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Isles Upend Caps, 3-1

The Islanders halt Washington's four-game winning streak on Monday night in Brooklyn, downing the Caps by a 3-1 count

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Washington's four-game winning streak came to a halt on Monday night in Brooklyn, where the Capitals suffered a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders. The Caps came into the game with a four-game winning streak - compiled entirely on home ice - while the Isles were returning home for the first time after a disappointing (1-2-1) four-game road trip.

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#CapsIsles Skate Shavings: Back To The Road

No skate for the Caps ahead of Monday's match against the Isles in Brooklyn, but here are news and notes related to the game

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Just under a month ago, the Capitals embarked upon a critical stretch of scheduling in which they'd play nine of 10 games on home ice, sleeping in their own beds for 23 of 24 nights during that span. They've come through that stretch as well or better than could have been expected - posting an 8-2 record while facing some formidable foes - but new challenges are just ahead, as is always the case in the NHL.

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Niskanen Takes on Best of the Best

Matt Niskanen thrives in taking on top forwards each night

by Ben Brown @benbrown04 / WashingtonCaps.com

When Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen takes the ice each night, he knows he's going to be tasked with shutting down the best offensive players the opponent has to offer.

It's a challenging role, but one that Niskanen has wholeheartedly embraced in his four seasons with the Capitals.

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#ALLCAPS Holiday Countdown

It's the most wonderful time of the year and the Caps are getting into the holiday spirit in our #ALLCAPS Holiday Countdown!

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Capitals are getting into the most wonderful time of year with an #ALLCAPS Holiday Countdown on social media with all the guys wearing some amazing holiday outfits. In case you've missed any of the outfits on social media - don't worry! We've got them all here for you. Keep checking back as we go!

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Scarlet Caps Presented by Giant to Host Hockey 'N Heels Tuesday, Jan. 30

Tickets to go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals Scarlet Caps presented by Giant will host Hockey 'n Heels on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 6-9:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Tickets for the event will be available beginning Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. 

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Caps Head to Brooklyn to Face Isles

After playing nine of their last 10 games at home, the Caps head out for a quick trip to Brooklyn, taking a four-game winning streak with them

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Dec. 11 vs. New York Islanders at Barclays Center 

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

TV: NBC Sports Washington

Radio: 106.7 The Fan, Capitals Radio 24/7

Washington Capitals 18-11-1

New York Islanders 16-9-3


 

 

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#CapsRangers Postgame Notebook: Four Straight

Caps' late thunder enables them to prevail over Rangers in key Metro Division matchup on Niskanen's game-winning goal

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

The third time was the charm for the Capitals on Friday night as Washington's third attempt at stretching a three-game winning streak to four finally paid off in a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

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Caps Overcome Rangers, 4-2

Niskanen and Wilson score late for the Caps, snapping a 2-2 tie and sending Washington to its fourth straight victory

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

Two nights after its first-period flurry of goals helped do in the Chicago Blackhawks, Washington's top forward line combined for a pair of quick tallies late in the game to help the Caps take a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers. 

Matt Niskanen broke a 2-2 tie with his first goal of the season at 16:28 of the third period on Friday at Capital One Arena, a goal that was started and set up by the tenacity of Tom Wilson.

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#CapsRangers Skate Shavings: You Again

Two red-hot Metro teams tangle tonight in the District as Burakovsky returns

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

The Caps and Rangers meet for the first time this season on Friday night at Capital One Arena. Both teams are coming in hot - both have won four of five, six of seven, and seven of 10. Since the start of November, the Capitals are 12-5-0 while the Rangers are 11-3-0. 

"They're a good team and we've had our battles with them in the past," says Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen. "I think everyone is looking forward to keeping up our quality of play, and if we do, we have a real good shot at beating them."

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Capitals Re-assign Tyler Graovac to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Tyler Graovac to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Tyler Graovac to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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