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Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate Washington Capitals

The Pittsburgh Penguins have eliminated the Washington Capitals. They took the Game Seven victory on Wednesday night, dropping the Capitals in a 2-0 victory. The Penguins will face the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Final. Pittsburgh took the win on goals by Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist. Sidney Crosby had an assist. The Capitals […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

It’s hard not to be excited about the upstart Toronto Maple Leafs, who find themselves in the post-season for the first time since 2012-2013 and just the second time since 2003-2004. But they drew the Washington Capitals in the first round, who finished the regular season with a Presidents’ Trophy-winning 55-19-8 record. Toronto, conversely, finished […]

Washington Capitals Clinch Playoff Spot

With a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, the Washington Capitals became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. The Capitals built their 5-3 victory with a hat trick by T.J. Oshie and improved to a 46-17-8 record. They have a two-point lead on the Columbus Blue Jackets for first […]

Is This Finally the Year for the Washington Capitals?

After knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have won 15 straight games at home. That improves their record to 27-5-1 at the Verizon Center. They haven’t lost a game at home since a shootout loss to New Jersey on December 27 and haven’t lost a home game in regulation since […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals closed out 2015-2016 by having their best season in franchise history. They posted a 56-18-8 record and scored a whopping 252 goals. They allowed just 193 goals against and secured the Presidents’ Trophy. Unfortunately, things fell apart in the playoffs and the Capitals lost in the second round to the eventual Stanley […]

Nicklas Backstrom To Earn Big Bucks

Washington Capitals pivot Nicklas Backstrom is in line to earn big bucks with his next contract. Reports out of Washington are saying that Backstrom, who’s been piling up points due to his high-end skill and meshing with Alex Ovechkin, could be in line to pull a contract worth anywhere from $5.5 million to $6.5 million […]

Ovechkin Named First Star of the Week

Surprising noone who saw him play over the last few games, Alex Ovechkin was named the first star of the week. After posting a pair of three-point performances, Ovie proved why he piles up the hardware. As the reigning league MVP, it’s looking like Ovechkin may be setting things up for another year of greatness […]

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