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‘New Era’ Washington Capitals Sink Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 to Clinch Series

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, shoots the game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) during the third period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

'New era' for DC's NHL, NBA teams? Caps coach Trotz says so

WASHINGTON (AP) There they were, right in the front row, wearing red hockey jerseys, pounding on the glass just like any fan might, and urging other spectators to cheer loudly for the NHL's Capitals in Game 7: Paul Pierce and a trio of other players from the NBA's Wizards. And a night after winning their first-round series in the same arena - via a sweep, no less - Washington's...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday's best: Caps top Isles in Game 7; Bolts stay alive vs. Wings

Best game: Washington 2, New York Islanders 1. Most of the Capitals and Islanders were children the last time these teams met in a playoff Game 7. Twenty-eight years after New York won the Easter Epic in quadruple overtime, the Capitals finally got their revenge. Evgeny Kuznetsov patiently waited out Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak as he glided across the slot from right to left...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caps suffocate Islanders, win Game 7 to earn date with Rangers

  The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin -- Evgeny Kuznetsov. Skating around every opponent on the ice, Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining, and Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves Monday night, lifting the Washington Capitals...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Capitals Preview

There's only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it's stood the test of time - lots and lots and lots of time - as one of the great games in postseason annals. The ''Easter Epic'' in 1987 between Washington and New York lasted long into the night before Pat LaFontaine finally won it for the Islanders in the fourth overtime, giving his team a 3-2 victory in the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Capitals-Islanders Game 7 stirs 'Epic' memories

There's only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it's stood the test of time - lots and lots and lots of time - as one of the great games in postseason annals. The ''Easter Epic'' in 1987 between Washington and New York lasted long into the night before Pat Lafontaine finally won it for the Islanders in the fourth overtime, giving his team a 3-2 victory in the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps come back to DC knotted at 2-2

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are all tied up at 2-2 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series, after the Caps nail-biting 2-1 win in overtime last night in New York.  Nicklas Backstrom put the puck on the net from afar and that is all it took more than eleven minutes into overtime to even the series and provide the Caps a much needed series tying win.  The Backstrom overtime...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Foiled in OT, Series Tied at 2

The New York Islanders lose a tough battle but not the war. Game 4 was decided with just 8:51 left in the first OT period, as Nicklas Backstrom tipped a Joel Ward drive from the point that snuck past Jaroslav Halak to give the Washington Capitals the victory and the momentum heading back to the Verizon Center. The game was a hard-fought one, led by the Islanders’ fourth line...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Capitals Game Three: Contributors And Coasters

There are many who contributed to the 2-1 scoreline that today’s game three matchup between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals produced. The Islanders won the game in overtime on a John Tavares winner just 15 seconds into the sudden death session, giving New York  a 2-1 games lead in the best of seven series that is slated to resume on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad Passing Leads to Washington Capitals Game 1 Loss

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders moves the puck up ice against Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/ NHL / Getty Images) Poor passing and all-around sloppy play...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps earn huge win on a historic night, down Habs 5-4

The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadians 5-4 in a shootout to move up to fifth place in the Eastern conference and maintain an all important six point lead over ninth place Ottawa Senators. The Caps inched closed to a playoff berth on a night that Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals and broke the Washington capitals franchise record in goals scored, surpassing former...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brouwer's shootout goal leads Capitals past Canadiens 5-4

MONTREAL (AP) Troy Brouwer scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout, leading the Washington Capitals past the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward each scored a pair of goals for the Capitals in regulation time. Braden Holtby made 23 saves and improved to 6-0-2 in his career against Montreal. Jeff Petry, Tom Gilbert, Lars Eller and P...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace match highlights

Stoke boss Mark Hughes claimed his side had had a penalty wrongly given against them and been denied a clear one themselves in their 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace. After Mame Biram Diouf's close-range finish had put the Potters a goal up early on in the Barclays Premier League contest at the Britannia Stadium, they suffered what Hughes deemed the first injustice when Palace equalized...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Makes Great Save To Deny Capitals At End Of 2nd Period (GIF)

The Boston Bruins nearly went into the second intermission of Sunday night’s game against the Washington Capitals trailing 3-0. In the final seconds of the second period, Caps defenseman Mike Green fired a shot from the point and the puck was blocked in front of the crease. That’s when Capitals forward Jason Chimera tried to beat Rask with a backhand shot, but the B’s netminder...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers, once wary of Lundqvist's absence, have found hidden gem in Talbot

The New York Rangers found themselves on the wrong side of a five-on-three penalty kill against the Washington Capitals Wednesday. Joel Ward collected the puck on Cam Talbot's right side and flung the puck across the goal crease to a waiting Nicklas Backstrom, who fired the puck up high and toward the net. Talbot slid across and snared it right on the goal line. The save was so unbelievable...
Via Fox Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 57, a (sarcastic) recap of Penguins vs the Coward Ovechkin (and the Capitals) by @DXTraeger

The Resemblance is...RemarkablePerhaps it's only fitting that on "Charity Bag" night, the Penguins met up with one of the NHL's perennial charity cases, the Washington Capitals.The two teams have met twice this season, both ending with the Capitals shutting the Penguins out by 3-0 and 4-0 counts.The Penguins went into the contest looking to break Braden Holtby's shutout streak while...
Via PensInitiative
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Colligan: 5 Questions on Facing Washington, Crosby’s Struggles, and the Trade Deadline

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com. (1) Can the Penguins handle the Capitals’ third line? It feels like no one is talking about the Capitals. Sure, they’re hanging onto a wild card spot, but they are the one Eastern Conference team I would not want to face in April...
Via The Pensblog
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals edge Sharks on Ward's goal in overtime

  Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Wednesday night. Jay Beagle scored twice and John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five. Brent Burns scored twice, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also got goals as the Sharks lost their third straight and fifth in...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ward scores winner for Capitals, 5-4 in OT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Joel Ward scored with 2:18 remaining in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals past the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Wednesday night. Jay Beagle scored twice and John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five. Brent Burns scored twice, Logan Couture and Joe Thornton also got goals as the Sharks lost their third...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey Strategy: February 6th

Source: Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images Normally I start these posts off with the same canned explanation of the player value chart that is usually included at the bottom of the post. But I’m not including a value chart in today’s post because I didn’t get home from the Stars-Lightning game until 11:00 p.m. and the chart takes forever to do. However, I also didn’t include...
Via The Fantasy Fix
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin shines on All-Star Weekend for a different reason

  Good Guy Ovi was back at it again on All-Star weekend. Heading into the festivities, Alex Ovechkin wanted a car pretty badly and there were two ways to do it: First, get picked last during the Fantasy Draft on Friday, winning the “Mr. Irrelevant” for the night and being given a brand new Honda for that honor. Heck, Ovi even campaigned for it on his Instagram, with a hand...
Via Sports-Glory
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals down the Red Wings 3-1

The Washington Capitals remain on a surge, defeating the Detroit Red Wings at home tonight 3-1.  The Caps have not lost in regulation since December 23rd and improve to 9-1-3 over their last 13 games. Tory Brouwer scored the only goal of the first period, notching his 12th goal on the season on the Caps power play.   Brouwer took a steal of the puck and tapped in the puck to right...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wings fall on road to Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals stay hot with win while Red Wings lose game, Howard

  John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period with a groin...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals keep up strong play with 3-1 win over Red Wings

WASHINGTON (AP) John Carlson and Joel Ward scored in the second period, Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night. Troy Brouwer also scored for Washington, which improved to 12-1-4 in its last 17 games. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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