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The 2020-21 Playoff Teams – In Progress Observations

Sporting News Image As the Stanley Cup Playoffs of the delayed and shortened 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic have finished two rounds and is about to go into the third round, here are some observations on each of … Continue reading

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Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy Calls Islanders “The New York Saints” After One-For-Four Night On P.K. In Game 5 Loss

Photo: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff After the New York Islanders’ three-for-four night on the man advantage in Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Monday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said “I think they … Continue reading

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The Eliminators – Playoff History of the Teams Who Eliminated the Capitals During the Ovi Era

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff history of the Washington Capitals is certainly littered with underperformance (performing worse than expected) based on their regular season record and playoff seeding position. But often it seems like the team … Continue reading

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Second Round Of Playoffs Starts On Saturday

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The National Hockey League announced on Thursday that the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin this weekend. Game 1 of the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins second-round series is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 29, in Boston.

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Watching With Interest: Intriguing Matchups for Early Rounds of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Part 1

Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images For the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, both the first round and the second round will consist of matchups between teams in the same division. With teams already very familiar with one another, it sets the … Continue reading

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Islanders’ Mathew Barzal Fined $2,000 For Embellishment Against Capitals’ Carl Hagelin Last Thursday

Photo: NBC Sports New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

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Capitals Can Clinch Stanley Cup Playoff Spot With Win, Rangers Loss To Islanders On Thursday

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images In addition to the East Division lead, the Washington Capitals’ game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) could feature a trip to the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs on the … Continue reading

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Capitals Edge Islanders, 1-0, To Sweep Three-Game Series, Retake East Division Lead

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders by a score of 1-0 at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night in the team’s first game with fans in the stands at home since March 4, 2020. … Continue reading

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Divisional Playoff Races Coming Down To The Wire

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images With most teams across the NHL down to 10 or fewer games before the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start in May, some races for the Stanley Cup Playoffs could go to the final whistle. The East … Continue reading

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Capitals And Islanders: One More Time…For Now: Trends Analysis and Review

One more time. The Capitals and Islanders will wrap-up their eight-game season series Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. And while the Capitals have won five of the first seven contests, the series has been extremely close, with both teams … Continue reading

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