Found April 15, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider, Ever since Mike Green returned to the Capitals’ lineup in mid-February following sports hernia surgery, he’s fielded questions about when he would return to his previous form. But that ignores the reality that the defenseman’s game has changed, partly in his natural evolution as a player but also because of Coach Dale Hunter’s system. A day after he led Washington in ice time (33:28) in its 2-1 double overtime win in Game 2 against the Bruins, Green said this is the best he’s felt since before the injuries began piling up in the past two seasons. “I feel great, yeah. A lot of energy. Probably the best I’ve felt in two years,” Green said. “My body and my state of mind. I think kind of, over the last couple years it’s been tough with injuries and stuff. I finally feel good. Not only that, I think it’s all about feel, too, and I have a good feel right now. I don’t know how to explain it.” continued

Holtby stepping up for Capitals

Goaltender Braden Holtby -- the Capitals' third option between the pipes -- has stepped up in a big way for the Washington Capitals thus far this postseason.When Florida Panthers forward Marco Sturm fell on Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth as Neuvirth was in the butterfly position Apr. 5, every Capitals fan in the world held their collective breath. Neuvirth appeared...

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Beantown Split: Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2OT)

In a game the Capitals had to have to stay in the series, their best players came through in the clutch.  Alex Ovechkin was more than just a physical presence on the ice, setting up the Capitals' first goal and threatening Bruins goalie Tim Thomas all night.  When it really mattered, the Capitals' #1 center coolly put the game away with a wrist shot past last season'...

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Hopes Hinge on Backstrom The focal point of any and all analyses pertaining to the Capitals ability to succeed in the playoffs is usually captain Alex Ovechkin. The face of the team has been a force over the past seven seasons and has been perpetually pulling people to the edge of their seats, be it through his play or, in recent times, his inability to find that next gear in...

Steven Hindle: Caps vs Bruins: The Opportunity

Respecting Your Opponent Through seven periods, three minutes and 16 seconds of this opening round, the Washington Capitals have pestered the reigning Stanley Cup champions into a 1-1 tie through two games. They haven't done it the old fashion way, scoring goals en masse, but instead have gained home-ice advantage with some of the most committed defensive hockey Caps...

Keith Aucoin Player Page

#23Position: Right Winger/CenterHeight: 5' 8" Weight: 170 Shoots: RightBorn: 11/06/78, Waltham, Massachusetts Acquired: 7/03/2008, Signed as an Unrestricted Free Agent Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G A G A GW S S% TOI FO FO% GvA TkA 2005-06...

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Should Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg Split Up to Better Contain Alex Ovechkin?

When the Bruins and Capitals drop the puck on Monday night in Washington, the Capitals will have a subtle advantage thanks to playing at home. Coach Dale Hunter will have second change, which should allow him to gain favorable matchups, particularly when it comes to getting Alex Ovechkin on the ice when Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg aren't out there In Boston, Chara and Seidenberg...

Rapid Rewind: Bad Bounce

The Washington Capitals lost game three of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal on Monday night, falling to the Boston Bruins 4-3 inside Verizon Center in the series’ first game that did not head to overtime.  The Capitals led the game twice by one goal on markers from Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin, respectively, before allowing the Bruins to tie it and then take the lead...

Bruins-Capitals Preview

Braden Holtby isn't the only eyebrow-raiser for the Washington Capitals so far in the playoffs. Get a load of this statement made by Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien: ''They play a patient game.'' Patient? The Capitals? When's the last time anyone said that? Yes, there is a high-scoring team getting frustrated by tight checking in the Bruins-Capitals first...

Joel Ward Player Page

#42A.K.A. "The Moose", "Warden"Position: Right WingerHeight: 6' 1" Weight: 218 Shoots: RightBorn: 12/2/80, North York, Ontario  Acquired: 7/1/11, Signed as an Unrestricted Free AgentPlayer Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G A G A GW S S% TOI...

Capitals 2, Bruins 1 (2 OT)

Nicklas Backstrom scored in double overtime to give the Capitals a split in Boston.  More details to follow. 

Jay Beagle Player Page

#83Position: Right Winger/CenterHeight: 6' 3" Weight: 204 Shoots: RightBorn: 10/16/85, Calgary, Alberta Acquired:  3/26/2008, Signed as a Free Agent Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - HF Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G A G A GW S S% TOI FO FO% Hits TkA 2008-09 $875,000 ...

Playoff Pregame #3: Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

#7 Washington Capitals vs. #2 Boston Bruins Location: Verizon Center Time: 7:30 PM TV: Local Coverage: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (HD) (Game on!), National Coverage: NBC Sports Network (HD) 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 4:  Apr 19, 2012, BOS@WSH 7:30PM Game 5: Apr...

Ty Anderson: Live-Blog: Krejci and B's look for 2-0 edge on Holtby's Caps

Welcome to Boston for today's Game 2 contest between the Boston Bruins and visiting Washington Capitals. Through 60 minutes of play in Game 1, the Boston Bruins couldn't connect on any of the 61 shots they attempted. Peppering rookie netminder Braden Holtby for 29 shots through three periods, with the Caps blocking 15 and the B's whiffing on 10 of their own, the Washington...
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