Tag Archives: Nicklas Backstrom

Time For Closure: The Capitals Must Find the “Killer Instinct” For Game 6 In Columbus

Can the Washington Capitals deliver the killer instinct needed to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6? Continue reading

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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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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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Capitals Beat Blue Jackets 4-3 (OT); Take 3-2 Series Lead

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 (OT) Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena. After the Jackets opened the scoring, Nicklas Backstrom would notch a tally in the first frame for a 1-1 … Continue reading

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Red Reflection: Despite the Playoff Failures, the Young Guns Era Certainly Left Me With Some Memories

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images I have been a Capitals fan all my life ( I was born just days after the Capitals lost Game 4 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Final) and while I may not remember the first Caps game … 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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Lars Eller Wins It for Capitals, 3-2 in Double OT; Caps Cut Series Deficit to 2-1

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in Game 3 at Nationwide Arena on Monday night in double overtime. Columbus leads the series 2-1. The Capitals bounced back after dropping the … Continue reading

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5 Keys for the Capitals in First Round Series Against Blue Jackets

Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets await their Round 1 series opener on Thursday night at 7:30 PM at Capital One Arena in Downtown D.C. The meeting will be the first time these teams have faced each other in … Continue reading

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Capitals Dump Devils 5-3; Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Saturday night at Capital One Arena. Alex Ovechkin wasted little time giving the Caps an early 1-0 lead with his 48th goal of the … Continue reading

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