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Capitals tab Grubauer for game 1 vs Blue Jackets

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For the first time since 2011, a goaltender not named Braden Holtby will start in goal for the Washington Capitals to begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Philipp Grubauer started the regular season as the backup goaltender for the Washington Capitals, but after Holtby had a rather up and down regular season Grubauer saw an increase […]

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Caps Shut Out Blackhawks for Eighth Straight Win

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The Washington Capitals shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night to earn their eighth straight win. Holtby Shines Again: Washington goalie Braden Holtby saved all 24 shots dealt to him to earn his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. “This team seems to play better against good teams for some reason,” Holtby said, according […]

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Ovechkin & Trotz Make History Against Montreal

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MONTREAL The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Monday night to win their sixth straight game. Ovechkin Chases History: Washington captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and earned two assists on the night to bring his career point total to 999. Ovechkin’s goal was the 544th of his career, tying him with Canadiens legend […]

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Backstrom Makes Caps History in Fifth Sraight Win

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The Washington Capitals shut out the Ottawa Senators 1-0 Saturday night to earn their fifth straight win. Backstrom Makes History: Washington alternate captain Nicklas Backstrom earned the 500th assist of his career from the game’s only goal. “He’s pretty elite and real special,” Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said, according to The Washington Post. “… […]

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Caps Outrun Maple Leafs in Overtime Marathon, Ovechkin Scores Game-Winner

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in overtime Tuesday night behind captain Alex Ovechkin’s game-winning goal. Offense, Offense and More Offense: Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into overtime on a one-timer. The overtime goal was the 19th of his regular season career, tying him with Jaromir Jagr for the most […]

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Defensemen Lead Caps to 2-1 Win Over Senators

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The Washington Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Sunday for their second straight win. Unlikely Heroes: Defensemen scored both of Washington’s goals. “Our [defense doesn’t] get a lot of credit sometimes,” Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said, according to The Washington Post. “Tonight, two guys that don’t score a lot of goals were the difference.” […]

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Caps Trounce Devils 6-2 in Messy Game

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The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game in New Jersey, defeating the Devils 6-2 Saturday in a game that featured 18 penalties. Capitals Dominate: The Devils and Capitals faced each other for the second time in 42 hours Saturday. In their last meeting Thursday night, Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid saved 43 in a 2-1 […]

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Caps Fall to Devils in Shootout, Kinkaid Shines

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The Washington Capitals lost to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in a shootout Friday night. The Shootout: Washington used forward T.J. Oshie in its first shootout chance. Oshie attempted to curl the puck around New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid, but Kinkaid blocked his shot. On the Devils first opportunity in the tiebreaker, forward Michael Cammalleri […]