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Capitals Hit or Miss: Week 3 The penalty kill, on the other hand, is giving us very little reason to be concerned as it seems to be the one area in which the Caps are consistently proficient. This week was no exception, as the shorthanded squad killed off 11 of 12 of their opponents' extra-man opportunities.

Capitals Place Richard Panik On Long-Term Injured Reserve, Announce Jonas Seigenthaler Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Rangers On Friday The Washington Capitals announced on Friday that they have placed forward Richard Panik on long-term injured reserve and defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler will skate prior to their game against the New York Rangers and will be a game-time decision.

Capitals Recall Travis Boyd and Martin Fehervary from Hershey The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Travis Boyd and defenseman Martin Fehervary from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

NHL Predictions Friday - With New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Today's featured game is the New York Rangers vs the Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals currently sit at third place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 4-2-2 through eight games. Now entering the second season following the franchise's first Stanley Cup title, Alex Ovechkin continues to score goals at a high rate.

Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Rangers Game Day Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps get their first look at the new-look Rangers, asking questions about the goaltending and the power play and more.

New York at Washington Preview: Capitals Wrap Up Homestand Against Rangers On Friday The Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers for the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Deserving A Shot In The Top Four? An Initial Comparison Of Radko Gudas vs. Nick Jensen Coming into the 2019-20 regular season, Nick Jensen was the presumptive choice for a role in the top four defensive group, paired with Dmitry Orlov.

Max Scherzer To Drop Ceremonial Puck at Friday's Caps-Rangers Game The Washington Capitals announced Thursday afternoon that Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer will take part in the ceremonial puck drop before Friday night's game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have shown brotherly love for the Nationals during their current run to the World Series.

Young hockey player gives lively interview as Capitals' 'Mite of the Nite' A young hockey player was bursting with enthusiasm about his chance to play at the Washington Capitals' home arena in D.C. and about his pet tarantula that has a big appetite. Jackson Friedlander was Wednesday night's "Mite of the Nite" at Capital One Arena.

Are Braden Holtby's days with the Capitals numbered? Braden Holtby was pulled after three goals on three earlier this week. Given he’s a UFA and Ilya Samsonov has outplayed him so far, are Holtby’s days as a Capital numbered?

Shot Down: Indicators of a Struggling Power Play That the Caps have been able to convert on a half-dozen five-on-four chances may be obscuring a poor start to the season for the power-play a bit, and perhaps the team is going to settle in and rates will climb back to where we'd expect them to be sooner rather than later.

Maple Leafs Announce John Tavares Will Miss A Minimum Of Two Weeks After Breaking Finger Late Against Capitals The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Thursday afternoon that captain John Tavares will miss a minimum of two weeks with a broken finger, which he suffered late in the team's 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated after that two-week time frame.

Beal wants Wizards to follow other D.C. sports success stories: ‘Why not me?’ Bradley Beal has noticed the Washington Capitals, Nationals and Mystics soar to new heights. After signing a contract extension Thursday that keeps him with the Washington Wizards until at least 2022, he said he thinks he can take the Wizards down the same path.

Calling all Capitals fans, join NHL FanPulse! We are considered the voice of the Washington Capitals community here at Japers' Rink, and we talk every day about how the Caps are doing-whether they'll win their upcoming game or how readers feel about that awful call from the referees.

Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov Suspended 20 Games By The NHL For Substance Abuse The NHL announced on Thursday afternoon that they have suspended Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov for 20 games without pay because he violated the league's substance abuse program. This is the second consecutive abuse suspension that was handed to a Vegas Golden Knights player.

Washington Capitals bounce back against Maple Leafs The Washington Capitals rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals including three in that 1:18 stretch in the second period for a 4-3 win. The Toronto Maple Leafs got those two goals from Kasperi Kapanen at 4:37 and Ilya Mikeheyev doubled that lead at 10:58.

Bradley Beal is ready to lead the Washington Wizards Under the current CBA, NBA players cannot be traded for six months after signing a contract extension. Six months from today is April 17, well past the NBA trade deadline for this season. However, even though fans can stop stressing, the work is just beginning for Bradley Beal.

NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Taylor Hall, More Do the Washington Capitals have a goaltending controversy? Plus, what's the latest between the New Jersey Devils and Taylor Hall and what does Tom Fitzgerald joining the Devils coaching staff mean? Related: NHL Rumors: Byfuglien, Turris, Muzzin, More eval;.

The Noon Number: Gone in 78 Seconds Per @StatsBySTATS, that's the fastest trio of tallies for Washington since November 12, 2003, when Dainius Zubrus, Alexander Semin and Robert Lang put up three in the span of 1:16 versus the 'Canes.

A little hockey player stole the show at a Washington Capitals game When asked how it felt to be on ice, Jackson instead wanted to remind everyone, "Hockey isn't about winning, it's about having fun." Asked to name his favorite Capitals player, Jackson gave a shout out to Ovechkin, before using his time in the spotlight to talk about his pet tarantula, Michael who has a big appetite.

Apologies To This Hockey Child, But I Am His Mother Now Whether or not to have a child is a complicated and morally questionable decision that each person must weigh carefully. It is a difficult question for most people except for me, because I have decided to adopt this small hockey boy and love him forever.

WNBA champion Washington Mystics take a well-deserved victory lap As the buzzer sounded, the rest of the Washington Mystics spilled off the bench, touching off a celebration that has continued for the better part of a week in the nation's capital.

Braden Holtby's Start: A Spooky October or…? A look at the Caps’ number one netminder’s past, present and maybe future.

Toronto Maple Leafs Fall to Washington Capitals in Under 90 Seconds Let's start with the positives. Kasperi Kapanen had himself a great game tonight after a rough start to the season. He started the year playing alongside of John Tavares and Mitch Marner, but never looked comfortable considering he was playing on his off-wing.

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