Washington Capitals

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  • Goals For
    193 GF
  • Goals Against
    119 GA
  • Power Play %
    21.5 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    84.2 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    504 PIM
  • In 2006, Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg gave Nicklas Backstrom some valuable advice
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    In 2006, Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg gave Nicklas Backstrom some valuable advice

    In 2006, an 18-year-old Nicklas Backstrom played on the Swedish national team alongside a 25-year-old Henrik Zetterberg at the World Championship in Latvia. Backstrom was a promising NHL prospect while Zetterberg had just finished his third season with the Detroit Red Wings. That tournament marked the

  • Capitals make what could be their last appearance at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena
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    Capitals make what could be their last appearance at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena

    DETROIT — Barry Trotz is a fan of the classics, the old arenas with their various quirks and “the people on top of you.” He's had to bid farewell to some of his favorites recently as traditional barns such as Edmonton's Rexall Place and New York's Nassau Coliseum have been vacated in favor

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    NHL: It's tough to join the 700 club

    Only seven reached the 700-goal mark. Talk about an exclusive club. Wayne Gretzky leads the Magnificent Seven with 894. Following The Great One are legends of the sport: Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito and Mike Gartner. Others came so close, including Mark Messier

  • Key fantasy tips on every NHL team
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    Key fantasy tips on every NHL team

    While you might be an avid fan of a particular NHL team -- and keep up to date on all the news and rumors regarding that franchise -- there are 29 others playing in 2016-17. As a fantasy owner, it can be a bit daunting to keep tabs on everything. That's where the Fantasy 30 comes in -- a rundown

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    25 Most Expensive Contracts in the NHL

    They don't make the most money in pro sports, but the highest-paid NHL players still pull in serious cash. These are the 25 most expensive NHL contracts.

  • Capitals acquire Tom Gilbert from LA Kings for conditional draft pick
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    Capitals acquire Tom Gilbert from LA Kings for conditional draft pick

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert (14) is shown during the National Hockey League game between the Nashville Predators and the Los Angeles Kings, held on December 22, 2016, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The Washington Capitals added some depth on defense, acquiring veteran Tom

  • Can ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ put politics aside for NHL, NHLPA?
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    Can ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ put politics aside for NHL, NHLPA?

    During the euphoria of Fatima Al Ali’s trip to meet and skate with the Washington Capitals last week, owner Ted Leonsis found himself a little upset. The 27-year-old Al Ali is part of the UAE’s women’s national team and her visit was made possible based on a chance meeting with Washington legend Peter

  • Goals race going down to the wire
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    Goals race going down to the wire

    ESPN.com Who is the best bet to win the Rocket Richard Trophy for most goals? Pierre LeBrun: Can you imagine if Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine add the Rocket Richard Trophy to a Calder Trophy? My money's still on leader Sidney Crosby (30 goals) to win the goal derby, although Vladimir Tarasenko

  • Short-side goals on the rise as shooters adjust to goalies
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    Short-side goals on the rise as shooters adjust to goalies

    It looks like it shouldn't go in, but it has been happening a lot more this season as players figure out what goalies are doing ... or at least trying to do. ''Those goals, they don't look good, but I think if people knew how hard it was to do that maneuver, they might be a little less

  • The Associated Press

    NHL leads North American sports in midseason coach firings

    The 39 in-season firings of an NHL coach over the past 10 years:

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    Pre-game reading: On Wes McCauley, the NHL’s most enthusiastic referee

    While you're waiting for the puck to drop...

  • Stastny on IR; Detroit's All-Star Game; Vegas mascots (Puck Headlines)
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    Stastny on IR; Detroit's All-Star Game; Vegas mascots (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • The Washington Capitals announced several initiatives that will benefit the You Can Play Project during ‘Hockey is for Everyone

  • Capitals' Andre Burakovsky jumps into fan's car, thought it was Uber
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    Capitals' Andre Burakovsky jumps into fan's car, thought it was Uber

    A case of mistaken identity turned into one Washington Capitals fan's 15 minutes of fame. Manny Nicolas and his friend were parked outside a restaurant in Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning when three men opened the door to his car asking if he was their Uber driver. “I was like, 'No,'

  • What We Learned: Getting a better look at the best goalies in the NHL
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    What We Learned: Getting a better look at the best goalies in the NHL

    FEBRUARY 05: Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers protects his net during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 5, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in a shootout. There are just a few goalies who, over the

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    Video: Tom Wilson whistled for interference on Andrew Cogliano

    Was a two-minute minor the right call?

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    Penn Quarter Q&A: Who replaces Andre Burakovsky in the lineup?

    Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan took their show on the road this week and filmed the PQST Q&A live on Saturday from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern where plenty of fans were already gearing up for the Capitals-Ducks game. They also took plenty of questions on Andre Burakovsky, who could replace him in the

  • After slow start, Caps' power play reclaims a spot among NHL's elite units
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    After slow start, Caps' power play reclaims a spot among NHL's elite units

    After an uncharacteristically sluggish start to the season, the Capitals power play has slowly but surely reclaimed its rightful spot among the NHLs elite units. In fact, entering Saturdays game against the Ducks, Alex Ovechkin and Co. had climbed into a tie for 6th with a 21.9-percent success rate.

  • Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Saturday picks
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    Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Saturday picks

    OCTOBER 18: Jonathan Drouin #27 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks to pass against Florida Panthers during the third period at the Amalie Arena on October 18, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. All but four NHL teams will be in action Saturday, but the vast amount of early action leaves just seven games eligible

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    Line rushes: Ducks vs. Capitals

    WASHINGTON – The Ducks have the task of trying to put together consecutive wins and doing it against the NHL's top team when they face the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Saturday night. Having right wing Corey Perry rediscover his scoring ability is a positive step toward to dealing with

  • Andre Burakovsky out until mid-to-late March with hand injury
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    Andre Burakovsky out until mid-to-late March with hand injury

    The Washington Capitals will be without young, scoring forward Andre Burakovsky until mid-to-late March with a hand injury, coach Barry Trotz said Friday. Burakovsky was hurt in the first period of his team’s 6-3 Thursday win over the Detroit Red Wings when he blocked a Brendan Smith slap shot.

  • NHL Power Rankings: Capitals running away with it
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    NHL Power Rankings: Capitals running away with it

    The Washington Capitals’ juggernaut continues to roll through our latest power rankings.

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov uses mouth to give puck to linesman (GIF)
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    Evgeny Kuznetsov uses mouth to give puck to linesman (GIF)

    Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has always been an odd duck.

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    VIDEO: Evgeny Kuznetsov holds puck between teeth, gives it to official

    Sometimes you've got to get creative when handing the puck back to an official. Sometimes you have fun just to have fun. 

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    A 'dream come true' for UAE woman skating with Capitals

    The NHL has designated February as "Hockey is for everyone month" and a skilled player from the United Arab Emirates, Fatima Al Ali, was invited to meet her favorite team courtesy of Washington Capitals legend Peter Bondra. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

  • Prospect report: Hershey looks to make playoff push after rough January
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    Prospect report: Hershey looks to make playoff push after rough January

    After a rough January, the Hershey Bears are rebounding with four straight wins including three last week. Stanislav Galiev was on fire with four goals and one assist in three games, including a hat trick against Binghamton on Friday. The Bears should get a boost this week with the return of Riley