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Slow Start Puts Capitals on Brink of Elimination

<i>Story highlights: The Washington Capitals have a habit of bouncing back from bad losses with strong follow-up games, and they’ll need one for the</i> …

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What’s Next for the Caps? Previewing the Eastern Conference Finals

<i>Story highlights: A quick look at the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Lightning. It’s</i> …

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Washington Capitals: This Is How You Win Game 6

Washington Capitals: This Is How You Win Game Six<p>Glynn Cosker<br>• 05/07/2018<br>• 0<p><b>By Glynn Cosker</b> <i><br>Managing Editor, DCpuckDrop</i><p>The Washington Capitals hold a 3-2 …

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3-Game Suspension For Capitals’ Tom Wilson Is Overkill by NHL

<i>Story highlights: After the Capitals’ Tom Wilson is handed a 3-game suspension, the NHL Department of Player Safety should take a look inward and get</i> …

Why The Caps Might Just Beat The Pens This Time

<i>Story highlights: For the third year in a row, the Washington Capitals will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup</i> …

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Comeback Complete: How The Caps Won 4 In a Row

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>After Monday night’s thrilling 6-3 win, the Washington Capitals have clinched their Stanley Cup Playoffs …

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Ovechkin’s Tied Series Prophecy Comes True: Caps Win Game 4

<i>Story highlights: Alex Ovechkin’s prediction that his team would go to Columbus and win two straight games was realized as the Capitals destroyed the</i> …

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Why Isn’t Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Getting More Ice Time?

<i>Story highlights: Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana was often a healthy scratch in the regular season and the trend continued into the</i> …

Poor Discipline Puts Capitals in a 2-0 Hole Against Blue Jackets

<i>Story highlights: The Washington Capitals find themselves down 2-0 in their NHL Stanley Cup playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets – but</i> …

Philipp Grubauer To Start Game 1 For Capitals

<i>Story highlights: Philipp Grubauer states that he will start in goal for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their first-round series against the</i> …

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The Washington Capitals Have Always Owned the Columbus Blue Jackets

<b>By Glynn Cosker</b> <i><br>Managing Editor, DCpuckDrop</i>The Washington Capitals finally know the team they’ll face in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: The …

Checking in on the Washington Capitals’ New Year’s Resolutions

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>At the beginning of the year, we outlined a list of New Year’s Resolutions for the Washington Capitals and …

Caps - Preds: Game Preview

Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals Game Preview<p>Glynn Cosker<br>• 04/05/2018<br>• 0<p>The Washington Capitals (48-25-7) may do a little experimenting in the …

A Backup No More: Grubauer Cements Status as Caps’ #1 Goalie

<b>By Bill Sands</b><br>Contributor, DCpuckDropGoing into a match-up with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night with a chance to clinch the Metropolitan …

Caps Dominate Pens, Clinch Division in Ovechkin’s 1,000th Game

<i>Story highlights: The Washington Capitals took apart the Pittsburgh Penguins in Alex Ovechkin’s 1,000th NHL Game to clinch a third-straight</i> …

The Capitals’ Long and Painful Quest for The Stanley Cup

<i>Story highlights: The Washington Capitals have a love-hate relationship with the Stanley Cup playoffs. Will 2018 finally end the pain that has</i> …

Shane Gersich To Make NHL Debut With Caps Against Rangers

<b>By Glynn Cosker</b> <i><br>Managing Editor, DCpuckDrop</i>On Wednesday morning, during the Washington Capitals’ morning skate, Shane Gersich was slotted into the …

Caps Pass Road-Trip Test with Flying Colors

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>This time last week, the Washington Capitals were heading north for a three-game road trip and a golden …

Seattle Totems? The Possible NHL Expansion Team in the Emerald City

Seattle Totems? A Possible NHL Expansion Team in the Emerald City<p>Corey Parkinson<br>• 03/22/2018<br>• 1<p><i>DCpuckDrop’s newest contributor, Corey Parkinson, provides</i> …

Road Trip Preview: Caps Take on Red Wings, Canadiens, Rangers

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>After their 4-3 defeat of the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals are back on the road for a …

Game Preview: Caps And Isles Ready for Home-and-Home Set

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>Fresh off a thrilling 3-2 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night, the Washington Capitals are …

The Washington Capitals Officially Have a Goalie Controversy

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>Last week, we took a look at what we were hoping to see from the Washington Capitals on their West Coast road …

Capitals Lose 4-0 to Ducks; Grubauer Replaces Holtby Again

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>Prior to the Caps’ departure for California, we detailed several tasks that the team would need to accomplish in …

Road Trip Preview: Caps Out West

<b>By Bill Sands</b> <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>After a resounding 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals are kicking …

Blue Jackets Outplay Capitals to Win 5-1; Holtby Replaced After First

<b>By Glynn Cosker</b> <i><br>Managing Editor, DCpuckDrop</i>On NHL trade deadline day – when the Capitals’ upper management left their team intact, despite various …

Caps Play It Safe at NHL Trade Deadline; Good or Bad?

<b>By Bill Sands</b><br>Contributor, DCpuckDropAnother trade deadline has come and gone and with it came a flurry of high-profile trades. Sellers sold, buyers …

OPINION: Way Too Many 40-Minute Games From The Capitals

<b>By Glynn Cosker</b> <i><br>Managing Editor, DCpuckDrop</i>The Washington Capitals were in command of Thursday night’s matchup against the Florida Panthers inside an …

Caps Add More Defensive Depth Via Trade with Montreal

The Washington Capitals have added another defenseman into the mix, as the team has sent a 2019 fifth-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens in …

Capitals’ Latest Road Trip Raises Several Familiar Problems

<i>If the Capitals are to have an extended playoff run, the team will need to figure out a method for playing consistently well – night in and night …

Who is Michal Kempny? Unpacking the Caps’ Latest Deadline Trade

By Bill Sands <i><br>Contributor, DCpuckDrop</i>It may not be the Mike Green trade we had discussed earlier, but the Caps made a move this weekend to shore up …