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Caps drop Game 3 to Isles, need more from players other than Al…

Caps drop Game 3 to Isles, need more from players other than Alex Ovechkin & Braden Holtby

thehockeynews.com Updated 4 hours ago
After a strong showing against the New York Islanders in Game 2 of their first-round playoff showdown, the Washington Capitals were outplayed for the grand majority of Game 3 Sunday en route to losing 2-1 in overtime and falling behind two games to one …
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  • John Tavares' quick overtime goal lifts Islanders over Capitals…

    John Tavares' quick overtime goal lifts Islanders over Capitals in Game 3

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 4 hours ago
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders wasted little time in grabbing a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 Sunday afternoon. They only needed 15 seconds of overtime. John Tavares’ goal in the extra period helped give the Islanders a 2-…
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  • Capitals goalie Holtby says he's ready to return for Game 3 of …

    Capitals goalie Holtby says he's ready to return for Game 3 of series against Islanders

    NHL.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Capitals starting goalie Braden Holtby says he's over his illness and ready to return for Game 3 of Washington's first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. Coach Barry Trotz isn't making a commitment to who h...
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  • The Capitals’ Game 2 win felt inevitable, and panic-free

    The Capitals’ Game 2 win felt inevitable, and panic-free

    washingtonpost.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    The situation called for panic. The Capitals — whose playoff letdowns are as much a part of franchise history as mullets and mustaches — were down two goals. A two-game deficit was peeking through the tunnels. You wondered whether the Caps would try to …
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  • NHL Three Stars: Backstrom aids Caps' comeback; Galchenyuk nets…

    NHL Three Stars: Backstrom aids Caps' comeback; Galchenyuk nets OT winner for Habs

    yahoo.com Apr 18 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom played a big part in Washington’s come-from-behind 4-3 win over the New York Islanders in Game 2. After assisting on the Capitals’ first tally, he helped set up Alex Ovechkin’s goal late in th…
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  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    NHL Playoff Capsules

    NHL.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series a...
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  • Capitals protect shaky Grubauer to even series with Islanders

    Capitals protect shaky Grubauer to even series with Islanders

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com NHL.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    A shaky goalie can sap a playoff team’s confidence in a hurry, or it can galvanize the rest of the squad to cover up their deficiencies and get the job done another way. The latter was the case on Friday, as the Washington Capitals overcame a weak perfo…
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  • Which Game 1 loser faces the most pressure to win Game 2?

    Which Game 1 loser faces the most pressure to win Game 2?

    thehockeynews.com Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    If you’ve just lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs or if you’re annoyed at the header of this article, you’re likely thinking, “Sheesh, it’s one game, this is not news, mountain out of a molehill,” etc. And you’d be right in certain cases. You’d be …
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  • Capitals sign Barber to entry-level contract

    Capitals sign Barber to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed forward Riley Barber to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2015-16 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Barber, 21, was drafted by ...
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  • Have Caps fans moved from rocking the red to just plain seeing …

    Have Caps fans moved from rocking the red to just plain seeing red?

    washingtonpost.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    It’s clear Capitals fans have gotten a lot smarter about how they cheer for their team in the playoffs. Walking the concourse Wednesday night about 15 minutes before the game, the crowd felt surprisingly thin. There were VERY few Isles fans to speak of …
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  • “ Is a Superboyfriend.”

    “ Is a Superboyfriend.”

    deadspin.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    “[Capitals Center Brooks Laich] Is a Superboyfriend.”Read more...
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  • If Isles’ young guns continue stepping up as they did in Game 1…

    If Isles’ young guns continue stepping up as they did in Game 1 win, Caps are in trouble

    thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    In the New York Islanders’ 4-1 Game 1 victory over Washington Wednesday, superstar center and Hart Trophy candidate John Tavares had just one assist. That could be interpreted by some as an ominous harbinger of what’s to come for them against the Capita…
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  • How could the Capitals be so flat for a playoff opener?

    How could the Capitals be so flat for a playoff opener?

    washingtonpost.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    There doesn’t seem to be much dispute that the Capitals came out flat, disjointed, and uninspired in the first 20 minutes of their playoff opener Wednesday night. Neither was there much dispute that one team seemed to be moving at a postseason pace, and…
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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.

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