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Which team should Capitals fans root for in the Stanley Cup pla…

Which team should Capitals fans root for in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

washingtonpost.com Updated 14 hours ago
The Stanley Cup playoffs start tonight, which was news to me, because the Capitals aren’t in them. Womp womp. There are exciting players (besides Alex Ovechkin) and story lines to watch, and the NHL’s postseason might be the best in sports, but it’s jus…
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  • Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    thehockeynews.com 20 hours ago
    Florida won the draft lottery last night, meaning the Panthers get the first crack at an interesting field with a lot of variation in it. A lot goes into a draft list and the final results are always thrown into chaos by trades and reaches. As the draft…
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  • Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal i…

    Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal it?

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    Turnabout is fair play for the Florida Panthers. At last year’s draft lottery, the second-to-last Colorado Avalanche leap-frogged the Panthers to win first overall pick. This year, it was the Panthers who did the leap-frogging. Florida moved up one spot…
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  • Ovechkin: Caps are in 'middle of nowhere'

    Ovechkin: Caps are in 'middle of nowhere'

    Explaining early playoff exits became an annual, awkward task for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. This season, for the first time since 2007, they didn't even make the postseason, so now there's something new: real uncertainty.
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  • Lightning win, earn home ice against Habs

    Lightning win, earn home ice against Habs

    ESPN.com Apr 13 (3 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Lightning wrapped up home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens by edging the Washington Capitals 1-0 in a shootout Sunday in the regular-season finale.
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  • Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by …

    Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by edging Capitals 1-0 in shootout

    thehockeynews.com Apr 13 (3 days ago)
    Lightning earn home-ice edge in 1st round against Canadiens by edging Capitals 1-0 in shootout
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  • Getting To Know: Dennis Maruk

    Getting To Know: Dennis Maruk

    thehockeynews.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)
    Status: Former NHL center from 1975-1989 for California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons, Washington Capitals and Minnesota North Stars. Tallied 356 goals and 522 assists in 888 NHL games. Currently operates a hockey school called Winning Techniques just …
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  • Ovi scores No. 51 in Caps' shutout of Hawks

    Ovi scores No. 51 in Caps' shutout of Hawks

    ESPN.com NHL.com thehockeynews.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help lead the Washington Capitals to a low-intensity 4-0 rout of the coasting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in a game between teams whose postseason fates had already been decided.
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  • Why an Evgeni Malkin for Alex Ovechkin trade makes sense

    Why an Evgeni Malkin for Alex Ovechkin trade makes sense

    thehockeynews.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    Look at the headline. Take a deep breath and count to 10. The idea is preposterous, yes, but try to entertain it for a few minutes. If and only if the Pittsburgh Penguins bow out earlier than expected for the fifth straight post-season after winning the…
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  • The Washington Post's Katie Carrera has the definitive account …

    The Washington Post's Katie Carrera has the definitive account of the long-percolating demise of the

    deadspin.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    The Washington Post's Katie Carrera has the definitive account of the long-percolating demise of the Capitals. It's Caps-specific, sure, but should ring true for any fan who's seen their team's window close.Read more...
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  • Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same …

    Once again, Wizards and Capitals fail to make playoffs in same season

    washingtonpost.com Apr 10 (7 days ago)
    If you had told me at the beginning of the season that the Capitals would miss the playoffs and the Wizards would make the playoffs, I would’ve thought you were a little crazy. If you had told me that the Capitals and the Wizards would make the playoffs…
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  • NHL Playoff Death: Wings, Jackets clinch; Devils, Caps done

    NHL Playoff Death: Wings, Jackets clinch; Devils, Caps done

    yahoo.com Apr 10 (7 days ago)
    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. Fare thee well, New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Especially you, Washington Capitals, as you enter …
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  • Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

    Cancel your Caps playoff heartbreak plans

    washingtonpost.com Apr 10 (7 days ago)
    If there’s a silver lining to the Capitals’ being eliminated from the playoffs, besides the fact that it could be the impetus for a change in leadership many have called for, it’s that fans won’t be subjected to the postseason heartbreak that has define…
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  • Ovechkin, Capitals eliminated from playoffs

    Ovechkin, Capitals eliminated from playoffs

    Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, the first time they'll sit out the postseason since 2007.
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  • 3-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals eliminated f…

    3-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals eliminated from playoff contention

    NHL.com Apr 10
    WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals have been officially eliminated from playoff contention, the first time they'll sit out the post-season since 2007. The Capitals were off Wednesday night, when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Det...
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  • Video - Capitals Shut Out Blackhawks 00:40

    Capitals Shut Out Blackhawks

    Apr 11
    Alex Ovechkin scored his 51st goal of the season and logged an assist to lead the Capitals past the Blackhawks 4-0.
  • Video - The Disappointing Teams This Season 02:39

    The Disappointing Teams This Season

    Apr 10
    The Capitals, Maple Leafs and Senators top the list of the most disappointing teams this season in the NHL.
  • Video - SportsCenter's Inside The NHL 13:18

    SportsCenter's Inside The NHL

    Apr 10
    Steve Levy and Scott Burnside look at the race for the final wild-card spot, the most impressive team this regular season, and where do the Canucks go from here.
  • Video - Ovechkin Nets 50th Goal In Caps' Win 00:50

    Ovechkin Nets 50th Goal In Caps' Win

    Apr 8
    Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season and Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals to lead the Capitals past the Blues 4-1.

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