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The two Caps games that got postponed due the DC Blizzard just got rescheduled.

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Fam, the last time we posted Bodog’s NHL odds, the Washington Capitals were a Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference, and Metropolitan Division favorite.

Since then, the Capitals have played even better. So let’s check in on the updated odds.

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Caps vs Panthers Pregame: End The Slump

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The Caps haven’t won a game since January 19 when they beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3. There’s a lot of talk about the Caps as the favorite to win the East this season, but I’m not really sure how a team can be considered good, let alone a contender, when they’ve gone 15 days without a win.

The Caps need to end this prolonged slump and prove they actually have the skills it takes to win a hockey game. After all, I bet most of us on a beer league team have had more wins than the Caps over the past 15 days. To end the drought, the Caps will need to beat the Florida Panthers. The Panthers sit atop the Atlantic Division with 62 points and a 6-3-1 record in their last 10 contests.

Team Record Possession PDO Power Play Penalty Kill
Washington Capitals 35-8-4 52% 102.2 26.8% 84.6%
Florida Panthers 29-15-5 48% 102.2 16.2% 83.1%

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Editor’s note: Katie and Daniel recently welcomed a little bundle of joy into their lives in December, and they want to tell you about it.

I grew up in Northern Virginia. I’ve been a DC sports fan for as long as I can remember. My life revolved around the Redskins, Wizards, and the Caps and that will never change. My wife Katie, a Pittsburgh girl born and raised, and I met while in college.

While I’ve given it my best shot, I have never been able to change her mind when it comes to football, however hockey was surprisingly a blank slate. She would occasionally watch the Caps with me as I taught her the rules of the game and soon enough she was hooked, especially on the Caps.

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Thursday night against the Islanders, the Washington Capitals will be hosting Military Night at Verizon Center. The Caps will pay tribute to the military by wearing camouflage jerseys during warm-ups, which will be signed and auctioned off after the game. Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer will also be wearing specially designed masks. They both have a green, black, and white color scheme and have the Courage Caps logos on the side.

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The NHL just announced their stars of the month for January. And a Capital’s in the top three again.

Braden Holtby was named the NHL’s second star in both November and December. Now Evgeny Kuznetsov has been named the first star of January after scoring 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 10 games. During the first month of 2016, Kuznetsov ranked second in the NHL in points. He also leads the Caps overall with 49.

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Here’s Andre Burakovsky High-Fiving a Dolphin

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The All-Star Break is over for the Washington Capitals, which means Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, and Andre Burakovsky are all back in town after their dream vacation to the Bahamas. But before we transition back to hockey, I’d like to point you to this image Burakovsky posted on Instagram. It’s Andre high-fiving a dolphin.

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At last year’s All-Star draft in Columbus, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin went on a passionate, and at times bizarre, quest to get picked last and win a new car. Ovechkin, who already has a fleet of sport and luxury vehicles at home, did not need another automobile. Viewers at home thought it was a long, elaborate joke.

In the end however, Ovechkin’s quest to win a free car was one of the most charitable and kind moments of the NHL season. Ovechkin was not picked last, but when Honda learned of his idea– to donate the car to Ann Schaab and the American Special Hockey Association’s Washington Ice Dogs — the car company happily agreed to do so, setting up an event a month later at a local dealership.

In interviews with ASHA officials and volunteers, I learned that Ovechkin’s gesture had a profound and long-lasting impact on the team and the organization that benefits special needs hockey players.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov was a stud at his first ever NHL All-Star Game. Kuzy had a blast at media day, shined in the skills competition, and scored in the game itself.

After a long, hard weekend in Nashville, Kuznetsov returned home and celebrated with a well-earned cheat meal from McDonald’s.

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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby just competed in his first career NHL All-Star Game. The Holtbeast stopped eight of ten shots in the Metropolitan Divison’s first and only game, surrendering goals to Aaron Ekblad and future hall of famer Jaromir Jagr.

The Metropolitan Division All-Stars lost 4-3, but after the game, Holtby seemed more concerned about what the crowd was shouting at him after fielding a loose puck.

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