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Video- More Injury Evaluation For Alex Ovechkin Today

 

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Washington Capitals Announce Sponsor Patch On Their Sweater

ARLINGTON, VA. and LAS VEGAS (Sept. 24, 2021) – The Washington Capitals and Caesars Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced a multi-year partnership agreement today that places the Caesars Sportsbook logo on Capitals home and third jerseys worn for games played at Capital One Arena beginning with the 2022-23 NHL season. The landmark announcement marks the first team announced agreement in the NHL’s Jersey Advertising Program.

Caesars Sportsbook, the best-in-class sportsbook offering, will have its logo worn on the Capitals home and third jerseys, with the 3 x 3.5 inch patch positioned on the upper right chest area of the jersey. An industry first, the introduction of the Caesars Sportsbook patch follows the historic opening of the Caesars Sportsbook at Capital One Arena in May 2021.

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Henrik Lundqvist Announces His Retirement

added 9:22am,

 

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Ilya Samsonov Staying In Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Ilya Samsonov to a one-year, $2 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Samsonov, 24, posted a record of 13-4-1, with two shutouts, a 2.69 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 19 games during the 2020-21 season. Samsonov made his playoff debut in Game 3 on May 19 versus Boston, stopping 40 of 43 shots. In three playoff games, Samsonov went 0-3 with a 2.99 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.

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Video-All The Goals By Alex Ovechkin This Season

24 goals in 7 minutes.

 

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Vitek Vanece Back With The Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Seattle Kraken for a second round draft pick (originally acquired from the Winnipeg Jets) in the 2023 NHL Draft, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

The Kraken selected Vanecek from the Capitals in the NHL Expansion Draft on July 21.

Vanecek, 25, made his NHL debut last season with the Capitals on Jan. 15 against the Buffalo Sabres. The 6’2”, 187-pound goaltender finished his rookie season with a 21-10-4 record, two shutouts, a 2.69 goals against average and a .908 save percentage, leading all rookie goaltenders in wins. The Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, native became the second goaltender in franchise history to record 21 wins in his rookie season (Michal Neuvirth: 27 wins in 2010-11). Vanecek was named Rookie of the Month in January, becoming the fourth goaltender in franchise history to receive the honor (Neuvirth, Jim Carey and Bob Mason).

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Five More Years For Alex Ovechkin In Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed captain Alex Ovechkin to a five-year, $47.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Ovechkin’s contract will carry an average annual value of $9.5 million. Ovechkin – who will enter the 2021-22 season in sixth place on the NHL’s all-time goals list – is under contract through the 2025-26 season.

“Alex is a world-class athlete who will forever be regarded not only for leading the team to achieve our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup, but also for inspiring the next generation of fans and youth players,” said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder and CEO Ted Leonsis. “The impact Alex has had on hockey in D.C. extends well beyond Capital One Arena. His performance on the ice has undoubtedly sparked countless new fans of the game and inspired more youth players to lace up skates of their own. Off the ice, Alex’s impact is equally unmatched. Not only is he committed to the franchise, but also to the community, and we look forward to seeing him in the Capitals uniform for years to come.”

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The Washington Capitals Have Lost That Feeling

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

In between the second and third periods of Sunday night’s season-ending gut punch of a hockey game for the Washington Capitals, the video screen that hangs above the ice played the first portion of a team-produced documentary on Nicklas Backstrom. The images flipped from Backstrom raising the Stanley Cup above his head, then to the sea of red on Constitution Avenue — a perfect day for a parade. That was three years back.

Then came Backstrom, remembering.

“I want that feeling again,” he said, and quietly.

That feeling, it seems so long ago. And after the Boston Bruins dumped the Caps from these playoffs with their fourth straight victory in this first-round series — 3-1 in Game 5 at dejected Capital One Arena — it’s worth wondering whether that feeling will be back with this group. The Capitals’ last series win in the Stanley Cup playoffs came against the Vegas Golden Knights in 2018, a spring when they won four straight series for the only time in franchise history. Since then, they’re 0-3 — each one a bit more dejecting than the last.

Lose to the Carolina Hurricanes in double overtime of a Game 7 in 2019? Eh, whatever. Look at the Cup!

Lose to the New York Islanders — and that Cup-winning coach, Barry Trotz — in five quick games of the covid-delayed first round last summer? Well, Backstrom was hurt for most of that series, and who knows how the NHL’s Toronto bubble affected anyone? Move on.

But this loss would seem to bring larger questions about what’s possible for these Caps a year from now, three years from now, for the rest of the careers of Backstrom and forever running mate Alex Ovechkin.

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Videos- The Boston Bruins Advance To Round 2

Handshakes first, highlights are below.

Boston wins the series 4-1 after beating Washington 3-1 today.

 

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Videos- Anthony Mantha And Jordan Staal Fined For Incidents From Last Night

 

 

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