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Video- Braden Holtby Caught In No-Man’s Land

I believe he lost his crease.


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Video- Tom Wilson Catches Jamie Oleksiak With A Right

Oleksiak was wobbly while skating off.



added 8:31pm, longer version is below.

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Video- The Scoring Machine AKA Alex Ovechkin

3 goals last game, 3 goals tonight. 

28 on the season.


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Alex Ovechkin’s Year

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

He won the Stanley Cup. He increased his legend by the way he celebrated. He came back from the shortest summer of his hockey life, newly minted as a first-time father, and rolled into a season in which a letdown was not only understandable but all but assumed. And through 30 games, he has 25 goals, four more than any other player in the league.

How many Alex Ovechkin appreciation pieces is one too many Alex Ovechkin appreciation pieces?

Hold your answer because we have no idea how much longer he’s going to play. So for now, hit those same notes.

“O’s a freak,” right wing T.J. Oshie said.

“This is a player that’s reinventing himself,” first-year Coach Todd Reirden said.


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Videos- Tom Wilson On The Receiving End Of Big Hits

Ryan Reaves hit on Tom Wilson resulted in a major for interference and a game misconduct.

via David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Reaves delivered a crushing shoulder-to-shoulder hit to Wilson well after the Capitals’ rugged winger released the puck.

“He was just looking at his pass,” Reaves said, “and ran into a lion in the jungle.”





More hits from Reaves on Wilson below plus the game highlights of the 5-3 win by the Golden Knights.

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The Anaheim Ducks Roared Back From A Four Goal Deficit To Defeat The Washington Capitals

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

To find the source of the biggest regulation comeback in the Ducks’ 25-year history in the NHL, you had to rewind to that point in the second period when diminutive left wing Andrew Cogliano barged into Braden Holtby’s crease and muscled a loose puck into the net.

The Ducks trailed the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals by four goals before Cogliano darted toward the net, followed up his own rebound and, with Tom Wilson cross-checking him from behind, scored what seemed at the time to be nothing more than a consolation prize.

In the final analysis, though, it was the play that sent the Ducks rocketing toward an improbable comeback and a 6-5 victory Sunday over the Capitals in the final game of their five-game cross-country trip. It was the Ducks’ fourth consecutive win and gave them a 4-1 mark on their trek.

It also ended the Capitals’ seven-game winning streak.


Game highlights below.

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GIF- Tom Wilson Match Penalty

You decide but why even make contact on that type of play?


Another angle.



One more below.

added 8:50pm, video below too.

added 10:59pm, Todd Reirden post-game on the hit is way below.

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Brooks Orpik Out 4-6 Weeks After Surgical Procedure On His Knee

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent a successful outpatient arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee. Based on the nature of this procedure, Orpik is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

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Video- Carey Price With The Save Of The Night

On Alex Ovechkin, with about 2 seconds left in the 3rd and the game tied.

The Caps did win in OT.



added 11:31pm, Below, watch Alex Ovechkin post-game on the save.

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Videos- Evgeny Kuznetsov And T.J. Oshie Left The Game Last Night With Possible Concussions

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The Washington Capitals could be significantly shorthanded after a bruising 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. In addition to being without top goaltender Braden Holtby, who suffered an undisclosed “upper-body” injury Wednesday morning, center Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie both suffered possible concussions during the game....

Kuznetsov was clipped in the head by Brandon Tanev’s elbow in the first period, and though he played on the ensuing power play for an illegal check to the head, he then went back to the locker room for an evaluation and didn’t return. With six goals and 15 assists, Kuznetsov is Washington’s leading scorer. Without him, Lars Eller centered the top line with captain Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson....

The Department of Player Safety is also examining Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey’s play on Oshie in the last minute of the game, when Washington had goaltender Pheonix Copley on the bench for an extra attacker. After both players skated into the corner, Morrissey slammed Oshie down to the ice, and Oshie’s head hit the surface. He came up woozy, especially concerning because Oshie has four reported concussions in his career, including one last season.

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Watch both incidents below.

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