Rapid Rewind: A Great Start. Capitals 3, Rangers 1

Alex Ovechkin found twine for a franchise-record 31st time in the playoffs on Thursday night. (WP) The Washington Capitals won game one of their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night by a 3-1 score inside a trembling Verizon Center.  Despite a start that saw them dominate play but […]

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Game 1 Preview: Rangers at Capitals

#6 New York Rangers (26-18-4) at #3 Washington Capitals (27-18-3) Location: Verizon Center Time: 7:30 PM TV:  Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: TSN Radio: 1500AM & 820AM Previous Games: February 17 in New York:  1-2 Loss March 10 in Washington  1-4 Loss March 24 in New York  3-2 Shootout Win Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: D […]

NHL “Three Stars” For April

Your NHL “Three Stars” for the month of April have been announced! Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan have been given the title for the month. The first star was awarded to Alex Ovechkin, who led the League with 14 goals and […]

NHL Trophy Winners – Ovechkin, St. Louis, Crawford and Emery

Four players have already captured NHL trophies since the end of the season. The Washington Capitals very own captain, Alex Ovechkin, was one of those, claiming the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for being the League’s goal-scoring leader. This is Ovechkin’s third “Rocket” Trophy. Ovechkin scored 32 goals to lead the goal-scoring race. Tampa Bay Lightning […]

Playoff Predictions: Andy vs Harry, 2013

It's playoff time!  Let's dive in to those predictions from Staff Writers Andy Green and Harry Hawkings: Eastern Conference Harry says: Pittsburgh over NY Islanders in 6 The Islanders are a great story and have earned their playoff spot with excellent play from John Tavares and the rest of their young roster.  They have a […]

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Capitals-Rangers 2013 Playoff Series Notes

The Washington Capitals are set to face the New York Rangers in the playoffs for the third season in a row and the fourth time in five seasons, which is every playoff year since 2009 if you're a Ranger fan.  While the teams are quite familiar with each other from the last 3 seasons, only […]

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Capitals-Rangers Faceoff Comparison

Puck possession is a huge factor in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The team that has the puck more often is more likely to score and is less likely to be scored upon. With that in mind, here is a breakdown of the top faceoff takers from New York Rangers and the Capitals and how they […]

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New York-Washington Regular Season Series

As the Southeast Division Champion Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers are gearing up to face each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals this week, let's take a look back at the regular season series between the two teams.  Washington Capitals Record vs. New York Rangers: 1-2  vs. #6             […]

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Déjà vu All Over Again: Caps/Rangers Playoff Preview

Empire State of Mind. (NBCW) With the regular season now closed, we know that the Washington Capitals will face the New York Rangers in the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five postseasons.  The Capitals took a crazy route to get here, getting off to a terrible start before closing out the year […]

Michal Neuvirth’s Extension: Asset Management

Saturday morning, the Washington Capitals signed young goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension through the end of the 2015-16 season.  Carrying a total value of $5 million, the deal will put the 25 year-old Czech’s annual cap hit at $2.5 million for the next two seasons. At first glance, this deal seems a […]

Rapid Rewind: Playoffs! Capitals 5, Jets 3

The Capitals are going to the playoffs. (Examiner) The Washington Capitals pulled off the almost impossible on Tuesday night inside Verizon Center, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 to complete a miraculous turnaround and clinch the Southeast Division and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Getting goals from Matt Hendricks, Jason Chimera, Mathieu Perreault, Nicklas […]

Pregame #45: Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals (24-18-2) at Montréal Canadiens (27-12-5) Location:  The Bell Centre Time: 7:00 PM TV:  Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: CBC & RDS Radio: 1500AM & 820AM Previous Games: Jan 24, 2013 MTL@WSH, 1-4 L Apr  9, 2013 WSH@MTL, 3-2 W Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: C Jeff Halpern (507 GP, 1999-2006, […]

Rapid Rewind: Reality Check. Capitals 1, Senators 3

WHOOPS! (USA Today) The Washington Capitals lost for the first time in the month of April on Thursday night in Ottawa, falling 3-1 at the hands of the Senators at Scotiabank Place.  DC didn’t seem to have their legs from the start, being outmaneuvered and outbattled along the boards and in open ice against a […]

Rapid Rewind: A Great Eight. Capitals 5, Maple Leafs 1

Ahahaha is bestttt!!!))) goal!!!! (TWP) The Washington Capitals won their eighth consecutive game on Tuesday night, mauling the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 inside Verizon Center.  Getting goals from Jack Hillen, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson, and Martin Erat, the Capitals jumped out to a big lead against the opposition for the second game in […]

Rapid Rewind: Going Streaking. Capitals 3, Hurricanes 1

Enjoy that, everyone. (RNO) The Washington Capitals won their sixth game in a row on Thursday night, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes by a final score of 3-1 inside Verizon Center.  After a poor start that saw them down 1-0 early, the Caps got goals from Troy Brouwer, Mike Green, and then Brouwer again to seal […]

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