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Canadiens at Capitals preview

Niemi (0-5-1, 4.85 goals-against average,.865 save percentage) will get his second start since he was acquired on waivers Nov. 14. The other was Dec. …

Phillip Danault

Lichtenstein: All Hail Taylor Hall, The Metro Area's Midseason MVP

<i>By Steve Lichtenstein</i> <i><br>» More Columns</i><p>New York/New Jersey hockey fans have been treated to some transcendent performances this season.<p>We have Henrik …

Nico Hischier

Liveblog: Canadiens at Washington

Back in the day when its baseball team was the perennially inept Senators, Washington was said to be “first in War, first in Peace and last in the …

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2018 NHL Awards Tracker: Resetting after the bye week

<i>A week by week look at where the race for the major individual NHL awards stands and which Caps could be in contention.</i><p>There is not much movement …

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Flyers have clear path to postseason but ...

It’s about to get real for the Philadelphia Flyers.<p>Real serious and potentially really hard. The Flyers have played the fewest divisional games of …

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New Jersey Devils: Taylor Hall Playing Like A Clutch Superstar

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 18: Taylor Hall<p>The New Jersey Devils were able to end a lot of woes they’ve had against the Washington Capitals in a 4-3 …

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#CapsDevils Skate Shavings: Back At It

<b>Adverse Conditions -</b> As we outlined here last week, the Caps are the only team in the NHL who meet each of these adverse bye week conditions: they …

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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Devils Game Day

<i>Your savory breakfast links:</i><p>Ups and Downs, first-half-of-the-season edition. [Rink]<br>• Previews of tonight’s Metro meetup with the Devils from Vogs (plus …

Washington Capitals

Hall's overtime goal gives Devils 4-3 win over Capitals

NEWARK, N.J. — For a game, the New Jersey Devils finally showed they could play with the Washington Capitals and beat them.<p>Taylor Hall scored on a …

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Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas stop Tampa Bay

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the visiting Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday in a matchup of conference leaders.<p>Fleury made a number of impressive stops, including on a left-circle shot by Steven Stamkos and an in-close …

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Andre Burakovsky a healthy scratch again when Capitals face Devils

Andre Burakovsky, who missed the two games before the Capitals’ now-passed bye week because illness, will be a healthy scratch when Washington faces the New Jersey Devils.<p>The 22-year-old winger was expected to be a reliable top-six forward coming into the season, but has since bounced around Coach …

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Now with NHL record for consistency, where does Lundqvist rank among modern goaltenders?

Henrik Lundqvist set an NHL benchmark Tuesday, winning his 20th game for the 13th straight season, and his record-setting consistency is another …

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Mirco Mueller sent to Binghamton for conditioning stint

CLOSE<p>Devils coach John Hynes discusses preparation for the game against the Capitals.<p>Defenseman Mirco Mueller is ready to play.<p>He’s just not ready to …

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Kirk Cousins as Antonio Canova, and other D.C. stars’ museum doppelgängers

So, which famous work of art do you most resemble? Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture app, the answer is only a few taps away. The app’s face-matching feature, which uses machine learning to compare user-submitted selfies to portraits from more than 1,200 museums all over the world, went viral …

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What should Blackhawks do without Corey Crawford?

Look, it’s quite possible that Corey Crawford will be back this season for the Chicago Blackhawks.<p>As of this moment, there are more questions than …

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It’s easy for Braden Holtby to rack up wins with the Capitals. It’s also extremely hard.

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is having a solid season, one that earned him his third straight all-star nod. The 28-year-old netminder is 24-9-0 in 33 games this season, placing him second in the league in wins. That win rate puts him on a 44-win pace which, if attained, would give …

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The Capitals will be well-rested against the Devils Thursday. That might be a problem.

Of all the positive consistencies of the Capitals’ last two seasons — rock-solid goaltending, production from the first power-play unit, winning in the regular season — they will confront an unwanted trend Thursday night in Newark.<p>The Capitals have been noticeably slowed following long layoffs, …

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Caps Get Back to Work vs. Devils | Dump N' Chase

<b>Jan. 18 vs. New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center</b> <b></b><p><b>Time:</b> 7:00 p.m.<p><b>TV:</b> NBC Sports Washington<p><b>Radio:</b> FAN 106.7, Capitals Radio 24/7<p><b>Washington Capitals</b> …

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The Noon Number: Penalty Kill or Be Killed

<i>.71</i> - Power-play goals given up per game this season by the Capitals, their highest rate since back in 2009-10 (.82). The Caps have given up 32 …

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If I'm wrong about the Caps, here's how

So, I guess Ovi was right. The Capitals are <i>not suck</i> this year. With 59 points through 45 games at the start of their bye week, Washington sits in …

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Beware the Bye

<i>“Idle hands are the devil’s playthings.”</i><p>-- Benjamin Franklin<p>The Washington Capitals are on their league-mandated bye week for the 2017-2018 season. …

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Bye-week roundtable: Reflecting on the Caps’ first half and looking ahead

The Capitals are in the midst of their five-day bye week, with most players vacationing somewhere more tropical than Washington. The team has sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division with 59 points, perhaps exceeding even their own expectations. The Vegas Golden Knights sniped …

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James Tanner - Capitals and Canes Back-to-Back: What We Learned

Follow @james_tanner123 <br>The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes just completed a back-to-back in which each team won. They also played each …

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Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 15-28

Rare is the week in the NHL when there is an argument to start Timo Meier over Johnny Gaudreau, but here we are.<p>Bye weeks continue to make the …

Semyon Varlamov

#CapsCanes Postgame Notebok: Streaks Stopped

"They were just a little hungrier tonight," says Caps defenseman Brooks Orpik of the Canes. "It seemed like they were first on pucks and when there …

T. J. Oshie

#CapsCanes Skate Shavings: Take Two

On Friday in Raleigh, the Caps play their last game before their bye week, so it's their last chance to add to their point total until next Thursday …

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Rask, Hurricanes snap Capitals' home win streak

Victor Rask scored a tiebreaking, unassisted goal with 9:06 left in regulation and Sebastian Aho added an empty-net goal that gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night in Washington.<p>The game-winning goal began when Carolina had an extra attacker on the …

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Caps vs. Canes Recap: Carolina Snaps Caps Home Streak, Wins 3-1

Looking to set the tone against their division rival during the first leg of a home-and-home, the Washington Capitals fell to the Hurricanes 3-1 in …

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Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game Day

• The NHL has announced the full rosters for this year’s All-Star Game in Tampa... [NHL, NBC Sports]<br>• ...and Braden Holtby will be joining Alex Ovechkin …

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What Team Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey roster would look like with NHL players

A freaking juggernaut, that’s what.<p>We already know what Team USA will look like for men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and we’ll find out about Team Canada with an announcement set Thursday afternoon. As you’ve surely heard by now, the proceedings have gone a bit differently than normal …

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