Category Archives: Playoffs

The Final Showdown: Schedule For The 2021 Stanley Cup Final

Photo: NHL.com (Scott Audette, Getty Images) The matchup for the 2021 Stanley Cup Final is set. On Friday afternoon, the schedule was announced. Then on Friday night, the matchup was finalized when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York … Continue reading

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2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Reminders of Past Playoff Series of the Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs was yet another postseason in which the Washington Capitals lost in the first round. But as the 2021 playoffs have unfolded following the Caps’ exit, several series involving other teams has been reminiscent … Continue reading

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Canadiens’ Coach Luke Richardson Wears “Do It For Daron” Pin in Honor of Late Daughter

Photo: Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images After head coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, the Montreal Canadiens turned to assistant coach Luke Richardson to lead the team hours prior to the start of Game 3 in the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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The 2020-21 Playoff Teams – In Progress Observations

Sporting News Image As the Stanley Cup Playoffs of the delayed and shortened 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic have finished two rounds and is about to go into the third round, here are some observations on each of … Continue reading

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The Eliminators – Playoff History of the Teams Who Eliminated the Capitals During the Ovi Era

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff history of the Washington Capitals is certainly littered with underperformance (performing worse than expected) based on their regular season record and playoff seeding position. But often it seems like the team … Continue reading

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Breakthrough! Conor Sheary Scores First Goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sets Record For the Fastest Playoff Goal in A Period In Franchise History

The Washington Capitals headed into the third period of their crucial Game 5 contest against the Boston Bruins in desperate need of an offensive flame, outshooting the Bruins by a margin of 30-13 but down by a 2-0 score. It … Continue reading

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Game 5 Preview: Capitals on Brink of Playoff Elimination Sunday Against Bruins

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals return to Capital One Arena for Game 5 of the First Round in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington, and USA Network). The Capitals … Continue reading

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Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette After Game 4: “We Were Not Good, Fast Enough, This One Wasn’t Close”

The Washington Capitals’ Game 4 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Friday night was anything but spectacular, with multiple members of the team citing the need for players to improve in time for a crucial Game 5 … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller On Game 4 Loss: “I Want To See A Different Team In Game 5 At Home. I Believe We Can Do That”

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller spoke to the media following Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the First Round in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He discussed the frustrating loss and what the Capitals must … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov Felt “Much Better”, Focused on Recovery After Second COVID-19 Bout This Season

On Thursday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov spoke to the media following today’s optional practice. Kuznetsov discussed battling COVID-19 a second time this season and how he feels moving forward in the postseason. Samsonov mentioned he … Continue reading

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