Washington Capitals-Vegas Golden Knights Numbers Preview

The Washington Capitals are going to Las Vegas to play for the Stanley Cup against the Golden Knights. No one in their right mind made that prediction before the season began, let alone when the playoffs started! It will be a series to prove the doubters wrong, as both teams were not predicted to go this far.  Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Final Preview: Alex Ovechkin Chases His First Stanley Cup as the Capitals Return to the Final for the First Time In 20 Years


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The Stanley Cup Final is finally here, and every hockey fan is excited around the world.  Coming to the party this year are two franchises that have gone down two different paths.  Continue reading

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Town in Loudoun County Closing in on Changing its Name to “Capitalsville”

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One town in Northern Virginia is now looking to change its name to celebrate the Washington Capitals run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Lovettsville, a population of around 2,000, located in Loudoun County, Virginia, is looking to temporarily rename the town “Capitalsville”. Continue reading

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The Stanley Cup Schmidtuation: For Me, Facing Nate Schmidt in the Stanley Cup Finals is a Two-Way Street

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The Capitals’ victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final brought so many emotions to me, from relief that after so many shortcomings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team had finally made it to the Stanley Cup Final, to absolute excitement and joy. But when the Capitals take on the Vegas Golden Knights and former defenseman Nate Schmidt, it will be more than just a former player playing the team for me. Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Makes the Prince of Wales Trophy His Table Centerpiece

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After a decisive Game 7 victory in the Eastern Conference Final, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin accepted the Prince of Wales Trophy (awarded to the Eastern Conference champions) and subsequently carried it onto the team plane to take home to Washington. Not only did he take it to Washington, he took it to his house, where it is now displayed as his table centerpiece. Continue reading

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It’s (Finally) Happening: Capitals Are Going To The Cup

I’m a blubbering mess this post-season, as I’m sure many of you are as well. It didn’t even take me to the end of the game to start. 62 seconds in when Ovi scored what ended up being the game winner, I started getting a creeper. I was so happy for Ovi in that moment because of all the unfair blame that has been put on him. People have said he doesn’t show up in big games—which couldn’t be further from the truth. Once the clock hit double zeros the tears came with all the other emotions.  Continue reading

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Capitals Fans Come Together to Witness D.C. Sports History

Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals was at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida, but the real place to be for a Caps fan was 1,000 miles to the north.  Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Responds After Benching, Again


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After being benched for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Andre Burakovsky returned to the lineup for Game 6 and was a difference-maker in the decisive game 7 against Tampa Bay. His play  was solid, his head was in the game, and he looked confident on the ice, ultimately scoring two goals in the final game of the series. Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Lightning – Game 7: A Look At The Numbers


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The Washington Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Finals. That just sounds nice. They did it by shutting out the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 7 by a score of 4-0. You heard that right, the Capitals won a game 7 and did it without making it nervously close. Let’s take a look at the numbers for the historic win.  Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Lightning 4-0, Advance to Stanley Cup Finals

The Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 Wednesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa. With the victory, the Capitals win the Eastern Conference title 4-3, and will face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Finals. Game 1 is set for Monday night in Las Vegas.  Continue reading

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