1. Washington Capitals Set Franchise Record with 11th Straight Victory

    Jose Theodore was tremendous in goal, leading the Washington Capitals over the hosting Boston Bruins, 4-1, setting the franchise mark for consecutive victories with eleven straight. It was Boston's eighth straight defeat...

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  2. Orlando Hudson: Would He Really Improve Washington Nationals' Middle Infield?

    Orlando Hudson is a four-time Gold Glove winner, including last season, when, during the stretch drive, he was usurped at Dodgers's second base by ex-Nat Ronnie Belliard...

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  3. Washington Capitals' 10-Game Winning Streak: Peaking Too Early?

    Alex Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie with six and a half minutes remaining in yesterday's game, and the Washington Capitals withstood a late flurry to hold onto a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the sold out Verizon Center...

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  4. Washington Capitals Win Ninth in a Row, Beat Florida 4-1

    In an almost carbon copy of Wednesday night's win over Anaheim, the Washington Capitals turned a close game through the first two periods with the Florida Panthers into a run-away victory, scoring ...

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  5. Washington Capitals-Anaheim Ducks: Capitals Net Four in Third, Beat Anaheim, 5-1

    In a two-and-a-half minute span in the third period, the Washington Capitals turned a tense game into another blowout, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 at a sold-out Verizon Center. It's the Caps' eighth win in a row, their longest such streak in 26 years.

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  6. Jose Theodore Injured In Washington Capitals' Seventh Straight Victory

    The Washington Capitals scored seven goals last night for their seventh straight victory, defeating the New York Islanders 7-2. The remarkable thing is that with all that scoring, Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green were held off the scoresheet...

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  7. Washington Capitals' Penalty Kill Strong in 4-2 Win Over Phoenix

    When your undisputed leader and captain is Alexander Ovechkin, your team is going to be known for its offensive prowess. And rightly so...

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  8. Capitals-Penguins: Is Caps' Win Just Another Game?

    The Washington Capitals continued their regular season mastery of rival Pittsburgh Penguins last night, turning a back-and-forth contest into a solid win with three third period goals and leaving town as 6-3 victors...

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  9. Can Jose Theodore Be the Goalie the Washington Capitals Need Him to Be?

    For most of the season, the Washington Capitals No. 1 goalie position has been a revolving door. Really, since Semyon Varlamov took over for Jose Theodore in the first round of the playoffs ...

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  10. Jose Theodore Saves Day for Washington Capitals in 3-2 Win over Detroit

    The Washington Capitals, save for one player, were completely outplayed by the Detroit Red Wings at the Verizon Center tonight. That they escaped with a 3-2 win is simply remarkable...

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  11. Brooks Laich Breaks Out, Washington Capitals Bury Flyers, 5-3

    The Washington Capitals turned a tight, tense game with their arch-rival Philadelphia Flyers into a resounding victory, scoring three times in the final two periods to secure a 5-3 victory before a raucous, sellout crowd at the Verizon Center...

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  12. Washington Capitals Complete Comeback, Beat Panthers in Shootout, 5-4

    For the second night in a row, Washington Capitals rookie goalie Michael Neuvirth gave up four goals in 15 shots, all in the first period...

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  13. Washington Capitals Take it on the Chin Against Tampa Bay, 7-4

    The Washington Capitals had won 12 games in a row against Southeast Division foe Tampa Bay. But Tuesday night the Caps could not match the Lightning's energy, and that lofty streak, along with a three-game winning streak, fell in a 7-4 loss...

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  14. Mark McGwire, Steroids, and the Culture of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Mark McGwire came clean today. It was a matter of time, I suppose, that McGwire would eventually make a statement on his use of performance-enhancing drugs...

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  15. Nicklas Backstrom Leads Washington Capitals Past Ottawa Senators, 5-2

    Nicklas Backstrom is going a long way to prove that he is more than just Alex Ovechkin's caddy. He had a two-goal night—his fifth of the season—to lead the Washington Captials to ...

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  16. Hardball Times Ranks Washington Nationals' Top 10 Prospects

    The Hardball Times released their Top 10 prospects list for the Washington Nationals today. Not much surprise, however, only three of their top ten were arms, the rest position players. 1...

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  17. Washington Nationals Introduce New Closer Matt Capps to Media

    Washington, DC -- His home white No. 55 hanging in a locker stall behind him, Matt Capps was officially introduced to the media in the intimately lit clubhouse in Nationals Park he will call home in 2010...

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  18. Alex Ovechkin Gets "C," Washington Capitals Get a "W"

    The Washington Capitals entered Tuesday night's game with the Montreal Canadiens on a three game regulation losing streak and in need of a spark...

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  19. New Washington Nationals, Same As the Old Nats?

    The Washington Nationals, over the last few weeks, have made a series of significant moves to try bolster the 2010 team in advance of some home-grown talent arriving in 2011 or 2012. Stephen Strasburg...

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  20. After Surprise Trade, Washington Capitals Lose To Carolina 6-3

    Most of the Washington Capitals didn't hear about their captain being traded away until they reached Verizon Center for Monday night's game against the last-place Carolina Hurricanes...

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  21. Washington Capitals Acquire Jason Chimera From Columbus Blue Jackets

    It's a big deal when a team deals its captain mid-season, especially when that team currently holds the best record in the league and is playing at the top of its game...

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  22. Capitals-Avalanche: Green, Morrisonn Hurt as Washington Buries Colorado 6-1

    Tomas Fleischmann scored twice, Jose Theodore allowed just one late goal, and the Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche before an announced crowd of 14,172, on the second game of a four-game road trip...

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  23. Washington Nationals' Jesus Flores Shut Down Until February

    According to MLB.com's Bill Ladson , Washington Nationals catcher Jesus Flores has been "shut down" from baseball related drills until February, presumably when pitchers and catchers report for spring training...

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  24. Washington Nationals News and Notes: Arbitration Deadline Edition

    First, the moves: Non-tendered RH RP Mike MacDougal and LH SP Scott Olsen. Offered arbitration to C Jesus Flores , OF Josh Willingham, C Wil Nieves, RH RP Jason Bergmann, RH RP Brian Bruney, and LH RP Sean Burnett...

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  25. Capitals Need Overtime To Take Care Of League-Worst Carolina

    For most of the night at Verizon Center, if you didn't know which team had the most points in the league and which had the least, you would have had a difficult time telling...

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