Tag Archives: Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Final Showdown: Schedule For The 2021 Stanley Cup Final

Photo: NHL.com (Scott Audette, Getty Images) The matchup for the 2021 Stanley Cup Final is set. On Friday afternoon, the schedule was announced. Then on Friday night, the matchup was finalized when the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York … Continue reading

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Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves Suspended Two Games For Roughing And Unsportsmanlike Conduct Against Avalanche’s Ryan Graves In Game 1

Screenshot: Reddit The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Monday afternoon that Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended for two games for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct against defenseman Ryan Graves in the team’s 7-1 loss to … Continue reading

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The Eliminators – Playoff History of the Teams Who Eliminated the Capitals During the Ovi Era

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff history of the Washington Capitals is certainly littered with underperformance (performing worse than expected) based on their regular season record and playoff seeding position. But often it seems like the team … Continue reading

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Laviolette Doesn’t Name Starter In Goal, T.J. Oshie Will Be Game-Time Decision For Capitals’ Game 1 vs. Bruins

Forward T.J. Oshie will be a game-time decision for the Washington Capitals’ Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night (7:15 PM ET, NBC) and took line rushes at center during the … Continue reading

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N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: Stanley Cup Contenders Who Fell From the Promised Land

Photo: Getty Images Throughout NHL history, there have been a number of teams who have made the Stanley Cup Final only to fall into mediocrity for years following their appearance in the “Big Dance”. This list includes teams at the … Continue reading

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Flyers’ Matt Niskanen Suspended For One Game After Hitting Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher In Jaw During Game 5

Screencap: TSN The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday evening that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Matt Niskanen has been suspended for Game 6 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series after cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden: “We Knew Coming Into The Tournament We Could Have A Lot Of This”

Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media on Wednesday that being without center Nicklas Backstrom, who has missed the past three games due to an undisclosed injury suffered in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Moves Into 18th Place On NHL’s All-Time Stanley Cup Playoff Goal List

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images With his two goal night in the Washington Capitals‘ 3-2 win in Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders, captain Alex Ovechkin moved past Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie … Continue reading

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Capitals Come Back After Slow Start, Extend Series With 3-2 Victory In Game 4 vs. Islanders; Alex Ovechkin Scores Two

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images The Washington Capitals came back from a 2-0 deficit in the second period to defeat the New York Islanders by a score of 3-2 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series on Tuesday … Continue reading

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