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Caps grab big win against Canucks

Mar 14, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

The Washington Capitals topped the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a game between two troubled teams fighting desperately to climb in their respective playoff bubble races.

Washington coughed up a 1-0 and 3-1 lead to make things interesting, yet they ultimately came up with a regulation win. Mike Green scored the game-winner, with Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov getting the assists; Kuznetsov finished the night with three helpers.

We’ll see how much this helps the Capitals, who’ve played more games than some of the other bubble teams in the East. This defeat definitely hurts Vancouver’s chances, however.

To Washington, it’s a big win, but there is still work to do.

  1. lowenni - Mar 14, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    KUZYA!!!!! Future is bright for the Caps with Wilson, Burakovsky and Kuznetsov all coming in! Rough season this year, but my expectations are high for the Caps in the next few years.

    • prosportswashington - Mar 15, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      some young blueliners with room to grow as well

      • ravenscaps48 - Mar 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM

        Watch out for Madison Bowey… Looks like Dustin Byfuglien but with a better defensive game.

    • therealjr - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      Where have I heard this before? Oh? With Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green and Semin. This is just another bill of goods, which apparently wasn’t that hard to sell you.

      How long will you let McPhee and Leonsis dangle that carrot before you realize this is going nowhere with these guys? Took me a while but it can be done.

  2. patthehockeyfan - Mar 15, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Kuznetsov is going to be a superstar.

  3. slysipops - Mar 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    it is so good the have the NUCKS around . they make me kind of forget how lousy the BLACKHAWKS look latey !

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