Tag Archives: 2018 NHL Playoffs

Nicklas Backstrom Participates in Capitals Optional Practice Wednesday, “When Nicky is Ready To Go, He’s Ready To Go”- Trotz

Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last four games due to an upper-body right hand injury but has continued to make progress for a potential return. With the Washington Capitals dropping Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Isn’t Pleased with hit by Anton Stralman, Believes NHL Department of Player Safety Needs to Review

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images At 8:58 of the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning, there was a big hit from Anton Stralman on Tom Wilson along the boards … Continue reading

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Three Longtime Capitals Fans have Waited 20 Years for this Playoff Run

The Washington Capitals are playing for a chance at an appearance in the Stanley Cup for the first time in 20 years. Their appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals is the farthest they’ve been since that 1998 run. There were many … Continue reading

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Capitals Players were All Smiles at Morning Skate, Trotz Leaves Another Message to the Fans

As the Washington Capitals geared up for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, there was a different feel among the team as they prepared for DC’s first Conference Final game in 20 … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues to Take Steps Forward

For the second morning skate in a row, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom participated in the session. Backstrom has been out since the end of Game 5 of the second round series agains the Penguins as he continues recovery from … Continue reading

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How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Photo: @Capitals For the first time in 20 years, Washington D.C. will host a conference final game on Tuesday night. Fittingly enough, it’ll be the Washington Capitals, who were the last team to make it this far. The Capitals will … Continue reading

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With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup

On the morning after the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke to reporters at the team hotel before they board a plane back to DC. 

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Lars Eller has Stepped Up on Second Line in Nicklas Backstrom’s Absence

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals headed into Game 6 in Pittsburgh with the difficult task of trying to close-out a series without a significant playmaker in the lineup. Despite the challenge they closed the door on the defending … Continue reading

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How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Photo: @Capitals After taking Game 1 by a final of 4-2 on Friday night, the Washington Capitals will be back in action on Sunday night at 8 p.m. for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Caps will be … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Skates with his Teammates at Sunday’s Morning Skate

When the Washington Capitals took the ice for morning skate Sunday at Amalie Arena prior to Game 2, an important component of their lineup was back on the ice. Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last two playoff games due to … Continue reading

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