Tag Archives: Special Teams

With the Series Tied at 2, the Capitals Must Get Back on Track For Game 5 in Tampa

Can the Washington Capitals rebound and take back control of the series in Game 5 versus Tampa Bay? Continue reading

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Once a Team Strength, The Capitals Special Teams Are Now Looking For Answers

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and momentum on their side. After dropping Games 3 and 4 at Capital One Arena, the Capitals will head to Tampa … Continue reading

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Eastern Conference Finals Preview: The Capitals Look to Tame the Lightning In Ovechkin’s First Trip to the Third Round

The Washington Capitals look to continue to make history as they face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals 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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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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Where the Series Is Won and Lost: What Factors Will Decide the Playoff Series Between the Blue Jackets and Capitals?

What will be the factors that decide the playoff series between the Blue Jackets and Capitals? Continue reading

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Special Teams Spotlight: Previewing the Caps-Jackets Special Team Matchups

With the Capitals’ first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets (the first time the Caps have played Columbus in the playoffs) set to begin Thursday, both teams are preparing to go toe-to-toe with some of the most highly-skilled … Continue reading

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With Ten Games Left, What Are the Biggest Concerns Facing the Washington Capitals As They Hit the Home Stretch?

What issues are the Washington Capitals facing in the final ten games of the regular season? Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Capitals To Fix Their Special Teams

Photo: NHL In the first three seasons with Barry Trotz as head coach, the Washington Capitals’ special teams were good-to-great. The Capitals averaged as the second to third best in power play and eighth-ninth in penalty kill in that time … Continue reading

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The Capitals Get An Important Special Teams Win

There’s no doubt the Capitals special teams has been struggling this season. Ranked in the bottom 5 in penalty kill and in the bottom half on the powerplay, they are nowhere near what they were last season. “That was one … Continue reading

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