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Caps Add Schultz to Blueline Corps

Washington adds right-handed defenseman Justin Schultz, signing him to a two-year deal

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

When the news of another injury to Caps defenseman Michal Kempny broke recently, the Caps figured to be in pursuit of a replacement once the NHL's free agent emporium opened for business on Friday. Even with Kempny being out for 6-8 months, Washington is still fairly flush on the left side of its blueline depth chart, but its right side needed some augmentation.

 

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Caps Sign Lundqvist

Veteran Vezina winner inks one-year deal to come to Washington

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Shortly after the opening of the NHL's shopping season for unrestricted free agents, the Capitals kicked off the process of tinkering with their roster with a significant announcement on Friday afternoon. The Caps have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for $1.5 million with veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, whose previous contract was bought out by the New York Rangers last week. The announcement comes a day after the 15th anniversary of Lundqvist's NHL debut with the Rangers, on Oct. 8, 2005 against the Devils in New Jersey.

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Caps Add Quintet of Prospects in 2020 Draft

A longer look at the goaltender and four forwards Washington added in the 2020 NHL Draft

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Some years ago, the NHL shifted its draft format, letting the first round stand alone in prime time - usually on a Friday night - with rounds 2-7 seven unfolding in the following Saturday morning and into the early afternoon.

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Caps Draft Lapierre, Resign Dillon

Day one of the 2020 draft brought the Caps a skilled young center and both good and bad news on their blueline

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

On Tuesday night, Washington dealt away a third-round pick (No. 80 overall) to move up two spots (from 24 to 22) in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft. With that selection, the Caps chose center Hendrix Lapierre from Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Caps Prepare for "Different" NHL Draft

Caps AGM Ross Mahoney discusses draft prep and ramifications as League gets set to conduct its first ever October draft

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Ross Mahoney has seen some things. Over the course of a quarter of a century as a scout and scouting director in the NHL, the Capitals' assistant general manager has traveled the globe many times over in search of budding hockey talent. But the 2020 NHL Draft - the first draft ever held in the month of October - is a new one for Mahoney and the Washington scouting staff, and for each of the other 30 NHL clubs as well.

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Caps Hire Laviolette

Veteran NHL coach becomes 19th bench boss in Washington's franchise history

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

The Caps made news on Tuesday morning when senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced the hiring of Peter Laviolette as the 19th coach in the franchise's history, and the first one ever hired in the month of September. Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup as head coach of the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes, also becomes the first of those 19 Caps coaches to take the job in the District with a Cup title on his résumé.

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Caps Part Ways with Reirden

After consecutive first-round exits for the first time in nearly two decades, the Caps will replace Todd Reirden as bench boss

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Three days after a disappointing first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in five games at the hands of the New York Islanders, the Capitals announced on Sunday morning that they have relieved Todd Reirden of his head coaching duties. Caps GM Brian MacLellan made the announcement after a Sunday morning meeting with Reirden.

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Caps Come up Empty in Game 5

Caps bow out of playoffs meekly in 4-0 loss to Islanders

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

A season that began with comeback win and a great deal of hope in St. Louis some ten and a half months ago ended in ashes in Toronto on Thursday night when the Caps came up empty in an elimination situation in Game 5 against the New York Islanders. Playing their second must-win game in three nights, the Caps couldn't find any kind of spark and they bowed out meekly in a 4-0 loss.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 8/20

Backstrom is again a game-time decision, Caps' PK has been great but discipline is needed, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Do It Again - Despite a rocky start to Tuesday's Game 4, the Caps rallied to win 3-2, forcing a Game 5 tonight in which they'll still have their backs to the proverbial wall. After a dismal first 10 minutes on Tuesday, the Caps settled down and settled in, and they finished the game with their best 50-minute stretch of the series to date.

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Caps Aim to Build on Game 4 Improvements

With another must-win contest ahead of them in Game 5, Caps look to sustain their finish from a strong Game 4 effort

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

August 20 at New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 94.7 FM The Drive

 

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Game 5, Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series, Islanders lead 3-1

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