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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 Win Fifth Straight, Niskanen Scores Twice

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The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night. Niskanen Nailing: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored twice in the third period to lift Washington over New York. Niskanen’s two goals were his first of the season. “[Niskanen] is known more for a shutdown role,” Capitals […]

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Caps Cruise Past Sabres, Vrana Scores First Goal

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The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win. Vrana Leads the Power Play: The Capitals scored on two out of their three chances with a man advantage Friday. These goals improved Washington’s power-play scoring percentage to 16th in the NHL. This is up from Dec. 1 when the […]

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Caps Fail to Convert, Fall 3-0 to Islanders

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The Washington Capitals couldn’t convert their scoring chances into goals, leading them to a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders Friday. Missed Opportunities: Despite what the score suggests Washington put pressure on New York. Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak saved all 38 of the Capitals’ shots on goal. “Obviously, there’s still things that need to be […]