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Habs Club Caps, 5-2

Caps fall down early, can't climb back up in suffering second exhibition setback in as many nights

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Torrey Mitchell scored twice and Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn each had three assists to help the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals in an exhibition game on Tuesday night at Bell Centre in Montreal. 

The first 40 minutes of the game were devoid of flow, with the two sides unable to go as many as eight minutes without a penalty call until the middle of the third period. The Capitals managed only 38 shot attempts on the night, and had just nine even-strength shots on goal for the game. Through 40 minutes, Washington was credited with only three even-strength shots on net.

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Caps Turn Around and Head to Montreal

A night after opening their preseason schedule at home, the Caps hit the road to face the Canadiens in Montreal

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

A night after opening their preseason slate with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center, the Caps take to the road for the first of their four away preseason contests. Washington travels north to Montreal to take on the Canadiens on Tuesday night at Bell Centre.

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Capitals Fans Invited To Go "Strollin' With Nolan"

Washington Capitals fans are invited to participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Capital Region as members of team "Strollin' with Nolan" on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

WASHINGTON, DC - Washington Capitals fans are invited to participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Capital Region as members of team "Strollin' with Nolan" on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument.  

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Capitals Casino Night Tickets Now Available

Capitals Casino Night tickets are now available. Capitals Casino Night will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. The event benefits Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and features gaming with Capitals players, a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Capitals Casino Night tickets are now available. Capitals Casino Night will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. The event benefits Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and features gaming with Capitals players, a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction.

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Capitals Announce So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction, featuring the opportunity for winners to announce the Capitals' starting lineup in the Capitals locker room prior to the team's game against the New York Islanders on Sunday, Oct. 9.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction, featuring the opportunity for winners to announce the Capitals' starting lineup in the Capitals locker room prior to the team's game against the New York Islanders on Sunday, Oct. 9.

In addition to getting four glass seats, the auction winner will meet Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and will head to the Caps locker room to announce the starting lineup for the game. The experience will be captured by Monumental Sports Network.

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Canes Overcome Caps in Overtime

Justin Faulk's power-play goal with 7.3 seconds left in overtime lifts Carolina over Washington in preseason opener for both teams

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Monday night's exhibition contest between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center was the first for both teams this fall, and both sides were far from midseason form. Six minor penalties were whistled on each side, and two of the three goals in the game - including the game-winner - were scored on the power play.

Justin Faulk's blast from center point with 7.3 seconds left in overtime enabled the Hurricanes to skate off with a 2-1 victory over the Caps. Rookie defenseman Madison Bowey scored Washington's only goal, a power play marker that tied the score at 1-1 with 6:02 remaining in the game.

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Caps Clash with Canes to Start Preseason Slate

Johansen and Vanacek make their respective NHL preseason debuts as Caps open exhibition slate at home on Monday against Carolina

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Monday night marks the opening of the Capitals' seven-game preseason schedule. Metropolitan Division rival Carolina comes to town to supply the opposition for Washington's preseason seal-breaker as the two clubs prepare for the 2016-17 regular season. 

The preseason opener is also the start of Washington's only set of back-to-back games during the exhibition season. The Caps are off to Montreal to face the Canadiens on Tuesday in the first of four road preseason contests this fall. Tenatively, six players who will dress for tonight's game against Carolina are also slated to suit up for Tuesday's exhibition road opener in Montreal.

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Quartet of Caps Kids in Camp are Fresh from '16 Draft

Florida rookie tourney helped a foursome of young Washington hopefuls prepare for the main event - Caps training camp

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Friday marked the start of the Washington Capitals' 2016 training camp. Among several dozen players on the ice for the first practices and drills were four players whose time in the Washington organization began this past June in Buffalo when their names were called as Caps draftees at the 2016 NHL Draft.

Defenseman Lucas Johansen (first round, 26th overall), center Garrett Pilon (third round, 87th overall), left wing Beck Malenstyn (fifth round, 145th overall) and defenseman Dmitriy Zaitsev (seventh round, 207th overall) are all 18-year-old kids attending their first ever NHL training camps. For that quartet of players, last weekend's rookie tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. was important in terms of getting them up to speed and ready to go up against veteran NHL players for the first time. 

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Tatar's OT Tally Enables Europe to Advance to WC Fina

Tomas Tatar's overtime goal -- his second of the game -- lifts Team Europe to a 3-2 win over Sweden and an improbable berth in World Cup final

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

No one who watched Team Europe's first two pre-tourney games in the run up to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey would have given that squad much of a chance to advance to the semifinals, let alone the final. Europe was outskated and outplayed in a pair of lopsided losses to Team North America, and coach Ralph Krueger's cobbled together crew from a variety of small European countries looked old and slow in the process. 

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Sweden and Europe Clash for Right to Face Canada

Sweden and Europe tangle on Sunday afternoon in Toronto to determine which team will take on Canada in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey final

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Hours after Team Canada vanquished Team Russia to earn a spot on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey final, Team Sweden and Team Europe hook up in a Sunday afternoon semifinal tilt to determine Canada's foe in the final. The best-of-three final begins here in Toronto on Tuesday. 

Sweden went 2-0-1 in round robin play to come out on top of Group B, while Europe went 2-1 to finish as the runner-up to Canada in Group A. 

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