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  1. Mike Milbury isn’t a fan of Ovechkin’s hit on Girardi

    May 5, 2012, 4:43 PM EST

    Mike Milbury

    He says his hit is unacceptable as a repeat offender.

  2. Ovechkin’s hit on Girardi raises questions; Hunter calls it “incidental contact”

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EST

    Ovi-Girardi hit

    Should there be a suspension coming or is it just a tough hockey play?

  3. Discuss: Caps big guns fire away, tie series at 2-2

    May 5, 2012, 3:12 PM EST

    Roman Hamrlik, Alex Ovechkin

    Goals from Ovechkin, Backstrom, and Green all help Washington secure a 3-2 victory in Game 4.

  4. Washington would very much like to get their power play going

    May 5, 2012, 10:33 AM EST

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Three

    The Caps are 1-10 with the man advantage in the series.

  5. PHT Morning Skate: Brooks Laich’s dreams are messing with him

    May 5, 2012, 9:05 AM EST

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    Brooks Laich, Anton Stralman

    Imagine waking up and thinking your season was over. Sounds more like a nightmare. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  6. Tale of the Tape: Capitals vs Rangers

    May 5, 2012, 12:30 AM EST

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    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 2: Alexander Semin #28 of Washington Capitals skates during warmups before Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers on May 2, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Rangers have a 2-1 series lead.

  7. NHL on NBC: Rangers, Caps continue battle after 3OT marathon

    May 5, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 2: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers protects the goal during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals on May 2, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Braden Holtby will try to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time in the 2012 playoffs.

  8. PHT Morning Skate: Where the magic runs out

    May 4, 2012, 7:30 AM EST

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

    For Brian Elliott in particular.

  9. A quick introduction for Jake Allen, the Blues’ Plan C in net

    May 4, 2012, 12:58 AM EST

    St. Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche

    For those not in the know … and Ken Hitchcock?

  10. Soy sauce, bananas, key to playing a 3OT game

    May 3, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

    Marc Staal

    Game 3 of the Capitals-Rangers series was one of the longest contests in NHL history.

  11. Kolzig thinks Holtby will recover from 3OT loss

    May 3, 2012, 7:11 PM EST

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 2: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers on May 2, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images)

    “The mental toughness, the resiliency and the calmness — it’s been impressive to watch.”

  12. Boudreau: “I admire Dale Hunter for following the beat of his own drum”

    May 3, 2012, 2:56 PM EST

    Boudreau Ovechkin

    Former Caps coach believes in being true to oneself.

  13. Is this Capitals’ team mentally tougher than past versions?

    May 3, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before a game against the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

    They need to bounce back from a deflating triple-overtime loss.

  14. Poll: Can the Capitals bounce back?

    May 3, 2012, 1:36 AM EST

    improvedovigetty

    Is Washington’s 2-1 triple OT loss a character builder or a death sentence?

  15. Holtby’s cure for triple-OT loss? Win the Stanley Cup

    May 3, 2012, 1:18 AM EST

    bradengetty

    Some might even read it as a mild guarantee.

  16. Alex Ovechkin got his ice time tonight; Stu Bickel? Not so much

    May 3, 2012, 12:39 AM EST

    ovikneegetty

    Stu Bickel had less than four minutes of ice time. In a three-OT game. Seriously.

  17. Matt Hendricks’ gaudy shift includes huge hit, near-assist

    May 2, 2012, 11:14 PM EST

    hendricksgetty

    Ryan McDonagh and Troy Brouwer would like to forget it.

  18. Video: Dale Hunter on his gutsy coaching decisions

    May 2, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Hunter discusses heavy minutes for role players and more.

  19. Poll: Who will win the 2012 Ted Lindsay Award?

    May 2, 2012, 2:13 PM EST

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    Daniel Sedin Lindsay

    Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin was the 2011 recipient.

  20. Lundqvist, Malkin and Stamkos are your Ted Lindsay Award finalists

    May 2, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Ted Lindsay

    It’s the only award voted on by the players themselves.

  21. Rangers’ Boyle on Game 2 performance: “I stunk”

    May 2, 2012, 11:41 AM EST

    Brian Boyle

    New York forward was critical of his play.

  22. Reunited? Ovechkin and Backstrom practice on same line

    May 2, 2012, 10:43 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

    Could we see the dynamic duo back together tonight in Game 3?

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