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Capitals fans were pumped up and ready for Game 5, including Troy Brouwer's biggest fans.

Alex Ovechkin Makes Mockery of Backchecking, Glides Into Zone During Rangers Goal (Video)

Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s best offensive players, but his defensive skills — and efforts — are simply embarrassing. At least they were on Wednesday night, when he was gliding through his defensive zone as the Rangers put up a third period insurance goal at Madison Square Garden. Check out his pathetic attempt at backchecking in the video below, and if you have kids...

Alex Ovechkin’s Controller Got Disconnected During Caps Playoff Game

This .GIF is making its rounds across the Internets, and for good reason. For some reason Alex felt like he didn’t need to put much effort into blocking this shot by the Rangers. In fact it did look like he just had some sort of malfunction as Alex just let Derek Stepan have a wide open shot. Thank you to whomever made this brilliant piece of art. The Rangers beat the Caps 4-3...

WATCH: Mike Ribeiro give the Rangers the blues in OT

Capitals center Mike Ribeiro sent the Rangers back to Madison Square Garden down 3-2 in a Best of 7 series. Ribeiro scored the overtime winner off of a Karl Alzner shot from the point which went right off of Ranger’s goalie Henrik Lundquist to a perfectly placed Ribeiro who put the biscuit in the basket.

Ovechkin a Finalist for MVP

The NHL announced today that Alexander Ovechkin was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Ovechkin won the award twice in a row in 2007-08 and 2008-09.  He was also a finalist for the award in 2009-10.  Photo: Washington Post Already a finalist for the Ted Lindsay...

Ovechkin Doesn't Like to Hustle

While Alex Ovechkin feels the Rangers don't like to be physical, it's him who apparently doesn't like to hustle as seen in this hysterical .gif of Derek Stepan's game winner last night... ...if I'm a Capitals fan I'm furious with that half ass effort. It's bad enough he's not scoring, now he's not even hustling. Embarrassing. ...this...

Capitals Mike Ribeiro scores game-winning goal in Capitals/Rangers game five (Video)

One of the most exciting 2013 NHL playoff series has to be the Eastern Conference quarterfinals match-up between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals. With the series tied at 2 and game five heading to an overtime period, things appeared to be getting tight on both sides. With nine minutes gone in the overtime period, Capitals defenseman Mike Ribeiro ended the game...

Capitals 2, Rangers 1, OT

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum - and the lead - in their first-round playoff series. Ribeiro put in the puck after Troy Brouwer deflected a shot from the blue line. The Capitals lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in New York. The home team has won every game in the series...

Capitals call up RWs Crabb, Wilson ahead of Game 5

The Washington Capitals have called up right wings Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from Hershey of the AHL ahead of Friday's Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Crabb and Wilson joined the Capitals on Thursday. The Capitals-Rangers series is tied at two games apiece. The Capitals needed a right wing after Martin Erat suffered an upper body injury in Game 4. Coach Adam Oates said...

Blueprint Emerging?

Joel Ward has basically played the equivalent of one power play with some change this postseason on the Capitals’ man advantage. His presence on the Capitals’ first power play of Friday’s game, however, was exactly what the team needed to break through an otherwise impenetrable Henrik Lundqvist. Eleven seconds of power play time, and Ward had the Capitals’ first and only...

Could Wolski Get Out of Caps' Tub for Game 5?

According to, Washington's Martin Era will miss Game 5 with an wrist injury he suffered when Alex Ovechkin launched himself at Derek Stepan and caught his teammate with the penalized charge. While head coach Adam Oates has not announced who will replace Erat, the Capitals have called up forwards Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from the American Hockey League for tomorrow...

Game 6 Preview: Capitals at Rangers

#3 Washington Capitals at #6 New York Rangers Capitals Lead Series 3-2 Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 4:30 PM TV:  Local: CSN, National: CNBC, Canada: TSN Radio: 1500AM & 820AM Previous Games: Game 1, May 2 in Washington: 3-1 W Game 2, May 4 in Washington, 1-0 W (OT) Game 3, May 6 in New York, 3-4 L Game 4, May 8 in New York, 3-4 L Game 6, May...

Nash, Ovechkin Being Bottled Up

Through four games, the two biggest superstars in the Rangers/Capitals first round series have combined for ONE goal. To show how insane that is, Rick Nash and Alex Ovechkin have combined for 681 career goals! So what are the two teams doing defensively to shut these guys down? Pat Leonard at the Daily News notes that Capitals coach Adam Oates has called for double-teams...

Game 5 Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is currently tied at two games apiece, following a 4-3 win in Game 4 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with [...]

Rangers-Capitals Preview

Not a single member of the current Washington Capitals roster is from Washington. In fact, Jeff Halpern remains the only player born-and-bred in the area to make the local NHL team, and he's come and gone twice in his 13 seasons in the league. So perhaps Jason Chimera, a native of Edmonton who has been with the Capitals only since 2009, could be forgiven for his response when...
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