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15 min ago | Japers' Rink

GIF Tournament Stanley Cup Final Showdown: Ovechkin vs. Backstrom

After five weeks and thousands of votes, the pool of contestants has been whittled down and weeded out to get to today - and now only two remain, two GIFs standing above the rest as your favorites.

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4 hrs ago | Blackhhawk up

Blackhawks Dump & Chase- 3 Day Weekend Ahead

Oct 1, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view as fans hold glow sticks during a pregame ceremony raising the 2013 Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters before the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals at the United Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Central Division, NHL Southeast Division

5 hrs ago | Cardiac Cane

Carolina Hurricanes Relocation to Las Vegas Rumor is Ridiculous

Apr 10, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller looks on during the game against the Washington Capitals at PNC Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Carolina Hurricanes, Kirk Muller, NHL Players

5 hrs ago | Japers' Rink

Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Backstrom finally gets his silver medal, the Caps are both poorly managed and fascinating and more.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Eddie Pasquale, Madison Bowey, Philipp Grubauer, NHL Players

Thu Aug 28, 2014

PennLive.com

New Hershey Bears G Eddie Pasquale ready for 2014-15 season in wake of hip surgery

Hershey's Mike Carman tries to score on St. John's goalie Eddie Pasquale at Giant Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Eddie Pasquale, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Southeast Division, Philipp Grubauer

Stanley Cup of Chowder

We love Alex Ovechkin. We also hate Alex Ovechkin. #Enigma

Alex Ovechkin has been compared to Sidney Crosby for his entire NHL career, which sucks.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, NHL Players, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand

CBS Sports

Caps' Backstrom receives Olympic silver medal

More than six months after the fact, Nicklas Backstrom has finally received the Olympic silver medal that he was ruled ineligible for back in February.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, NHL Hockey, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Olympic Hockey, Nicklas Backstrom (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Winter Sports, NHL Southeast Division

Japers' Rink

Mailbag: Grubauer, Fears, NASCAR and Face-Offs

Questions about the goalies, phobias, souring on the former coach, draws and more in this week's edition of "you ask, we answer."

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BleacherReport

Ranking the 10 Worst-Managed Teams in the NHL

Several NHL teams currently bear the dubious honor of being among the league's worst managed.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Semyon Varlamov, Florida Panthers, Tomas Fleischmann

Defending Big D

Referee Review - Example 2

Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 1, Game 6 Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Montreal 4 - Washington 1 04/26/2010, Versus feed Referees: #9 Dan O'Rourke and #20 Tim Peel Note: Because I highly suspect there are some cumulative calls in this game, I'm going to transcribe my notes as directly as I can and not editorialize about them until those ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Northeast Divison, NHL Southeast Division, Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Capsa Carlson excited about new regime

The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington's practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Carlson, NHL Players, Steven Oleksy, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Chris Brown, Karl Alzner

Japers' Rink

Re-thinking Zone Starts

It's not as simple as "start offensive players in the offensive zone and defensive players in the defensive zone."

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Hockey, Olympics, Olympic Winter Games, Winter Sports, Henrik Sedin (2010 Vancouver Olympics), Ice Hockey, NHL Hockey

Japers' Rink

The Noon Countdown: Brouwer Power

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look back at a big year for a secondary scorer ... Troy Brouwer 's career-high point total, set in 2013-14.

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Japers' Rink

The Capitals' Top 25 Under 25: 2014-15, Part I

When Brian MacLellan took over as the Caps' general manager earlier in the summer, he inherited a cupboard full of young players that would appear to be on the rebound after some relatively lean years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Zachary Sanford, NHL Players, NHL Hockey

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CBS Local

5 Reasons to be Excited About the 2014-15 Capitals

The official start of the 2014-15 NHL season is Oct. 8, and we have the five reasons to be excited about the upcoming Washington Capitals' season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division, Nashville Predators, NHL Central Division, Barry Trotz

BleacherReport

Predicting the Statistical Leaders for the Washington Capitals in 2014-15

After arguably the franchise's most disappointing season of the last decade, the Washington Capitals enter the 2014-15 campaign in search of redemption.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, NHL Players, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Joel Ward, Eric Fehr

Japers' Rink

How Many Goals Against Will the Caps Allow in 2014-15?

The team should be able to cut down on shots against, but may not be able to improve its save percentage... and that would be okay.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, Justin Peters, Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer

Japers' Rink

That Time When the Caps Played Musical Goalies

Let's try to change that. This is Throwback Tuesday... because who wants to wait 'til Thursday? If the Washington Capitals of the 1970s were some of the worst teams in NHL history, the 1970s Montreal Canadiens were among the League's best.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Japers' Rink

The Noon Countdown: Close But No Cigar

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at how the Caps fared in one-goal games in 2013-14 ...the number of one-goal games the Caps played in 2013-14, fourth-most in the League .

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Five For Howling

Is Martin Erat poised to have a bounce-back season?

With 29 days left until the 2014-15 NHL preseason begins, we take a look at last year's late addition who put up today's number in total points for the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Pacific Division, Martin Erat, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Players, NHL Southeast Division

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