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Capitals right wing Joel Ward was hanging out by his locker stall at Kettler Capitals Iceplex the other day pondering what it might be like to be traded for the first time in his NHL career.


Just as the Capitals were finishing up a sleepy 3-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh and the Chicago Blackhawks were getting trounced 4-0 in Tampa Bay, an intriguing tweet lit up NHL cha


No matter how Troy Brouwer’s 500th NHL game unfolds tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, it can’t be nearly as stressful as his first.


The Epix cameras and boom microphones that for weeks followed the Capitals everywhere from their locker rooms to their living rooms have gone away, leaving a sense of calm and normalcy.


With more than 42,000 fans and millions more watching on NBC, the NHL Winter Classic certainly lived up to its hype.