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  • Capitals allow 3 goals in 3rd, lose season opener, 6-3

    No one expected the Washington Capitals' season opener to be perfect. Not after just six days to learn a new system from a new head coach, not when there's chemistry to establish, communication to pin down and players on the roster without professional game experience in eight months.
  • Caps fall to Habs, 4-1; 0-3 start to season is 'embarrassing'

    The first game full of errors, poor defensive coverage and careless penalties could easily be shrugged off as growing pains for a team with a new coach and new system. Maybe even the second, too. But as the Washington Capitals foundered for a third...

    Coffee Companion -- 6/17: O's conquer Canada, lose Guthrie

    Coffee Companion -- 6/17: O's conquer Canada, lose Guthrie
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: The...

    Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery

    Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery
    The Capitals have had trouble cashing in this season, but playing five Washington forwards paid off for Jimmy Smith, a Capitals fan from Alexandria, Va. Smith won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game last month with the lucky combination of 8-19-21-22-28,...

    Favorites from Catonsville High's top athletes

    Catonsville High senior Rachel Schwaab and junior Deb Milani were the Catonsville Times Co-athletes of the Year. The three-sport athletes recently responded about some of their favorite things and superstitions from the past year. Favorite Comet moments...