Tag Archive | "Washington Capitals"

Capitals’ Carlson wants to stay in Washington 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson had the type of season that every player dreams of.  Carlson, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, won a Stanley Cup and had the best season of his career in a contract year. Carlson led all NHL defensemen in points (68) and was tied…

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The Washington Capitals are the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions

Friday, June 8, 2018

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On Thursday, the Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 to win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.  The Capitals went into the third period trailing 3-2, but Devante Smith-Pelly scored at 9:52 and Lars Eller scored the eventual game-winner at 12:23 and Braden Holtby took it the rest of…

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 5: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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After winning games 2, 3 and 4, the Washington Capitals are back in Las Vegas looking to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.  In addition to it being the first Cup ever for the Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin would also become the first Russian captain to ever win the Stanley Cup.  Is tonight…

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Colin Miller suffered a broken nose in Game 4

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Vegas Golden Knights’ defensemen Colin Miller suffered a broken nose during the Washington Capitals’ fifth goal of Game 4 on Monday.  Capitals forward T.J. Oshie punished Miller while completing a drop-pass to Nicklas Backstrom in the third period of the Capitals’ 6-2 win.  Hard work, saucy passes, dagger goals. #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/u8kn3bim2k — Washington Capitals…

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Monday, June 4, 2018

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The Vegas Golden Knights have lost games 2 and 3 and that is going to result in them making some lineup changes for Game 4.  This marks just the second time in these playoffs that the Golden Knights have trailed in a series—the first time was after Game 1 against the Winnipeg Jets in the…

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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The Washington Capitals did exactly what you are supposed to do in Game 2, go on the road and steal a game.  Despite losing Evgeny Kuznetsov to an upper-body injury in the first period, the Capitals held on to a 3-2 win in Vegas on Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights outshot Washington in Game 2,…

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UPDATE: Kuznetsov will be a game-time decision for Game 3

Friday, June 1, 2018

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Following Friday’s optional practice, Washington Capitals’ head coach Barry Trotz said that Evgeny Kuznetsov “hasn’t been medically cleared” yet but that he is “a game-time decision for Game 3.” “It’s always nice to see the guy being ready,” Alex Ovechkin told Washington Post reporter Isabelle Khurshudyan. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to be fine tomorrow.”  By…

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Capitals hold on to Game 2 win without Kuznetsov

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals won their first ever Stanley Cup Finals game, but it didn’t come without drama.  You can basically expect the Vegas Golden Knights to score the first goal of the game right now, and they did so for the 13th time in 17 games in Game 2. James Neal potted his…

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Marchessault is “100 percent fine” for Game 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Vegas Golden Knights’ winger Jonathan Marchessault is “100 percent fine” to play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals according to Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant.  Marchessault left Game 1 in concussion protocol after being crushed by a controversial late hit from Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson.  Many expected supplemental discipline for Wilson, who…

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Stanley Cup Finals Game 2: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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If Game 1 was any indication, we are going to be in for an unbelievable series.  The game opened with a sword fight at centre ice won by the Vegas Golden Knights and ended with another Vegas Golden Knights victory. The game was fast-paced with both offence and physicality—the kind of game you dream of…

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