Tag Archive | "Washington Capitals"

Tom Wilson scores in first game back from suspension

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Tom Wilson is back to being Tom Wilson. The Washington Capitals power forward returned to the lineup Tuesday evening against the Minnesota Wild after having his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 games. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist…

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Evgeni Malkin ejected for hit on T.J. Oshie

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Evgeni Malkin was one angry Penguin Wednesday evening in Washington. The Pittsburgh forward was assessed a match penalty for a hit to the head of Capitals’ forward T.J. Oshie. It looks like Malkin caught Oshie with an elbow to the head. Oshie was skating towards Malkin as it happened. The game was tied 1-1 in…

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Evgeny Kuznetsov snipes goal from insane angle

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Evgeny Kuznetsov is on a different level this season. The 26-year-old Russian forward is establishing himself as one of the most dynamic and electric players in the game on a Washington squad that already boasts the immensely talented Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. Kuznetsov showed off his ridiculous skill with a wicked no-look snipe from…

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Marchand will not face Supplemental Discipline for Incident with Eller

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Brad Marchand will reportedly not face any discipline for his controversial fight against Lars Eller on Wednesday. The fight seemed to have been instigated by Marchand, considering he started throwing punches before Eller’s gloves were off. The blows left a nasty cut on Eller’s forehead and drew comparison to Max Domi’s sucker punch on Aaron…

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Tom Wilson suspended 20 games

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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The NHL has dropped the hammer on Tom Wilson. The Capitals’ forward has been suspended 20 games for a blindside hit to the head of St. Louis Blues centre Oskar Sundqvist during a preseason game on Sunday. Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended twenty games for an Illegal Check to the Head on St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist.…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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After three straight second-round exits from the playoffs, the Capitals finally broke through in 2017-18 and won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. The Ovechkin-era Capitals were long overdue for a championship, having won the President’s Trophy three times since drafting the Great Eight in 2004. Braden Holtby surrendered his starting job to Phillipp Grubauer at the end…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.31 — Alexander Alexeyev

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Fresh off of the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, the Washington Capitals have already lost their head coach but own the No.31 and No.46 overall picks in the first two rounds.  The Capitals’ prospect pool isn’t overly exciting. Their top prospect is unquestionably goaltender Ilya Samsonov. The 21-year-old was the No.22 overall pick in…

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Trotz named Islanders Head Coach

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Three days after stepping down as the Head Coach of the Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz has been named the 17th Head Coach in New York Islanders’ history.  Further to what @FriedgeHNIC is saying here, I'm told the deal with the Isles will pay more than $4 million per season for Trotz. A reminder that the…

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Capitals’ Carlson wants to stay in Washington 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson had the type of season that every player dreams of.  Carlson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, won a Stanley Cup and had the best season of his career in a contract year. Carlson led all NHL defensemen in points (68) and was tied…

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The Washington Capitals are the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions

Friday, June 8, 2018

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On Thursday, the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.  The Capitals went into the third period trailing 3-2, but Devante Smith-Pelly scored at 9:52 and Lars Eller scored the eventual game-winner at 12:23 and Braden Holtby took it the rest of…

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