The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead of Game 6 on Tuesday night to help his team “refresh” and “reload” after a 7-0 beating by Pittsburgh, one of the worst losses in team playoff history.
Dominant from the opening faceoff to the final whistle, the Penguins moved within one game of a return trip to the Cup final by overwhelming the Senators with wave after wave of pressure, the kind that became the club’s trademark during its sprint to a fourth championship last spring.
By most accounts, the Washington Capitals’ decision to trade for T.J. Oshie in the summer of 2015 was a success.
There will be many teams calling for 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.
The Capitals will prepare for an upcoming summer of uncertainty, but the NHL’s expansion draft throws an odd wrench in what Washington has to account for.
Changes are coming to the Washington Capitals.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin confirmed Friday he suffered injuries to his hamstring and knee during the playoffs.
After another second round exit to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Trotz and the Capitals are still searching for how to win. And with this upcoming offseason, the Capitals find themselves at a major crossroads on how to get there.
The pain of losing, 2-0 in Game 7 to the Penguins, was compounded by the lack of any explanation for it.
The Washington Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 at the Verizon Center on Early Stanley Cup Playoff Exit Heritage Night.
On Wednesday night, Shattenkirk got his own taste of the torment that is Washington Capitals postseason hockey, as he and his teammates fell before a capacity crowd at the Verizon Center 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins — the same squad that kicked them out of the playoffs a year earlier.
As a group of reporters crowded Capitals forward Justin Williams after Wednesday’s morning skate, one of his teammates sarcastically shouted, “I wonder what the first question will be.”
This Game 7 between the Capitals and the Penguins at the Verizon Center could be one the greatest sports moments this city has witnessed. Or it could be one of the most painful.
The Washington Capitals have spent the last two games against the Pittsburgh Penguins crawling out from a 3-1 deficit. They’ve controlled the puck, been more patient and made timely adjustments.
The Capitals appreciated that their captain didn’t mind being moved out of the top line, and the shakeup seems to have helped Washington’s offense.