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New York Rangers End Washington Capitals Season with 2-1 Game 7 Victory
May 12th, 2012 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Heartbroken once again. The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden to win the deciding seventh game of the series. The Rangers will advance to play the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals next week, while the Capitals will once again...

Washington Capitals Defeat New York Rangers 2-1, Force Game 7
May 9th, 2012 at 10:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** To Game 7 we go. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots as the Washington Capitals held on to defeat the New York Rangers by a score of 2-1 at the Verizon Center Wednesday night. Alex Ovechkin scored an early power play goal and the Capitals never looked back as they produced a...

What Just Happened? Washington Capitals Drop Game 5 in Overtime to New York Rangers
May 7th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Dale Hunter behind the bench in Game 4 alongside his players. ***PHOTO1*** 6.7 seconds. That's all that remained between the Washington Capitals and a 3-2 series lead over the New York Rangers. Unfortunately, Brad Richards tied the game at two with 6.6 left and Marc Staal scored just 1:35 into overtime as the Rangers...

Stars Step up as Washington Capitals Even Series with New York Rangers
May 5th, 2012 at 4:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Happy Cinco de Mayo. The Washington Capitals won on the holiday for the first time in its existence with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center. Mike Green notched the game-winning power play goal with 5:48 remaining to even series at two games apiece...

New York Rangers Defeat Washington Capitals 2-1 in Triple Overtime Marathon
May 3rd, 2012 at 12:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** This hurts, bad. But this series has a long way to go. Marian Gaborik scored the game winning overtime goal 14:41 into the third overtime on Thursday morning (yep) to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. The marathon lasted about five hours, and it was...

Washington Capitals Host New York Rangers in Hopes of Continuing Verizon Dominance
May 2nd, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 Series tied 1-1 ***PHOTO1*** Two days after knotting the series up at one game apiece with the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals look to take control of the seven-game set tonight at the Verizon Center. Although previous years' success doesn't have much correlation...

Alex Ovechkin Notches Game Winning Goal as Washington Capitals Even Series with New York Rangers
April 30th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Earlier today, Capitals 101 spoke about the need for Russian power in Game 2. The Great 8 answered. ***PHOTO1*** Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal with 7:27 remaining to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Ovechkin's power play tally came via...

New York Rangers Take Game 1 Over Washington Capitals in 3-1 Victory
April 28th, 2012 at 6:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Capitals will begin its series with the New York Rangers the same way as the Boston series: Down 1-0. Powered by two third period goals, the Rangers defeated the Caps by a 3-1 score at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon. Chris Kreider and Brad Richards scored within 1:30 of...

Washington Capitals Win Game 7 Over Boston Bruins in Overtime: Joel Ward Becomes a Hero
April 26th, 2012 at 12:35 AM
***PHOTO1*** They did it. 60 minutes of hockey didn't even settle Game 7. And then Joel Ward etched his name into the Washington sports history books forever. Ward scored on a Mike Knuble rebound 2:57 into overtime as the Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 2-1 at TD Garden Wednesday night. It...

Boston Bruins Send Series Back to Beantown for Game 7 with 4-3 Overtime Victory Against Washington Capitals
April 22nd, 2012 at 6:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** Game seven. Here we go again. The Washington Capitals erased three separate deficits in the game, but Tyler Seguin scored his first goal of the playoffs to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 overtime victory Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center. Seguin had taken advantage of a Nicklas Backstrom turnover in...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game Five: Story in Photos (Part One)
April 21st, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Braden Holtby during his intense pre-game warm-up/ritual. If that's not the face of a determined netminder, Capitals 101 doesn't know what is. ***PHOTO2*** Alexander Semin corrals a Dennis Wideman rebound before giving the Caps a 1-0 lead over the Boston Bruins. Tim Thomas sits virtually helpless in front of the net. ***PHOTO1*** Brad Marchand...

Washington Capitals Defeat Boston Bruins 4-3, Take 3-2 Series Lead
April 21st, 2012 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** What. A. Win. The 2011-12 Washington Capitals will have an opportunity to end the defending Stanley Cup champions' season tomorrow at the Verizon Center following a 4-3 victory in Boston Saturday afternoon. Although the Boston Bruins mounted two separate comebacks to tie the game, Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 1:27...

Boston Bruins Defeat Washington Capitals, Take 2-1 Series Lead
April 16th, 2012 at 11:24 PM
That loss hurts deep. But after the third consecutive one goal game, this series is far from being decided. ***PHOTO1*** Zdeno Chara scored on a fortunate deflection with 2:53 remaining to break a 3-3 tie, and the Boston Bruins held onto a 4-3 victory to seize a 2-1 series lead over the Washington...

Washington Capitals Defeat Boston Bruins 2-1 in Double Overtime: Thank You Nicklas Backstrom
April 14th, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Unbelievable. What other word could be used to describe it? Nicklas Backstrom scored the game winning goal in double overtime as the Washington Capitals earned a split in Beantown against the Boston Bruins Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. The Capitals' 2-1 victory evened up the series at one game apiece heading to...

Washington Capitals Beaten in Game One by Chris Kelly, Boston Bruins in Overtime
April 12th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** If game one is any indication of the series, we are going to see one hell of a battle between the Caps and Bruins to get to four wins. The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins played 60 minutes of scoreless hockey, but Chris Kelly needed just 1:18 in extra time to...

Washington Capitals Finish Regular Season with Dominating 4-1 Victory Over New York Rangers
April 7th, 2012 at 9:17 PM
Apparently the New York Rangers wanted no part of the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. At least it seemed that way. The Caps raced off to a 3-0 lead in the first period and cruised the rest of the way as they defeated the Rangers 4-1...

Washington Capitals Secure Playoff Spot Following 4-2 Victory Over Florida Panthers
April 5th, 2012 at 10:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's official. After all the inconsistency, the blown leads, the injuries, the Washington Capitals are in the playoffs. Following an earlier Buffalo Sabres' 2-1 loss, the Caps were victorious in their regular season home finale thanks to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in front of a sold-out Verizon Center to...

Steven Stamkos Scores Two Late Goals, Tampa Bay Lightning Defeats Washington Capitals 4-2
April 3rd, 2012 at 12:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Never mind the Southeast Division. The Washington Capitals are back to fighting for its playoff life. Following a Capitals’ game tying goal with just 3:17 remaining, Steven Stamkos scored with just over a minute left to help the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Caps 4-2 at Tampa Bay Times Forum Monday night. The...

Washington Capitals Win Second Straight Shootout, Defeat Montreal Canadiens 3-2
April 1st, 2012 at 1:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Capitals never make it easy, do they? However, just like on Thursday, it all doesn't matter. A win is a win. Following a blown multi-goal lead for the second time in three days, the Washington Capitals won in a shootout once again to best the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 at the Verizon Center...

Washington Capitals Keep Season Alive with Dramatic 3-2 Shootout Victory Over the Boston Bruins
March 29th, 2012 at 11:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** Zero scoring chances in the first period. A goaltender had to come on in relief of an injured one in the first frame. Nine shots through two stanzas. A second leading goal scorer ejected for a questionable call. A two goal lead blown in the waning minutes of the game....