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2014/04/18 19:19
2014/04/18 19:19
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After rotating through four systems and three coaches in the previous three seasons, the Washington Capitals finally started a year on what seemed to be solid ground. In the second year under Coach...
2014/04/18 19:19
2014/04/18 19:19
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2014/04/18 01:19
2014/04/18 01:19
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... part of my job,” Ovechkin, 28, said Monday in his final interview with local reporters this season. “I’m captain of the team and of course I have to take responsibility. I have to take...
2014/04/16 17:20
2014/04/16 17:20
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But as the Capitals consider numerous organizational changes after failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring, Green is coming off another season with mixed results. If a significant...
2014/04/15 21:20
2014/04/15 21:20
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Examine the Capitals roster and there aren’t many players who aren’t under contract for next season. As of this writing, Washington already has more than $58.4 million committed to 21 players for the...
2014/04/15 19:08
2014/04/15 19:08
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For the Washington Capitals, to say that missing the postseason for the first time in seven years is embarrassing would be a gross understatement, because much more was expected of this team. And, as...
2014/04/15 14:19
2014/04/15 14:19
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Every breakdown day comes with a laundry list of injuries, confirmed or shared. Monday was no exception so here’s an update on all of the Capitals’ walking wounded. More updates to come on all of...
2014/04/14 16:05
2014/04/14 16:05
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NEWARK, N.J. • Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils, and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their...
2014/04/14 04:27
2014/04/14 04:27
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Winners of the National Hockey League's William M. Jennings Trophy, awarded to goaltenders playing in a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals allowed (Note: 1995 minimum was lowered...
2014/04/14 01:20
2014/04/14 01:20
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The Tampa Bay Lightning wrapped up home-ice advantage for their first-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens by edging the Washington Capitals 1-0 in a shootout Sunday in the...
2014/04/14 00:19
2014/04/14 00:19
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Matt Carle scored the lone goal in the tiebreak as Washington set an NHL season record for most shootouts (21) and a new season low for themselves in shots (seven) through the first 40 minutes. But...
2014/04/12 05:45
2014/04/12 05:45
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and Tampa Bay beat Columbus. Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, who took a one-point...
2014/04/11 19:19
2014/04/11 19:19
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Dynamic and overwhelming on offense, Washington entered the playoffs that year a feared juggernaut, only to be eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. In the four seasons since that...
2014/04/10 06:19
2014/04/10 06:19
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Austrian cross country skier Johannes Duerr and Polish bobsleigher Daniel Zalewski were on Wednesday sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for failing drug controls at the Sochi...
2014/04/09 16:13
2014/04/09 16:13
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With the NHL playoff race heating up, we track the teams impacted by last night’s results and which of tonight’s games will affect the playoff picture. EASTERN CONFERENCE If the season ended...
2014/04/09 13:19
2014/04/09 13:19
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The Capitals kept their faint playoff hopes alive last night with a 4-1 win in St. Louis, and Alex Ovechkin reached another milestone in the process. With his first-period tally, Ovechkin became the...
2014/04/09 07:01
2014/04/09 07:01
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ST. LOUIS >> Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the...
2014/04/08 16:24
2014/04/08 16:24
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The Washington Capitals will try to keep their playoff hopes alive for another day, but must do so on Tuesday night against the Western Conference leading St. Louis Blues. The Capitals did themselves...
2014/04/07 20:40
2014/04/07 20:40
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However, the really bizarre part is that only one of those 868 skaters (Steve Ott, until recently of the woeful Buffalo Sabres) has a worse plus/minus total than the minus-35 Ovechkin’s lugging...
2014/04/06 04:19
2014/04/06 04:19
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As encouraging as Washington’s rally from a two-goal deficit and triumph in the tiebreak might be in a vacuum, it doesn’t significantly improve their postseason chances. This particular triumph,...
2014/04/05 19:19
2014/04/05 19:19
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Cory Schneider stops Jason Chimera’s breakaway attempt. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Five thoughts on the loss to the Devils. 1. Missed opportunities. That about sums up the Capitals‘ season, what with...
2014/04/18 19:19
2014/04/18 19:19
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