Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: It Will Take One More

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That’s a tough loss. Between the Carolina Hurricanes needing a bunch of weird bounces to score and the refs seemingly out to lunch, the Washington Capitals couldn’t clinch the series, so a game seven will be needed on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Hurricanes Score Four Unanswered Goals, Force Game 7 With 5-2 Comeback Win

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After trailing 2-1 after the first period, the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals by a score of 5-2 in Game 6 of the First Round series to force a Game 7 in the First Round series. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 31 saves in the loss. Continue reading

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Capitals Keep Same Lineup For Game 6; Game Status For Svechnikov, Ferland, and Martinook To Be Determined After Morning Skate For Hurricanes

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The Washington Capitals came into Monday’s morning skate in all business mode with a chance to secure a spot in the Second Round on the line when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the First Round. News leading up to the game can be found below: Continue reading

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Round 1, Game 6 Preview: Capitals Look To Close Out Carolina On Monday Night

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The Washington Capitals had one hell of a Game 5. Deemed as their best game of the series, the Capitals sent a very clear message that they are not done. In addition, major milestones were made.  Forward Devante Smith-Pelly returned to the lineup and the crowd was wild and booming, which pumped everyone up. Washington is so close to advancing to Round 2 to face the New York Islanders, but they must win one more game in order to get there. Game 6 of the first round series between the Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes is Monday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally and NBCSN nationally) at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Despite losing both road games, the Capitals lead the series 3-2 after that phenomenal 6-0 win in Game 5 on Saturday.  Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Milner from South Carolina, Re-assign Samsonov to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Parker Milner from the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) and re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov to the Hershey Bears (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.  Continue reading

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Multiple Milestones Reached In Game 5 vs. Hurricanes For Capitals

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Six goals in Game 5 meant a lot of milestones were hit for the Washington Capitals. As much fun as the team had in their 6-0 win in the Carolina Hurricanes, the fact that some set some individual franchise records and team records made the win more special. Here are the milestones that were reached as the Capitals retook the series lead: Continue reading

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Checking In With Old Friends: Philipp Grubauer Is Taking the Colorado Avalanche to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and hockey fans across the world have experienced an incredible first round that has been full of surprises.  The biggest surprises of the first round involve the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning losing in clean sweeps.  In addition to those mind-blowing early sweeps, another big surprise of the first round involves the Colorado Avalanche.  The Avalanche ousted the Western Conference Champion Calgary Flames in five games.  Standing in the middle of the Avalanche’s successful first round victory is former Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer. Continue reading

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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone

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On Friday, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone suffered from a crash into the end boards after a collision with Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele with 5:08 remaining in the third period of the team’s 2-1 loss in Game 4 of their First Round series with the Hurricanes. He was holding his arm while exiting the ice. Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that Oshie is done for the rest of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, though the Capitals did not rule out the possibility of him returning at some point this postseason depending on how far the team goes. Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: A Dominant Return

That was fun! The Washington Capitals put up a dominant effort against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6-0 bashing to take a 3-2 series lead. It was by far their best game of the series and is hopefully what we will see going forward. Oddly, this is one of those rare games where the eye test looks great and the numbers say it wasn’t so great. It’s possible data was input correctly. MoneyPuck provides the graphs. Continue reading

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Nic Dowd Scores First Career Playoff Goal on Penalty Shot in Game 5


Prior to the season, Capitals’ center Nic Dowd was an unknown to the Caps, in terms of his playing ability and how effective he could replace longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle, who departed the team in free agency. However, through the regular season and into the playoffs Dowd has been the recipient of a new, three-year contract and can now add his first career playoff goal to his career season. The best part: it came on a penalty shot. Continue reading

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