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  • Rangers hold off Caps to tie series

    New York Post "It could have hung over this series like a dark cloud, the time of 1.3 seconds that remained in Game 1 when Joel Ward scored that infamous game-winner for the Capitals. But with the performance the Rangers put on the ice with Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 Game 2 win at the Garden, those 1.3 seconds..." May 03

  • Caps add some depth by recalling Schmidt

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Nate Schmidt on Sunday, and it’s not yet clear if the move was injury or performance-related (or perhaps some combination of both?). One could see why it could be about improving Washington’s mix. Much has been made about this series being about..." May 03

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    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Brooks "knee-on-knee" Orpik takes out Sheppard badly down low, no call. Nasty hit. Did it to Stepan a couple yrs ago in Pitt

  • How a long chat in Vegas changed Ovechkin

    CSN Washington "Among other things, Capitals coach Barry Trotz is a storyteller. So, after seeing Alex Ovechkin dominate the Rangers with an Ovi-esque goal and a Gretzky-esque pass from behind the net in the Caps’ thrilling 2-1 win over the Rangers on Thursday night, Trotz pulled the curtain back on his first..." May 02

  • Ovechkin says reason for Capitals' success is 'maturity.'

    North Jersey "Troy Brouwer chuckled when told teammate Alex Ovechkin had used the word "maturity" to describe the necessary evolution this Washington Capitals team has been going through this season. Ovechkin, 29, can still be a bit goofy at times, so maybe that’s not a word the Capitals captain has been..." May 02

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    AHL Communications @AHLPR

    Philipp Grubauer @TheHersheyBears becomes the 5th goalie ever to win a game in #CalderCup and #StanleyCup Playoffs in the same postseason

  • Capitals stun Rangers at buzzer

    Washington Post "Seven seconds until overtime Thursday night, until the green light flickered, the third period ended and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals moved to sudden death. The puck sat in the corner, pinned against New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle’s skate, waiting for the final horn to blare...." May 01

  • Rangers’ McDonagh reveals way to stop Ovechkin’s go-to move

    New York Post "Here’s the thing about the Rangers shutting down the Capitals’ potent one-two punch of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom: They’ve already done this. “Sometimes it comes down to their top guys and us shutting them down,” goalie Henrik Lundqvist said after Wednesday’s practice. “That’s what we..." April 30

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Capitals forward Fehr to miss Game 1 vs. Rangers "Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will not be available to play against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN), Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Wednesday. Fehr, listed as day-today because of an upper-body..." April 29

  • Capitals rewrite their history with clutch Game 7

    CSN Washington "The storyline heading into Monday night's series finale between the Capitals and New York Islanders was Washington's troubled history in Game Sevens. Yet it was the Caps who walked away with the 2-1 victory after a dominant team performance and clutch goals from Joel Ward and Evgeny..." April 28

  • new york rangers twitter boycotts all capitals "We see what you did there, New York Rangers. In a troll move of Paul Pierce proportions, the Rangers official Twitter account began boycotting capital letters once their second-round matchup with the Washington — wait for it — Capitals was set Monday night. Pretty sneaky, New York. You are..." April 28

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • After sitting three straight, Glencross to play for Caps tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals are going with veteran experience over youth for tonight’s Game 7 against the Islanders. Trade deadline pickup Curtis Glencross, who’s been a scratch for the last three games, will draw back in tonight — likely at the expense of rookie Michael Latta. Glencross, 32,..." April 27

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Trotz said he'd look for Glencross to be in the Game 7 lineup.

