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Most Capitals players say they want to visit White House

5 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

Many sports teams are hesitant to visit President Trump in the White House if they win a championship, but on the whole, the Washington Capitals do not appear to be one of them.Numerous Capitals players said Wednesday that they would be eager to visit the White House if an invitation is extended. That includes defenseman Brooks Orpik, the only previous Stanley Cup winner on the team.“We all have our opinions on it, it's a very sensitive issue,” Orpik said, via Samantha Pell of the Washington Post. “It's just kind of the way things are going these days. If you don't have the belief as...
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Backstrom played through multiple fractures in finger during playoffs

5 days ago   |   By TheScore

The Washington Capitals have been tearing D.C. up with their epic Cup celebrations over the last few days. However, one of their star players was probably just trying to numb the pain from a lingering postseason injury. Nicklas Backstrom missed the final game of the second round and the opening three games of the Conference Finals with an upper-body injury. So on Wednesday, Backstrom revealed to the media that he suffered a couple fractures in his finger, according to Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports. Prior to leaving Game 5 of Washington's series versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Backstrom...
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Metro announces more than 800,000 riders on day of Washington Capitals' championship parade

Metro announces more than 800,000 riders on day of Washington Capitals' championship parade

5 days ago   |   By USA Today

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that more than 800,000 people rode the city's metrorail system Tuesday as the Washington Capitals celebrated their first Stanley Cup title with a parade in downtown Washington.
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