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Things to Watch During the Capitals’ 2019-2020 Season

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The Washington Capitals’ 2019-2020 season will bring lots of intrigue and hope for another Stanley Cup but nothing is guaranteed. These are the keys to the Caps making that Cup run possible. Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby’s Contracts Let’s start off addressing the giant elephants in the room. Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby are both […]

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Disappointment and Collapse IV: The Return?

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For the past few years, disappointment and collapse defined the Capitals’ postseason performances; that is until last year. Entering the 12th game seven of the Ovechkin/Backstrom era, the energy around and inside of Capital One Arena on Wednesday was one of anxious excitement. Despite the team being 4-7 in such games during that span, the […]

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Capitals five keys to winning the Stanley Cup Finals

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The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights are both seeking their first Stanley Cup in franchise history; granted the Golden Knights are in their first year of existence. In order for Washington to accomplish that feat, they must follow these five keys early and often throughout the series.   SCORE FIRST The Capitals are 10-4 […]

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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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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 […]