Tag Archives: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images 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 … Continue reading

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

Photo: Alex Brandon/AP 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 … Continue reading

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

Nick Wass/Associated Press 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 … Continue reading

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Game 5 Preview: Capitals, Blue Jackets Eye 3-2 Series Lead

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets will play a pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Saturday. The road team has prevailed in every game in this series so far. 

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The Latest Update on Andre Burakovsky

Andre Burakovsky has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. The Washington Capitals held an optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday afternoon before the pivotal Game 5 that will take place on Saturday. Find out if … Continue reading

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Capitals Drop Blue Jackets, 4-1, Level Series 2-2; Wilson, Ovechkin Each Tally Two Points, Kuznetsov Records Three

Photo: NHL After dropping their first two games at home, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin said his team would come home with an even series, and the Caps delivered Thursday night, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 in Game 4 … Continue reading

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Line Change! How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 4

After a huge double overtime win Tuesday night and a well-deserved rest day on Wednesday, the Washington Capitals got back on the ice on Thursday morning for a morning skate at Nationwide Arena prior to Game 4 against the Columbus … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz talks about Conversation He Had with Braden Holtby Prior to the Start of the Playoffs

The goaltending has been a hot topic surrounding the Washington Capitals over the last month. In the latest chapter, Braden Holtby shined in Game 3 with some huge saves in the Capitals double overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. … Continue reading

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Barry Trotz was Impressed with the Youth Performance in Game 3

The Washington Capitals are back in this series after prevailing 3-2 in double overtime in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Numerous players stepped up in this very important and pivotal game including Jakub Vrana, Tom Wilson, and Christian Djoos. The … Continue reading

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