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By Sports Digest | December 10, 2009
The Washington Capitals recalled center Keith Aucoin and goalie Michal Neuvirth from the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, general manager George McPhee announced. The recall is Aucoin's third this season. He has totaled one goal and four assists in eight games with Washington, and has recorded nine goals and 15 assists in 19 contests with Hershey. Neuvirth was recalled for the second time this season. He has played in one game for the Capitals this year and made 19 saves in a 3-2 home loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 20. Neuvirth is 10-5-0 with the Bears this year, with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.
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By Katie Carrera and The Washington Post | February 3, 2014
The Detroit Red Wings made their intentions clear from the start Sunday at Verizon Center . If the Washington Capitals were on the power play, Detroit would dedicate one player solely to shadowing Alex Ovechkin to take the NHL's leading scorer out of the equation. But in overtime, when the Capitals went on the man advantage, the Red Wings could not afford to isolate the star right wing given the four-on-three setup. Ovechkin unleashed his beastly one-timer, blasting a shot past netminder Jimmy Howard for a 6-5 win and two important points for Washington.
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December 10, 2009
The NHL suspended Phoenix defenseman Ed Jovanovski two games on Wednesday for a forearm to the head of Wild center Andrew Ebbett . Jovanovski, whose hit on Ebbett in the third period of Monday's game was not called a penalty, will miss Thursday's game at Los Angeles and Saturday's game against San Jose. He will lose more than $67,000 in pay and will be eligible to return Monday at Detroit. •The Blue Jackets activated forward Derek Dorsett (concussion)
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By Tarik El-Bashir The Washington Post | April 8, 2012
The defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins captured the Northeast Division by a comfortable 10-point margin, capped the regular season on an impressive 9-2-1 run and finished tied for second in goals scored with 3.17 per game. They're led by the game's most complete defenseman, Zdeno Chara, a 6-foot-9 behemoth of a man who's as likely to deliver a crushing body check as a critical power-play goal. Their goalie, Tim Thomas, remains among the game's elite despite an uneven second half.
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By AP | January 24, 2010
WASHINGTON - - Alexander Semin had a goal and three assists to help the Washington Capitals beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-2, on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive win. Lauri Korpikoski scored two goals for Phoenix, which was playing its first game on the road since Jan. 7. Alexander Ovechkin had an empty-net goal with five seconds left for his 33rd of the season as Washington improved to 18-3-3 at home. Semin set up the Capitals' first score with a nice centering pass through the Coyotes' defense, and his goal was set up by an even flashier pass from Tomas Fleischmann.
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By Sports Digest | December 21, 2009
Alex Ovechkin scored his 22nd and 23rd goals early in the third period and Tomas Fleischmann added the go-ahead goal in the Washington Capitals' 4-2 comeback victory over the host Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. "I challenged him and started him right off the bat in the third and he came through," Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The reason he is the best player in the planet is that instead of going, 'Woe is me, why is the coach yelling at me?' he took up the challenge and said, 'I'll show you' and got three points and led us to the victory."
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April 13, 2011
Alexander Semin scored at 18:24 of overtime, lifting the top-seeded Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday. Captain Alex Ovechkin also tallied and Michal Neuvirth made 24 saves for the Capitals, who host Game 2 on Friday. Defenseman Matt Gilroy scored and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots for New York, which was outshot 10-6 in overtime. With time winding down in the first extra session, Jason Arnott blocked Rangers defenseman Marc Staal's clearing attempt at the right point.
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By Matt Vensel | March 9, 2011
The Capitals are finally clicking with a month remaining in the regular season. They have won five straight games and seven of eight to reclaim the top spot in the Southeast Division, and Monday night's 2-1 shootout victory over the Lightning gave Washington a two-point lead over Tampa Bay. Early returns show that the Capitals are a better team after their trade-deadline dealings. They have won four straight games since acquiring center Jason Arnott and defenseman Dennis Wideman.
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By Tarik El-Bashir and Tarik El-Bashir,The Washington Post | December 24, 2009
WASHINGTON - - Nicklas Backstrom has already cemented his reputation as one of the NHL's best setup men. But over the past month, the 22-year-old Swede has shown he has the potential to be one of hockey's best finishers, too. Backstrom scored two goals against the league's best goalie Wednesday night, giving him 10 in the past 11 games, to power the Washington Capitals past Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, at Verizon Center. "He's shooting the puck," coach Bruce Boudreau said of Backstrom.
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By Tarik El-Bashir and The Washington Post | January 10, 2010
Michal Neuvirth and the Washington Capitals wasted little time Saturday burying an Atlanta Thrashers team that's struggling on the ice and dealing with distractions off it. The rookie goaltender was perfect in the first period, stopping all 18 shots he faced, while an opportunistic Capitals offense struck four times on its first nine shots in an 8-1 victory at Philips Arena. Mike Knuble and Alexander Semin each scored twice to pace the onslaught, which helped Washington open a pivotal three-game Southeast Division swing with its third straight win overall, fifth in a row over the Thrashers and ninth in 10 division contests.
