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Washington Capitals Must Be Quick on Draw to Win Face-offs in Game 6
May 9th, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6 New York leads Washington 3-2 ***PHOTO1*** Before this series began, Capitals 101 published three keys that the Washington Capitals needed to concentrate on in order to defeat the New York Rangers. One of those keys was dominating in the face-off circles. The Rangers entered...

Washington Capitals Looking for Franchise’s First Win on Cinco De Mayo
May 4th, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Gametime: 12:30 EST TV: NBC Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 4 New York leads Washington 2-1 ***PHOTO1*** Cinco de Mayo. On a day in which our country celebrates Mexican heritage and pride, millions of Americans enjoy the holiday by consuming Coronas, margaritas, and other various Mexican-based beverages. Unfortunately, Washington Capitals fans have never had the privilege of celebrating...

Washington Capitals in Need of Russian Power for Game 2 Versus New York Rangers
April 30th, 2012 at 4:37 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 New York leads Washington 1-0 ***PHOTO1*** Countrymates Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin often found ways to guide the Washington Capitals to victory in the regular season. It seemed as though one of the Russians was making a big play in every desperate win...

Washington Capitals-New York Rangers Series Preview: Keys to Winning the Series
April 28th, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Gametime: 3:00 EST TV: NBC Eastern Conference Semifinals 1. New York Rangers (4-3) 7. Washington Capitals (4-3) Game 1 ***PHOTO1*** Sure, the 3-1 series comeback in 2009 was beautiful. The quick five game set in 2011 was completed in dominating fashion. However, both times the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers in the playoffs it was...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game 7: Keys to Victory
April 25th, 2012 at 6:08 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet, NESN, NBC Sports Network Game 7 ***PHOTO1*** Roster changes: Jeff Schultz will be suiting up for John Erskine. Schultz has played in one Game 7 in his career, the 2-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in 2009. He played 18:51 with two penalty minutes and an even...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game Four: Hopefully not the Last Call at Verizon Center
April 19th, 2012 at 3:45 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: Comcast Sportsnet (Washington), NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Bruins lead series 2-1 Game 1: 1-0 OT (Bruins) Game 2: 2-1 2OT (Caps) Game 3: 4-3 (Bruins) ***PHOTO1*** It's quite simple. With a victory over the Boston Bruins tonight, the Washington Capitals will even the series at two games apiece and will fly into...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game Two: Minor Changes Could Make Difference
April 13th, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Gametime: 3:00 EST TV: NBC Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game Two Boston leads 1-0 ***PHOTO1*** You don't need much of a game preview for this one, we all know what is at stake. (in case you do, here's Vog's game preview) The Washington Capitals look to even the series with the Boston Bruins Saturday afternoon at...

Washington Capitals Open Playoffs with Battle in Beantown Against Boston Bruins
April 12th, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game one Records: Washington Capitals (42-32-8) 92 points                   Boston Bruins (49-29-4) 102 points ***PHOTO1*** It's here. The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins have been working physically or mentally every day for the last seven months to get to this point. (September training...

Washington Capitals Conclude Regular Season in Big Apple Against New York Rangers
April 6th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Gametime: 6:30 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Records: Washington Capitals (41-32-8) 90 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   New York Rangers: (51-23-7) 109 points, 1st in Atlantic Division (1st in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** After clinching a playoff berth Thursday, the Washington Capitals travel to NYC to finish its regular season...

Washington Capitals Host Florida Panthers in Regular Season Home Finale
April 4th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet, NHL Network Records: Washington Capitals (40-32-8) 88 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Florida Panthers (37-25-18) 92 points, 1st in Southeast Division (3rd in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** “I have a belief we’re going to be in the playoffs and that’s it. I don’t want...

Washington Capitals Square Off with Tampa Bay Lightning to Begin Final Week of Regular Season
April 2nd, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: NBC Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (40-31-8) 88 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Tampa Bay Lightning (36-35-7) 79 points, 4th in Southeast Division (11th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** This wild roller coaster ride of a season is finally nearing completion. Hopefully there are no...

Nicklas Backstrom Returns as Washington Capitals Host Montreal Canadiens
March 31st, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (39-31-8) 86 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Montreal Canadiens (29-35-14) 72 points, 5th in Northeast Division (15th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** It was said perfectly by George McPhee at the trade deadline: “We can make the playoffs with this team, and...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Pregame Notes, Players to Watch
March 29th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
"I have the need...the need for speed!"-Maverick That was the theme of Dale Hunter's press conference earlier this morning. (WaTimes) The Caps used it well on Mar. 10 in a 4-3 victory in Boston, and hope the performance can be replicated. Ginger-powered Cody Eakin has been recalled from Hershey and is in the...

Washington Capitals in Desperate Need for Victory in Beantown Against Boston Bruins
March 28th, 2012 at 9:53 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: NHL Network Records: Washington Capitals (38-31-8) 84 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (9th in Eastern Conference)                   Boston Bruins (45-28-3) 93 points, 1st in Northeast Division (2nd in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** It may still be March, but the Washington Capitals are playing playoff games right now. Capitals 101 says that in...

Washington Capitals Fall Out of Playoff Spot in 5-1 Loss to Buffalo Sabres
March 27th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** What a disappointment. In the biggest regular season game at the Verizon Center in about four years, the Washington Capitals fell behind 3-0 to the Buffalo Sabres and lost 5-1 Tuesday night in Washington in front of a sold-out crowd. But by the time the buzzer ended, the bulk of the Washington...

Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres Meet in Monumental Clash
March 27th, 2012 at 1:02 AM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (38-30-8) 84 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Buffalo Sabres (37-29-10) 84 points, 3rd in Northeast Division (9th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** On Apr. 5, 2007, the Bruce Boudreau-led Washington Capitals completed a seven game winning streak to close out the...

Washington Capitals Host Vital Contest Against Minnesota Wild
March 25th, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Gametime: 5:00 EST TV: NBC Sports Network Records: Washington Capitals (37-30-8) 82 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (9th in Eastern Conference)                   Minnesota Wild (31-33-10) 72 points, 4th in Northwest Division (13th in Western Conference) ***PHOTO1*** This is the first time that the Minnesota Wild have a huge impact on the East playoff race...

Washington Capitals Return to Nation’s Capital to Host Winnipeg Jets
March 23rd, 2012 at 2:07 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (37-30-7) 81 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Winnipeg Jets (34-31-8) 76 points, 3rd in Southeast Division (10th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** Those five points the Washington Capitals earned during a grueling five game road trip were essential in the East...

Washington Capitals Conclude Road Trip Against Philadelphia Flyers
March 22nd, 2012 at 2:29 PM
Gametime: 7:00 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (37-30-6) 80 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Philadelphia Flyers (42-23-8) 92 points, 3rd in Atlantic Division (5th in Eastern Conference) ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Capitals are still in a playoff spot, but just barely. Having split the first four games of a...

Washington Capitals Face Another Stiff Test Against Detroit Red Wings
March 19th, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Gametime: 7:30 EST TV: Comcast SportsNet Records: Washington Capitals (36-30-6) 78 points, 2nd in Southeast Division (8th in Eastern Conference)                   Detroit Red Wings (44-24-4) 92 points, T-2nd in Central Division (T-4th in Western Conference) ***PHOTO1*** Talk about a rough turnaround following a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In danger of losing three straight...