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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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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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What A Rush! Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game: A Deke From Dima Leads to A Deuce for Backstrom!

Photo: @Capitals In a game that saw the Capitals score six goals en route to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, there were no doubt a multitude of line rushes for us to choose from for the Capitals’ … Continue reading

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal of Season; Moves Up NHL Record Books…Again

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After what seemed like an eternity, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin notched his 50th goal of the 2018-19 season at the 14:35 mark of the third period of play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, adding another … Continue reading

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Capitals Roar Out Of The Gates, Down Lightning, 6-3; T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin Score Two Each

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals beat the Presidents Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 6-3 on Saturday night at Amalie Arena for their fourth straight win. The win extended the Capitals’ lead to three points​ in the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Scores 20th Goal of Season Against Tampa Bay Lightning, Moves Into Eighth Place In Points For Swedish-born Players

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Known primarily for his exceptional assist totals, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his 20th goal of the 2018-19 season (his fourth consecutive 20-goal campaign) in the first period of the Capitals’ March 30, 2019 matchup … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning Preview: Capitals Make Pit Stop In Tampa For Final Game of Season Series

Photo: Scott Audette/NHLI Via Getty Images The Washington Capitals are in Tampa Bay to clash with the Lightning one last time before the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. These two teams could very well see each other during postseason play now … Continue reading

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With The Stanley Cup Playoffs Just Two Weeks Away, The Capitals Must Keep The Mental Focus To the Finish Line

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are less than two weeks away. Continue reading

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Nova Caps Mailbag: Your Questions About Tampa Bay, The Slingshot Formation, and Brooks Orpik’s Stickwork

In the midst of a busy stretch of games, including some so-called measuring stick contests, we dipped into the old NoVa Caps mailbag to answer your questions.

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