Category Archives: Barry Trotz

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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The Coach That Can: Why Barry Trotz Can Lead the Capitals to A Stanley Cup

Photo: NHL When the Capitals hired Head Coach Barry Trotz in April 2014, they did so with the hope an experienced NHL voice could be the missing piece that put together a Stanley Cup puzzle. Four years later, Trotz and … 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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Game 6 Preview: Up 3-2 in the Series, the Washington Capitals Have a Chance to Close the Series in Pittsburgh

The Washington Capitals look to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era. Continue reading

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John Carlson Being Evaluated After Late Hit to Head (Video)

Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson is reportedly being evaluated after taking a high hit to the head in the final minute of Game 5 from Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Jake Guentzel. 

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Capitals Enter Game 4 Facing Adversity: “No Matter What Happens, We’ll Always Stick Together and Play for Each Other” -Alex Ovechkin

After the Washington Capitals held their morning skate Thursday Morning, numerous players and coach Barry Trotz spoke to the media. Of course, the hot topic was the Tom Wilson three-game suspension. Here’s what was said from the locker room. 

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Tom Wilson Raising His Game in the Playoffs Again

After key departures in the offseason, the Capitals needed more production from certain guys. One of them was Tom Wilson. After breaking out with a three-goal performance in the First Round against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs last season, many … Continue reading

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Time For Closure: The Capitals Must Find the “Killer Instinct” For Game 6 In Columbus

Can the Washington Capitals deliver the killer instinct needed to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6? Continue reading

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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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