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Andre Burakovsky can step up for the injured Nicklas Backstrom

At the start of the year, the Washington Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom, the team's top center.It remains uncertain how long Backstrom will be out for, but all indications show that Backstrom will miss at least a few games at the start of the year.Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to step in and be the top center in Backstrom's absence. Kuznetsov, the Capitals' second-line...
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Wing? Center? It doesn't matter to Andre Burakovsky

Heading into the upcoming season, a question remains for the Washington Capitals. They have a gap in the lineup at the third line center position. So, who exactly fits in at that position?The Capitals have a couple of different options. Jay Beagle has experience centering several different lines for the Capitals. But the most intriguing option is the second-year pro Andre Burakovsky...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Rookie Andre Burakovsky Scores Memorable First Playoff Goal

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65), from Austria, celebrates his game winning goal during the third period of Game 4 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals used the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NHL entry...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Burakovsky nets two, lift the Caps to a commanding 3-1 series lead

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first career playoff goal last night.  And then another one.  That is all the Caps needed. Burakovsky’s goals, his first coming late in the second period and his second at the beginning of the final period, were enough to down the New York Rangers 2-1 and give Washington a commanding 3-1 series lead that heads back to Madison Square Garden in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Andre Burakovsky puts Rangers on the brink

Andre Burakovsky scored twice, and it was all the Washington Capitals needed to put the President’s Trophy winning New York Rangers on the brink of elimination. For the second straight game, the Rangers were the better team, dominating the Caps all over the ice. But for the second straight game, Braden Holtby pulled a rabbit Read more → The post Goal breakdown: Andre Burakovsky...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Burakovsky’s First Two Career Playoff Goals Lifts Capitals over Rangers in Game 4

View image | The Washington Capitals continue to show their depth, getting contributions from seemingly someone new each game. This time it was rookie forward Andre Burakovsky‘s turn. The Rookie scored his first two goals of his NHL playoff career, lifting the Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead. Washington...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Burakovsky smashed in face by teammate during goal celebration (GIF)

Washington Capitals left winger Andre Burakovsky was accidentally smashed in the face by a teammate while celebrating his goal in the third period of Sunday night's game against Florida.Burakovsky's goal at 5:42 of the third period ended up being the game-winner in the end as the Caps beat the Panthers 4-3. After scoring, Burakovsky skated by the bench to receive congratulatory...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps reassign Andre Burakovsky to Hershey

As expected, the Washington Capitals have reassigned 19 year-old rookie Andre Burakovsky to the AHL Hershey Bears.  Burakovsky has been a recent healthy scratch for several games and the Capitals would rather have him playing and getting ice time with the Bears. Burakovsky made the Capitals roster right out of training camp after putting together impressive rookie camp, training...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals Opening Weekend: What Have We Learned?

  Andre Burakovsky celebrates his 1st NHL goal Oct. 9 against Montreal Following an opening weekend that consisted of one win and one loss, Washington Capitals fans have some time to sit back and digest the weekend’s game action. Before Tuesday’s contest against the San Jose Sharks, players, coaches and fans are all asking the question: two games into Washington’s 40th anniversary...
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Andre Burakovsky scores first NHL goal

When the Washington Capitals drafted Andre Burakovsky in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, they knew he would make an impact for the team for years to come. No one guessed he would make such an impact so fast. Making his NHL debut, the 19-year old rookie wasted no time putting his stamp on the team, scoring the first goal of the 2014-15 season for them. Bam! Burakovsky hammers home first...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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