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By Nestor Aparicio | January 29, 1991
VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS* WHEN: Tonight, 7:35.* WHERE: Pittsburgh Civic Arena.* TV/RADIO: Ch. 20; WCAO-AM 600.* OUTLOOK: Coach Terry Murray wanted toughness from his new scheme featuring defensemen Ken Sabourin and Al Iafrate and he's gotten it. The Capitals (23-26-3) tied Minnesota 2-2 Friday and defeated the Islanders 5-4 in OT Sunday. Left wing John Kordic, perhaps the toughest of all of the new acquisitions, won't be in the lineup until at least next week. The Penguins (27-21-3) have Mario Lemieux back in the lineup.
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March 15, 1996
Opponent: Boston BruinsSite: USAir Arena, LandoverTime: 8TV/Radio: HTS/WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: The Capitals (32-27-8), no doubt, will have the hotter-than-hot Jim Carey in net tonight. Carey (2.38 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage) has three shutouts in his last four games and has allowed one goal in his last 293 minutes, 28 seconds. Bruin D Al Iafrate (knee) is skating with the team, but remains out, as does RW Cam Neely (hip), LW Davis Payne (separated shoulder) and D Dean Channel (hamstring)
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January 17, 1991
LANDOVER -- Defenseman Al Iafrate, who had asked the Toronto Maple Leafs to trade him, received his wish yesterday when he was dealt to the Washington Capitals for center Peter Zezel and defenseman Bob Rouse.Iafrate had 21 goals and 42 assists last year, and led Toronto's defensemen in scoring in each of the past three years.This season he has three goals and 15 assists in 42 games.Off-the-ice problems were blamed for the decline and led him to ask general manager Floyd Smith to try and make a deal.
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By Phil Jackman | March 1, 1994
Reading Time, Two Minutes:A Bobby Knight team (Indiana) losing by 50 to an underdog (Minnesota). On national TV, no less. Truthfully, does it get any better than this?* Please, someone, tell me the people who run the Olympic hockey tournament didn't decide the gold medal with some sort of hippy-dippy shootout. What, did they only rent the rink for three hours or something?* Quick, cancel the plans you had for Saturday afternoon. That's when USA Network sends along the 44th CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association)
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March 7, 1995
Opponent: Boston BruinsSite: Boston GardenTime: 7:30TV/Radio: HTS/WMAL (630 AM)Outlook: The Capitals (6-10-5) are on a three-game winning streak and are 3-1-3 in their past seven games. Tonight, rookie goalie Jim Carey, a native of Dorchester, Mass., who grew up rooting for Boston, is again expected to be in goal, as Washington tries to cool off the 12-7-2 Bruins. Boston is 4-1-1 in its past six games, including Sunday night's 5-2 victory over Hartford. The teams tied, 1-1, the last time they met at the Garden, on Feb. 11. Should Washington win tonight, it would be only its second road victory this season.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | December 26, 1993
Washington Capitals goaltender Rick Tabaracci grew up in Toronto. A city kid playing street hockey on Faye Drive with 15 or 20 other kids after school and all day on weekends.2Capitals goalie statistics through Thursday:Player ... ... MP ... GA ... SO ... Avg ... W ... L ... T ... Svs ... PctTabaracci ... 920 ... 43 ... 0 ... 2.80 ... 7 ... 8 ... 1 ... 421 ... .898Beaupre ... .. 917 .. 50 ... 0 ... 3.27 ... 8 ... 6 ... 1 ... 425 ... .882CAPITALS TONIGHTOpponent: Pittsburgh PenguinsSite: USAir Arena, LandoverTime: 7:35TV: HTSRadio: WMAL (630 AM)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | September 27, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- With only one preseason game left before the regular season kicks off next week, the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers went with mostly front-line players last night, and it was the Flyers who had the best of it.The Flyers took advantage of a goal by Mikael Renberg that bounced in off the skate of Caps defenseman Kevin Hatcher at the end of the second period to break a 2-2 tie and broke it open in the third period for a 6-2 win...
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By Josie Karp and Josie Karp,Contributing Writer | February 28, 1993
BOSTON -- The Washington Capitals should have won it in the first period, when they jumped out to a 3-1 lead.Just ask the Boston Bruins' fans.Normally you cannot tell whether they are hailing Boston goaltender Andy Moog, or booing him. At that point, there was no doubt their chant started with a "B" and not an "M."Washington then should have won it in the second period, dominating play for the first 15 minutes.The Bruins should not have been celebrating two minutes into sudden-death overtime, when center Vladimir "Rosie" Ruzicka slapped the puck past Capitals goalie Jim Hrivnak to give Boston an unlikely 5-4 victory.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
LANDOVER -- Washington Capitals coach Terry Murray wanted to send a message to his team last night by shaking up his starting lineup.Bob Carpenter, Alan May and Jeff Greenlaw were the first meon the ice.Veteran right wing Pat Elynuik was benched in favor of rookie Reggie Savage.The Caps, in need of goals and victories, were willing to tranything to jump-start this team that has played from behind most of the NHL season.It worked, with the Capitals racing off to a 3-0 first-period lead against the Minnesota North Stars.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | January 13, 1994
The Washington Capitals, searching for consistency most of the first half of this season, seem to have found it the past 18 days. The strange thing is that consistency has come while their two star defensemen, Kevin Hatcher and Al Iafrate, have been either out of the lineup or limited by injury.In their absence, Washington has become a basic, sound defensive team. The forwards have been responsible, the defensemen have, for the most part, stayed back and concentrated on defense.It is a style that is the reverse of last season, when Hatcher, Iafrate, Sylvain Cote and Calle Johansson set an NHL record for defensemen with at least 20 goals on the same team.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | December 26, 1993
Washington Capitals goaltender Rick Tabaracci grew up in Toronto. A city kid playing street hockey on Faye Drive with 15 or 20 other kids after school and all day on weekends.2Capitals goalie statistics through Thursday:Player ... ... MP ... GA ... SO ... Avg ... W ... L ... T ... Svs ... PctTabaracci ... 920 ... 43 ... 0 ... 2.80 ... 7 ... 8 ... 1 ... 421 ... .898Beaupre ... .. 917 .. 50 ... 0 ... 3.27 ... 8 ... 6 ... 1 ... 425 ... .882CAPITALS TONIGHTOpponent: Pittsburgh PenguinsSite: USAir Arena, LandoverTime: 7:35TV: HTSRadio: WMAL (630 AM)
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | October 21, 1993
Capitals defenseman Jason Woolley had his game plan in mind shortly after being told he was being sent to the Portland Pirates, Washington's American Hockey League affiliate, for an indefinite stay."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | October 17, 1993
LANDOVER -- The crowd of 12,461 at USAir Arena stood and cheered, as the Washington Capitals gathered around their goal and hugged each other last night.The game was over and the Capitals' struggle was, too. After six straight losses, Washington won, beating the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.With Todd Krygier, Dave Poulin and Al Iafrate playing like men who wanted to make a difference in the third period, Washington avoided matching a 10-year-old record of futility."The initial feeling was relief, sheer relief," said Krygier, who scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the winning goal by Al Iafrate, with 6:57 to play.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Staff Writer | October 6, 1993
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Over the past 11 seasons, the Washington Capitals have produced the fifth-best record in the NHL and have lost in the first round of the playoffs five times.In that time, they've never had an offensive star to lead them to a title, and as they begin their 20th season here tonight, they still don't.But maybe the Capitals have the next best thing -- toughness."I thought part of our problem last season was that we were intimidated," said coach Terry Murray. "I think, sometimes, it helps to have the loaded gun on the bench."
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