Photo: NHL.com The Washington Capitals announced on Sunday that they have recalled goaltender Zach Fucale from the AHL’s Hershey Bears after Vitek Vanecek left the team’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images Even though the group did not get on the scoresheet, the Washington Capitals‘ bottom-six forward group played a big part in the team’s 3-2 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series over the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Saturday night.
Connor McDavid picked up his 105th point to close out the regular season in a 4-1 loss to the Canucks. Yes, the Canucks are still playing and so are the Flames as the NHL playoffs began last night too.
Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals downed the Boston Bruins, 3-2 (OT), Saturday night at Capital One Arena. The victory gives the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Washington Capitals entered the Stanley Cup playoffs with a perplexing situation at goaltender. The situation got more complicated just minutes into Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Bruins.
The Hershey Bears downed the Binghamton Devils, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Giant Center in Hershey. The victory improves the Bears record to 23-7-2-0 (48 points) on the season, and clinches first place in the North Division.
Forward T.J. Oshie will be a game-time decision for the Washington Capitals’ Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night (7:15 PM ET, NBC) and took line rushes at center during the team’s morning skate with Evgeny Kuznetsov still on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list.
Commissioner Gary Bettman said he does not expect teams to always agree with decisions from the Department of Player Safety but called it “unacceptable” that the Rangers issued a statement calling for head of player safety George Parros to lose his job.
It’s a story that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention because of the Tom Wilson drama, but according to a report by Pierre LeBrun of TSN, the Washington Capitals may have had enough of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s off the ice issues.