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Preds Expose Caps, 7-2

The Caps endure a rugged night in Nashville on Tuesday, dropping their third game in four nights

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Even before Tuesday night's 7-2 spanking at the hands of the Predators in Nashville, the Capitals looked like a team in obvious need of a break. Their top goaltender has been ailing for a few nights, their defense has been susceptible to yielding swaths of unanswered goals for a couple of weeks now, their five-on-five scoring has virtually dried up, and their special teams have been inconsistent.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 1/15

Caps aim to avoid a second three-game slide in under three weeks, make some yet-to-be-revealed lineup changes, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Wrong Road To Nashville - Following their first Stanley Cup championship last June, the Caps endured a bit of a fitful start to the 2018-19 season, but nothing that lingered long enough to qualify as the "hangover" we hear so much about annually with regard to each season's champs.

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Blues 4, Caps 1

Caps fall to Blues in familiar fashion, Orpik reaches 1,000 games, Ovechkin climbs a couple of ladders, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Blue Monday - On the strength of an Alex Ovechkin power-play goal at 7:50 of the first period, the Caps jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Monday night against the St. Louis Blues. Washington was able to nurse that lead to the first intermission, but it turned out to be fool's gold.

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2019 Congressional Hockey Challenge to be Played at Capital One Arena

11th annual Congressional Hockey Challenge pits Lawmakers, Administration officials and Congressional staff against Lobbyists from a variety of industries and interests

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The 2019 Congressional Hockey Challenge will be played at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The 11th annual event, a charity hockey game pitting Lawmakers, Administration officials and Congressional staff against Lobbyists from a variety of industries and interests, will continue to benefit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, USA Warriors Hockey, the Capitol Beltway Warriors and other hockey-related charities.

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Capitals Wish Upon A Par Raises More Than $100,000 for Make-A-Wish®

100% of proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Select Capitals players and their significant others participated in the third-consecutive "Wish Upon A Par" on Jan. 13 at Top Golf Loudoun in Ashburn, Va. Coordinated by Brooks and Erin Orpik, the event raised more than $100,000 for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

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Caps Face Preds in Nashville

A night after a 4-1 home ice loss to the Blues, the Caps take a trip to Music City

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Jan. 15 vs. Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena

Time: 8:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, FAN 106.7

 

Washington Capitals 27-13-5

Nashville Predators 27-15-4

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Blue Monday for Caps in 4-1 Loss to St. Louis

For the second time in 11 nights, Caps let early lead slip in multi-goal loss to Blues

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

For the second time in less than two weeks, the Caps let an early lead morph into a multi-goal loss against the St. Louis Blues. The Blues came into the District on Monday night and handed the Caps a 4-1 loss, scoring four unanswered goals against Washington for the second time in 11 nights.

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A Night the Metro Maple Leafs Will Never Forget

Maryland youth hockey team had the experience of a lifetime when they visited Capital One Arena Monday night

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray / WashingtonCaps.com

A few weeks ago, not many people knew the members of the Metro Maple Leafs, but now people all over the country know the story of a youth hockey team that stood up for their teammate Divyne Apollon II when he was being bullied with racial taunts during a game.

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Strength Between the Pipes

Few teams boast a stronger goaltending duo than the Caps in Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley

by Zach Shapiro @ShapZach / WashingtonCaps.com

As Braden Holtby exited Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets after taking a stick to the eye in the second period, the Capitals worried for his health but remained confident in their chance to win.

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Grand Achievement

Brooks Orpik isn't much for personal milestones and achievements, but his teammates have plenty to say about him as he plays in his 1,000th NHL game

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Back in the summer of 2000, or nearly half his lifetime ago, Brooks Orpik's NHL journey began in Calgary when the Pittsburgh Penguins chose him with their first-round choice, the 18th overall pick in the draft. The League and the game were different in those days, and evidence of that can be found in the scouting reports of a teenaged Orpik from nearly two decades ago.

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