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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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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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Road Warriors: Capitals have Dominated this Postseason Away from DC

Photo: Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images There’s nothing like the atmosphere at an NHL game, especially in the playoffs. And when teams are playing on their home ice there’s a comfort factor knowing the crowd is cheering for them. Make … Continue reading

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How a Big Call in the First Period Was a Turning Point for the Capitals in Game 1

Photo: Mike Carlson/Getty Images The Washington Capitals headed into Friday night’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a sky-high confidence and swagger after having knocked off the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Penguins four nights ago. Yet another tough … Continue reading

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Strong Turnout from Thursday’s Capitals Optional Practice Prior to Traveling to Tampa

The Washington Capitals held one final practice on Thursday morning before taking off for Tampa Bay for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Although it was optional skate, there was still a lot that went on. If you couldn’t … Continue reading

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