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The 5 Steps The Caps Need to Take to Make the Playoffs

The short answer: win five games. Since the lockout the average number of points it’s taken to secure 8th place is 92.5 points, right now the Caps are on pace […]

by · March 29, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
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Steven Stamkos and the Quest for 60 Goals

  Throughout a difficult season for the Tampa Bay Lighting center Steven Stamkos has been scoring goals at a record pace. He eclipsed the team record (held by Vincent Lecavalier) […]

by · March 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals
Sabres, Caps faceoff in pivotal matchup late in the season (Tom Turk/THW)

Sabres Beat Caps in D.C., Playoffs Inching Farther Away for Washington

Few would have predicted late March’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals to feature playoff implications, but with the Caps and Sabres tied with 84 points before their […]

by · March 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals
Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were united in Game 5 (Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: A Balanced Meaty Playoff Schedule….

We have survived much this fantasy hockey season but now comes the last March edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a […]

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Pre-Season Expectations vs. Post-Season Reality

Every October before the puck’s dropped analysts begin the tea leaf readings on the season and weighed in with their predictions for who will hoist the Cup nine months later.  […]

Alex Ovechkin (michael starghill/Flickr)

Capitals Must Use Intangibles and Self-Motivation Toward Playoff Push

It’s been a strange and, at times, tumultuous season for the Washington Capitals, but they have found themselves in the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, despite losing, 4-3, to the […]

by · March 24, 2012 · 3 comments · Washington Capitals
Caps Playoff Chances: What Needs to Happen

Caps Playoff Chances: What Needs to Happen

If you ask a Sabres or Jets fan, the Caps are in a good place. But with two weeks of hockey left there’s still enough time for a major Eastern […]

Mario Lemieux and Olaf Kolzig collide (Claude Croteau/Flickr)

Caps Playoffs Past and Present: Who’s in Net?

For 11 years the Washington Capitals never had to ask who was in net. The answer was Olaf Kolzig, a goalie who brought the franchise the closest they’ve ever come […]

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CSN Washington’s Alan May: Holmstrom “One of NHL’s dirtiest players”

Midway through the first period of Monday night’s Detroit Red Wings-Washington Capitals game the Red Wings put the puck in the net for what looked to be their first goal […]

Captain V leads the Bolts in scoring in the postseason

What Is Next For The Tampa Bay Lightning?

Though the players and coaches won’t say it in public, the chances of the Tampa Bay Lightning making the playoffs this season are nigh-impossible. With 11 games remaining on their […]

Cap Space: Beyond the Playoffs

Cap Space: Beyond the Playoffs

The Undertaker has quite an undertaking ahead of him. No, not another Caps playoff run – George ‘The Undertaker’ McPhee is going to have to take the fighting spirit he […]

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

Keith Aucoin’s Scenic Route to the NHL

It can be tough to crack a big league lineup. The mental wear and tear of bouncing back and forth between the minors and NHL isn’t easy, just ask journeyman […]