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Stephen Kettner The Washington Capitals have struggled over the last week but that didn’t stop rookie defenseman Steve Oleksy from winning his first NHL fight. The Capitals were losing to the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 with 14:29 left in the 3rd period when he and Drayson Bowman dropped the gloves.
The fight didn’t last nearly as long as it took to start, however the only punches landed were via Oleksy’s fists. It is rare to see NHL fights with such clean punches thrown, that’s what makes this fight exciting. It was quick, to the point and violent.
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It's not too often I have a guest writer on here, but ESPN TrueHoop writer Michael Pina showed me an article he wrote on Alexander Semin and I thought it was worth posting on here. Semin has quickly established himself as a fan-favorite among Caniacs and it's nice to see that his strong play has been catching the national eye this year, too.
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Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: FS-Carolinas, CSN-Washington
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Full Name: Wojciech Wolski
Position: Left Winger
Height: 6' 3"
Born: 2/24/86, Zabrze, Poland
Drafted: 2004, 1st Rd, 21st Overall
Acquired: 7/11/12, Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent
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