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Kuznetsov’s OT winner ends the curse

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THE CURSE IS OVER. THE STREAK IS OVER. THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS ARE IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS. Leading into Monday night’s game 6, Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov had already scored six goals in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs; only second on the team to Alex Ovechkin. Game 6 was the first of the series to […]

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Vrana’s promotion ignites Caps’ 3rd period surge

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The Washington Capitals are 60 minutes away from their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 1998. The talk among Capitals fans leading into game five revolved around promoting Jakub Vrana to the first line.   After playing 18 minutes of their sloppiest hockey this postseason, the Capitals were in danger of trailing of trailing at […]

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Caps offense stalls, Penguins tie series 2-2

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The conversation heading into game 4, as expected, was the three game suspension handed down to Tom Wilson by the NHL after his “illegal head check” in game three;¬†and the effect the Wilson absence would have on the remainder of the series. Just as in game three, the first intermission of the night was reached […]

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Capitals regain home-ice advantage on Ovechkin’s game-winner

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The Capitals entered Pittsburgh looking to regain home-ice advantage after relinquishing the privilege in game one. After a scoreless but penalty-filled first period; both teams came out swinging scoring a combined three goals in the first 6:49 of the period. Capitals defenseman John Carlson got things started 48 seconds after the second intermission with 2 […]

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Capitals give up 3 goals in 4:49; fall in game one

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After losing the first two games of round one in overtime at home, the Capitals came out tonight like a team possessed for the first 40 minutes against Pittsburgh. It only took Evgeny Kuznetsov 17 seconds to give the Washington Capitals a 1-0 lead. Kuznetsov also opened scoring in game one of the Capitals first […]

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Fans at Capital One Arena rejoice as Caps win in OT again

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Fans at Capital One Arena went through a rollercoaster of emotions Saturday despite the Capitals taking a 3-2 series lead. Both teams began Saturday afternoon’s contest playing as if they were afraid of making the first mistake. That cautious play ended at the 8:44 mark of the first period when Columbus’ Thomas Vanek was sent […]

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Holtby’s 23 saves leads Capitals to even series at 2-2

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Thursday night’s mission was simple for the Capitals; get back to the D.C. Saturday with home-ice advantage again. After committing a hooking penalty 34 seconds into Thursday night’s contest; Evgeny Kuznetsov got his first assist of the playoffs on a Tom Wilson tip-in that gave the Washington Capitals a 1-0 lead at the 6:16 mark […]

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Caps prevail in 2OT; cut series deficit in half

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While Tuesday night’s game three wasn’t technically an elimination game; it was as must-win as possible for the Washington Capitals; as only 4 teams have come back from 3-0 series deficits to win the series in NHL history. In a first period that saw each team deliver eight hits a piece and a combined three […]