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Rock the Red:
The Caps gave New York's top line a chance, and they capitalized. (CBS)
The Washington Capitals came crashing back to earth on Saturday, getting beat down by the New York Islanders in Uniondale by a 5-2 score. The Caps tied the game twice after the Isles took the lead – on goals from Joel Ward and Nicklas Backstrom, respectively, - but fell apart after Backstrom’s goal and were outscored by three goals in the final ten minutes of the game. Phllipp Grubauer made 40 saves on 45 shots during his first NHL start, but his excellent play was not enough as Washington fell to 10-12-1.
Washington took themselves out of this game in depressing fashion today. After tying the game in the third period on a great goal from Backstrom, they took back-to-back double minors, which crushed their momentum and allowed John Tavares and his power play to rack up quality chance after quality chance. The numbers speak for themselves – Washington has not lost a game this year in which they ar...
BEST OF MAXIM
Photo Courtesy of sports.cbsimg.net Going into Tuesday’s game at the Verizon Center, the Boston Bruins had the second most points in the Eastern Conference with a 14-3-2 record. This made them one of the fiercest opponents the Caps had faced all season. It was a tough start to say the least for the boys in Red, going down three goals in the first period. The third period...
TORONTO (March 8, 2013) -- New York Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson has been suspended for two games as a result of being assessed a Game Misconduct under Rule 39.5 for inappropriate and abusive comments he directed at the on-ice officials following NHL Game #341 against the New York Rangers on March 7, the National Hockey League announced today.
The Isles have always played the Caps close. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Uniondale, New York, this afternoon to take on the Islanders as they play the first of two back-to-back games on the weekend. New York, who lost their last game against the Rangers on Thursday, are 10-11-3 and 4-4-2 over their last ten. Their record gives them 23 standings points and...
It took some time, but the Washington Capitals appear to have finally hit their stride.
Coming off their highest-scoring game of the year, the visiting Capitals look for a season-high fourth straight victory Saturday against a New York Islanders team hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat to its archrival.
Washington (10-11-1) scored four goals on its first eight shots...
After splitting the first two contests at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders renewed their love affair at the Nassau Coliseum for the first time this season. With only two points separating these interstate rivals, the Islanders on the outside looking in for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, points [...]
The New York Rangers (12-9-2) visit the Washington Capitals (10-12-1) at the Verizon Center starting at 12:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.