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The NHL’s playoff system is heinously broken. Here’s one way to fix it
March 23rd, 2017 at 11:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** If the playoffs started today, the Pittsburgh Penguins would have to play the Columbus Blue Jackets. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The NHL's heart may have been in the right place when it decided to change the playoff format in an effort to get more division rivals to match up against each...

Alex Ovechkin to Wear, Auction American-Russian Themed Skates
March 22nd, 2017 at 5:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Alex Ovechkin will wear custom American-Russian-themed skates, which will later be auctioned for charity, during pregame warmpus when the Capitals host the Blue Jackets Thursday night. Thursday is Russian Heritage Night at Verizon Center. All proceeds will benefit the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA), which provides ... Read Original...

Trotz: Nicklas Backstrom Capitals MVP This Season
March 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is in the midst of such a strong season, he may be the team MVP, head coach Barry Trotz told The Sports Junkies Wednesday. Backstrom, in his age 29 season, leads the Caps in points and assists (56, 78) and his 22 goals place...

The NHL’s ‘stupid’ playoff format is going to crush the Caps, Penguins or Blue Jackets
March 22nd, 2017 at 2:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Should the Columbus Blue Jackets win the Metropolitan Division, the Caps would meet the Penguins in Round 1. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) As the NHL season winds down with roughly 10 games remaining, one the most fascinating playoff races to watch will involve three teams who have already clinched postseason berths. Washington, Columbus...

Wizards vs. Caps: Which Team is More Concerning?
March 22nd, 2017 at 12:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? The Wizards and the Capitals are both very good teams. The Wizards are 42-28, in third place in the Eastern Conference and have won 40 of their past 60 games. The Capitals are 47-17-8, lead the league with 102 points and have the best goal differential in hockey...