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  • EDMONTON, CANADA – The reconciliation of their possession dominance and ultimate defeat began as the Washington Capitals migrated toward the team bus, bound for Edmonton International Airport and, as Wednesday turned into Thursday back home, the next stop on their road trip through western Canada. They had just suffered the first regulation loss of this […]... read more...
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  • With the homestand hanging in the balance, the shootout monkey clinging to their backs Saturday night, Capitals Coach Barry Trotz turned to assistant Blaine Forsythe and delegated the responsibility of choosing a third skater. Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, two slick left-handers, had already poked pucks past Florida goaltender Al Montoya and, because Washington... read more...
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  • EDMONTON, CANADA – The reconciliation of their possession dominance and ultimate defeat began as the Washington Capitals migrated toward the team bus, bound for Edmonton International Airport and, as Wednesday turned into Thursday back home, the next stop on their road trip through western Canada. They had just suffered the first regulation loss of this […]... read more...
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  • The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack Hillen taking healthy […]... read more...
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  • Jason Chimera tore from the penalty box, hard across the ice, bent on redeeming a slashing penalty he later called “bad.” Stick flailing, he poked the puck from the Florida Panthers in his defensive zone, then took off. Eleven seconds after his discharge, Chimera drew a tripping penalty on Dmitry Kulikov, ushering the only full-length […]... read more...
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  • The revamped Washington Capitals defense, buttressed by four offseason signings – two players, two coaches – has offered immediate returns. Through five games, they have allowed 11 goals and the penalty kill has snuffed out 18 of 20 opposing power plays. Save three early scores over 10 minutes against San Jose, netminders Braden Holtby and […]... read more...
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  • The folks/computers in charge of creating the NHL schedule have done it again. Last season the Blues always seemed to have a ton of games in hand while the rest of the league played a busy schedule. It’s more of the same in 2014-15 as the Blues skate in just their third game of the year while others (like Boston) participate in their sixth. As you might imagine, t... read more...
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