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Kevin Shattenkirk wants opportunity to prove himself as elite defenseman heading into free agency
May 16th, 2017 at 4:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** Many teams will chase the services of Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk if he hits the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Among the issues Shattenkirk will weigh is his role. Shattenkirk told reporters last Friday that since his time with the St. Louis Blues, he has wanted a...

Penguins advance with 2-0 shutout of Capitals in Game 7
May 10th, 2017 at 9:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kevin Shattenkirk hasn't been in Washington long. But since being traded from St. Louis in February, the Capitals defenseman has noticed just how haunted D.C. fans are. "The first two series so far, it seems like everyone is holding their breath," Shattenkirk said.  "Everyone's more scared than excited." On Wednesday...

Penguins take Game 4 3-2, Caps on brink of elimination
May 3rd, 2017 at 10:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** PITTSBURGH | There was the own-goal by Dmitry Orlov. There was the high-sticking penalty from T.J. Oshie that came with the Capitals down a goal with less than two minutes to play. The Capitals played three periods of good, solid, dominant hockey that, in the end, served only as connective tissue...

Kevin Shattenkirk saves Caps in OT
May 1st, 2017 at 10:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** PITTSBURGH â?? Down, but not out. That's where Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was before Monday night's Game 3 in Pittsburgh, which Washington entered trailing in this playoff series two games to none. Shattenkirk was a team-worst minus-seven through eight playoff games and both he and coach Barry Trotz had said that he...

Braden Holtby benched as Capitals fall behind Penguins 2-0 in series
April 29th, 2017 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Following Thursday's loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby vowed he had to be better. In Game 1, Holtby allowed three goals on only 21 shots. By the start of the third period in Game 2 on Saturday, Holtby was benched and the Capitals fell 6-2 at the...