1. Shawn Hill Signs Minor League Deal With San Diego

    Shawn Hill, released last week by the Washington Nationals, has signed a minor league free agent contract with the San Diego Padres. Hill, just 27, has automatically emerged as a "front-runner" for the Padres No...

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  2. Washington Capitals Off-Day Notebook

    Donald Brashear will miss his seventh straight game tomorrow in Toronto. Chris Bourque skated at practice and will presumably remain in the lineup...

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  3. Washington-Carolina Review: Caps Drop Canes in Shootout, 5-4

    Despite allowing the tying goal midway through the third period, the Washington Capitals (43-21-6-92) defeated the next closest team to them in the division, the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-4 in a shootout...

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  4. Washington-Philadelphia Review: Ovechkin, Theodore Lead Caps Past Flyers 2-1

    CONFERENCE FOES SPLIT SEASON SERIES AT TWO GAMES APIECE Led by Alex Ovechkin and Jose Theodore, the Washington Capitals earned a hard-fought road victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, before 19,728 fans at the Wachovia Center...

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  5. Capitals-Flyers: Washington Tries to Even Series with Philadelphia

    The Washington Capitals (41-21-6-88, first in Southeast, third in East) continue their short road trip in Philadelphia, facing a Flyers team (36-19-10-82, second in Atlantic, fourth in East) that looks to narrow the gap between the two clubs...

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  6. Washington-Nashville Review: Capitals Knock Out Predators 2-1 in Overtime

    Sergei Fedorov scored 2:20 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals (41-21-6, first in Southeast, third in East) over the Nashville Predators (33-29-5-71, fourth in Central, T-7 in West) , before 16,064 at Sommet Arena...

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  7. Washington-Nashville Preview: Slumping Capitals Take the Road Against Predators

    CAPITALS' FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK LONGEST OF COACH BOUDREAU'S TENURE The Washington Capitals (40-21-6-86, first in Southeast, third in East) travel to the central time zone to face ...

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  8. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to Miss Game With Toronto

    The NHL's leading goal scorer will miss tonight's game. Reigning Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin will be absent tonight as his Washington Capitals host the new-look Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center in D...

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  9. Capitals-Leafs Preview: Washington Tries To Break Slump against Toronto

    The Washington Capitals (40-20-5-85, first in Southeast, third in East) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (25-26-13-63, fourth in Northeast, 11th in East) at 7:00 p.m. tonight from Verizon Center...

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  10. Capitals-Hurricanes Review: Washington Continues Slump Against Carolina

    The Washington Capitals (40-20-5-85, first in Southeast) played a second straight game full of defensive indifference, sloppy passing, and shoddy goaltending in falling to the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, before 17,903 at Verizon Center last night...

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  11. Washington Nationals Spring Training Guide: Viera, Florida

    So you are planning a trip to Viera, Florida to see the Washington Nationals at spring training, are you? Well, hearty fan, good for you...

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  12. Capitals-Hurricanes Preview: Washington Has Carolina on Their Minds

    The Washington Capitals (40-19-5-85, first in Southeast, T-2 in East) host the Carolina Hurricanes (32-27-5-69, third in Southeast, T-9 in East) at 7:00 p.m...

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  13. Capitals-Panthers Review: Washington Mails It in Sunday, Loses to Florida, 6-2

    JOSE THEODORE IS LIFTED AFTER SURRENDERING FOUR GOALS IN FIRST PERIOD The Washington Capitals (40-19-5-85, first in Southeast) were outhustled and outplayed by the Florida Panthers ...

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  14. Capitals-Thrashers Review: Washington Marches Through Atlanta's Defense, 4-3

    Perhaps it was all the penalties. Perhaps it was the general ineptness of Atlanta's defense. It might even have been the two quick power play goals in the first period...

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  15. Capitals-Thrashers Preview: Washington Hosts Last Place Atlanta

    The Washington Capitals (38-18-5-81, first in Southeast) host the Atlanta Thrashers (22-33-6-50, fifth in Southeast) at 7:00 pm from Verizon Center...

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  16. Does Jim Bowden Have To Be Guilty To Get Fired?

    Since 1995, 25 of 30 Major League baseball teams have made at least one playoff appearance. None were run by Jim Bowden. The five that haven't seen postseason over the last 12 years: Toronto, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Montreal/Washington, and Cincinnati...

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  17. Capitals-Flyers Preview: Washington Hosts Other Pennsylvania Rival

    The Washington Capitals play in the Southeast Conference, but all their rivals hail from Pennsylvania. The Caps host their other arch-nemesis, the Philadelphia Flyers, at 7:00 p.m...

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  18. Capitals-Penguins Review: Washington Pounds 10th Place Pittsburgh 5-2

    "What I can say about him?" reigning Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin said. "He is a good player, but he talks too much." "Like it or lump it, that's what he does," Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said about Ovechkin's checking, insinuating dirty play...

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  19. Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins: Bring It On!

    The Washington Capitals (37-17-5-79, first in Southeast) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (29-25-6-64, fourth in Atlantic) at 12:30 pm from Verizon Center...

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  20. Capitals-Avalanche Review: Washington Has "Stinker" Against Colorado

    Ever had one of those days that started when you spilled your coffee in your lap, and it just got worse from there? That's what tonight's 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche—the ...

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  21. Capitals-Avalanche Preview: Washington Continues Homestand with Colorado

    The Washington Capitals (37-16-5-79, first in Southeast) host the Colorado Avalanche (37-30-1-55, fifth in Northwest) at 7:00 pm from the Verizon Center. The Capitals are red hot once again, with just one regulation loss in their last 10 games (7-1-2)...

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  22. Ryan Zimmerman Signs One-Year Deal with Nationals in Game of Chicken

    The Washington Nationals came to terms yesterday with the remaining players that had not signed contracts for the 2009 season, including Face of the Franchise (tm) Ryan Zimmerman...

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  23. Capitals-Canadiens Review: Ovechkin Adds To Highlight Reel in 4-3 SO Win

    Like it's predecessor, "The Phoenix Goal", the first period goal Alex Ovechkin scored to tie the game at one in last night's 4-3 shootout win over Montreal will forever be immortalized, known simply as "The Self-Pass"...

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  24. Washington Nationals' Prospect Lied About Identity, Age

    Last night's article on SI.com revealing, "Nationals Prospect Falsified Identity," is yet another black eye to the Washington Nationals' franchise, which just can't get out of its own way...

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  25. Capitals-Canadiens Preview: Sputtering Montreal Crawls Into DC

    The Washington Capitals (36-16-5-77, first in Southeast) open a five-game homestand with the Montreal Canadiens (30-21-6-66, second in Northeast), losers of three of their last four games and 3-7 in their last 10 contests, from Verizon Center at 7:00 pm..

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