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Alex Ovechkin and teammates celebrate a goal by Karl Alzner in the first period against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on Dec. 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Capitals Start Fast and Beat Predators

Alex Ovechkin’s goal was no surprise. But when defensemen Nate Schmidt and Karl Alzner scored, it was an unexpected bonus for Washington.

12/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring his first goal of the first period against the St. Louis Blues during a game at the Verizon Center on Nov. 17, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Gets 2 to Tie Steen; Caps Top Blues

Ovechkin once. Ovechkin twice. Steen not at all. Just like that, there’s a tie atop the NHL goal scoring race, as well as a new leader in the Metropolitan Division.

11/18/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals celebrates with Nicklas Backstrom after Backstrom scored the team's third goal against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on Oct. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Capitals defeated the Oilers 4-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Ovechkin’s 10th Goal Lifts Caps Over Oilers

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 10th goal and added an assist for the Washington Capitals, who beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night for their third straight win.

10/25/2013

Martin Erat of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Anthony Vence/Getty Images)

Capitals Outlast Jets Behind Erat’s Shootout Winner

Martin Erat scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout and the Washington Capitals escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

10/22/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers makes a save in the first period against Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Blanked Again by Lundqvist in Loss to Rangers

Playoffs or regular season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been absolutely perfect the past three times he has faced Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

10/17/2013

Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals is defended by Dan Girardi #5 and Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Capitals Looking for Payback in Rivalry Game Against Rangers

The Capitals are just 2-4, but expect Verizon Center to really be rockin’ the red tonight.

10/16/2013

Brandon Bollig of the Chicago Blackhawks puts a shot past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman Connor Carrick to score a first period goal at the United Center on Oct. 1, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Capitals Give Up 3 in 3rd, Fall to Blackhawks in Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks scored three goals in the third period to kick off their title defense with a 6-4 victory over Mikhail Grabovski and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

10/02/2013

The Capitals trade Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks for John Mitchell and a draft pick. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals Trade Center Perreault to Anaheim Ducks

The Washington Capitals have traded center Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for minor leaguer John Mitchell and a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft.

09/30/2013

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Caps Fall to Blackhawks in OT

Andrew Shaw knocked in a rebound at 1:47 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale.

09/29/2013

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Kelly’s OT Goal Lifts Bruins Over Capitals

Center Chris Kelly scored 3:39 into overtime and defenseman Zdeno Chara scored two goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in a preseason game Monday night.

09/23/2013

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