Post Tagged with: "Nicklas Backstrom"

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Top 5 Most Disappointing Players of the 2015 NHL Playoffs

Previously, Derek Neumeier published an article here in which he outlined the five players who he thought have given the best breakout performances in this year’s postseason. Inspired by this, […]

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Alex Ovechkin and the First Line must Show up for a Game 6 Capitals Win

The New York Rangers were 100 seconds away from elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday but managed to pull off a 2-1 overtime victory against the Washington Capitals. Had […]

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The Various Arguments Surrounding Backstrom’s Hit on Boyle

In the aftermath of Thursday evening’s game one between the Rangers and the Capitals, there has been plenty of discussion regarding the hit that Nicklas Backstrom put on Dan Boyle […]

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Hockey News: Trade Malkin?; Babcock to the Oilers?; Caps and Ducks Win

After yet another failed season in Pittsburgh, there has been some talk that the Penguins should finally consider trading Evgeni Malkin, [Sportsnet], but not to shake things up. Rather, to free […]

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The 7 Best Washington Capitals Stats From Round 1

The Washington Capitals have punched a ticket to a second round match against the New York Rangers. Here are the seven best stats from their first round victory over the […]

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The 5 Most Improved Capitals in the 2014-15 Season

The Washington Capitals take their 3-2 Stanley Cup first round series lead on the road Saturday, looking to beat the New York Islanders and move on to a Round 2 […]

by · April 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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Braden Holtby is Why the Capitals Can Lift the Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals are no strangers to postseason hockey. However, getting past the second round of the playoffs is a skill they’ve not mastered since their run to the Stanley […]

by · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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When Power Plays Kill: the Lightning Post-Season Woes

Throughout the 2014-2015 regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were number one in the NHL in lighting the lamp, putting up an average of 3.16 goals per game.  They were […]

by · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Barry Trotz’s Nashville Philosophies Now Thriving In Washington

  Before this season whenever opposing NHL teams faced off against the Nashville Predators they had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Stifling defense, stout goaltending, and opportunistic […]

by · February 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
John Carlson has quietly been building a name for himself as a very dependable d-man for the Washington Capitals.(Bridget Samuels/Flickr)

John Carlson: The New Mike Green in Washington

The Washington Capitals currently sit in the first Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, an improvement from last season, and it’s because they have one of the top scoring […]

by · January 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Washington Capitals
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4 Current Players Who Could Become Highest Scoring Swede

Looking at the list of all-time scoring Swedish-born players, there are now four players currently playing who at the end of their days could challenge Sundin for the top spot. […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 3 comments · Hockey History
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Robbed by the All-Star Selection Gurus?

The NHL has announced its 2015 All-Star lineup. The gurus have spoken. Some fans are not happy. They feel strongly that their favorite player on their favorite team got robbed. […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · All-Star Weekend, News/Commentary