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While five of their teammates compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the rest of the Capitals will spend 10 days resting, recovering and preparing for what should be a fierce fight for a Stanley Cup playoff spot.
Finland has chosen Kontinental Hockey League teammates to replace Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula and Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu.
News and notes as the Capitals [26-23-9, 61 points] butt helmets with the New Jersey Devils [24-21-13, 61 points] tonight at VerizonCenter [8 p.m., CSN]:
Although Corey Perry can tell Ryan Getzlaf what to do with a nod of his head after nearly 11 years together, Getzlaf usually doesn't even have to look at Perry to know where he's going on the ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into the NHL's Olympic break in prime position to defend their Stanley Cup title.
The Detroit Red Wings latest milestone game had a disheartening outcome.
With the New Jersey Devils fighting for a playoff spot, Jon Merrill picked the perfect time to score his first NHL goal.
Secretary of State John Kerry, the most powerful politician in the house, performed a ceremonial puck drop to send the Olympians on their way.
The expected happened for the Capitals on Thursday night. Star winger Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Verizon Center. It was the 66th time Ovechkin has scored a game winner in his career, tied for eighth among all active NHL players. But it took the unexpected to even give him the chance.