Washington Capitals

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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Caps Drown Hurricanes 4-3 in Shootout

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The Washington Capitals won their sixth straight game Friday night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout. The Shootout: With 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer made several blocker pad saves to send the game into a shootout. During their last contest in Raleigh, North Carolina 34 days ago, the Capitals […]

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Hurricanes Drown Capitals 5-1

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The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 Saturday night. Hurricanes Shower Goals: Washington struck first with a goal from forward Evgeny Kuznetsov at the 12:02 mark of the first period. Defenseman Dmitry Orlov relayed the puck to Kuznetsov on a break-away for the goal’s primary assist. After Kuznetsov’s goal, the Capitals’ offense went dormant. […]