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Bruins Roll Over Caps, 5-2

Caps fall to Bruins in first of three home preseason games in 2018 training camp

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

The Caps played their first game on F St. in more than three months on Tuesday night, but it mattered much less than the last game they played at Capital One Arena, Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 4. Facing the Boston Bruins in their home preseason opener, the Caps fell behind early and were never able to get a lead. They dropped a 5-2 decision to the Bruins.

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Capitals Prospect Gets Big Break with First-Line Nod

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is looking to show speed, physicality in NHL preseason debut

by Zach Shapiro @ShapZach / WashingtonCaps.com

Preseason may not count in the win-loss column, but it counts for rookies. Tuesday night, a young Capitals prospect will get his first live-action NHL opportunity.

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Washington's 20-year old Swedish forward who signed last May, will start on the first line in the preseason home opener against the Boston Bruins, slotted with T.J. Oshie and fellow Swede Nicklas Backstrom, his childhood hockey idol.

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Designing a Playground with Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson Participates in MSE Foundation's KaBOOM! Playground Design Day at Bright Beginnings

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson participated in a playground designing session with three- to five-year-old children from Bright Beginnings in southeast Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17. Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the charitable arm of the Washington Capitals, is funding an MSE-themed playground in partnership with KaBOOM! to be built at the Bright Beginnings Pre-K 3/4 Center in November. The play space will feature logos from the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics, along with the Capital City Go-Go.

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Caps Host B's in Exhibition Home Opener

Two days after opening the preseason with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins in Boston, the Caps play host to the B's in a rematch in the District

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

September 18 vs. Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7

On Sunday afternoon in Boston, the Capitals played the first of seven preseason games in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins. On Tuesday night in the District, the Caps and B's will hook up in a rematch in the first of Washington's three home exhibition games.

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NHL Insider

Holtby feels revitalized, ready for heavy workload for Capitals

With unproven backup, goalie likely to play more than he did last season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- For many, the lasting image of Braden Holtby from last season will be of the Washington Capitals goaltender making a diving, stick-paddle save on Alex Tuch to preserve a 3-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Leading the Way

On his 33rd birthday, Alex Ovechkin's teammates reflect on his unbelievable accomplishments

by Zach Shapiro @ShapZach / WashingtonCaps.com

Alex Ovechkin turned 33 years old on Monday, allowing the NHL world to reflect on his accomplishments before he reaches his mid-thirties.

Last March, Ovechkin, the first pick in 2004, became the fourth-fastest player in NHL history to score 600 goals, and his 607 goals rank 19th on the all-time list. With a 49-goal season last year, Ovechkin earned the Maurice Richard Trophy for the seventh time in his career, tying him with Bobby Hull for the most times an individual player has led the NHL in goals, and it also made him the oldest player (32) to lead the NHL in goals since 1974-75 (Phil Esposito).

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Caps Drop Exhibition Opener, 2-1

The Caps opened their 2018 preseason slate with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Bruins in Boston

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

After just two days worth of training camp, a group of 20 Capitals took a Sunday morning flight to Boston for the first of seven preseason games for Washington this fall, a Sunday matinee match against the Bruins.

Boston prevailed in a shootout, 2-1.

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Short Shifts

Ovechkin serves as Redskins honorary captain at home opener

Cup-winning Capitals forward caps whirlwind week with appearance at FedEx Field

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Alex Ovechkin was a football captain Sunday.

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Caps Start Preseason in Boston

Washington begins 2018-19 Preseason slate with afternoon game against the Bruins

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / WashingtonCaps.com

September 16 vs. Boston Bruins at TD Garden

Time: 1:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7

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A First For Everything

Despite tremendous accomplishments, Shane Gersich and Brian Pinho are experiencing Training Camp for the first time after their collegiate careers

by Zach Shapiro @ShapZach / WashingtonCaps.com

Few players can say they've hoisted the Stanley Cup before enduring the grind of an NHL training camp. But such is the case for Capitals young forward Shane Gersich, who recorded an assist in his third career game last April and saw 10 minutes of action in the second-round series against the Penguins in May.

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