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The Washington Post | December 26, 2011
— The NHL's holiday break ended Monday when games resumed around the league, but apparently no one told the Washington Capitals. Facing the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center after a two-day break, the Capitals looked uninspired, rarely sustained possession and didn't offer much response when challenged to win a battle for the puck in the opening 20 minutes. Turns out the four-goal lead the Sabres accumulated in the first period would be all they needed to hand Washington a decisive, demoralizing 4-2 loss.
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By Katie Carrera The Washington Post | December 20, 2011
Over the past week, the Washington Capitals wondered where their offense had gone, but Tuesday night at Verizon Center against the stingy Nashville Predators they found the power switch again. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin scored in the same game for the first time since Oct. 30, 2010, to lead the Capitals to a 4-1 win over Nashville, which had won five games in a row. "We played a good game 60 minutes tonight," said Backstrom, who added to his team lead in goals (12)
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By Katie Carerra, The Washington Post | October 8, 2011
The Washington Capitals' 2011-12 season opener certainly wasn't pretty. They gained and relinquished two separate one-goal leads and the Carolina Hurricanes forced overtime with less than two minutes remaining. But in the extra session the Capitals found an ally in the special teams unit that so often betrayed them a season ago. Mike Green scored unassisted on the power play 2:24 into overtime to seal a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes. It marked Washington's 10th consecutive win in a home opener and gave a raucous announced 18,506 - the 107th consecutive sellout at Verizon Center - a reason to go home happy.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2011
The outcome wasn't what fans had hoped for, but Baltimore rocked the red Tuesday night. On the night when professional ice hockey returned to Baltimore for the first time since 1997, a sellout crowd of an announced 11,082 fans packed 1st Mariner Arena and watched the Nashville Predators beat the Washington Capitals, 2-0, in the inaugural Baltimore Hockey Classic. There were a number of empty seats, but both curious Charm City sports fans and die-hard puck lovers crowded the concourse before the event.
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By The Washington Post | July 2, 2011
The Washington Capitals were one of the busiest teams Friday when the doors to the 2011 NHL free agent market opened, as general manager George McPhee sent goalie Semyon Varlamov to Colorado for a pair of draft picks and added three veterans to the lineup. In signing role player and former Capitals captain Jeff Halpern, two-way defenseman Roman Hamrlik and a big-bodied, hard working winger in Joel Ward, Washington elevated the leadership in a still-young dressing room and filled holes in the roster that will be left by the departure of up to five unrestricted free agents.
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By Matt Vensel | June 29, 2011
The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more significant ones -- after owner Ted Leonsis said the Capitals "want to change and improve" this offseason. He also suggested that some trades could be in the works. Keeping Laich and acquiring Brouwer should help the Capitals in the grit department, but I’m of the belief that they need to add size and physicality on the back end. The Capitals committed themselves to team defense last season and were one of the NHL’s stingiest teams when it comes to goals against, but they can only do so much with mediocre defensive players.
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By Gene Wang and The Washington Post | April 13, 2011
Defenseman Mike Green said he would be on the ice for Game 1 of the Washington Capitals' first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers. Coach Bruce Boudreau didn't go that far, calling the All-Star's availability a "game-time decision. " Green missed the Capitals' final 20 games and 26 of the final 28 with a head injury. "I feel great and in game-shape ready to play," Green said after practice Tuesday when asked whether he was ready to go. Asked again, he added: "I'll be playing.
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By Matt Vensel | June 29, 2011
The Capitals have started to retool their roster after another early playoff exit. They have re-signed center Brooks Laich, traded for power forward Troy Brouwer and added a few draft picks to their minor-league system. Expect more changes -- perhaps more significant ones -- after owner Ted Leonsis said the Capitals "want to change and improve" this offseason. He also suggested that some trades could be in the works. Keeping Laich and acquiring Brouwer should help the Capitals in the grit department, but I’m of the belief that they need to add size and physicality on the back end. The Capitals committed themselves to team defense last season and were one of the NHL’s stingiest teams when it comes to goals against, but they can only do so much with mediocre defensive players.
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By The Washington Post | May 3, 2011
Multiple times over the course of this season, the Washington Capitals characterized stinging defeats and growing pains from a new style of play as lessons that would help guide them through the playoffs. But as they head to Tampa Bay for games 3 and 4 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Capitals cannot afford to learn anything else the hard way. Trailing the Lightning two games to none, Washington must capture at least one victory in back-to-back games for a chance to extend its season and advance to the conference finals.
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By Katie Carrera and The Washington Post | May 2, 2011
Every extra drop of adrenaline provided by Alex Ovechkin's game-tying, overtime-forcing tally was coursing through the Washington Capitals in extra time of Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series. They dominated play and sparked bedlam from the capacity crowd behind them, but all the momentum of that setting wouldn't keep the Tampa Bay Lightning from taking advantage of one mistake. Veteran defenseman Scott Hannan thought he could get off the ice for a change and his replacement, Jeff Schultz, would be in position before the puck made its way back to the Capitals' end. The Lightning noticed the change and quickly turned up ice. With 6 minutes, 19 seconds gone in the extra period, Vincent Lecavalier sent a shot above Michal Neuvirth's glove on a two-on-one as a result of the change to seal a 3-2 Tampa Bay victory.
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