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Caps Take on Tampa Bay

The two-time defending Cup champs come into D.C. on Saturday night

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

October 16 vs. New York Rangers at Capital One Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0)

Washington Capitals (1-0-0)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK - Caps 5, Rangers 1

Unpacking a sea trunk's worth of tidbits, notes, quotes, milestones and outright oddities from Wednesday's opening night win

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Nights Like These - On Wednesday night in D.C., the Caps opened their 82-game regular season - and a three-game homestand - with a memorable and resounding 5-1 victory over the visiting New York Rangers.

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Caps Overpower Rangers, 5-1

Four special teams goals lead the way on a special night on F St., with milestones for Ovechkin, Lapierre and Laviolette

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Just over a year shy of its 25th birthday, the big barn on F St. has seen its share of sorrowful and joyful nights over its lifespan. Wednesday's Capitals season opener against the New York Rangers fell firmly into the latter category.

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Caps Set Sail on '21-22 Season

With a mixture of core players, complementary players and kids - plus an axe and a shield - the Caps are ready for the 82-game voyage ahead

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

When the Capitals opened up their pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season some nine months ago, they did so under some trying circumstances - as did every NHL team - but the Caps' situation was slightly more complicated because of having a new face behind the team's bench. Washington coach Peter Laviolette was hired roughly four months earlier - in September of 2020 - at a time when no one knew when or even if the '20-21 campaign would get underway.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes From Caps Morning Skate

Lapierre and family set for his NHL debut vs NYR, Vanecek starts, Ovechkin is a game-time decision, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Back In The Saddle Again - Last season, NHL arenas were bereft of that palpable pregame buzz in the moments between the end of warmups and the dropping of the puck. Once the games got underway, it was more of the same. Buildings were eerily quiet aside from the sounds of the game itself, the bodies and pucks and sticks and skates, the hollers and the whistles.

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Caps Open Season vs. Rangers

Backstrom is out and Ovechkin is questionable, but McMichael and Lapierre are ready to roll if needed

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

October 13 vs. New York Rangers at Capital One Arena

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: TNT

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

New York Rangers (0-0-0)

Washington Capitals (0-0-0)

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Caps Get Back to Work

Caps back at it following day off, Laviolette discusses Ovechkin's absence and Kempny being placed on waivers

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Throughout their 2021 training camp, the Caps have been adjusting to life without Nicklas Backstrom. Now down to the final hours of that camp and with Wednesday's season opener looming on the horizon, the team took the ice for a Sunday morning practice session without both Backstrom and captain Alex Ovechkin.

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 5, Flyers 3

Caps finish exhibition season on winning note, kids impress in final showing ahead of roster decision day

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Wrap It Up - The Caps concluded their 2021 exhibition season on Friday night at Capital One Arena with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Washington finished the preseason at 2-3-1, collecting victories in each of its last two games, the two games in which it dressed its most representative roster.

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Caps Prevail Over Flyers, 5-3

Mantha's second game-winner in as many games gives Caps comeback win in third

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

As far as preseason games go, Friday's exhibition finale between the Caps and the Philadelphia Flyers was a feisty and lively affair, and one that should suffice as a last tune-up for Washington ahead of its season opener on Wednesday against the New York Rangers. After letting a 2-0 second-period lead slip away, the Caps rallied in the third and skated away with a 5-3 victory.

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SKATE SHAVINGS -- News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate

Caps and Flyers finish off the exhibition season on F St., Lapierre gets another look between Sheary and Oshie, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Last Dance - The Caps and Flyers meet up on Friday night in the District for one last preseason tilt before the real deal rolls around next week. The two teams met last Saturday in Philadelphia with the Flyers prevailing by a 3-1 count.

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