1. Ivan Rodriguez Introduced to Media by Washington Nationals

    Washington, DC—The Washington Nationals unwrapped their shiny new toy today just in time for the holidays. The team introducing 14-time All-Star, 13-time Gold Glove winner Ivan "Pudge" ...

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  2. Washington Nationals Should Let Ian Desmond 'Sink Or Swim' at Shortstop

    The Washington Nationals are faced with very few decisions with regard to the makeup of their daily lineup. There are all kinds of questions about the pitching staff, but that's fodder for another day's column...

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  3. Capitals-Sabres: Washington Struggles in 3-0 Shutout to Ryan Miller, Buffalo

    The Washington Capitals were shut down by Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and the rest of his defensive teammates, accumulating 35 shots—but very few second chances—and leave the ...

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  4. Washington Nationals Sign Pudge Rodriguez To Back-Up, Mentor Jesus Flores

    The Washington Nationals checked another item off their Winter Meetings to-do list, signing catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year, $6 million contract...

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  5. Minus Alex Ovechkin, Capitals Tame Toothless Panthers 6-2

    Washington, D.C.—The Washington Capitals received six goals from five different players, and goalie Semyon Varlamov was not dented until well after the outcome had been decided, as the ...

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  6. Memo to Washington Nationals: Stay the Course

    There are plenty in the Natosphere that want Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals to make a big splash and sign a bunch of free agents this winter to improve the product on the field...

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  7. Alex Ovechkin Suspended Two Games: Is He Aggressive, Reckless, or Dirty?

    According to ESPN.com, and confirmed by Capitals Insider, Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for two games following his second game misconduct ejection in three games for the kneeing major he ...

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  8. Injury To Alex Ovechkin Overshadows Capitals Win Over Carolina

    The Washington Capitals got two goals from Nicklas Backstrom and 38 saves from Jose Theodore, making his first start in over two weeks, to beat Southeast Division foe Carolina on the road, 3-1...

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  9. Rookie Karl Alzner Plays Important Role in Washington Capitals Win Over Montreal

    The Washington Capitals stormed out of the gates, going up 2-0 midway through the first period. But the home-standing Montreal Canadiens scored three straight goals in the second and third periods and looked to be controlling the game...

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  10. Washington Capitals' Semyon Varlamov Growing Into No.1 Role, Shuts Out Sabres

    Washington, D.C.: Semyon Varlamov made the saves, Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored the goals, and the Caps' penalty killers put the clamps on in the third period, as the Washington Capitals ...

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  11. Washington Nationals See Minor League All-Stars As Hope For The Future

    The Topps Company, in conjunction with Minor League Baseball, named their 2009 Class A All-Stars today, and two Washington Nationals prospects were on the team. Shortstop Danny Espinosa, who plays for Potomac of the Carolina League, was named to the team.

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  12. Capitals-Senators: Caps "Collapse" in Third, Lose to Sens 4-3 in OT

    The Washington Capitals, as they have so many times this season , dominated through two periods, taking a 3-1 lead into the final frame against the Ottawa Senators Monday evening...

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  13. Capitals-Canadiens: Caps' Last Shot Rings Post, Not Bell in 3-2 Loss to Habs

    With 19 seconds remaining in the game and trailing by one, Mike Green hit the right post flush and the puck gently came to rest underneath Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, and the Washington ...

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  14. Washington Nationals Hope To Build Foundation for Winning

    The Washington Nationals announced today the hiring of Jim Riggleman's 2010 field staff. Some of the names we knew. Others? Not so much...

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  15. Unsung Hero Matt Bradley Paces Capitals Over Rangers

    Matt Bradley was in the the right place twice last night in the Washington Capitals 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, and he made the right plays both times...

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  16. Alex Ovechkin-Less Capitals Look Lost Against New Jersey

    The Washington Capitals, looking for someone to provide a spark in the absence of two-time defending Hart Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin, got the complete opposite last night in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils (9-4-0)...

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  17. Alex Ovechkin Hurt as Capitals Lose to Columbus 5-4 in Overtime

    For the second game in a row, the Washington Capitals fell in overtime at home to an opponent they should have dominated. On Sunday afternoon, in a strange 5:00 p.m. start, the Caps fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 when R...

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  18. Capitals-Thrashers: Washington Lets Atlanta Back Into Game, Escapes With 4-3 Win

    It was another one of those games again, the games that are driving Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau slowly crazy. On the road, the Caps came out against a wounded Atlanta Thrashers squad and dominated through about 35 minutes...

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  19. Capitals-Flyers: Washington Finds Some Toughness in 4-2 Win Over Flyers

    For moments in the second period, it looked like the Washington Capitals were not going to be able to match the Philadelphia Flyers' intensity, physically...

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  20. The Michael Nylander Saga Continues For The Washington Capitals

    The Washington Capitals loaned center Michael Nylander to Grand Rapids of the AHL (Detroit's affiliate) this week, in an attempt to find some playing time for the 37-year-old Swede. To what result, at this point, is anyone's guess...

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  21. Capitals Lack Killer Instinct in Shootout Win Over Struggling Predators

    Washington, D.C.: Alex Ovechkin did what he does best: score goals. He scored twice in regulation and again in the shootout to lead the Washington Capitals over the Nashville Predators 3-2...

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  22. Capitals Put the Fix on Sharks, Break Four-Game Losing Streak in the Process

    For the first time since opening night against Boston, the Washington Capitals played a full 60-minute hockey game on Thursday night...

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  23. For Washington Capitals, Amusement Park Party Is an Analogy

    The Washington Capitals had a party for their season ticket holders—all 14,000 of them—Tuesday night at Six Flags Amusement Park in suburban Maryland...

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  24. More Turnover in Washington Nationals Front Office

    According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have hired former Atlanta Braves scouting director Roy Clark as assistant general manager, with his duties to be varied and wide-ranging...

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  25. Washington Captials Lose Lead Late Again In 3-2 Loss To New Jersey

    "One bad shift in the third period" was how Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau described his team's effort in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils, who were completing a three-game road trip Monday night at a sold-out Verizon Center...

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