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In a fitting twist, Eric Fehr and Brooks Orpik are central figures in Game 2

Pittsburgh’s Fehr and Washington’s Orpik changed sides in the rivalry and were involved in Fehr’s game-winner.
Via Capitals Insider
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Meme is Born -- Marcus Johansson and 'Dearest Abigail'

Watch CSN's segment about 'Dearest Abigail' on #CapitalsTalk in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.Marcus Johansson showed up to Verizon Center for Game
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Capitals are headed down a bad path

The Washington Capitals were outplayed twice on their home ice this week. In Saturday night’s Game 2 loss to the Penguins, they were dominated for at least 40 minutes, appeared ill-equipped to handle Pittsburgh’s high-flying offense and couldn’t stay out of the penalty box. They went 14 minutes without taking a shot at one point, misfired […]
Via DC Sports Blog
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Fehr scores late goal to lift Penguins past Capitals in Game 2

The longtime Washington forward beats his former team with 4:28 to play to even the series.
Via Capitals Insider
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Hold Off Capitals in Game 2, Win 2-1

WASHINGTON — The Capitals were outshot 35-24 in their 2-1 Game 2 loss to the Penguins at Verizon Center on Saturday. It was Eric Fehr who put the dagger in the Capitals, scoring the game-winning goal against his former team with four minutes and 28 second remaining in regulation. Scoring opportunities limited Washington early. Pittsburgh led the Caps 28-10 in shots on goal through...
Via CBS DC
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best and worst moments from the Capitals’ Game 2 loss to the Penguins

The Capitals lost, 2-1, in Game 2 of their second-round series Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here are the best and worst moments, from start to finish: Best recycling: A former Matt Hendricks admirer made good use of masking tape to save some cash and avoid having to buy a new jersey. Maybe he’ll peel it […]
Via DC Sports Blog
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brooks Orpik lays a high and late hit on Olli Maatta

There have been a few ugly hits in this year’s playoffs, but this one from Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta may the worst of the bunch. Orpik with a completely unnecessary, dangerous hit pic.twitter.com/ctlPfDT7ZM — Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) May 1, 2016 Another angle: possible reasonable explanations: has a bet going to see what it takes to get suspended in the playoffs...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Playoff Rally Towels

For Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, fans were treated to Rally Towel giveaways as they reached their seats. Rather than distribute them at the door as fans came through security, the towels were laid out onto every seat, presenting a stunning visual as you entered the empty arena. The towels are sponsored by the […]
Via Capitals Outsider
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington D.C. firefighters are taking their Capitals superstition very seriously

The NHL has yet to release the schedule for the Capitals-Penguins semifinals series but in the mean time: DO NOT MOVE this Evgeny Kuznetsov figurine at a certain firehouse in Washington D.C.:Infallible logic. You can't argue that!The 23-year-old center Kuznetsov tallied 20 shots on goal and scored once in the Capitals' opening round series win over the Flyers, but clearly his little...
Via Fox Sports
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps’ Backstrom Breaks Through vs. Neuvirth (Video)

WASHINGTON — After starting the series on the bench, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Neuvirth has dominated his former team, earning first star honors in Games 4 and 5. He blocked 72-straight shots between the third period of Game 4 and the second period of Game 6 (106 minutes), before allowing a sharp shot from Washington Capitals alternate captain Nicklas Backstrom. Here...
Via CBS DC
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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