The Washington Capitals are one of 26 looking to win the Stanley Cup as the NHL returns to action. One man pivotal to their success is Alexander Ovechkin, who buried a team-high 48 goals in the regular season and placed the team atop the Metropolitan Division.
Photo: Dave Sandford/Getty Images Day three of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers had all of it: a hat-trick, a big third-period comeback, a playoff shootout, players kneeling during the national anthems — you name it.
Photo: @Capitals In Monday afternoon’s round robin matinee action, the Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in the shootout. This game had its ebbs and flows on the ice, with the Lightning surging early, and the Caps pushing late.
Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 (shootout) in their first postseason round robin game Monday afternoon at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Photo: @Capitals No need to Panik! Washington Capitals forward Richard Panik got his team on the board and scored his first career playoff goal during the second period of Monday’s round-robin opener at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Screencap: @faiello_mari It’s getting real now, folks. Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie dropped the gloves with Tampa Bay Lightning’s forward Yanni Gourde during the second period of Monday’s round-robin opener at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Photo: NHL.com Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told the media before the team’s round-robin opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday (4 PM ET, NBCSN nationally, NBC Sports Washington locally) that defenseman John Carlson will be a game-time decision.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation have teamed up to donate 10,000 3-ply Level 2 medical face masks to the following non-profit organizations: MedStar Health, DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) and Martha’s Table in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the NHL season was put on pause, the Washington Capitals had racked up 90 points, good enough to cling to third place in the Eastern Conference. While they avoided the qualifying round of the rebooted postseason, the Caps aren’t widely considered to be among the league’s handful of elite teams.
With the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than 24 hours away, the Washington Capitals are getting used to life in the hub city bubble and gearing up for their first meaningful game action in over four months.
On Sunday, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. He gave an update on defenseman John Carlson and stated goaltender Braden Holtby will start in Monday’s round-robin game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with Vitek Vanecek as the backup.
Photo: @Capitals On Sunday Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie spoke to the media from Hotel X in Toronto. He discussed final preparations for Monday’s round-robin opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning and playing with captain Alex Ovechkin.
Way back in April, about five weeks after the National Hockey League shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Alex Ovechkin appeared on an episode of the NBC’s Hockey at Home television show with Wayne Gretzky.
The Capitals will not have goaltender Ilya Samsonov for the NHL restart after the rookie suffered an undisclosed injury in his native Russia during the league hiatus, general manager Brian MacLellan told reporters Friday.
For an NHL player, the Stanley Cup playoffs represent a fleeting opportunity to cement your legacy. By hoisting that chalice even once in your career, you join a relatively small group of players that can be identified as champions.