Capitals 

Early playoff exit a familiar theme for Washington

Another year in the Alex Ovechkin era, another postseason wasted. The Washington Capitals were eliminated in the second round at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Since drafting Ovechkin No. 1 overall in 2004, the Caps have made the playoffs eight times and have not advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Washington entered the postseason as the... Read More
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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
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Series tied at one a piece as it heads to Pittsburgh

This is the heavyweight fight hockey fans have been clamoring for since 2009. The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have a ton of playoff history together, have both come out swinging. After two rounds, the heavyweight fight is all tied up with each team winning a game in the Verizon Center. The Capitals took Game 1, 4-3 in... Read More
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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
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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
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Holtby, Caps limit Flyers to one goal to take 2-0 series lead

Two down, 14 to go. The Washington Capitals, due in large part to net minder Braden Holtby, limited the pesky Philadelphia Flyers to one goal in the first two games of opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to take a 2-0 series lead. Holtby, who will likely be the Vezina Trophy winner this season as the league’s top goal... Read More
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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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Franchise record set in win over Avalanche

This week has been very kind to the Washington Capitals. On Monday night, the Caps clinched the Presidents’ Trophy, an award given to the team with the most points in the regular season. On Friday night, Washington recorded their 55th win of the season, a new franchise record, after defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2. This sandwiched a 2-1 loss in... Read More
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Capitals on the verge of history

The Washington continue to show why they are a serious threat to bring home the Stanley Cup in June. The team doesn’t get rattled, even after losing two consecutive games out west. Instead, the Caps clinched a playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, when Alex Ovechkin scored his 17th career overtime goal.... Read More
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Caps start west coast trip by snapping Ducks’ 11-game win streak

The Anaheim Ducks came into Monday night’s contest against the Washington Capitals white-hot, winning a team-best 11 in a row. The Caps, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip including three out west, had other plans and halted the streak with a 2-1 victory in a shootout. The Ducks (37-19-9) streak ended in a low-scoring affair. The... Read More
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