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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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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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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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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
Capitals 

Ovechkin nets goal No. 500, Capitals keep rolling

It was only a matter of time and Sunday night was that time for Alex Ovechkin as he scored career goal No. 500. He did so at home in the Verizon Center against the Ottawa Senators on a top-shelf wrist shot. This is coming off the heels of him scoring the game-winning goal (his 499th) in overtime a night prior... Read More
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Capitals send three players, coach to NHL All-Star Game

On Wednesday, the NHL announced the rosters for the 2016 All-Star Game, which will be played on January 31 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, home of the Predators. The Washington Capitals will send three players and their head coach to All-Star Weekend. The NHL decided to switch the format up this year with the All-Star Game. Instead of... Read More
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Caps are on a different level, win 7th straight

Prior to the holidays, Washington was on it’s second six game win streak of this season. After four days off, their was some concern on if they’d be able to retain that high level of play as they returned to the ice. Montreal was on the opposite end of the spectrum, struggling, they’d hope to come out of the break... Read More
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