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Capitals’ prospect Madison Bowey ejected for questionable hit

Capitals’ prospect Madison Bowey ejected for questionable hit

thehockeynews.com Updated May 27 (yesterday)
The Hershey Bears may have to play Game 5 of their Calder Cup playoff series on Sunday without the services of defenceman Madison Bowey. Bowey was ejected from Game 4 on Friday night after catching Toronto Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen with an elbow t…
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  • Matt Murray gets call to start Game 6 with Penguins facing elim…

    Matt Murray gets call to start Game 6 with Penguins facing elimination

    thehockeynews.com May 24 (5 days ago)
    Matt Murray’s play has helped the Pittsburgh Penguins get by the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, and now Mike Sullivan is hoping Murray can keep his magical post-season going because the Penguins coach has decided to turn back to the 21-year-o…
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  • Ted Leonsis Gets Roasted By Blogger 

    Ted Leonsis Gets Roasted By Blogger 

    deadspin.com May 19
    The following is the most satisfying three-act play you will ever witness, in which Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis attempts to make a crack about Yahoo’s decline and dragged out sale process, and gets positively roasted by Puck Daddy proprietor G…
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  • Case against the case for trading Alex Ovechkin (Huge If True)

    Case against the case for trading Alex Ovechkin (Huge If True)

    yahoo.com May 19
    Well it's that time of year again: The Washington Capitals are out of the playoffs and many people have seemingly decided that the best way for them to improve is to trade the guy who has led the league in goal-scoring for each of the last four seasons.…
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  • Penguins’ Rutherford, Capitals’ MacLellan, Stars’ Nill named fi…

    Penguins’ Rutherford, Capitals’ MacLellan, Stars’ Nill named finalists for GM of the Year

    The Penguins took a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference final with a convincing Game 3 victory on Wednesday night, and that means GM Jim Rutherford’s bunch is only two wins shy of winning the Eastern Conference and six victories away from taking h…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five legends who waited longer than Alex Ovech…

    Down Goes Brown: Five legends who waited longer than Alex Ovechkin to win a Stanley Cup

    Alex Ovechkin has been under the spotlight for the past week, following the premature end to the Washington Capitals’ dominant season at the hands of Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s been criticized for a lack of production at key moments…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Thomas Greiss’ success means Jaroslav Halak coul…

    Rumor Roundup: Thomas Greiss’ success means Jaroslav Halak could hit the trade market

    Goaltender Thomas Greiss’ solid performance filling in for sidelined starter Jaroslav Halak could spell the end of the latter’s tenure with the New York Islanders. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports Isles GM Garth Snow sang Greiss’ praises, suggesting he’s…
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  • Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff succ…

    Maple Leafs rebuild gets a big boost from Marlies’ playoff success

    So the Toronto Marlies are off to the Eastern Conference final in the American League as the executives with the big team tap the tips of their fingers together, their plan falling perfectly into place. Mitch Marner and his London Knights made a mockery…
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  • Let’s not try to settle the Crosby vs. Ovechkin debate until th…

    Let’s not try to settle the Crosby vs. Ovechkin debate until their careers are over

    Can we put the Sid vs. Ovie debate to bed until their careers are completed? Please. The truth is, at this stage of their careers, there is no correct answer to the debate. If the matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals in the se…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goalt…

    Rumor Roundup: Big decisions loom in Dallas as Stars seek goaltending upgrade

    The Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals are the latest to join the list of playoff casualties. Their early exits from the postseason makes them fodder for offseason trade and free-agent speculation. Shaky goaltending was the prime …
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  • Stanley Cup Jersey Fouls: Evgeny Kuznetsov is a wizard

    Stanley Cup Jersey Fouls: Evgeny Kuznetsov is a wizard

    yahoo.com May 13
    As the Stanley Cup Playoff games have gotten bigger, jersey fouls have continued to get better. Even though there are just four teams remaining, fans across the hockey world have continued to submit hilarious fouls to us. Washington Capitals forward Evg…
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  • Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Washington Capitals

    Eulogy: Remembering the 2015-16 Washington Capitals

    yahoo.com May 13
    (Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we're bound to lose some friends along the journey. We've asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the mo…
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  • Report: Giroux to undergo surgery to repair hip injury, sports …

    Report: Giroux to undergo surgery to repair hip injury, sports hernia

    Flyers captain Claude Giroux had an underwhelming playoff performance, registering just one assist as Philadelphia was sent packing in six games by the Washington Capitals. The belief was Giroux’s lack of production was due to an injury, and though he d…
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  • Puck over glass rule in desperate need of reform

    Puck over glass rule in desperate need of reform

    I’ve never been a fan of the puck over glass penalty rule. It’s always felt as though the punishment dwarfs the crime, especially when compared to other infractions that either get penalized with an identical two minute minor or not at all. Screaming ca…
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  • Capitals will be back – and they’ll win a Stanley Cup someday

    Capitals will be back – and they’ll win a Stanley Cup someday

    Tuesday night was a terrible night to be a Washington Capitals fan. Wednesday will be an even worse day to be one. And the coming days, both in the short- and long-term in the off-season, will be tinged with regret and lamentations about what might have…
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  • Alex Ovechkin, Capitals devastated after another playoff shortf…

    Alex Ovechkin, Capitals devastated after another playoff shortfall

    yahoo.com May 11
    PITTSBURGH – “We lost in the second round. It sucks." That was Alex Ovechkin after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, speaking tacitly in the visitors’ locker room at CONSOL Energy Center. I’ve listened to Ovechkin speak after a playoff e…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Bonino closes out Capitals

    NHL Three Stars: Bonino closes out Capitals

    No. 1 Star: Nick Bonino, Pittsburgh Penguins The center scored the series-winning goal at 6:32 in overtime to propel the Penguins to the conference final with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals. No. 2 Star: Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh Penguins Phil The …
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  • Rapid Reaction: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Washington Capitals 3 (O…

    Rapid Reaction: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Washington Capitals 3 (OT)

    ESPN.com May 11
    Rapid Reaction: Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Washington Capitals 3 (OT)
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  • How The Hell Did Jay Beagle Make That Game-Saving Block?

    How The Hell Did Jay Beagle Make That Game-Saving Block?

    deadspin.com May 11
    The Pittsburgh Penguins dispatched the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime tonight in Pittsburgh, weathering a furious third-period comeback and eventually winning on a Nick Bonino tap-in. However, it could have ended earlier in overtime, had Jay Beagle…
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  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout 01:00

    Capitals Edge Sabres In Shootout

    Mar 16
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's shootout goal lifted the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Sabres.
  • Video - Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak 00:48

    Caps Stop Bruins' Hot Streak

    Mar 15
    Braden Holtby had 32 saves in Washington's 2-0 win over Boston, which ended the Bruins' five-game winning streak.
  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.