Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning – A Cautionary Tale

Getty Images The Capitals currently lead the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, having won the first two games of the series on the road.  This series is reminiscent of the … Continue reading

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On the Road To Win: The Capitals’ Road Performances This Spring Have Been Key to Their Unprecedented Run

Chris O’Meara/Associated Press The Capitals’ regular season in and of itself was an unequivocal success in its own right, but the team’s run to the Eastern Conference Final has far exceeded the expectations heading into the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. … Continue reading

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Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Preview: A Capital Homecoming

Photos: NHL via Getty Images “I think (Ovechkin) is taking fourteen years of frustration out on one playoff” – Jon Cooper, Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. We are now in the thick of the NHL Conference Finals. The … Continue reading

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Capitals Defenseman Michal Kempny gets Fined for Cross-Checking Cedric Paquette

On Monday afternoon, the NHL Department of Player Safety issued a fine on Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny worth $2,419.35 for cross checking Cedric Paquette in the face during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. … Continue reading

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With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup

On the morning after the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke to reporters at the team hotel before they board a plane back to DC. 

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Lars Eller has Stepped Up on Second Line in Nicklas Backstrom’s Absence

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals headed into Game 6 in Pittsburgh with the difficult task of trying to close-out a series without a significant playmaker in the lineup. Despite the challenge they closed the door on the defending … Continue reading

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