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Jay Beagle finds opponent's stick caught in helmet (Video)

Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle found himself in an awkward position Thursday night when an opposing player's stick got caught inside his helmet visor. It happened late in the second period as the Capitals took on Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their NHL second round playoff series. Beagle banged into Penguins defenseman Kris Letang along the boards and somehow skated away with his...
Via Holdout Sports
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst moments from Capitals’ Game 1 overtime win over Penguins

Washington and Pittsburgh resumed a storied rivalry Thursday when they kicked off the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Verizon Center. Game 1 was the clubs’ first playoff meeting since 2009 and their ninth all-time, and there were plenty of entertaining moments to keep fans interested through the Capitals’ overtime win. Here are the best and worst: Best […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Strike First vs. Penguins, Game 1 (Video)

WASHINGTON — It took most of the first period to break the scoreless tie at Verizon Center, but after a number of early missed opportunities, the Washington Capitals found an unlikely hero. After initially feeding the puck to teammate Jason Chimera, André Burakovsky was in the perfect place to clean up a deflection by Pens goalkeeper Matt Murray. The first video angle is from...
Via CBS DC
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 1 discussion thread

The second round is here. Join the discussion.
Via Capitals Insider
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Pens-Caps can determine if Crosby or Ovechkin is better

For the first time since 2009, the NHL’s biggest stars — Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin — will meet in a postseason series. The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins open their second-round series on Thursday night in what many feel is a de facto conference championship, as these teams finished 1-2 in the East but because of the NHL’s asinine playoff system, this is...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do Not Move Kuznetsov: D.C. fire station by Verizon Center has Caps’ lucky charm

  When the Capitals and Penguins drop the puck on Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Thursday, the lucky Evgeny Kuznetsov figurine at the station housing Engine 2 and Rescue Squad 1 across the street from the Verizon Center will be in position. If everyone complies with the order on Lt. Stephen Kuhn’s strongly […]
Via DC Sports Blog
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie watched Game 7, says “I care a lot about those guys”

T.J. Oshie is gone, but certainly not forgotten in St. Louis. Blues fans have been checking in on the current Washington Capitals forward during the playoffs and it turns out that Oshie has been doing the same on the Blues. Ex-#StlBlues F T.J. Oshie said Game 7 vs. #Blackhawks was first full NHL game he watched on TV. "I care a lot about those guys," he said. — Stephen Whyno ...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brayden Schenn suspended three games next season for hit on T.J. Oshie

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended three games next season by the NHL for his hit to the head of T.J Oshie. The dangerous hit occurred in Game 6 of the Flyers first-round series playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Oshie corralled the puck behind the Flyers goal, and Schenn, with a full head of steam, charged at him and left his feet to make...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

VitalsPittsburgh: 48-26-8 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Washington: 56-18-8 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Season SeriesPittsburgh took three of five contests during the 2015-2016 campaign, including a 4-3 overtime victory at the Verizon Center on April 7.Playoff HistoryThe most recent postseason meeting between these teams was in 2009...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trotz provides updates on Alzner, Orpik

Barry Trotz gave updates on the status of Karl Alzner and Brooks Orpik heading into the second round.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals won because of D.C. firefighter superstitions

When it comes to sports, fans can be very superstitious. Take a step inside a Washington D.C. firehouse and you will see just the latest example of a superstition not to be messed with. At least as long as the Washington Capitals are fighting for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup above their heads this postseason. Hockey players have playoff beards. Firefighters at one Washington...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orpik returns to practice for Capitals, Alzner does not

After missing the final three games of the Capitals’ series against the Flyers, veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik was back on the ice at Kettler on Tuesday wearing full-contact navy blue.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: I don't score the way Alexander Ovechkin does

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL Playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still elite players. Crosby led the Penguins in scoring this season with 36 goals and 85 points...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Individual Playoff Tickets For Eastern Conference Semifinals Go On Sale Monday, April 25

ARLINGTON, Va. – A limited number of Washington Capitals individual game tickets for the 2016 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals versus the Pittsburgh Penguins will go on sale to the public on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are availab...
Via NHL.com - Capitals
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Guess what Flyers fans told Alex Ovechkin

Following Sunday’s post-game handshake between the Capitals and Flyers, which remains one of the most honorable traditions in professional sports, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was skating off the Wells Fargo Center ice when several Flyers fans began screaming at him.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brayden Schenn cross-checks Evgeny Kuznetsov

The Philadelphia Flyers were trying to force Game 5 with a win in Game 4 on Wednesday, but they had to battle their frustrations with the series as much as they had to battle the Washington Capitals.  Brayden Schenn’s anger got the best of him as he cross-checked Evgeny Kuznetsov in the back of the knee after the whistle. This hit by Schenn to the side of Kuznetsov's knee...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers penalized after fans throw bracelet giveaways on ice

The Philadelphia Flyers honored their late owner Ed Snider by having a moment of silence before their playoff game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. They also handed out memorial bracelets to their fans. Unfortunately, many of those bracelets hit the ice after a brawl that broke out in the third period which resulted in multiple Flyers penalties...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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