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  • DENVER – This was not how he expected the season would unfold, because who forecasts such unpredictability? “Definitely isn’t the way I drew the year up,” Eric Fehr said, “but that’s the way things go.” Which perhaps made Tuesday so welcome for the Capitals forward, who scored the winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory […]... read more...
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  • A slight smile crossed Barry Trotz’s face, some brief amusement found amid Friday night’s disappointment. Of course, the laugh seemed to say, his Washington Capitals would relish  flying to St. Louis almost immediately after a 1-0 loss to the New Jesery Devils. Of course, Trotz said, “you’d like to get a win right away.” Perhaps […]... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Washington Capitals returned to the ice here late Monday morning, rejuvenated by an off-day spent golfing, watching football or relaxing with countrymen, still searching for the definitive end to the feelings of spinning wheels which have endured through 17 games. They have played well in some games and emerged with zero standings […]... read more...
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  • DENVER – Over their past three games, the Capitals, hamstrung against tight-checking teams and jammed neutral zones, have scored two regulation goals. All three total goals against Arizona, St. Louis and New Jersey, including Eric Fehr’s overtime winner Tuesday night in the desert, have come from forwards on Washington’s bottom two lines: Fehr, Joel Ward […]... read more...
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  • ST. LOUIS – The barbs traded between Barry Trotz and Ken Hitchcock, good friends and longtime NHL coaches, date back years. There was the time Hitchcock called Trotz, “Darth Vader,” and Trotz replied by calling Hitchcock, “Lex Luthor.” Three years ago, Hitchcock also referred to Trotz as “a villain, a villainous character,” all in good […]... read more...
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  • After years serving as backup to Roberto Luongo, Boston College's career leader in shutouts returns to the TD Garden as a New Jersey Devil for the first time as a bonafide No. 1 goaltender since his final collegiate season at "The Heights" in 2007.... read more...
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  • Nathan Horton is faced with a very tough decision concerning his current back injury, which could result in career-ending surgery. Horton’s former teammates are well aware of his condition, and the difficult decision that lies ahead.... read more...
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  • The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Chris Brown to their American Hockey League affiliate in Hershey, a space-clearing move coinciding with forward Liam O’Brien returning to practice from an upper-body injury and forward Brooks Laich nearing a comeback from his shoulder issue. Called up Nov. 14 to face the New Jersey Devils that night, Brown traveled […... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – The unpredictability of his inaugural season helming the Washington Capitals had vexed Barry Trotz through 17 games and now, one day before the 18th, it left him searching for the proper phrase to describe the recent spat of mistakes. “That’s been a little bit of a sense of concern…frustration…I don’t have the […]... read more...
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  • GLENDALE, Ariz. – The last time Braden Holtby met reporters, he wore an expressionless mask, somber and searching for an answer after one mistake cost the Washington Capitals a game. Here Tuesday night, cameras surrounded Holtby again, and he still donned a blank stare, the postgame stoicism he had always tried to show, except now […]... read more...
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