Category Archives: Penalty Kill

Tom Wilson Wants To Stay Out Of the Penalty Box More, But That Doesn’t Mean He Won’t Still Be Physical Presence For Capitals

Photo: The Mercury News Washington Capitals‘ forward Tom Wilson is coming off his best season in the NHL when he recorded 14 goals, 35 points, and a +10 ratings, all career-highs while mostly playing on the top line with captain Alex … Continue reading

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Biggest Challenges Facing the Capitals As They Head Into 2018 Training Camp

The Washington Capitals will be tested as they enter 2018 Training Camp. Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Specials: A Look At the Capitals’, Golden Knights’ Special Teams

Ethan Miller/Getty Images With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals just days away, both the Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights are preparing for what should be a memorable series, one that will feature top-end talent on both the power … Continue reading

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Dane in the Dog House: Lars Eller Having Trouble Staying Out of the Penalty Box

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images After simply dominating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Games 1 & 2 of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa, the Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead and the momentum in their favor. While no one … Continue reading

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Once a Team Strength, The Capitals Special Teams Are Now Looking For Answers

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and momentum on their side. After dropping Games 3 and 4 at Capital One Arena, the Capitals will head to Tampa … Continue reading

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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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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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Keys to the Game 3 Victory: How Did the Washington Capitals Pull Off a Stunning Double Overtime Upset in Columbus?

What adjustments did the Washington Capitals make to steal a Game 3 double overtime victory in Columbus? Continue reading

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Down In a 0-2 Hole, How Can the Washington Capitals Crawl Back Into the Series Versus Columbus?

What adjustments can the Washington Capitals make in their game as they head to Columbus down 0-2 in the series? Continue reading

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Where the Series Is Won and Lost: What Factors Will Decide the Playoff Series Between the Blue Jackets and Capitals?

What will be the factors that decide the playoff series between the Blue Jackets and Capitals? Continue reading

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