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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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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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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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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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Niskanen nets game-winner, Caps defeat Pens 3-2

Time and time again this season, the Washington Capitals have given up at least the first goal of the game, often times having to dig themselves out of a hole. That was once again the case Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who scored the first two goals of the game. This time defenseman Matt Niskanen – who used to... Read More
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Capitals unable to complete comeback, fall to Blackhawks 3-2

The Washington Capitals struck first against the reigning, defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, but were unable to build off of it, falling 3-2 in what could be a Stanley Cup preview. Washington took a 1-0 lead 6:13 into the contest on a power play goal scored by Marcus Johansson, his 15th of the season. However, Washington was only able... Read More
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Capitals extend win streak to four games, defeat Coyotes 3-2

The talk all season long has been whether or not the season that was had in 1995-96. No, this isn’t about the Golden State Warriors pursuit of besting the 72-10 record set by the 95-96 Chicago Bulls. Instead this is about the Washington Capitals pursuit of besting the 62-win mark set by the Detroit Red Wings in 95-96. The Caps... Read More
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Caps grind out win in potential Stanley Cup preview

The Washington Capitals aren’t going to blow every team out of the water nor will they have their starting goaltender, Braden Holtby, in net every night. That was the case on Tuesday night when the Caps, led by backup goalie Philipp Grubauer, defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 at home in the Verizon Center. The win hikes Washington’s record to... Read More
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The Washington Capitals are the real deal

There is a connotation about the Washington Capitals that no matter what they do in the regular season, they seem to fall short in the postseason. This year the Capitals have the most wins through the first 52-games in the last 70 years with a record of 39-9-4, yet there is still skepticism of whether or not this team is... Read More
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Williams’ hat trick leads Capitals to 12th straight home win

The Washington Capitals went 2-1-0 this week, capped off with a 5-2 victory over divisional foe the New York Rangers. The win was Washington’s 12th consecutive home victory and comes off a 4-1 loss in Buffalo to the Sabers the night prior. The Caps defeated the Vancouver Canucks last Thursday by a score of 4-1. Washington has the best record... Read More
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