Tag Archives: 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Downed But Still Not Out: With Title Defense Hopes on the Line on Wednesday, Caps Must Rely On Experience From the Last Year to Win Game 7

Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images While there wasn’t a whole lot to like about the Capitals’ 5-2 Game 5 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night in Raleigh, the positive that can be taken from the lopsided defeat is that … 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 … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Up All-Time Playoff Scoring List With Game 4 Goal, Tied with Evgeni Malkin for 26th All-Time

Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images While the Capitals’ 2-1, series-evening loss to the Carolina Hurricanes put a dent in the mood of the team, and fans, the Caps’ lone goal came on the power play from Alex Ovechkin, who was serenaded … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin KO’s Carolina Star Andrei Svechnikov in Lop-sided Bout

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images Game 3 of the Capitals’ first round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes may be one period old, but tempers have already flared after the Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead. Gloves were dropped…but by perhaps … Continue reading

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Batya to the Rescue! Playoff Heroics Nothing New to Brooks Orpik

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When one thinks of potential playoff heroes for the Capitals, defenseman Brooks Orpik’s name most likely isn’t one of them. The 38-year old blueliner is known for his physical, stay-at-home defensive play that has earned … Continue reading

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Bringing in the Big Guns: Star Players Step Up in Capitals’ Game 1 Victory Over Carolina

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the third period provided the Capitals and their fans in Capital One Arena with a bit of a scare, the rest of the team’s 4-2 Game 1 victory on Thursday night was due … Continue reading

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Carolina Storm to the Playoffs: A Look At How The Caps’ First Round Opponent Earned A Spot in the 2019 Playoffs

Photo: NHL Every year in the NHL, unexpected events take place and fortunes change. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle gives some insight into how the Capitals’ first round playoff opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes, came to face the Caps … Continue reading

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Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan Talks to the Media About Losing Michal Kempny, Potential of Re-signing Hagelin, Justin Williams, and More

With the Capitals set to begin their quest to repeat as Stanley Cup champions on Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes, General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations Brian MacLellan met with the media to discuss a myriad of topics, … Continue reading

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Round One Preview: Metropolitan #1 Capitals vs. Wild Card #1 Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals, who finished the regular season with top-seed in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 48-26-8 (104 points), and Carolina Hurricanes, who ended the regular season as the first wild-card in the Eastern Conference with a record … Continue reading

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The Capitals to Face Carolina Hurricanes in First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Geoff Burke/USA Today With their 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, the Capitals’ 2018-19 regular season is officially over and with a multitude of possibilities for their first round opponent in the 2019 Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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