Washington Capitals

Nicklas Backstrom has become the vocal leader of the Caps
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The playoff failures of the Washington Capitals rarely come with silver linings anymore, but there was one positive to come out of this year’s postseason as a vocal leader emerged from the within the locker room. No, it wasn’t the captain, Alex Ovechkin, who seems to have more of a “lead by example” type of […]

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Kevin Shattenkirk wants to play a big role wherever he goes
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While talking about a possible return to the Washington Capitals, pending UFA Kevin Shattenkirk said that if he did return he would want a bigger role. (TSN) Shattenkirk was acquired by the Capitals at the trade deadline and in 19 regular season games played 20:12 and had 14 points, 18 hits, 26 blocked shots, 18 […]

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Eulogy: Remembering the 2016-17 Washington Capitals
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On the other side of the coin, the Washington Capitals began a second-round playoff series, which meant we started writing this last week. Nothing wrong with playing ten series against a team and being way under the Mendoza line. Capitals fans can at least tell Sens fans what it’s like to beat their rivals once.

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Another early exit plunges Capitals into offseason of change
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The aftermath of the Washington Capitals' all-too-familiar early playoff exit has an unfamiliar feeling this time. No longer could players fall back on learning from the latest loss , in seven games in the second round to the Pittsburgh Penguins, because some if not many of them won't be back next season. With forwards T.J. […]

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Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs
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Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin played through hamstring and knee injuries that hampered him in the playoffs. Ovechkin said he felt something in his hamstring late in Game 3 of the second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins and needed injections to numb the pain the rest of the way. A hit by Toronto's Nazem Kadri […]

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Uncertainty looms after the Capitals come up short in the playoffs again
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From his perch behind the lectern at the Washington Capitals’ practice facility, after a brief conversational detour about the delectability of German beer, Evgeny Kuznetsov surveyed the small sea of surrounding reporters and reached a conclusion. If anything, the cues had come from the cadre of Capitals who emerged, one by one, to conduct the […]

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It looks like Carl Hagelin could miss another game for Penguins
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After sitting out the Penguins’ Game 7 win over the Washington Capitals, it seems likely that forward Carl Hagelin will remain out of the lineup on Saturday night when they open the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators. Hagelin and Kuhnhackl, regulars in the Penguins’ lineup for most of the season, were replaced by […]

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NHL playoff scores 2017: Disappointment reigns after Capitals bow out of the postseason once again
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Washington once again is headed home after a second-round exit to the Penguins. The Washington Capitals are going home after yet another Game 7 loss to the Penguins. It’s not a new feeling for the Capitals and their fans, but it’s likely the most disappointing playoff exit to date.

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Washington Capitals at the crossroads (Trending Topics)
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Well here it is, another “What should the Capitals do here?” column. Add it to the pile. But for the first time in this run of near-indescribable futility, it’s actually an interesting question. Before, you would say, “Well look, they lost a Game 7, again

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Caps lose Game 7 to Pittsburgh, 2-0
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WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The defeat at Verizon Center — and exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs — occurred a year ago to the day that the Caps saw their postseason end against archrival Pittsburgh. In last season’s second round, the […]

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: The Game 7 to end all Game 7s
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There are times when ESPN takes a few minutes away from its never-ending NFL and NBA coverage to briefly talk about hockey. Unfortunately, those moments always seem to come at the low points for the Washington Capitals. That was again the case following Washington's Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. ESPN anchor […]

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Matt Wieters saved the day for his new city while crushing his old one
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Matt Wieters had already endeared himself well enough to Washington D.C. and to Nationals fans over the team’s first 33 games. After his role in their 7-6 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night, he might be viewed as a savior. The switch-hitting catcher capped the Nationals three-run ninth-inning rally with a two-run walk-off […]

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