Steve Whyno covers the Washington Capitals for The Washington Times.
Right wing Joel Ward skates, could be ready for Game 1 vs. New York Rangers because of extra time to prepare.
Game 1 at Verizon Center means four-day break for Washington.
From the cutting room floor, including more details on why defenseman is in NHL and his family's drive to see his Washington debut.
Capitals forward could return in playoffs.
Captain becomes first player to capture trophy for third time.
For the fourth time in five years, Washington will play New York in the postseason.
Capitals captain hasn't led the NHL in goals since 2008-09.
Backup goaltender will make more in each of next two seasons than starter Braden Holtby.
Capitals right wing in powder blue jersey for practice as he ramps activity back up after suffering bruised left knee April 7.
Washington could face the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers or New York Islanders in the first round.
Defenseman returns from Achilles injury to play 27 minutes in victory over Capitals.
Goaltender makes just sixth appearance in 36 games.
Read the full transcripts from my interviews with the co-founder of YCP and the Capitals forward who filmed an ad for the organization.
Defenseman back in Senators lineup Thursday night at Capitals after missing 31 games.
Right wing skates with teammates and says he's feeling better.
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