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Capitals Show Urgency After 2-Game Skid

Capitals Show Urgency After 2-Game Skid

November 19th, 2017 On a rather interesting two-game road trip against the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche, the Washington Capitals were playing with "too many passengers," as they got little production and allowed six goals in each of the two match-ups. They looked to change that Saturday against the...
Buffalo's First Hockey Family: Hayley and Peter Scamurra

Buffalo's First Hockey Family: Hayley and Peter Scamurra

November 14th, 2017 Many do not know it, but the city of Buffalo has its own first "royal family of hockey." No, they do not have the last name of Kane. Not the Folignos, nor the Marchants either. You would have to go even further back than that to see where its roots are laid. But to this day you can see the name...

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October 18th, 2017
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After suffering an 8-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday, the Washington Capitals entered Tuesday's match-up with a mission: to not only play a better game but to tighten up their defensive game, especially with Auston Matthews and the high-flying Toronto Maple Leafs in town.And despite a 2-0 loss to Toronto Tuesday, Washington appeared to accomplish their goal on the backend. After letting the Leafs get a couple of good looks in a high-shooting frenzy early in the first period, the Capitals hunkered down and were outstanding in shutting down Toronto's young, skilled offense."I think if we play like that defensively, we're gonna win a lot of hockey games," Tom Wilson said. Blue Line Improvement Overall, the Capitals appeared more composed and ready to handle the Leafs' offense, especially in regards to their disappointing performance against Philadelphia."They're the number one offense in the league and they're real dangerous," Trotz said. "I thought there were a...
October 14th, 2017
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The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve, and have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The 22-year-old blueliner is set to make his debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.Despite showing plenty of upside and potential last season, which Barry Trotz mentioned was enough for a possible call-up, Bowey suffered a lacerated tendon after taking a skate blade to the ankle. Still, he impressed in a short 34-game season with the Bears, posting three goals and 14 points. He was also a plus-6 and racked up four points in 10 playoff games.After a strong training camp, he was one of the few remaining defensemen fighting for a spot on the opening night roster. However, due to Tom Wilson's suspension, as well as a multitude of other factors, he was sent down to Hershey to start the season in the AHL.NHL Debut Jumping into action tonight, the British Columbia native will play on the bottom-pairing alongside...
October 12th, 2017
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Thrown into the throes of NHL action, Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos made his rookie debut in style. His first time seeing NHL ice would be in a high-stakes rivalry showdown with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that, in their last visit to Capital One Arena, ousted the Capitals from the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-0 Game 7 win.Washington wouldn't see victory Wednesday, falling 3-2 to Pittsburgh, but the team got what they needed out of Djoos: a solid NHL debut. Though it was a bit nerve-wracking for the 23-year-old at first, he eased into the game and went from taking a costly penalty in the second period to being a key difference maker in the losing effort."Yeah, first game in the NHL, for sure," Djoos said of his nerves. "Took some shifts, then felt better." The Djoos is Loose His first NHL goal came on a quick shot from the right circle, finally putting the Capitals on the board late in the second period. Not only did the goal add energy and momentum...
October 11th, 2017
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As they push for success to kick off the month of October, the Washington Capitals will square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, with their ongoing rivalry and memories of Game 7 still fresh in mind."Just hatred," Barry Trotz jokingly said when asked what the Capitals face heading into Wednesday's matchup. "You hate the guys that bump you out. All the credit to the Penguins. They've been the standard for the past two years." Making a Debut In addition to their first big game of the year, as well as their first Metropolitan division matchup, defenseman Christian Djoos will draw into the lineup, making his NHL debut in one of the Capitals' biggest games to begin the year."It's huge, it's going to be fun," Djoos said. "It's a big game for the organization, and they're a great team."The Swedish defenseman led all Hershey blueliners with 13 goals and 58 points through 66 games last season. He will take Taylor Chorney's place on the third defensive pairing,...