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Washington Capitals silence New Jersey Devils
Washington Capital beat bottom side New Jersey Devils 3-0 to extend their unbeaten run to six consecutive games in the 2018-19 National Hockey League season. In the game played Friday night Capitals goalie Braden Holtby managed to stop 25 shots helping the team which started the season on a low to one of the greatest victories in terms of team play.
This win helped the current Stanley Cup champions climb to first place in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The 2018 champions are looking forward to making it to the playoffs and probably lift the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year.
Hockey Hall of Famer dies at 81
New York Rangers icon Harry Howell has passed on at the age of 81. Howell who is in the Hall of Fame Defenceman played almost all his professional career at Rangers and was living in an assisted facility near his home in Ontario. He has seven All time Star accolades to his name and before retiring from professional engagements he had played a total of 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952 to 1969. Rangers retired the number 3 jersey which was worn by Harry in his honor and he ‘remains a great part of the team’ according to an official report released by the team.
Local hockey youth coaches trained by Capital staff
With the success over the last decade on the ice rink, Washington Capital who won the 2018 Stanley Cup trophy organized a training seminar where local youth coaches got some useful tips related to the game from none other than Capital head coach Todd Reirden and three of his assistants. According to a report released after the Capital participation in the Stanley Cup playoffs in the 2017-18 season, youth participation in hockey-related activities has increased to around 5000 youths in the Metro region.