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Resilience, Pride Carries Capitals Back to the Top

Resilience, Pride Carries Capitals Back to the Top

December 13th, 2017 Coming into their second and final meeting with the Avalanche this season, the Washington Capitals had more determination to pull together a win. Not only were they looking to bounce back from a lackluster 3-1 loss to the Islanders Monday, but they wanted to avenge their 6-2 loss to the Avalanche a...
Capitals Hitting Stride in Tight Metro Division Race

Capitals Hitting Stride in Tight Metro Division Race

December 10th, 2017 The Washington Capitals experienced a bit of a rocky start to the 2017-18 campaign, but that all seems to be behind them now as they've started to string together wins. And although this team isn't the same one that has dominated the NHL for the last two seasons, they are starting to find their...

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November 14th, 2017
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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 emblazoned on a pro hockey jersey if you know where to look.Before we go any further, we also must define what we mean by "royal" or "royalty" because it's not what you would think. This particular family is very much down to earth. They are warm and kindhearted, qualities not necessarily coinciding with the aristocracy.They even took time before a Buffalo Beauts practice to be interviewed on a dark Friday night at a suburban hockey rink by the University at Buffalo. In this case, those quality human intangibles are exactly what make them royalty of a different sort. Being coachable, humble and appreciative are worth more than any kingly virtues.A retired professional...
November 12th, 2017
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Just two weeks ago, the Washington Capitals defeated the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place with a dominating 5-2 victory. Sunday marks the second and final time these two teams face off against each other this season.“Everything’s still fresh,” Capitals forward T.J. Oshie said. “I’m sure there’s still emotions from what’s left over from that game.”Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said that while video footage and other factors help the team become more prepared for Western Conference games, these match-ups are different from games that have preceded it, given Edmonton's youth, talent and speed.“It’s a little bit different just familiarity-wise, especially when there’s younger guys playing,” Orpik said. “Sometimes, the younger guys you don’t see in person that much, sometimes they can surprise you.” Capitals Gains The Capitals have won four of their last five games and are looking to carry that energy and momentum over as they take on the...
November 11th, 2017
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Though Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle has suited up for a number of rivalry games over his 10-year NHL career, he said the anticipation and excitement of each one never fade, not even with time."It's always exciting to play against these guys. It's always a good game," Beagle said. "You know that they always have their best and it's always fun to play against rivals and those are the games as a kid that you want to be a part of, and when you're playing, it's not hard to get up for these ones."In search of their third straight win at home, the Capitals came in determined to shut down the Penguins Friday by taking away scoring chances form their top-six, as well as shutting down Pittsburgh's dominant power play, which ranks as the third-best unit in the league. In the end, it all worked out for the Capitals, who dominated the Penguins from the get-go to capture a 4-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions."It was a good game with the rivalry and what's...
November 6th, 2017
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The Washington Capitals were in a tough spot prior to the start of the regular season, with a number of prospects fighting for a few vacant spots in the lineup. Long-time prospect Chandler Stephenson was among these players vying to crack the opening night roster.His performance through training camp, which consisted of excellent skating, versatility and effort, earned him four preseason games and considerable attention from the Washington front office. However, the Capitals had to trim and finalize their roster, and on the final day of camp, they waived Stephenson and sent him to Hershey to start the year. Making the Jump Stephenson, who was taken in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and played junior hockey with the Regina Pats, has been developing with the Bears for several seasons, but his strong showing in the preseason and an outstanding start to this year made him shine brighter than he had in previous ones.In six games with Hershey to kick off 2017-18,...