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That goes without saying. Literally. After four playoff runs with a coach who would talk your ear off, the Washington Capitals enter this postseason with a leader who keeps his answers short, gives his assistants more authority and saves his speeches for when he really needs them.
Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in Sweden to spend time with his family, a team spokesman confirmed to WTOP Monday.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth arrived at the Verizon Center Monday afternoon prepared to start that night's game against the San Jose Sharks.
While Dale Hunter's having coached Caps defensemen Dennis Wideman and John Carlson with the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights has been well chronicled, Sunday's game against the Rangers offered Hunter the chance to see three more of his former players.
Fifteen years ago Monday, Feb. 6, 1997, Tomas Vokoun made an emergency start for the Canadiens in what quickly became a humbling experience.
Milan Jurcina is in his second season patrolling the Islanders' blue line and will hit a personal milestone tonight when he skates in his 400th career NHL game.
Washington Capitals head coach Dale Hunter was non-committal Wednesday morning when asked if he intends to ride goalie Tomas Vokoun for the remainder of the season.
The Capitals begin a four-game homestand tonight at Verizon Center when they meet the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third time this season.
Hershey Bears defenseman Tomas Kundratek was packing up for a nine-hour bus ride to Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday afternoon when he was informed by Bears General Manager Doug Yingst that his travel plans were changing.
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