Monthly Archives: April 2018

Finishing the Job: The Capitals Will Look to Shut Down the Blue Jackets in Game 6

After a thrilling overtime win on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have now taken their first lead in their first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets that they earlier trailed 2-0. Now up 3-2 in a series many … Continue reading

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The Capitals Penalty Kill has been an X-Factor the Last Three Games

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After trailing their series 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals won their next three games to take a 3-2 series lead heading into Monday night’s Game 6. Two of those … Continue reading

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After a Dismal Third Period, Trotz was Pleased with Leadership Shown in Overtime

Photo: Alex Brandon/AP The Washington Capitals entered Saturday afternoon’s Game 5 contest with the Columbus Blue Jackets with the series deadlocked at two games apiece. The first two periods of Game 5 was a back and fourth affair. Then in … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Becomes the 19th Player in NHL History with At Least Four Overtime Goals in the Playoffs

Nick Wass/Associated Press Entering today’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with three career overtime goals in the playoffs, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added a fourth in a 4-3 win to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead over the … Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Blue Jackets 4-3 (OT); Take 3-2 Series Lead

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 (OT) Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena. After the Jackets opened the scoring, Nicklas Backstrom would notch a tally in the first frame for a 1-1 … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Section 217: Who Are We?

With the Capitals (and their fans) celebrating a promised Game 4 win on Thursday night, NoVa Caps’ Lisa Desabrais gives her thoughts on the Capitals’ identity and the unity of the fans in the latest Thoughts From Section 217.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Brian Pothier

Getty Images In the history of the Capitals, a total of 17 players have worn No. 2 on the back of their sweaters, with defenseman Matt Niskanen currently holding the distinction. Before Niskanen joined the Capitals in 2014, the number … Continue reading

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Red Reflection: Despite the Playoff Failures, the Young Guns Era Certainly Left Me With Some Memories

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images I have been a Capitals fan all my life ( I was born just days after the Capitals lost Game 4 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Final) and while I may not remember the first Caps game … Continue reading

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Game 5 Preview: Capitals, Blue Jackets Eye 3-2 Series Lead

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets will play a pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Saturday. The road team has prevailed in every game in this series so far. 

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Capitals – Blue Jackets: A Look At The Numbers After 4 Games

Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images We’re now four games into the the 2018 playoffs with the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets locked in at two wins each. It is now officially a best-of-three games series. It seems like a … Continue reading

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