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Capitals Acquire Jerabek from Montreal

Capitals Acquire Jerabek from Montreal

February 21st, 2018 The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick, the team announced Wednesday. Washington traded for defenseman Michal Kempny on Monday and placed Taylor Chorney on waivers Tuesday, and Jerabek is likely another...
Capitals Seek Consistency

Capitals Seek Consistency

February 21st, 2018 The term "peaks and valleys" is a perfect way to describe the Washington Capitals' play of late; they are falling into a pattern of win-loss-win-loss and have lacked consistency. The Capitals' woes seemed to start in a Feb. 11 game against the Detroit Red Wings. Though they had a strong opening...

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February 2nd, 2018
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In the third period of the Washington Capitals 5-3 win over the Philadephia Flyers Wednesday, T.J. Oshie felt all the weight come off his shoulders, his arms up in the air as he celebrated his first goal in 13 games with his teammates. "It's pretty nice, pretty relieving getting that goal, hopefully, the floodgates open up here for me," Oshie said. "You want to be able to help the team, and sometimes, you need a little confirmation by putting one in the back of the net." It had been a long time coming for the 31-year-old winger, who has been struggling to produce since returning to the lineup after sitting out six games with a concussion in December. He's played in 16 games since coming back from injury, but has just two goals and seven points over that span; however, he has six points in his last nine games and appears to be turning his game around. According to Oshie, he's been making adjustments to his game, which include longer time on the ice at practices and...
January 24th, 2018
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Heading into their bye week, it seemed as if the Washington Capitals were nearly unstoppable. They'd won six of their last seven games and held a commanding lead over the Metropolitan Division, thanks to their surging offense. And, with a five-day break, they were poised to come back well-rested. However, it seems that the after-effects of the bye week have loomed. The team jumped back into action starting Thursday, with back-to-back games against the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens. While the Capitals were able to create scoring chances and take the game against the Devils to overtime, where they eventually fell 4-3, Washington's struggles showed greatly in their game against Montreal Friday. The Capitals were unable to create a lot of scoring chances, and the forward lines lacked chemistry and drive against the Canadiens; both goals came when the Capitals were up a man, thanks to the power play and extra attacker in lieu of the empty net. Not only that, their play...
January 22nd, 2018
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WASHINGTON- Working alongside Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Washington Capitals made this weekend one to remember for New Jersey native William Cody. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently in treatment, going through the maintenance phase. Though he is technically in remission, he is still undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which should end in July 2019. His wish was to become a Washington Capital, and the organization easily made his dream come true. The Capitals signed Cody, who plays forward on his local hockey team in Morristown, New Jersey, to a three-day contract during Washington's game against Montreal Friday. "Will, like all the other young men and women who have been in the Make-A-Wish program, are just so brave, so much fun..." Capitals owner Ted Leonsis told WUSA9. "It's just remarkable to see us able to have this young man, make his wish come and I think he does as much for us as we do for...
January 12th, 2018
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It's normal to hear a variety of music played during breaks in a hockey game, but when the Washington Capitals play "Eye of the Tiger," it's become known as an ode to Lars Eller, who was nicknamed "Tiger" following a team-building exercise last season. The song has played three times over the last three games, signifying the 28-year-old's impressive three-game scoring streak. Eller now has eight goals and 20 points on the season and is on pace for a career-high 38 points. As the Capitals' third line center, he has been one of the team's most consistent performers and has also helped carry the bottom-six, even as Washington coped with losing forward depth with the departure of Justin Williams, Marcus Johansson and Daniel Winnik over the offseason. He also recorded his 200th career point in Tuesday's win over Vancouver. "Just keep shooting, I think, looking to shoot a little more," Eller said of his offensive surge. "I think during the games I had a long stretch where I didn't...