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Troy Brouwer scored the go-ahead goal with 1:27 remaining in the third period to lift visiting Washington to a 3-2 series lead over second-seeded Boston in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a 4-3 victory Saturday.Braden Holtby made 34 saves to earn his third career playoff victory for the Capitals, who host Game 6 on Sunday.After Benoit Pouliot took a controversial slashing penalty late in the final session, Brouwer closed in and fired over the shoulder of Tim Thomas for his second goal of the series.Defenseman Johnny Boychuk blasted a one-timer past Holtby on the power play at 8:47 of the third period to knot the contest at 3-3. The goal was Boston’s first with the man advantage in the series.Former Bruin Mike Knuble capitalized on a fortuitous rebound by Thomas at 3:21 of the final frame to give Washington a 3-2 edge.After a scoreless first period, play opened up in the second when the Capitals jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Alexander Semin’s third goal of the series an...
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Troy Brouwer scored on a power play with 1:27 left, giving the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory Saturday and moving the defending champion Boston Bruins a loss away from elimination.
Brouwer gave the Capitals a 3-2 series lead with his second goal of the playoffs, beating goalie
Tim Thomas over the glove with a wrist shot from the right circle. It came with 37 seconds left on...
Alex Ovechkin says he understands why Capitals coach Dale Hunter benched him for all but 15 seconds in the final 14 minutes of Washington's 2-1 victory over Boston in Game 4 of their playoff series.
The two-time NHL MVP says Friday: ''Of course I want to be there, but it's his decision.''
Ovechkin says ''it doesn't matter'' how many minutes...
Nicklas Backstrom will have reason to be happy this weekend, when his suspension is lifted and he returns to the Washington Capitals lineup against the Bruins. Earlier this week, we asked fans to send in their altered versions of a photo where Backstrom looked pretty pleased with himself. After sorting through the entries, we found some of the best ones. Check them out below. NESN...
Less than a minute after Mike Knuble gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead early in the third period, the Bruins had a golden opportunity to tie the game right back up. Milan Lucic collected a bouncing puck off the end boards and quickly sent a cross-crease pass to Tyler Seguin.
The second-year forward appeared to have an open net, but rookie netminder Braden Holtby slid across just in time...
There was one lesson I learned very early on covering the Capitals: look forward to the development and preseason camps, because you have a chance to interview Braden Holtby.
I had a lot of hockey learning to do at the first development camp I covered in ’09—so much, in fact, that I didn’t even realize I’d asked the director of media relations at the time, Nate Ewell, where...
Alex Ovechkin didn’t play much in the third period of the Washington Capitols’ 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. In fact, in 14 minutes, he only played 15 seconds of it. It was a big game for Washington, and he didn’t even play half-a-minute of the last 14 minutes.
However, the Capitols still won, despite no other player on the team played less than him. However, the NHL...
In all of the peaks and valleys of the Capitals’ loss Sunday to the Bruins, there’s one moment that will hopefully take Capitals fans a long time to forget: the 4-on-3 disadvantage that faced their team from the end of the second period and into the beginning of the third.
Imagine the mental strain it takes to make it through approximately 17 minutes knowing you have the remainder...
This afternoon’s game 6 loss to the Boston Bruins was to a large degree a carbon copy of the Washington’s previous five:
It was a one-goal game. This will be the first time in playoff history that a game 7 will be played where the previous six games were all won by a single goal.
It required more than sixty minutes to determine the winner. Three of the six games played...
The Washington Capitals star forward Alexander Ovechkin's is known for his questionable hit and in today's game he was able to connect with a sneaky dirty elbow on Patrice Bergeron. THis caused him to miss most of the third period. One has to wonder if Bergeron is suffering from another concussion. Don't expect the league to look at the Ovechkin elbow on Bergeron...
WASHINGTON, DC — In their Game 3 loss to the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals came unhinged defensively and behaviorally, engaging the Bruins in physical battles and losing focus. Their top center, Nicklas Backstrom, was suspended for one game after a match penalty at the final buzzer. Their rookie netminder, Braden Holtby, looked shaky for the first time in the postseason...
The Bruins emerged from the power play late in the second period in their do-or-die matchup with the Capitals unscathed, but Washington wasn't finished. The Capitals pushed the puck up the ice, and Nicklas Backstrom took out Brad Marchand in the process. Backstrom then skated up and fired, with Jason Chimera swooping in to net the equalizer with less than a minute to go in the...
Mostly, I hope the Legend who selflessly and at no small personal sacrifice answered George McPhee’s plea back in autumn leaves the Chinatown rink this evening savoring unique triumph, as the bench leader of the crest for which he too often, as Capitals captain, endured springtime disappointment.
The Washington Capitals have never vanquished a defending Stanley Cup champion from...
#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsSeries Tied 2-2 Location: TD Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: Local and National Coverage: NBC Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1: Apr 12, 2012 WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2: Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 3: Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 5: Apr 21, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W Game 6: Apr 22, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3...
#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsCapital Lead Series 3-2 Location: Verizon Center Time: 3:00 PM TV: Local and National Coverage: NBC Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1: Apr 12, 2012, WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2: Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 3: Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 4: Apr 19, 2012, BOS@WSH, 2-1 W Game 5: Apr 21, 2012, WSH@BOS...
The Washington Capitals missed their chance Sunday afternoon to make a statement and close out the Bruins in six games, falling at home to Boston 4-3 in overtime in game six of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The Capitals fell behind three separate times in this game, tying it each time, including a goal from Alex Ovechkin late in regulation. They were able to...