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Alex Ovechkin is Ready for a Rematch with Pittsburgh

Photos: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals started the postseason in an 0-2 hole after dropping two overtime games on their home ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Defeats like those can either deflate a team or give … Continue reading

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After Being Benched For First Two Games, Braden Holtby Comes Through, Leads Capitals to Second Round

Photos: Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Braden Holtby came up big in the Capitals first round series win over the Blue Jackets, from the moment his name was called to enter the game in the third period of Game 2. 

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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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How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 6

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals enter Monday night’s Game 6 against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 3-2 series lead with a chance to close out the series and advance to the second round for the fourth consecutive season. The … 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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The Capitals Penalty Kill has been an X-Factor the Last Three Games

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After trailing their series 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals won their next three games to take a 3-2 series lead heading into Monday night’s Game 6. Two of those … 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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The Latest Update on Andre Burakovsky

Andre Burakovsky has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. The Washington Capitals held an optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday afternoon before the pivotal Game 5 that will take place on Saturday. Find out if … Continue reading

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Line Change! How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 4

After a huge double overtime win Tuesday night and a well-deserved rest day on Wednesday, the Washington Capitals got back on the ice on Thursday morning for a morning skate at Nationwide Arena prior to Game 4 against the Columbus … Continue reading

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Keys to the Game 3 Victory: How Did the Washington Capitals Pull Off a Stunning Double Overtime Upset in Columbus?

What adjustments did the Washington Capitals make to steal a Game 3 double overtime victory in Columbus? Continue reading

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