Washington Capitals

Backup goalies rarely get the glory. In the case of the best in the game this season though, they’ve played key roles helping to lead their respective teams to potential playoff berths for a shot at the Stanley Cup. Taking into account their records, stats, upside, overall bodies of work and other intangibles, here are
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The battle for the Stanley Cup kicks off in less than a month, on Wednesday, April 11. While there are still several teams battling to secure a playoff spot in the Western Conference, teams in the East are fairly well decided. Best Odds to Win the Stanley Cup This season, three of the four 2016-17
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The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick, the team announced Wednesday. Washington traded for defenseman Michal Kempny on Monday and placed Taylor Chorney on waivers Tuesday, and Jerabek is likely another acquisition to provide more depth on the team’s thin blue line. In
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WASHINGTON- Working alongside Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the Washington Capitals made this weekend one to remember for New Jersey native William Cody. The 14-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016 and is currently in treatment, going through the maintenance phase. Though he is technically in remission, he is still undergoing chemotherapy treatment, which should end in July
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In their last home game before Christmas, the Washington Capitals found themselves in strange and unfamiliar territory against the Anaheim Ducks; heading into the third period, the Capitals were trailing 2-0, unable to solve the mystery of Ducks netminder John Gibson. Not only that, Washington’s first two periods were highlighted by an overwhelming amount of
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Just two weeks ago, the Washington Capitals defeated the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place with a dominating 5-2 victory. Sunday marks the second and final time these two teams face off against each other this season. “Everything’s still fresh,” Capitals forward T.J. Oshie said. “I’m sure there’s still emotions from what’s left over from that
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The Washington Capitals have placed defenseman Matt Niskanen on long-term injured reserve, and have recalled defenseman Madison Bowey from the Hershey Bears. The 22-year-old blueliner is set to make his debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Despite showing plenty of upside and potential last season, which Barry Trotz mentioned was enough for a possible call-up,
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As they push for success to kick off the month of October, the Washington Capitals will square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday, with their ongoing rivalry and memories of Game 7 still fresh in mind. “Just hatred,” Barry Trotz jokingly said when asked what the Capitals face heading into Wednesday’s matchup. “You hate the
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