  • Chimera in brief altercation with Islanders fan

    CSN Washington "If there is one thing we’ve learned about the Capitals and Islanders in this first-round playoff series that resumes with Game 7 on Monday night at Verizon Center, it is that they don’t like each other. And the fans are certainly getting a sense of that anger. Moments after the final horn..." April 26

  • Islanders force Game 7 against Capitals

    New York Post "The Islanders’ season — and building — will live at least one more day. A dramatic goal from Nikolay Kulemin midway through the third period gave the Islanders a late lead, and they managed to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Capitals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday to force a Game 7 in Washington..." April 26

  • Islanders 'incensed' over Brooks Laich's Visnovsky comments "The entire series between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals has been intense. The tension is at an all-time high coming out of Game 4, however. A lot of that stems from the hit that Caps forward Tom Wilson delivered on Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky in the second..." April 24

  • Capitals dominate Islanders in Game 5, move within one win of advancing

    Washington Post "They had been speared in the groin and slashed in the knees and hacked in the gut, willing victims to the frustration of their visitors, human piñatas stuffed only with bliss. “Bring it on,” forward Jason Chimera thought, because when the New York Islanders began lashing out with their sticks, the..." April 24

  • Capitals beat Islanders in OT, even series 2-2

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over the New York Islanders Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series: How it happened: Nicklas Backstrom finished off a dominant performance when he scored his third goal of the series with 8:51..." April 22

  • Capitals lose Eric Fehr for next two games after Kyle Okposo hit "The Washington Capitals took a lineup hit after center Eric Fehr took a literal hit from New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo early in Game 3. Fehr is expected to miss at least Games 4 and 5 after suffering an upper-body injury on the play that knocked him out of the game after just two..." April 20

  • Islanders take 2-1 series edge over Caps thanks to Tavares’ overtime goal

    New York Post "It’s not easy to pinpoint maturation. It wasn’t easy for Islanders captain John Tavares to do it, either. But the differences between so many thens and now — the growth, really — have never been more apparent. “Maybe,” the captain said, “it’s prepared us.” How to prepare for this, Sunday..." April 20

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Capitals' scratches: Peters, Latta, Burakovsky. Islanders' only lineup switch is veteran Kennedy in for Grabner. No Grabovski.

  • Ovi says Islanders fans not as loud as Caps fans

    CSN Washington "The Capitals are expecting the 43-year-old Nassau Coliseum, once nicknamed the Mausoleum when the Islanders struggled to draw fans, to be rocking in Game 3, especially with the possibility of this being the final playoff series in the arena. The Islanders will be moving to the two-year-old..." April 19

  • Capitals rally from pair of two-goal deficits for 4-3 win in Game 2, evening series vs. Islanders

    Washington Post "At the moment Verizon Center detonated with sound, when the loopy madness reached its boiling point, Jason Chimera spun around and bolted. He high-stepped across the rink, red sweaters in hot pursuit, fists raised toward the rafters. In the stands, the raucous fans climbed over each other to..." April 18

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    #Caps goalie Philipp Grubauer will start Game Two of #CapsIsles tonight for Washington. Braden Holtby is listed as day-to-day (illness).

  • Islanders whip Capitals to steal Game 1 road win

    New York Post "Kyle Okposo was convinced this Islanders team wouldn’t be in store for the same fate they met when their last playoff series began two years ago. He was right. Instead of being overwhelmed like they were against the Penguins in 2013, the Isles were the aggressors in their 4-1 win over the..." April 16

  • Andre Burakovsky’s playoff status still uncertain

    Washington Post "Still stuck wondering what the Washington Capitals had planned for him, rookie forward Andre Burakovsky finished his first NHL postseason practice and tried to avoid speculation. The Capitals had recalled him for a third time as an emergency replacement, meaning he was here only because someone..." April 13

  • Rangers beat Capitals, will face Penguins in the first round

    New York Post "So now it is history, this regular season in which the Rangers made franchise history. And now the Rangers begin again on Thursday at the Garden in Game 1 of the first round against the Penguins, following Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 victory over the Capitals that concluded a season in which the..." April 12

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Trotz: A "very strong possibility" Holtby starts tomorrow, tying Kolzig's single-season GP mark, but Peters might come in relief.

