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Thirteen days remain in the regular season and there are some key games that could decide playoff spots and seeds. Here are the five contests that will impact these races…1. Buffalo at Washington, March 27The eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference will likely come down to two teams: Buffalo and Washington. They will play each other this Tuesday night in D.C. in what will be their final chance to get a leg up on one another without having to watch out-of-town scores. Buffalo and Washington are tied with 84 points with six games to go. Their top stars, Alex Ovechkin and Ryan Miller, come into the game red-hot. The sprint to the finish is on, and Tuesday’s winner will get a nice head start.2. San Jose vs. Los Angeles, April 5 and 7Rivals San Jose and Los Angeles will finish the season playing a crucial home-and-home. It starts in L.A. next Thursday night before heading up to the Bay Area for the season finale next Saturday. As it stands right now, the two teams...
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For the last four year Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals have been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In fact, they’ve placed first the last two years, preceding with a second-place finish in 2009 and a third-place stop in 2008.
Alexander Ovechkin has registered seven goals and one assist in the last five games, but it may be too little, too late for the Washington...
The Sabres skated at 11am today for Tuesday night's "Brawl For It All" with the Capitals.
Whiel they were on the ice, the NHL announced its "Stars of the Week" for the week of March 19-25.
Ryan Miller has been named the NHLs Second Star Of The Week.
Killer Miller led the Sabres on a four-game winning streak, that has elevated the team to an eighth...
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday.
Malkin collected five goals and four assists over a four-game stretch. With 97 points, Malkin sits 10 ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos and 11 ahead of Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was named the league's Second...
Tonight’s Buffalo game is near-playoff action in March. Dale Hunter even said it’s “like the seventh game of the playoffs.” [Caps Insider, RMNB]
Alex Ovechkin has scored nine goals in the past seven. [Caps Insider]
Nick Backstrom is practicing, but not yet ready to play. [Caps Insider]
This Crosby-Ovechkin job may be the worst jersey foul ever. [RMNB]
Braden Holtby’s car...
Lindsey Czarniak of ESPN with a feature on Alex Ovechkin.
Alex Ovechkin continued his recent resurgence with his ninth goal in seven games, and the Washington Capitals pulled back into the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
Jason Chimera and Mathieu Perrault also scored, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves in his fourth start of the season as the Capitals broke a two-game skid to move...
I've blogged about ESPN's lack of NHL coverage in the past and also the issues of programming Sunday Night SportsCenter, typically the most jam packed SportsCenter that airs all week.
With all of this in mind, I found myself totally taken aback when Sunday night's SportsCenter jumped into nearly nine full minutes of NHL coverage. Leading off was a reshowing of a "...
Ryan Miller stopped 44 shots, Drew Stafford scored two goals and the surging Buffalo Sabres beat Washington 5-1 Tuesday night to climb over the Capitals into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
It was the fifth straight win for the Sabres, their longest streak since a six-game run in 2009-2010. Buffalo was in 14th place on Feb. 17 before going on a 14-2...
They filled two very different roles Sunday night, but Alex Ovechkin’s and Braden Holtby’s roller coaster seasons both hit high points against the Minnesota Wild.
Ovechkin had the crowd chanting his name at least twice, once stopping a Wild breakaway on a Caps’ power play (Dennis Wideman lost the puck, the Wild took off, and Ovi came flying diagonally across the ice from the...
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The Minnesota Wild's most recent defeat hurt the Washington Capitals' chances of earning one of the Eastern Conference's final playoff spots.
They can do further damage with a victory Sunday.
Slumping Washington looks to avoid another letdown when it hosts the Wild, who have lost four of their five all-time visits to the nation's capital...
NEW YORK (March 26, 2012) – Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 25.
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Impressive as the Buffalo Sabres' two-month charge out of the cellar and into the playoff hunt has been, defenseman Robyn Regehr knows their job is far from complete.
The Sabres remain on the outside looking in and now have a recharged Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals standing in their way in a critical late-season showdown at Washington on Tuesday.
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Sorry this is so late. None of us could catch the game, so Glen Miller took the recap for us. We kind of gave him late notice, and since he’s one of those crazy Ranger fans in California, he’s on PST. Thanks Glen, great job as always. Make sure to follow Glen on Twitter for great analysis.
Feel that Rangers fans? That’s the red-hot Penguins chasing down and on the verge of...