After Being Benched For First Two Games, Braden Holtby Comes Through, Leads Capitals to Second Round


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Braden Holtby came up big in the Capitals first round series win over the Blue Jackets, from the moment his name was called to enter the game in the third period of Game 2.  Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice as Capitals Beat Blue Jackets 6-3; Advance to Face Pittsburgh Penguins in Second Round


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The Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 Monday night in Columbus. The win closed-out their first-round series with the Blue Jackets, 4-2. The Capitals will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in round 2, beginning later this week. Continue reading

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

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Down 0-2 in the series, the Washington Capitals got into a nasty hole early in the series.  Since the 0-2 start, the Capitals have shown a lot of character and have crawled back for a 3-2 series lead.  The Capitals have the chance to close the series out with the Blue Jackets on Monday night, if they take care of business. Continue reading

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How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 6


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The Washington Capitals enter Monday night’s Game 6 against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 3-2 series lead with a chance to close out the series and advance to the second round for the fourth consecutive season. The Penguins will await the winner of the series after upending the Flyers in six games. This Game 6 will not be taken lightly. The Capitals know they have a hostile environment, a jacked up team, and a confident coach on the opposition. Here’s how the Capitals will line up tonight based on the line rushes from morning skate at Nationwide Arena.  Continue reading

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Game 6 Preview: Capitals Look To Close Out Columbus

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The Washington Capitals can advance to Round 2 to play the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive season, but first, they will have to win one more game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The game will be telecasted on NBC Sports Washington or CNBC for those of you outside of the Washington area at 7:30 from Nationwide Arena. Continue reading

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Capitals – Blue Jackets Game 5: A Look At The Numbers

The Washington Capitals won a huge game 5 at home yesterday. It was a hard-fought battle with ups and downs, but the game ultimately went the Capitals way.  Continue reading

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Finishing the Job: The Capitals Will Look to Shut Down the Blue Jackets in Game 6

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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 believed was long over, with a chance to close-out the series Monday night, the Capitals are on the cusp of returning to the second round of the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Head coach Barry Trotz talked more about that in his conference call on Sunday morning.  Continue reading

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The Capitals Penalty Kill has been an X-Factor the Last Three Games


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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 wins came on the road and the Capitals will look to close out the series in Columbus tomorrow night. With the team off, Barry Trotz spoke to reporters Sunday morning on a conference callContinue reading

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After a Dismal Third Period, Trotz was Pleased with Leadership Shown in Overtime

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The Washington Capitals entered Saturday afternoon’s Game 5 contest with the Columbus Blue Jackets with the series deadlocked at two games apiece. The first two periods of Game 5 was a back and fourth affair. Then in the final 20 minutes with the Capitals ahead 3-2, the home team looked lost. This Capitals team, a team that outplayed the Blue Jackets throughout the first four games of the series, looked like they were sleepwalking through the third period.  Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Becomes the 19th Player in NHL History with At Least Four Overtime Goals in the Playoffs

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Entering today’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with three career overtime goals in the playoffs, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added a fourth in a 4-3 win to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead over the Blue Jackets. In scoring his fourth career playoff overtime goal, Backstrom becomes just the 19th player in NHL history to score four career playoff overtime goals. Continue reading

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