Tag Archives: Overtime

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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Recapping the 2019 NHL GM Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida

The NHL General Managers are hard at work trying to make subtle tweaks to the game. Continue reading

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Once Upon a Fight…The History Of Tom Wilson and Ian Cole

Photo: @Capitals While the return of Philipp Grubauer and Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game-winning, overtime goal were arguably the highlights of the Capitals’ -3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, right wing Tom Wilson’s demolition of Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sebastian: ‘Canes Down Caps 5-4 in Overtime on Goal from Sebastian Aho

Photo: @Capitals Through five preseason games, and yet more roster cuts, the Capitals’ Opening Night roster is closer to being finalized and Friday night’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes gave the chance for more players not expected on … Continue reading

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A Long Road to the Stanley Cup: Big Goals Came At Critical Times For the Washington Capitals in 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Washington Capitals scored some big and timely goals in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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It’s Your Time: A Letter to Alex Ovechkin

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Dear, Alex, It took 13 seasons, but you finally got there. After all that you have done for the Washington Capitals franchise and the city of Washington D.C., you have finally advanced to a place … Continue reading

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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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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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Down In a 0-2 Hole, How Can the Washington Capitals Crawl Back Into the Series Versus Columbus?

What adjustments can the Washington Capitals make in their game as they head to Columbus down 0-2 in the series? Continue reading

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