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Capitals Players Troll Each Other Prior to USA-Canada Game

There’s nothing like nationalism to spark some good-natured trolling in the Capitals locker room prior to the Olympic Hockey matchup between USA and Canada.

02/21/2014

US Zach Parise and teammates enters the pitch before the Men's Ice Hockey Semifinal match between the USA and Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Team USA Loses 1-0 to Canada; Will Compete for Bronze

Team USA fell 1-o to Canada in the Men’s Olympic Hockey Semifinals on Friday, and will face Finland for the bronze medal on Saturday.

02/21/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin reacts at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Chesnokov: Ovechkin ‘Absolutely’ Not to Blame for Russia’s Failure to Medal

As hockey pundits were quick to pile on Alex Ovechkin for not leading Russia to a medal in the Sochi Games, immediately following the host country being eliminated, a consensus is beginning to form that their failure was through no fault of his own.

02/20/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (R) talks to Finland's Teemu Selanne at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Alzner: Alex Ovechkin Must be ‘Crushed’ by Early Olympic Exit

Karl Alzner feels empathy for Caps teammate Alex Ovechkin being eliminated from the Olympics Games his country is hosting. He says he “can’t imagine the feeling of having to deal” with losing that game.

02/19/2014

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin (R) talks to Finland's Teemu Selanne at the end of the Men's Ice Hockey Play-offs Quarterfinals match between Finland and Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. Finland won 3-1. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Custance: Don’t Put Russia’s Loss on Alex Ovechkin’s Shoulders

Russia surely let down its home crowd, in being eliminated from the Sochi Games with a 3-1 defeat to Finland on Wednesday, but as Craig Custance explains, the blame shouldn’t fall on Alex Ovechkin’s shoulders.

02/19/2014

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 12 - United States v Czech Republic

U.S. Claims Dominant 5-2 Victory Over Czech Republic

The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday, advancing into the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.

02/19/2014

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia looks on during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff against Finland on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit:  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovechkin, Russia Eliminated from Olympic Games; Fall 3-1 to Finland

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and his Russian national team suffered a devastating 3-1 defeat to Finlandin the Men’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff, in front of their home crowd in Sochi on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Actress Julianne Hough attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Brooks Laich Talks New Girlfriend Julianne Hough

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich talked about his new girlfriend, American actress Julianne Hough, in his weekly interview with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin Defends Sochi Games Amid Early-Onset Problems

Alex Ovechkin, viewed as the face of the Sochi Olympic Games by many from the Russian perspective, defended his home country to media members on Thursday, with regard to the troubles with living quarters clouding media’s first impressions of the country.

02/06/2014

Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Capitals makes a save on Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders during the second period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Crashing Before Olympic Break

Just when you thought the struggling Capitals couldn’t sink any lower, they managed to top (?) themselves with last night’s 1-0 loss to the visiting New York Islanders.

02/05/2014

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