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Facing Adversity: A Familiar Foe for the Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Many fans have started to panic. What was once a 2-0 series lead, putting the Washington Capitals just two wins away from their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 20 years, has now … Continue reading

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Once a Team Strength, The Capitals Special Teams Are Now Looking For Answers

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and momentum on their side. After dropping Games 3 and 4 at Capital One Arena, the Capitals will head to Tampa … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate

As the Washington Capitals prepared for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one big storyline both reporters and fans kept their eyes on was Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom has missed the last four games with a right hand, upper-body injury … Continue reading

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How the Capitals Could Line Up for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate Thursday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex prior to Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Based on the line rushes, here is how the Capitals could line up. 

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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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Capitals Defenseman Michal Kempny gets Fined for Cross-Checking Cedric Paquette

On Monday afternoon, the NHL Department of Player Safety issued a fine on Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny worth $2,419.35 for cross checking Cedric Paquette in the face during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. … 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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