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Slow Start Dooms Caps in 6-3 Loss

Early four-goal ditch is too deep for Washington against undefeated Avs

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Last week, the Capitals couldn't close out a couple of late leads in dropping their first two home games of the season. They opened a three-game homestand on Monday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche, and found the situation reversed; the Caps couldn't get started, at least not until it was too late.

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Baby Caps First Game

Caps kids were in attendance to watch their dads play Monday evening

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray / WashingtonCaps.com

There's nothing like going to your first hockey game…especially when your dad is Alex Ovechkin.

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Caps Come Home to Host Avalanche

Washington opens a three-game homestand on Monday afternoon against Colorado

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Oct. 14 vs. Colorado Avalanche at Capital One Arena

Time: 5:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, WFED 1500 AM

 

Colorado Avalanche 4-0-0

Washington Capitals 3-1-2

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Stars 1

Caps take first regulation win in Dallas in nearly 24 years, special teams delivers, Carlson stays hot, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Saturday Night Special - Special teams and goaltending got it done for the Caps on Saturday night in Dallas, as they halted a three-game winless streak (0-1-2) with a 4-1 win over the Stars. The Capitals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Tom Wilson power-play goal, and they preserved it with some staunch penalty killing over the game's first 40 minutes.

 

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The Last Time the Capitals Won in Dallas in Regulation...

It was 1995 and things were a lot different

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray / WashingtonCaps.com

The Caps got their first win in regulation in Dallas for the first time since 1995. Now that's a long time and the 90s were a very different place. Let's take a look back at what was happening that year:

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Special Delivery in Big D

Samsonov, special teams help Caps to 4-1 win, their first regulation win in Dallas in nearly 24 years

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Everything is bigger in Texas, and so it was with Washington's Saturday night win over the Stars at American Airlines Center.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 10/12

Caps aim to end slide vs. Stars, have played more than 90 pct. of season to date within one or even with opponent, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Goin' To Dallas - The Caps finish off a two-game road trip and conclude their season's series with the Stars on Saturday night in Dallas. Washington lugs a three-game winless streak into Saturday's contest; the Caps led all three of those games heading into the third but couldn't close out the opposition in any of them. They did claim a pair of standings points in the first two of those losses by virtue of forcing overtime.

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Caps See Stars Again

Caps conclude two-game road trip and season's series with Stars on Saturday night in Dallas

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Oct. 12 vs. Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center

Time: 8:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, Fan 106.7

 

Washington Capitals 2-1-2

Dallas Stars 1-3-1

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Preds 6, Caps 5

Caps lose third straight third-period lead and game, Ovechkin powers up, Backstrom hits 900, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Disorder In The House - Nashville may be a fine city, but the Capitals have found Bridgestone Arena to be an inhospitable venue on their seasonal tour through the league throughout the course of the current decade. Washington's latest agonizing setback in Music City occurred on Thursday night in a 6-5 loss to the Predators.

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Caps Strike Sour Note in Music City

Caps fail to hold third-period lead for third straight game, falling 6-5 in Nashville

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Last season, the Washington Capitals lost only four of 41 games (37-3-1) in which they led after 40 minutes of play. Five games into the 2019-20 campaign, they've already dropped three games in which they owned a lead heading into the third period.

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