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Brooks Laich recorded a goal and an assist and the host Washington Capitals handed the Florida Panthers their fifth straight loss as both teams clinched playoff spots.
Both clubs advanced to the postseason by virtue of Buffalo's regulation loss in Philadelphia.
Jay Beagle, Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, who are within two points of the Panthers for the Southeast Division title with one game remaining. Washington has captured the division crown each of the last four seasons.
Michal Neuvirth stopped all 13 shots he faced before leaving 5 1/2 minutes into the second period with a leg injury after Florida's Marco Sturm fell on him.
Beagle opened the scoring less than six minutes into the game with his second goal in three contests. Troy Brouwer's shot from the top of the slot was knocked down in front, allowing Beagle to fire the puck past Jose Theodore from the bottom of the slot.
Ovechkin doubled the lead at 7:49 of the second and Laic...
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Now that the Washington Capitals have extended their season, they can only hope they don't run out of goalies before they run out of games.
On the day after they qualified for the playoffs for the fifth straight season, the Capitals had to resort to using their director of media relations, Sergey Kocharov, to don the pads to give them the necessary two goalies to hold a practice...
Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth is scheduled for a doctor's appointment after he was hurt in Thursday night's win over the Florida Panthers.
Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury when his left leg bent, leaving Braden Holtby as the only healthy netminder for Saturday's regular-season finale against the New York Rangers.
Tomas Vokoun, who is dealing with...
During a radio appearance on Washington, DC's 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, Washington Capital center and alternate captain Brooks Laich expressed his confidence in his team's postseason ambitions, despite a devastating regulation loss to division rival Tampa Bay only two nights earlier:"We're not talking worst-case scenario. We're making the playoffs." ...
Just over one month ago, an article entitled “The Washington Capitals — The Most Inconsistent Team Still In the Running” appeared on the pages of isportsweb. Much to the surprise of this correspondent, despite continuing lack of consistent play down the stretch, the Capitals find themselves with a guaranteed playoff berth following a 4-2 victory over the Southeast Division...
from Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider, To a man, the Capitals made it clear that heading into Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers, their focus is on winning to stay on target of reaching the playoffs. That there remains a slim chance of capturing the Southeast Division title is nice, they said, but the players didn’t want to look beyond the most pressing task at hand...
In a game that had serious implications for both the Rangers and the Capitals as potential first-round opponents, the outcome was never seriously in doubt. Alexander Ovechkin scored 32 seconds in and the Capitals rolled to an easy 4-1 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers. Despite the loss, the Rangers could still win the Presidents' Trophy as the best regular...
We’re seeing more than the usual share of backups and a mix of kids ad oldsters from the AHL as the season winds down. Some teams are slotted in and want to give their #1 a rest. And some, well because they don’t have a choice.
The Washington Capitals fall into the latter category, and the big arrow stops on… Dany Sabourin!
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals center Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
Miller said he doesn't think Laich is Mark Messier, referring to the former New York Rangers captain hours after Laich made his comments on Washington's The Fan radio Wednesday.
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The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday for a practice following clinching a playoff berth during their game against the Panthers Thursday night. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex as the Caps prepare for Saturday's game at Madison Square Garden:
Michal Neuvirth, who suffered a lower body injury in the second period of Thursday's win, was not on the ice for...
Tomas Vokoun is out at least until the playoffs start and probably longer, now the Caps have lost Michal Neuvirth to a leg injury.
The Washington Capitals clinched their fifth consecutive playoff berth on Thursday night, defeating the Florida Panthers 4-2 inside Verizon Center. Jay Beagle, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, and Alexander Semin scored for the hosts, who were able to clinch their playoff berth because of the Sabres’ regulation loss in Philadelphia. Washington was able to overcome an injury to...
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals forward Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
''I don't think he's Mark Messier,'' Miller said.
Miller, of course, was referring to Messier, the former Rangers captain, who famously guaranteed a win with New York trailing New Jersey 3-2...
The New York Rangers (51-23-7) host the Washington Capitals (41-32-8) at Madison Square Garden starting at 6:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 214Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream...
Washington Capitals (40-32-8)? at New York Rangers (51-22-7)? Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 6:30 PM TV: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Previous Games: Nov 25, 2011 NYR@WSH, 3-6 L Dec 28, 2011 NYR@WSH, 4-1 W Feb 12, 2012 WSH@NYR, 2-3 L Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: D Steve Eminger (212 GP, 2002-08) Former Ranger: Mike Knuble (141 GP, 1998-2000...