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Caps offense explodes in game two; lead series 2-0

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Heading into game two, the Capitals were looking for a repeat performance; while the Lightning were looking for the complete opposite of game one‘s showing. Tom Wilson scored 28 seconds into the Mother’s Day contest to give the Caps an early 1-0 lead. Wilson’s goal was assisted by Matt Niskanen and Evgeny Kuznetsov. After Wilson’s […]

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Capitals dominate game one to steal home-ice

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Playing in the conference finals for the first time in 20 years, the Capitals wasted no time in seizing the opportunity. Michal Kempny scored 7:28 into the first period to open up the scoring in this series. The goal was Kempny first career playoff goal; and assisted by Capitals hero Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson. […]

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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 […]