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The National Hockey League unveiled this architectural rendering of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. (Photo Credit: NHL)

Winter Classic Shares New Year’s With New Playoffs

For the first time, the Winter Classic is sharing New Year’s Day with college football games that have something to do with the national championship.

12/31/2014

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals is pictured. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Holtby, Fehr Lead Capitals Over Penguins 3-0

The Washington Capitals enjoyed one of their best defensive efforts against one of the league’s top offensive teams.

12/28/2014

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the night in the third period against the Washington Capitals during a game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Beat Capitals 4-2 for 7th Straight Win

Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis each scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

12/23/2014

Alex Chiasson #90 of the Ottawa Senators and Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals go after the puck during the second period at Verizon Center on December 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Holtby, Capitals Stay Hot, Edge Senators 2-1

Braden Holtby made 38 saves, Jay Beagle and Nicklas Backstrom scored second-period goals, and the Washington Capitals extended their point streak to nine games with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

12/22/2014

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Backstrom Leads Capitals Past Lightning 4-2

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is one of the NHL’s top set up men.

12/14/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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NFL’s Vincent Delivers Emotional Senate Testimony

NFL executive and former player Troy Vincent choked up Tuesday as he testified before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.

12/02/2014

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Backstrom Gives Capitals OT Win Over Hurricanes

Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom and Carolina’s Anton Khudobin had a similar opinion of Backstrom’s winning goal.

11/09/2014

Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate a win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on November 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Capitals defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Caps Score 3 Goals Late in 2nd to Beat Blackhawks

Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and Washington rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak.

11/08/2014

John Erskine #4 of the Washington Capitals and Arron Asham #45 of the Pittsburgh Penguins fight during the first period at Verizon Center on December 1, 2011.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Top 5 Capitals Fights in the Past 5 Years

One of the things most hockey fans love about the sport are the fights, and there’s no shortage of that as a Washington Capitals fan.

11/07/2014

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Top 5 Best Alex Ovechkin Moments as a Capital

In honor of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin breaking the franchise points record on Tuesday, here’s a list of his top five best moments in Ovi’s NHL career.

11/07/2014

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