Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

Capitals Beat Penguins 2-1 (OT); Advance to Conference Finals

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 (OT) in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Capitals win the series 4-2 and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. They will face the Tampa … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Section 217: Rallying the Troops

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images I am sure a lot of us, myself included, felt a pit at the bottom of our stomachs after the second period of game five. We have all seen it before; the team loses a lead, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a Game-Time Decision for Game 6

When the Washington Capitals took the ice Monday morning for their morning skate at PPG Paints Arena, Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t there. Instead Lars Eller moved up to the second line while Travis Boyd centered the third line. Capitals coach Barry … Continue reading

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How the Capitals Could Line Up for Game 6, Nicklas Backstrom Missed Morning Skate

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals held a morning skate on Monday at PPG Paints Arena prior to Game 6. Entering this game with a 3-2 series lead, the Capitals look to close out the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in enemy territory … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz: “Just get behind us. Please. That’s all I ask.”

The Washington Capitals are on the cusp of doing something no DC sports team has done for 20 years – advance to the conference final of a playoff tournament. The Caps got a huge win in Game 5 putting them … Continue reading

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