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NHL Finalizes Stanley Cup Finals Schedule

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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When the 2018 NHL Season started, the Washington Capitals were a bit of an afterthought after missing many opportunities to win a Stanley Cup and the Vegas Golden Knights were just happy to be there.  Once the season got started, the Golden Knights put people on notice and it quickly became evident that they were…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/23/18

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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In Game 6, the Washington Capitals once again outshot the Tampa Bay Lightning by a wide margin but were actually able to walk away with the win thanks to a strong performance from Braden Holtby.  The Capitals have finally slowed the Lightning’s power-play down, holding them to 0-for-3 in the last two games.  Heading into…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/19/18

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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The road team has swept the first four games of this Eastern Conference Finals, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to reverse that trend tonight.  Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in Games 1 and 2 in the friendly confines of Amalie Arena, but absolutely stood on his head in D.C. Hopefully for the the Lightning’s…

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a game-time decision for Game 4

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Backstrom has not played since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, but it looks like the Swedish-born centre could be back in the Washington Capitals lineup for Game 4.  Backstrom, who is third on the Capitals in assists (10) and fourth in points (13) in the postseason, skated again this morning and left the…

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Evgeny Kuznetsov sends Capitals to Eastern Conference Final

Monday, May 7, 2018

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For the first time in 20 years, the Washington Capitals are going to the Conference Finals. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored on a breakaway 5:27 into overtime to give the Capitals the victory and eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series. With the score tied 1-1 in the extra period, Alex Ovechkin recovered…

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Tom Wilson suspended three games for hit on Zach Aston-Reese

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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The hammer has been dropped. Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson has been suspended three games for his hit to the head of Penguins’ forward Zach Aston-Reese in Game 3. Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended three games for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. https://t.co/rrZ8Hp3XkE — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 2, 2018 Aston-Reese…

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Alex Ovechkin scores baseball-like game-winner, sticks it to Pittsburgh fans

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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The Washington Capitals needed a hero in Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Ovechkin delivered. Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal with 1:07 remaining to propel the Capitals to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Pittsburgh. After taking a pass from Nicklas Backstrom,  Ovechkin fired…

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Alex Ovechkin and Capitals eliminate Blue Jackets in Game 6

Monday, April 23, 2018

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There won’t be a Game 7 in Columbus. The Blue Jackets were eliminated from the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs following a 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 6 on Monday. Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin had another dominating performance, scoring a pair of goals to lead the way for Washington. Ovechkin concluded the series…

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DailyFaceoff 2017-18 NHL Predictions

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Oops. I guess I started my season previews too late because I only made it to Ottawa… not even close. Well let’s skip Philadelphia to Winnipeg and just get to my season predictions. This season we could truly see a changing of the guard in the NHL with former basement dwellers like the Edmonton Oilers…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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The Ottawa Senators missed the playoffs in 2015-16, but enjoyed a great postseason run last year and come into 2017-18 with high expectations. The Senators pushed the eventual Stanley Cup Champions to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Following a strong year, Ottawa did not make many changes this offseason. They lost Marc Methot…

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