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Capitals announce preseason schedule

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Capitals announce preseason schedule

The Capitals have released their 2015 preseason schedule and it features seven games against four opponents, including three games at Verizon Center.

The Caps will open their preseason schedule against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sept. 21 at Verizon Center. The Caps will travel to Boston on Sept. 22, Montreal on Sept. 24, NY Islanders on Sept. 28 and Carolina on Sept. 30 before returning to Verizon Center to host Boston on Oct. 2. The Capitals will conclude their preseason schedule at home on Oct. 4 against the NY Islanders.

The Capitals were 5-3-0 in the preseason in 2014 and their all-time preseason record is 152-118-33-10.

The complete 2015-16 NHL regular season schedule will be released at a later date.

Mon., Sept. 21                                  vs. Carolina              Verizon Center                                           7 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 22                                 at Boston                  TD Garden                                                 7 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 24                             at Montreal               Bell Centre                                                7:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 28                                  at NY Islanders          Barclays Center                                         TBD

Wed., Sept. 30                                  at Carolina                 PNC Arena                                                7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 2                                        vs. Boston                 Verizon Center                                          7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 4                                      vs. NY Islanders         Verizon Center                                          5 p.m.

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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

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John Carlson's autograph the finishing touch to a Capitals fan's tattoo sleeve

It's been a long time in the making, but a local Washington fan finally put the finishing touches on his Capitals-themed tattoo sleeve on Thursday.

Maryland-based fan Leah Carey posted a picture of her father's tattooed arm on Twitter, showing off the finished product.

John Carlson is credited with the final assist, as his signature was the last thing Carey's father needed to complete the tattoo collection. He finally got the signaure when Carlson took the time to autograph his arm after a recent practice. Carey then got it tattooed the following day.

In addition to Carlson's autograph, the sleeve includes various Caps' logos over the years, including their Stanley Cup championship crest.

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With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back in the Caps lineup, we look back at his four goals in NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the Caps' Cup run

With Devante Smith-Pelly back with the Capitals following an injury to T.J. Oshie in Game 4, Washington is hoping that DSP will be able to perform similarly to how he did during last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. With seven goals last postseason, including one in the Stanley Cup-clinching game, Smith-Pelly was a vital part of the Capitals' success.

Before he takes the ice in Game 5 on Saturday night, let's revisit some of those goals that made NBC Sports Washington's Top 20 goals from the 2018 Stanley Cup run.

17. Devante Smith-Pelly's Game 4 goal vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly scored in the first period against the Golden Knights to put the Caps up 3-0 early and secure an eventual 6-3 win for a 3-1 series lead.

14. Smith-Pelly strikes in Game 6 against Columbus

Devante Smith-Pelly's series-clinching tally in Game 6 helped Washington advance to the second round of the 2018 postseason.

13. Smith-Pelly grows the lead in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

Devante Smith-Pelly proved to be pretty clutch. He capitalized on a Golden Knights turnover to toss the puck top shelf over Fleury in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

4. Devante Smith-Pelly's game-tying goal in Game 5 against Vegas

About halfway through the third with the Caps down 3-2 in Game 5 of the Cup Final, Devante Smith-Pelly put the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury while falling to tie things up against Vegas.

Enjoyed that little trip to the past? Check out the full Top 20 here.

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