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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. If the Caps have a lead, expect to see less of Alex Ovechkin

    May 2, 2012, 9:58 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    Why try to pad a lead when you can just try to sit on it.

  4. Discuss: Devils dominate Flyers, tie series 1-1

    May 1, 2012, 10:09 PM EST

    devilsvbryzgetty

    Of all teams, Philly decides to sit on a 1-0 lead. (Bad idea.)

  5. “Minor knee injury” knocks P.K. Subban out of World Championships

    May 1, 2012, 7:51 PM EST

    P.K. Subban

    Will it make his contract negotiations a bit tougher?

  6. Columnist says stigma of Russian players “far outweighs anyone else’s baggage”

    May 1, 2012, 5:14 PM EST

    Preds2

    Radulov and Kostitsyn emblematic of a larger-scale issue, apparently.

  7. Caps may be winning, but at what cost?

    May 1, 2012, 2:49 PM EST

    Caps win

    There’s more to selling tickets than winning.

  8. Report: Prized Caps prospect Kuznetsov won’t leave Russia for two more years

    May 1, 2012, 12:09 PM EST

    kuznetsov 2

    Washington’s first-round pick in 2010 won’t be coming to the NHL anytime soon.

  9. Ryan Callahan says the Caps “were more desperate” in Game 2

    May 1, 2012, 8:43 AM EST

    Braden Holtby, Karl Alzner, Ryan Callahan

    “I thought they competed a lot harder; we expected that. We knew they were going to come out hard.”

  10. Late penalties spoil Rangers’ comeback attempt

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Washington Capitals celebrate after they won 3-2 against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    “Can’t give things for free… You battle back as hard as we did, you can’t take four minutes in penalties (late).”

  11. Alex Ovechkin diplomatic about benching: “You have to suck it up”

    Apr 30, 2012, 11:12 PM EST

    ovigetty

    Hunter: “He’s a team guy and he wants to win very badly.”

  12. Knuble: Ovechkin is “our big-game guy.”

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:52 PM EST

    ovionefootgetty

    They both played major roles Monday despite a minimum of playing time.

  13. Is Dale Hunter making the right moves with Alex Ovechkin?

    Apr 30, 2012, 10:51 PM EST

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Low minutes, high shots on goal and a game-winner for Ovi.

  14. Ovechkin plays just 3:33 in first period

    Apr 30, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: (L-R) Goalie Braden Holtby #70 and Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals look on from the tunnel prior to taking the ice to play against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Is this a new low for the Capitals’ star?

  15. Brian Boyle returns to Rangers’ lineup for Game 2

    Apr 30, 2012, 7:33 PM EST

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    Brian Boyle

    Meanwhile, Jeff Schultz is back in for Washington.

  16. Could Mike Smith be Canada’s next Olympic goalie?

    Apr 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes makes his way to the ice for warm-ups prior to facing the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Based on current form…probably, yeah.

  17. Alex Semin still on the fourth line

    Apr 30, 2012, 1:15 PM EST

    Alex Semin

    Remember when he scored 40 goals?

  18. Alex Ovechkin is feeling the need for speed

    Apr 30, 2012, 9:17 AM EST

    Alex Ovechkin

    He’s not talking about watching “Top Gun” either.

  19. Brooks Laich is making sure everyone is on the same page

    Apr 29, 2012, 3:28 PM EST

    Brooks Laich

    “If there are things I think we can be doing better I’m going to find a way to get the most out of our guys.”

  20. Everyone welcome Alex Semin to the fourth line

    Apr 29, 2012, 12:24 PM EST

    Alexander Semin

    Taking two penalties and earning a -1 plus/minus rating comes with consequences.

  21. PHT Morning Skate: Everyone is loving Jonathan Quick

    Apr 29, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Jonathan Quick

    When you play a crazy good game the way he did, you’d appreciate him too. That and more in the Morning Skate.

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