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Latest Jeff Halpern Items
Unrestricted free agents can begin signing contracts at noon Sunday. Here's a look at the top players available and the Capitals players going to market:
George McPhee had conversations, but the NHL draft wasn't quite the trade bonanza many expected. Jordan Staal joined his brother with the Carolina Hurricanes, and naturally the Washington Capitals weren't consulted by the rival Pittsburgh Penguins.
The hardest part for Jay Beagle wasn't finishing Game 5 of the Washington Capitals' series against the New York Rangers on a broken foot.
It's very possible, even likely, that Jay Beagle misses Game 7 of the Washington Capitals' second-round series against the New York Rangers. He hasn't skated since Game 5 on Monday, where he sustained an apparent right leg injury.
Troy Brouwer knows Braden Holtby thrives amid distractions. Game 7 against the New York Rangers isn't a concern.
Teammates on Wednesday morning weren't eager to discuss the possibility of Jay Beagle missing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. A fringe roster player for the Washington Capitals at the start of the season, he has developed into a key faceoff, penalty-killing and shot-blocking specialist.
It was hard for everyone around the Washington Capitals not to feel a little sickening deja vu. A high-sticking double minor on Joel Ward led to a Game 5 collapse, and then Jeff Halpern let his stick get loose and drew blood from New York Rangers forward John Mitchell in the second period of Game 6 on Wednesday night.
Joel Ward became a Game 7 overtime hero Wednesday night with his goal that sent the Washington Capitals into the second round of the playoffs. He joined his coach, Dale Hunter, in becoming the second player in franchise history to pull off that trick.
Previewing the Caps-Bruins first-round series.