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46 min ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

NHL stars finding it harder to score

Forty- and 50-goal scorers are become an endangered species in the NHL and Brian Burke jokes that "it's all Patrick Roy's fault."

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Related Topix: Sports, Patrick Roy, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Southeast Division, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby

2 hrs ago | TSN.ca

NHL Play of the Year Showdown: Crosby vs. Turris

TSN.ca's NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with an individual effort taking on a passing play that involves nearly an entire team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Japers' Rink

The Caps Struggles This Season Were Predictable

During the off-season leading all the way up to opening night on October 1st the over-whelming majority of Capitals fans, writers, bloggers, & hockey analysts had this team pegged as fringe play-off contender .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

Washington Times

Capitalsa goaltender Braden Holtby a microcosm of teama s uneven 2013-14 season

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby began the season as the organization's clear starter and finished it in limbo, no more certain of his future than his general manager or his coach.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Braden Holtby, NHL Players, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer

BleacherReport

Washington Capitals Most Likely to Leave in the 2014 NHL Offseason

Each summer, every NHL team has to cope with the departures of key players, as it's simply part of the business in professional hockey.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Lighthouse Hockey

On Braden Holtby: Should the New York Islanders take Washington's goalie...and goalie coach?

What really happened to Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby this year? And would the New York Islanders truly have interest in rescuing him? Here is the Capitals' former goalie coach, discussing why he was let go last summer, as quoted in Katie Carerra's autopsy of the Capitals for the Washington Post : "Adam did not agree with how I coach, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Braden Holtby, NHL Players, Evgeni Nabokov, NHL Atlantic Division, New York Islanders, NHL Southeast Division

BleacherReport

Ranking the Best Options for Washington Capitals' Round 1 Pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The 2014 NHL draft presents the Washington Capitals with a critical opportunity to add a key piece to a lineup largely made up of players who have made six postseason appearances in D.C. over the last seven years.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tom Wilson, NHL Players, Mikhail Grabovski, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Marcus Johansson

Mon Apr 21, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Bettman says 'tweaks' could be made to regular-season OT

Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Matt Carle scores a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby during a shootout at Verizon Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, Matt Carle, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Braden Holtby

The Winnipeg Free Press

NHL on Rogers host George Stroumboulopoulos to host NHL Awards in June

It will be the first time that the recently named host of the NHL on Rogers will host the annual event.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Alex Ovechkin

Japers' Rink

A Question on "Kneeing"

SECTION 6 PHYSICAL FOULS NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE OFFICIAL RULES 2013-2014 Rule 50 - Kneeing 50.1 Kneeing - Kneeing is the act of a player leading with his knee and in some cases extending his leg outwards to make contact with his opponent.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey

The Washington Post

Caps season review: Bottom six forwards

Successful teams in the salary cap era typically have balanced lineups, with the lesser-known and lower-paid players offering consistently strong performances and the occasional over-achievement to complement the efforts of the top players.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Joel Ward, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, NHL Players

The Washington Post

Capitals season review: Goaltending

It was a year of upheaval and uncertainty in net as the Capitals rotated through four goaltenders over the course of 82 games.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Michal Neuvirth, Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Players

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Anaheim Calling

Admirals Stat-urday: We're in

Your Norfolk Admirals have been in playoff mode for a month, scraping and clawing to stay with the four other divisional teams fighting for a post season berth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andre Petersson, NHL Players, Dave Steckel, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Anaheim Ducks

Sat Apr 19, 2014

On the Forecheck

Nashville Predators News: Preds trade 7th round pick to Washington for Jaynen Rissling

The Nashville Predators made their first trade of the off-season today, sending their 7th-round draft this summer to the Washington Capitals to acquire defenseman Jaynen Rissling .

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Related Topix: Sports, Filip Forsberg, NHL Players, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, NHL Southeast Division

The Washington Post

Changes caused Holtby to struggle

Braden Holtby lost his confidence when he struggled to adapt to playing deeper in his crease at the advice of Coach Adam Oates.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Braden Holtby, NHL Players, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Southeast Division, Henrik Lundqvist

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sportsnet.ca

Report: Ovechkin to join Team Russia at worlds

Alex Ovechkin is expected to join Team Russia at the world championships. Since 2004, he has won two golds, a silver and two bronze medals at the tournament.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, NHL Southeast Division

NBC Washington

'Game Over' for Green With Caps?

The defenseman took the NHL by storm as a faux-hawked dynamo in 2007, his smooth-skating ability and penchant for late-game dramatics leading the Capitals back to respectability from the back end.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Dmitry Orlov, NHL Players

Globe and Mail

Hockey Canada announces first group of 20 players for world championship

Canada's Jason Chimera celebrates his goal against Norway during their World Ice Hockey championship match in the town of Mytischi, outside Moscow, Monday, April 30, 2007.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey, Jason Chimera, NHL Players, Edmonton Oilers, Ben Scrivens, Ottawa Senators

Cardiac Cane

Friday Carolina Hurricanes Report

Apr 10, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Manny Malhotra and the Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson get ready for a face off during the game at PNC Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chris Terry, NHL Southeast Division, Manny Malhotra, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Players, Marcus Johansson

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Ovechkin under fire

"I have to take criticism." No matter how a Washington Capitals ' season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin .

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Southeast Division

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