ovechkin the great humanitarian
Alex Ovechkin is a world-class athlete, but his coach, Barry Trotz, knows that he is a world-class human as well. Alex Ovechkin's Saturday with Alex Luey is evident of that.
Ovi & Alex: Ovechkin nets hat trick in front of biggest fan
Alex Ovechkin netted his 20th career hat trick, doing so against the Maple Leafs in Toronto. But Ovechkin add some motivation, playing in front of cancer survivor Alex Luey, Ovechkin's biggest fan.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Why the Caps beat the Leafs
It was closer than perhaps it should have been, but the Capitals still pulled out the 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here's why the Caps won.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin's hat trick blows away the Leafs
Alex Ovechkin put the Caps up 2-0 and finished off the Leafs with an empty-net goal for the hat trick and the 4-2 win in Toronto.
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Caps on the Street: Who is Craig Laughlin?
Our Tarik El-Bashir hit the streets of Toronto to ask Maple Leaf fans if they could identify former Maple Leaf turned Caps braodcaster Craig Laughlin. Hint: Not many knew who 'Locker' was.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Mike Bossy has a message for Alex Ovechkin
Alex Ovechkin entered Saturday's game tied with Mike Bossy for 21st on the all-time goals list. He needed only 12:43 to take sole possession of 21st place.
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Capitals at Leafs game preview
After an impressive win at home on Friday, the Caps will look to stay hot as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here's how you can watch.
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Caps strike Lightning for most impressive win of the season
Philipp Grubauer got his first win of the season and it was a big one as the Caps took down the dominant Tampa Bay Lightning. Rob Carlin and Tarik El-Bashir break down the win, plus they are joined by...
Caps Rewind: Washington beats NHL-best Lightning
It has been a tough season for the Washington Capitals, but on Friday night Alex Ovechkin and the Caps proved they can beat anyone by knocking off the best team in the NHL.
Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Grubauer Earns His Long-Awaited First Win
Philipp Grubauer has been put in some tough positions this season. On Friday with another strong performance, this time it resulted in a win.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
3 Reasons Why the Caps Beat the Lightning
The Caps gave Philipp Grubauer a lead to protect against the Tampa Bay Lightning and he did the rest in a 3-1 victory to earn his first win of the season.
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Caps bottle up Bolts
Despite an uneven recent stretch, Alex Ovechkin and Co. are still capable of beating any team in the league on any given night.
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
Trotz explains why Philipp Grubauer will get the start vs. the NHL-best Bolts
With the Caps starting a back-to-back on Friday, Philipp Grubauer will get the surprise start in the first leg instead of on Saturday.
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Washington Redskins offensive lineman Morgan Moses
The Capitals' presence was felt at the Redskins' Thanksgiving game
Even on a holiday dominated by football, the Capitals still had their presence felt at FedEx Field on Thanksgiving.
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Capitals vs. Lightning game preview
The Caps hold a slim 2-1 lead as we go to the final period. Here's how you can tune in! 
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In a game all about offense, it was a penalty kill the sealed the win
The Caps jumped out to a 4-0 lead Wednesday, but Barry Trotz did not know whether his team would win until they killed off a critical 5-on-3 in the second period.
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Trotz explains his decision to reunite Ovechkin and Backstrom
Barry Trotz did seemingly everything he could to avoid it, but secretly he was thinking just as much about reuniting Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom as you were.
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A weird night, but a big win for Washington
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were back together after surprising line changes and the Caps' top players made themselves known in a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Rob Carlin and Alan May break down...
Caps Rewind: Ovi's breakaway goal highlights win vs. Ottawa
Jakub Vrana scored two goals and Alex Ovechkin netted a beautiful breakaway goal in the Capitals' Wednesday win over the Senators.
4 reasons why the Caps beat the Senators
With Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom back together, line changes sparked Washington's offense and a critical penalty kill sealed the deal in the Caps' 5-2 win over Ottawa.
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Jenks celebrates Thanksgiving by going ice bowling
Jenks hits the ice during the Caps-Senators game to celebrate Thanksgiving, by being a human bowling ball in a turkey hat.
T.J. Oshie talks about the importance of consistency
Following the Caps' strong 5-2 win against the Senators, T.J. Oshie talked to Tarik El-Bashir about what worked in the game. Plus, he evaluated Tarik's skills as a mites on ice referee.
Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana
Caps' stars shine against Senators
The Caps' top offensive players have been struggling of late. That was not the case in their win against the Ottawa Senators.
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Vrana's shot was so perfect, no one knew he scored
Jakub Vrana put the Caps up against Ottawa 4-0. The only problem was no one knew he scored it.
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Vrana scores bizarre goal for 2nd tally of the game
The Caps went up 4-0 in the 2nd period thanks to Jakub Vrana's 2nd goal of the evening.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
Trotz reunites Ovechkin, Backstrom as he shuffles lines for Senators game
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will be back together on the Caps' top line against Ottawa.
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Caps' offensive zone penalties getting under Trotz's skin
The Caps are getting a lot of penalties in their own territory and HC Barry Trotz is getting tired of it.
Trotz' decision to split up Backstrom and Ovi, explained
Caps HC Barry Trotz joined the Junkies Wednesday to discuss his decision on splitting up Backstrom and Ovi and why many can't play on the same line as Ovechkin.
Capitals vs. Senators game preview
The Caps are off to a good start, leading 2-0 heading into the 2nd period. Here's how you can watch.
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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...
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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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.
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.
Caps Rewind: Caps can't fan the Flames at home
The Capitals welcomed ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr back to D.C., but couldn't put out the fire that the Calgary Flames brought.
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.
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...
Caps 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-...
Caps Rewind: Orlov shines as Caps nip Oilers in shootout
The Edmonton Oilers coaxed some extra hockey out of the Capitals, but the hometown team got the job done in a shootout.
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 Capitals 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.
Caps Rewind: Caps struggle with Sabres
The Capitals headed north to take on the BuffalO Sabres, but a third-period rush sent the Caps packing without the road victory.
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 Rewind: Carlson's phantom whiff leads to Caps OT winner
John Carlson had a howitzer lined up for the overtime winner against the Coyotes. He whiffed on the puck, but TJ Oshie was there to send the Desert Dogs packing.
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.
Caps Rewind: Holtby big in Boston, Caps beat back Bruins
Braden Holtby gave up two goals, but was big in the waning moments to propel the Caps' to a 3-2 win over the Bruins.
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.