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  • Washington Capitals' Cody Eakin (50) and Chris Bourque (56) celebrate Eakin's goal on Columbus Blue Jackets' Curtis Sanford (30) in the first period at Verizon Center on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The Caps won the preseason game 3-1. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    Final roster spot competitors account for six points in Capitals' 3-1 preseason win

    The Washington Capitals' race for the final roster spot is down to four players. Through three preseason games, Cody Eakin, Mattias Sjogren, Chris Bourque and Mathieu Perreault did little to distinguish themselves from the pack.

  • After sending Christian Hanson and Ryan Potulny down to the AHL, Washington Capitals' Cody Eakin is among four candidates fighting for the third-line center job. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Capitals' roster battle still lacks clarity

    With just one spot up for grabs on the Washington Capitals roster, the competition for the third-line center position has been a focus of training camp. Cody Eakin, Mattias Sjogren, Mathieu Perreault Christian Hanson, Ryan Potulny and Chris Bourque spent the first week of camp battling each day.

  • ** FILE ** The Capitals' Chris Bourque slips on the ice during an exhibition game against the Nashville Predators on Sept. 20, 2011, at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. (Andrew Harnik, The Washington Times)

    Capitals' Chris Bourque not giving up NHL dream

    Chris Bourque admits that when he was overseas last year playing in Russia and Switzerland that he read box scores from around the NHL, with obvious emphasis on the Capitals. Washington drafted Bourque in the second round of the 2004 draft, and he was part of the organization for almost his entire time in North America, save for a short time with the Penguins after being claimed off waivers.

  • Capitals bring back LW Chris Bourque on 1-yr deal

    The Washington Capitals have signed free agent left wing Chris Bourque to a one-year contract.

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  • "I'm happy about the MVP, but the big trophy is winning the Calder Cup," Bourque said on the ice afterwards, with his father, Hall of Fame defenseman Ray, looking on. "It's unbelievable, you don't see it too often three times in five years and back-to-back. I'll give the credit to all these guys, it was a thrill. It's a fun ride."

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  • "Playing in Russia was definitely a culture shock — not too much English," Bourque said. "I didn't have any other North Americans on the team, so it was kind of tough — the language barrier really got to me and I made the move to Switzerland, and I really enjoyed myself there."

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