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Caps Clash with Columbus

The Jackets come to the District for a Saturday night Metro Division skirmish

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

December 4 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Columbus Blue Jackets (12-9-0)

Washington Capitals (14-4-6)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Hawks 4, Caps 3 (SO)

Caps finally encounter first shootout of season, Hawks win first game in Washington in nearly 16 years, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Missed It By That Much - Starting a season-long four-game homestand at Capital One Arena on Thursday against Chicago, the Caps were seeking a fifth straight win on home ice. They didn't get it, falling to the visitors in the shootout by a 4-3 score.

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Hawks Prevail in Shootout, 4-3

Caps have to settle for a point after Hawks tie it on late Jones goal and win it in shootout

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Back in town to open up a season-long four-game homestand against Chicago on Thursday night, the Caps weren't able to extend their home winning streak to five games. They took their first lead of the night early in the third but couldn't hold it, falling 4-3 to Chicago in the shootout.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps hoping for healthier December, Schultz and Sprong return, Jensen and Orlov's strong start, Vanecek starts, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

December's Dream - November was a difficult month for the Caps in terms of scheduling and dealing with injuries. Washington played most of its November games without four or five key players and with a handful of recalls from AHL Hershey in the lineup on a nightly basis, and it still managed a more than respectable 9-4-2 mark while playing 15 games in 30 nights, including 10 of them on the road.

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Caps Host Hawks

Caps open four-game homestand vs. Chicago on Thursday

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps.com / washingtoncaps.com

December 2 vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Capital One Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Chicago Blackhawks (7-12-2)

Washington Capitals (14-4-5)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Panthers 5, Caps 4

Caps cough up late lead in loss to Cats, Malenstyn joins first goal parade, Samsonov faces career high 51 shots, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

The One That Got Away - Playing the Panthers in Florida on Tuesday night, the Caps were 20 minutes away from putting quite a coda on a rugged month of November. Entering the game on a 9-1-1 run in its prior 11 games, Washington carried a 4-1 lead into the last period of the last of its 15 November games, and the last of its 10 road games in the month.

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Cats Stun Caps, 5-4

Washington squanders a three-goal third period lead in a last-minute loss to Panthers in Florida

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

For the first 40 minutes of play in Florida on Tuesday night, things were going swimmingly for the Capitals. They scored first, added to their lead and carried a three-goal cushion into the final frame against the Panthers, who were seeking to avoid losing three straight games in regulation for the first time this season.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps did more than survive a difficult November, they thrived; Samsonov starts fourth straight game for first time in NHL, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Brothers Of The Road - The Caps close out the month of November tonight in Florida against the Panthers, finishing the month in the same state in which they started it. Tonight marks the Capitals' 10th road game this month, and despite dropping their first two road games of the month (0-1-1), the Caps enter tonight's game with a 5-1-1 record in their last seven road contests and a modest three-game winning streak.

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Caps Finish November in Florida

A slew of rookies helped fuel Caps' 9-1-1 run through a busy month

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

November 30 vs. Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Washington Capitals (14-3-5)

Florida Panthers (14-4-3)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Canes 2

Special teams come through for Caps over holiday weekend, Ovechkin notches more noteworthy achievements, Protas nets first in NHL, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Special Delivery - Through much of the first quarter of the regular season, the Caps have relied on a strong 5-on-5 game to keep a steady diet of standings points coming in. Heading into Friday's game against the Florida Panthers, the Caps owned a plus-22 goal differential at 5-on-5, tied for the best in the NHL.

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