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Caps pad lead over Rangers

...Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals...
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Holtby's shutout, Beagle's goal lift Caps over Rangers

...night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers.Washington has a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals...
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Today In Sports History for May 4 the Stanley Cup with a four-game sweep as they beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1.1993 - Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals receives a record 21-game suspension without pay from the NHL for a blindside check on the New York Islanders...
Capitals eliminate Islanders to advance

...Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal...needed to make 10 saves Monday night, lifting the Washington Capitals past the New York Islanders 2-1 in the first...
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Today In Sports History for May 1-2

...11th team in NHL history to rebound from a 3-1 deficit and win a playoff series, with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.1992 - Rickey Henderson, baseball's career stolen base leader, steals his 1,000th career base in the first...
Today In Sports History for April 24-25

...overtime, ending the longest NHL game in 60 years and giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.1999 - Patrick Roy makes a season-high 42 saves while leading Colorado over San Jose 3-1. It's the 100th...
Capitals earn overtime win against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.Alex Ovechkin...
NHL playoffs pucks drop

...Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.Nelson, Bailey and Strome had never...
Today In Sports History for April 7

...of the game.1993 - The Ottawa Senators break the NHL record of 37 straight road losses, set by the 1974-75 Washington Capitals, with a 7-3 defeat in Hartford.1996 - Dave Andreychuk scores a goal for his 1,000th career point, and the...
Capitals Ovechkin reaches 50 goals

WASHINGTON - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in six seasons, reaching the milestone...


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