Category Archives: Playoffs

So You Think Your Team’s Postseason History Has Been Bad? – Playoff Failures In Perspective

Screen cap: Youtube After losing in Round 1 for the fourth consecutive season, it’s not difficult for Washington Capitals fans to feel depressed about their team, especially when their core players are growing long in the tooth. But, to put … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom on Capitals’ 2022 First-Round Exit to Panthers: “We Basically Gave The Series To Them”

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images It was a tough one to swallow Friday night. For the fourth consecutive time, the Washington Capitals suffered a first-round exit—a 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers, who won the series 4-2, in Game 6 … Continue reading

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Need A Superhero? Call Captain America: TJ Oshie Scores Game-Tying Goal With 1:01 Left in Regulation, Sends Capitals to Overtime in Game 6 Against Florida Panthers

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images With their season on the line in a crucial Game 6 at home against the Florida Panthers, the Capitals needed their top players to find a way to come through. Right wing TJ Oshie did … Continue reading

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Climbing That Playoff Ladder: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson Move Up Franchise Record Books On First Period Goal Against the Florida Panthers

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images After a tough, 3-2 loss in overtime to the Florida Panthers in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Washington Capitals got off to a good start in the first period of Game 5, on a … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Games 3 And 4 Of The Capitals-Panthers Series: By The Numbers

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Home ice advantage has shifted back to the Florida Panthers after squeaking out a 3-2 victory in Game 4 in overtime. The OT loss washed out a tremendous effort by goaltender Ilya Samsonov and sends … Continue reading

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Despite Capitals’ Game 4 Loss to Panthers, Oshie & Kuznetsov Continue Playoff Productivity

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie and center Evgeny Kuznetsov had strong performances in the team’s 3-2 overtime loss in Game 4 to the Florida Panthers in their first-round battle of the 2022 Stanley … Continue reading

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“Boom, Boom, Save”: Ilya Samsonov Records First Career Playoff Win As Capitals Take 2-1 Series Lead vs. Panthers

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals took a 2-1 series lead in their first-round battle with the Florida Panthers on Saturday, winning 6-1 at Capital One Arena. It was a much-needed victory on home ice that saw a fantastic … Continue reading

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Age is Just a Number: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom Left Major Impact in Capitals’ Game 1 Win vs. Panthers

Photos: Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images Tuesday’s Game 1 win over the Florida Panthers was a gritty one, but nonetheless, the Washington Capitals got the job done and lead 1-0 in the best-of-seven first-round series of the 2022 Stanley … Continue reading

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“Best Team In Regular Season, But In Playoffs It’s Going to Be Different”: Alex Ovechkin Confident Capitals Can Match Panthers in First Round Series

Screen cap: @Capitals The Washington Capitals are set to begin their first round series against the Florida Panthers in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday, and while many have the Caps in for a tough task against the President’s … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Thinks Capitals Have a “Really Good Chance” If They Remain Structured and Focused

On Sunday, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson spoke to the media following the first day of postseason practice. He discussed his excitement for the upcoming 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs and what the Capitals’ mindset is heading into a first-round … Continue reading

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