Capitals NHL 

The most important game in the Ovechkin era

Do or die. Win or go home. Ovechkin versus Crosby. Capitals versus Penguins. The two best words in all of sports: Game 7. On Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will square off in a Game 7 to determine who advances to the Eastern Conference Finals. For the Caps, this is the most important game in the Alexander... Read More
NHL 

A pair of superstar defensemen get swapped in blockbuster trade

On Wednesday afternoon, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile and Montreal Canadians general manager Marc Bergevin swapped a pair of All-Star defensemen. The Preds sent captain Shea Weber to Montreal for fan-favorite P.K. Subban. The deal comes two days shy of NHL free agency opening up and days after the Habs traded for center Andrew Shaw, formerly of the Chicago... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions

For the first time in seven years, the Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup champions. Pittsburgh had a fantastic run from the middle of the season to the final horn of the Stanley Cup Final and defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games. This is the fourth Stanley Cup in Penguins’ franchise history. Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe... Read More
NHL 

The Stanley Cup can be hoisted tonight in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in franchise history and can do so tonight on home ice. The icing on the cake is the fact that the Penguins can become the first Pittsburgh team to win a championship in the “Burgh” since Bill Mazeroski hit a walk-off home run to win... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Washington’s season is on the ropes

Could the curse of the Presidents’ Trophy continue? It sure seems that way as the Washington Capitals are on the verge of being sent home at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Two teams that have won the Presidents’ Trophy have come back from 3-1 series deficits to win and now the Caps will look to make it a third... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Catching up on the NHL Playoffs

The regular season standings don’t mean anything when it comes playoff time.  If you underestimate the competition you can be bounced out of the postseason.  There are going to be no easy outs in the second round.  No team rolling over.  There will be no sweeps this round.  If you want to advance into the Conference Finals you’re going to... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Caps, Pens square off in epic rematch in the Eastern Conference semifinals

When two superstar caliber players play in the same conference, one would expect to see them play one another in the playoffs numerous times. Well in the case of Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, that has not happened as much as fans would like. In fact, the two superstars only squared off one time in an epic seven-game series which... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Capitals send Philadelphia flying out of the playoffs

The Capitals closed out their series against the Flyers 4-2 with a 1-0 shutout on Sunday, and will have the Pittsburgh Penguins waiting for them in the second round. The Penguins finished off the New York Rangers in five games in their first-round series. Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom was the only one to provide any scoring in the game,... Read More
Capitals NHL 

The quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup kicks off tonight

The long grind that is the 82-game regular season schedule is now finished and one of the best playoffs year after year are set to begin tonight. For the first time ever, a Canadian-based team will not be competing for Lord Stanley’s Cup. On the flipside, all three California-based teams qualified for the playoffs. Can the Capitals overcome past playoff... Read More
Capitals NHL 

Ovechkin, Holtby make history in Caps 5-1 win over Blues

Many nights this season have been very enjoyable for the Washington Capitals. Saturday night was one of those nights with two players making history. Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick propelling him to his 50th goal of the season. This marked the third straight season Ovi has eclipsed the 50-goal plateau. This is the seventh time he has reached 50... Read More
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