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    WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season Sunday, and the Washington Capitals became the last NHL team to get a win, beating the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. After a fruitless first week, Ovechkin found the net with a one-timer from the left circle on a...
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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night. Kovalchuk took a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky low in...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) Andrei Markov's resurgence continued with a goal and an assist, and the Montreal Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win Thursday night over the Washington Capitals, who are 0-3 for the first time in nearly two decades. Finally healthy after twice tearing the ACL...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) Two games, two losses for Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals and first-time NHL head coach Adam Oates. Winnipeg's Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler each provided a goal and an assist Tuesday night, and the Jets suddenly transformed into an offensive...
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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. St. Louis added an assist, while Vincent Lecavalier and Cory Conacher also scored goals...
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    Despite conflicting reports of doom and victory, the NHL and its players talked well into the night Saturday.
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    The NHLPA is taking its time reviewing the league's 288-page proposal.


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    Capitals - Team News
    Maxime Sauve - C
    Maxime Sauve has signed a one-year contract with the AHL's Hershey Bears. He skated with the Cologne Sharks of the DEL last season, where he picked up three goals and nine points in 27 games. Sauve only has one game of NHL experience compared to...
    Aug 3 4:33PM Read More
    Marcus Johansson - W
    Marcus Johansson is expected to see time on the top power-play unit and contend for a top-six... Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie were added to the team during the off-season and fill the right side on the top-two lines. If Nicklas Backstrom is fully recovered from...
    Aug 3 3:27PM Read More
    Nicklas Backstrom - C
    Nicklas Backstrom is making some progress following off-season hip surgery. GM Brian MacLellan said that Backstrom resumed skating recently. He's projected to participate in training camp, but his availability for the start of the season is still...
    Aug 3 12:06PM Read More
    T.J. Oshie - W
    St. Louis Blues chairman Tom Stillman admitted that it was hard to see the club part ways with... "Honestly, (the Oshie trade) and Barret Jackman’s departure are, on a personal level, difficult for me," Stillman said. "It is really a hard part of the...
    Aug 2 7:51AM Read More
    Marcus Johansson - W
    Marcus Johansson has been awarded a one-year, $3.75 million contract from Washington in... Johansson set new career-highs last season with 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games. He had requested a $4.75 million salary while Washington countered at $3 million, so the...
    Jul 31 9:05PM Read More
    Jonas Siegenthaler - D
    Jonas Siegenthaler has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. Siegenthaler had three assists in 41 Swiss League games with Zurich last season. The plan is for him to participate in Washington's rookie camp before returning to...
    Jul 30 4:44PM Read More
    Marcus Johansson - W
    Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals weren't able to agree to terms before his... Johansson put in a request of $4.75 million to an arbitrator while the Capitals countered at $3 million. Both sides can still agree to an extension until the arbitrator...
    Jul 29 6:31PM Read More
    Brooks Orpik - D
    Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery on Tuesday. Orpik is still expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. It will take him about two weeks to get back to full workout activities.
    Jul 28 8:08PM Read More
    Marcus Johansson - W
    Marcus Johansson is requesting $4.75 million from an arbitrator. The Washington Capitals have filed a $3 million counter offer. Johansson's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, so there's still time for the two sides to find a common...
    Jul 27 11:22AM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby believes the Washington Capitals grew a lot as a team last season. "We grew a lot as a team and as an organization last year in order to gain the experience and confidence to groom ourselves into an elite level team," said Holtby....
    Jul 26 9:54AM Read More
    Marcus Johansson - W
    Marcus Johansson’s contract talks are considered "status quo," according to... "I think they're status quo from last time," McLellan said. Johansson will have an arbitration hearing July 29, though McLellan hopes to avoid it. "As we get...
    Jul 25 2:08PM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby admitted that he is relieved that he and the Capitals were able to come to terms... The two sides did take part in an arbitration hearing but they were still able to agree on a long-term deal after the hearing took place. "Obviously it’s a little...
    Jul 25 9:43AM Read More
    Ryan Stanton - D
    Ryan Stanton has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Washington Capitals. Stanton had three goals and 11 points in 54 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. He should have a legitimate shot at making the Capitals' opening game roster.
    Jul 24 6:36PM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby has inked a five-year, $30.5 million contract extension with the Washington... Holtby and the Capitals already had their arbitration hearing, but they were still allowed to come to an agreement independent of the arbitrator because a judgment hadn't...
    Jul 24 3:18PM Read More
    Braden Holtby - G
    Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals weren't able to agree to terms before their scheduled... Holtby requested a salary of $8 million while Washington has countered at $5.1 million. Although the ideal would have obviously been to settle before the hearing, there's...
    Jul 23 8:13PM Read More

    Team Stats

    Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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    Skater Stats
    LWAlex Ovechkin81532881
    CNicklas Backstrom82186078
    DJohn Carlson82124355
    CMarcus Johansson82202747
    DMike Green72103545
    RWTroy Brouwer82212243
    CEvgeny Kuznetsov80112637
    LWCurtis Glencross71132235
    RWJoel Ward82191534
    RWEric Fehr75191433
    Goaltender Stats
    Braden Holtby7342472.22412010
    Justin Peters126463.25361
    * = Rookie Player
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