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  • Late in the second period Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, linemates Troy Brouwer and Andre Burakovsky found themselves with a gift. The New York Rangers’ clearing attempt had struck Burakovsky’s chest at the blue line, which gave the Capitals forwards a two-on-one rush in a one-goal game. Burakovsky drew the initial attention of defenseman […]... read more...
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  • 1. Jury’s still out on whether or not the loss of Mats Zuccarello has had a profound impact on the Rangers lineup. It’s not the total reason the Rangers are down 2-1 right now, but the dent it put into the Rangers lineup can’t be ignored. Jesper Fast and Chris Kreider seem to have nice chemistry with one another as a result of Martin St.Louis moving into Zucc’s vacated spo... read more...
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  • NEW YORK – To spin Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 loss in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals forward, as the Washington Capitals tried, the best place to start would be inside their locker room at Madison Square Garden. There was frustration over the two-goal deficit at the end of the first period, sure, and disappointment over their inability […]... read more...
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  • NEW YORK—As Barry Trotz evaluated the players on his new team before the season, his critique for forward Marcus Johansson was for him to shoot more and to use his speed and skill to be more productive. He thought Johansson had plateaued and gotten too comfortable, and then he had a revelation. Johansson is just […]... read more...
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  • To hear Coach Barry Trotz tell it, the reason the Washington Capitals have become so adept at rebounding after losses, at moving beyond disappointment and fixing their mistakes, comes from nothing more than the sinking feeling of watching another team celebrate. And in this way, they were not unlike any other NHL team, or professional sports team, for that matter. [̷... read more...
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  • Grappling with an undisclosed injury, minor in nature according to the Washington Capitals but serious enough that they made an emergency recall for insurance, defenseman Tim Gleason participated without issue in Monday morning’s optional skate and said he would play in Game 3 against the New York Rangers. “Yes sir,” Gleason replied when asked if […]... read more...
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  • Grab a handful of the Washington Capitals’ most memorable moments during this still-young postseason — beer bottles crashing onto the ice at Nassau Coliseum, game-winning goals scored by Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward, either of Alex Ovechkin’s howitzers against the New York Rangers — and one stands out as the most gleeful. Saturday afternoon, there was forward […... read more...
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  • NEW YORK — The Washington Capitals understand the situation their second-round foes face, backed into the corner at home with a 1-0 series deficit, scrapping to avoid limping onto the road even closer to elimination. They were in the New York Rangers’ shoes during the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Islanders, blowing Game 1 at Verizon C... read more...
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  • He was one white sweater among the seven Washington Capitals forwards who participated in Tuesday afternoon’s optional skate, a light workout with the assistant coaches to stay fresh, but simply being beside his teammates again meant something more to Eric Fehr. Sixteen days had passed since he left during the first period of Game 3 […]... read more...
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