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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 […]

Eating Crow and Alex Ovechkin’s Transformation

Ovechkin celebrates a PP goal, one of the main ways Adam Oates has rejuvented the $100 million man. (Clydeorama) "As the pressure on Ovechkin continues to mount, how he responds to it will be key.  He can either work to be better all around, like Ilya Kovalchuk, or wallow and burn out, like Pavel Bure. […]

Rapid Rewind: Cooking With Gas. Capitals 4, Lightning 2

  Joel Ward celebrates his goal Sunday (TBT). The Washington Capitals won yet another game on Sunday night, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-2 inside Verizon Center for their fourth consecutive win.  After falling behind twice, the Capitals got goals from Alex Ovechkin (twice), John Carlson, and Joel Ward to come […]

7th Annual Washington Capitals College Hockey Fair

The Verizon Center will be host to the 7th Annual Washington Capitals College Hockey Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 12:30 p.m. To 5:00 p.m. This is a yearly event that aims to provide an opportunity for young players and their parents in the Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. Area to meet and learn from coaches […]

Rapid Rewind: Back On Top. Capitals 2, Islanders 1 (SO)

Another goal from Mike Green helped the Caps continue their surge. (AP) The Washington Capitals kicked off the Martin Erat era on a high note Thursday, beating the New York Islanders for the first time all season by a final score of 2-1 in a shootout.  After Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four […]

Capitals Going Against Stacked Odds With Erat Acquisition

Was this move worth its potential pitfalls? (Flickr) Wednesday afternoon, as 3 PM and the NHL’s trade deadline came and went, it initially appeared that the Washington Capitals had stood pat on deadline day for the second year in a row.  Soon after, there were rumblings that the Capitals had made a big deal.  The […]

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