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Don’t look now DMV but your Washington Capitals have taken over sole position of first place in the Southeast Division. Yes, it’s true, the team that started off so poorly and struggled learning their second system within one year has put it all together and has reached it’s potential at the right time. With the regular season ending April 27th and the NHL playoffs right around the corner, the Washington Capitals are the team no one wants to play. They are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games which has surged them to the Southeast Division crown and the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. The Caps have been playing great hockey and have been on fire on the ice. My main reasons for this are 4 fold: 1. Ovechkin has finally become comfortable with the system and is playing like the Ovy of years past. Ovy is ending the season on a hot streak. He has had nine points in the last 10 games. 2. Holtby has undoubtedly become the shut down Goalie for the Washington Capitals. Holtby has started 10 straight games. He’s 7-2-1 with 2.25 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in that time. 3. The return of Brooks Laich to the line up on March 19th has brought the Capitals the inspirational leader they’ve been missing while he was out with injury. 4. The return of Mike Green. There is no doubt the Capitals are a better team when their best offensive defenseman is on the ice. It’s been another injury riddled season for Green, but he’s gotten healthy at the right time for the Capitals. He’s scored 5 goals in the last four games for the Capitals. With 11 games left on the slate before the playoffs start, the Caps are putting things together all at the right time. Look out NHL, here come the Washington Capitals! Related posts: Why Caps Fans Shouldn’t Panic Who’s to Blame for the Capitals Early Season Struggles? Capitals Stagnant, but Braden Holtby is Showing Promise
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Alex Ovechkin has received a huge amount of criticism over the past few seasons. Most of this heat has stemmed from disappointment over the forward's inability to recapture the elite form we witnessed for the better part of five seasons. A lot of this criticism has been deserved as Ovechkin has looked lost on the ice, seemingly uninterested in giving it his all.
The Washington Capitals have signed Hershey Bears defenseman Julien Brouillette to a one year, two way contract beginning next season. After not getting drafted into the NHL, Brouillette turned professional signing as an undrafted player with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL. He would go on to sign with the Charlotte Checkers, who at the time were apart of the ECHL and not [...]
Alex Ovechkin recorded his 12th career hat trick and added an assist, and the surging Washington Capitals survived a late rally by the Florida Panthers for a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
Ovechkin scored twice from in close on the power play, and weaved through traffic for his other goal, as the Capitals (19-17-2) improved to 8-2-1 in their last 11 games in completing a four-game...
Harking back to his MVP days, Alex Ovechkin scored twice on Sunday to make it five goals in two games and the Washington Capitals got a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ovechkin scored his 24th and 25th goals - giving him 16 in 14 games - to pull even with the Lightning's Steven Stamkos for the top spot in the NHL.
John Carlson and Joel Ward also scored for the Capitals...
The Great 8 retweeted this childhood pic of who knows what yesterday:
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Thankfully, Alex Ovetjkin was kind enough to zoom way in on young Ovi, wearing an American flag outfit even though this must’ve been taken in mid-’90s Russia.
Alex Ovetjkin has another picture taken that same day...
Jason Chimera fights in his 700th career game.
Jack Hillen gets two assists, a contract, and a son all on the same weekend. That's not his dog, though.
Even when Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin was a wee lad in Moscow, his dreams of achieving great success on the international stage playing hockey caused his gaze to turn away from Mother Russia and instead directed his eyes far, far from the Motherland and instead towards the sparkling shores of the United States of America.
At least one can reasonably assume that...
Alex Ovechkin is playing a lot like he did during his two MVP seasons for the surging Washington Capitals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are very familiar with the superstar left wing's scoring exploits.
Ovechkin looks to continue his home dominance of the Lightning on Sunday night, when he attempts to help the Capitals begin building a cushion atop the Southeast Division.
Gudbranson received a five minute major for boarding, a ten and game misconduct.
Erat was questionable for a return.
First the Washington broadcast and below watch the Florida broadcast...
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Another goal from Mike Green helped the Caps continue their surge. (AP)
The Washington Capitals kicked off the Martin Erat era on a high note Thursday, beating the New York Islanders for the first time all season by a final score of 2-1 in a shootout. After Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games to put the Capitals on top very late in the opening frame, the following...