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Checking In With Old Friends: Philipp Grubauer Is Taking the Colorado Avalanche to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Former Washington Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer is taking the Colorado Avalanche further into the postseason. Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins Swept In First Round; Islanders Get Winner of Capitals-Hurricanes Series in Round 2

Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images The New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 3-1 at PPG Paints Arena to finish their four-game sweep on Tuesday night. Earlier in the evening, the Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off … Continue reading

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Playoff Drama: Early Storylines Through the First Couple of Playoff Games

After two games of each playoff series, the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are looking a bit unpredictable. Continue reading

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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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Lightning, Penguins Find Themselves In Early 0-2 Holes

Photo: Jackets Cannon The Tampa Bay Lightning, who tied the NHL record with 62 wins in the regular season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won two of the past three Stanley Cups, were among favorites to advance far in … Continue reading

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2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Primer

The 2019 NHL Playoffs begin on April 10. Continue reading

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Capitals’ First Round Opponent Scenarios

Photo: Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images The Washington Capitals know that they will finish first in the Metropolitan Division for a fourth consecutive season but do not know who their first opponent will be to begin their quest for a repeat as … Continue reading

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Who Is the Caps’ Ideal First Round Opponent? [Readers Poll]

Photo: @Capitals With three games remaining in their season, the Caps are gearing up for the playoffs and it’s time to analyze who they might play in the first round. The Caps look likely to win the Metropolitan Division for … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Division Contenders’ Weekly Recap — Week of March 24-30

Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images With the end of the 2018-19 NHL regular season approaching, NoVa Caps has been examining the performance of the teams in contention for playoff position in the Metropolitan Division. At the present time, … Continue reading

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A Look At The Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images With the final week of the NHL’s regular season looming, it is time to take a look at the teams who are in a position to make a serious push towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Three … Continue reading

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