  • Caps play spoiler against the Bruins

    CSN Washington "Looking back, the Capitals’ 3-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins Wednesday night was stunning when you consider just how much those two points meant to the Bruins and their playoff hopes. Unless of course, you are a member of the Capitals. “They are a desperate team and in the first period we..." April 09

  • With playoff spot clinched, Capitals still have much at stake in final two

    Washington Post "When the cheers rose from the rear of the Washington Capitals’ chartered flight Sunday night, Coach Barry Trotz thought someone had scored a winning hand in cards. He had taken one step toward the players as they traveled home from Detroit, preparing to break the good news he thought no one else..." April 08

  • Ward embracing chance to play on Capitals' top line "To say the odds were stacked against Joel Ward would be putting it mildly. Three months shy of his 28th birthday, with 11 games on his NHL resume, Ward sought fulltime work with the Nashville Predators in September 2008. "I really thought it was a do-or-die kind of moment in my career," Ward..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Placing Braden Holtby’s season into context

    Washington Post "Coach Barry Trotz had somewhat coyly insisted he would sleep on the Washington Capitals’ goaltending decision for Sunday evening, though in truth the choice had been made before his head hit the pillow. With a playoff berth unsecured and a relatively light assignment behind him in Ottawa, of..." April 06

  • Braden Holtby, Caps survive scare in 2-1 victory

    Washington Post "With each hurried step trainer Greg Smith took, sliding from the visiting bench to the opposite net, slipping on his medical gloves for closer inspection, more and more Washington Capitals fans found themselves forgetting to breathe. Outside the crease, their monument to endurance climbed onto one..." April 06

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    CapitalsPR @CapitalsPR

    #Caps Eric Fehr will not play tonight (upper body injury). He is listed as day-to-day.

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • ‘Positive things coming’ for Dmitry Orlov, nearing season debut

    Washington Post "Defenseman Dmitry Orlov had already fallen asleep when the Washington Capitals checked into their team hotel here, fresh off their shootout victory over Montreal and the two-hour bus ride into town. He watched their game alone, an early arrival after his American Hockey League conditioning loan..." April 04

  • Ovechkin: If I wasn't a Capital, I'd be a Canadien "As Alex Ovechkin got ready for an interview with Thursday morning at Bell Centre, he observed just how much he gets excited to play in this rink. "I love playing here," Ovechkin said. Later, during the interview, I asked -- hypothetically speaking, just for fun, if he ever had to..." April 04

  • Ovechkin, Trotz hit milestones in Caps shootout win over Canadiens

    CSN Washington "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-4 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Bell Centre: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals’ all-time leading goal scorer when he netted his 51st and 52nd goals of the season, giving him 474 career goals and moving him..." April 03

  • Capitals top Canes, close in on Isles, Pens

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season to tie Peter Bondra for the Caps’ all-time goal-scoring lead [472] and picked up an assist to pass Michal Pivonka and move..." April 01

  • Capitals' Ovechkin becomes 6th player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin joined some of the game's greatest goal-scorers with his sixth career 50-goal season after scoring in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Washington Capitals captain now has as many 50-goal campaigns as Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Mario..." April 01

  • Capitals make a statement with win over Rangers

    CSN Washington "Jason Chimera’s voice was a little hoarse as he addressed the media inside the visiting locker room of Madison Square Garden early Sunday evening. Maybe it was from all the screaming he did on the ice while celebrating his back-to-back, game-turning, perhaps season-saving goals in a 5-2 win..." March 30

  • Barry Trotz calls out Caps after win "Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. "I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our..." March 29

  • Capitals assign Orlov to AHL for conditioning "The Washington Capitals on Friday assigned defenseman Dmitry Orlov to Hershey of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Orlov, 23, has not played this season because of a wrist injury. He was on the ice with Hershey and expected to dress Friday for the Bears game against the..." March 27

  • Capitals escape with win after late Devils goal forces OT

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center: How it happened: Matt Niskanen hammered a slapshot through a maze of players and past Devils goaltender Cory Schneider with 1:13 gone in overtime. Seconds earlier, Evgeny Kuznetsov..." March 27

  • Capitals' Wilson fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. Revised for the 2014-15 season following offseason approval by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

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