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  1. A look back at the Washington-Colorado Varlamov trade

    Apr 8, 2012, 9:48 AM EST

    Semyon Varlamov

    Washington got Colorado’s 2012 first round pick and a second rounder in exchange for the young goaltender.

  2. Playoff matchups: Bruins begin title defense against Capitals

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:02 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Washington gets a rare chance to be flat-out underdogs in the playoffs.

  3. He did it: Steven Stamkos scores No. 60

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:16 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators v Tampa Bay Lightning

    Stamkos is the first 60-goal scorer since Alex Ovechkin.

  4. Hunter on Neuvirth’s injury: “It’s not bad”

    Apr 7, 2012, 5:11 PM EST

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Caps’ goalie gets the dreaded day-to-day designation.

  5. Weiss on playoff-bound Florida: “It was worth staying”

    Apr 7, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Atlanta Thrashers v Florida Panthers

    Panthers’ longest-tenured player excited for his first-ever postseason.

  6. Capitals will probably dress third-, fourth-string goalies Saturday

    Apr 7, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Matthew Lombardi, Dany Sabourin

    Dany Sabourin has been summoned from the minors.

  7. Caps coach on Neuvirth’s status: “We don’t know yet”

    Apr 6, 2012, 3:53 PM EST

    Neuvirth

    Washington could have a rookie in goal for the playoffs.

  8. The NHL draft lottery is Tuesday, and here are the rules

    Apr 6, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Bill Daly lottery

    Fingers crossed, Blue Jackets fans.

  9. PHT Morning Skate: Where rules get “tortured”

    Apr 6, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

    Marcel Goc, Jose Theodore, Troy Brouwer

    Enjoy this morning’s collection of links.

  10. East update: Panthers, Capitals clinch playoffs; Sabres are done

    Apr 5, 2012, 9:50 PM EST

    laichcarlsongetty

    Start your absurd Laich-Messier comparisons in 3, 2, 1 …

  11. Steven Stamkos scores No. 59 in Toronto

    Apr 5, 2012, 9:31 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators v Tampa Bay Lightning

    One more for the sniper – assuming he doesn’t get another tonight.

  12. Michal Neuvirth leaves Panthers-Capitals game

    Apr 5, 2012, 8:25 PM EST

    Michal Neuvirth

    If he’s injured for the game, Washington’s hopes fall on Braden Holtby.

  13. The Sharks think all this adversity will help them in the playoffs, too

    Apr 5, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

    Todd McLellan

    Coach Todd McLellan believes the pressure of the postseason chase will pay off.

  14. Brouwer: Caps need to play desperate…but can’t make mistakes

    Apr 5, 2012, 2:47 PM EST

    Troy Brouwer

    Also thinks the Caps need to score first…but can’t take too many risks to score first.

  15. Stamkos should get lots of chances to reach 60

    Apr 5, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Stamkos scores

    Tampa Bay’s last two opponents are Toronto and Winnipeg.

  16. PHT Morning Skate: Theo goes from friend to foe

    Apr 5, 2012, 7:30 AM EST

    Lynne Sladky/AP

    Jose Theodore isn’t that far removed from his Washington Capitals days.

  17. Miller on Laich’s guarantee: “Hopefully, it’s a huge distraction for them”

    Apr 4, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    Ryan Miller

    “Some guys don’t react well to that. Guys might tighten up. Maybe their goaltenders – young goaltenders – aren’t going to react well to a guaranteed victory by their veteran guy. I think they start thinking about it.”

  18. Brooks Laich’s Capital guarantee: “We’re making the playoffs”

    Apr 4, 2012, 10:35 AM EST

    Brooks Laich

    Washington forward tells local radio station his team is going to the postseason.

  19. NHL coach on Rangers’ Staal: “I haven’t seen signs he’s getting better”

    Apr 3, 2012, 2:53 PM EST

    Marc Staal

    “He’s gone, for me, from a Norris trophy candidate to a guy playing in the five- or six-hole, and he looks like it.”

  20. Hamrlik impresses celebrity chef with culinary skills

    Apr 3, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Roman Hamrlik Getty

    Still looking to impress head coach with hockey skills.

  21. This Stamkos guy is pretty good at scoring the goals

    Apr 3, 2012, 1:10 PM EST

    Steven Stamkos

    Here are five things confirming that fact.

  22. Breaking: The Capitals are making too many mistakes

    Apr 3, 2012, 11:11 AM EST

    Ovechkin vs. Lightning

    “We’ve got to eliminate these turnovers, these useless turnovers that are just in terrible areas of the ice because they’re killing us,” said Troy Brouwer after last night’s 4-2 loss in Tampa Bay.

  23. Panthers playoff drought could finally end Tuesday

    Apr 3, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Panthers score

    They need to beat Winnipeg in order for that to happen.

  24. Stamkos scores goals 57 and 58 as Lightning beat Capitals

    Apr 2, 2012, 10:08 PM EST

    TAMPA, FL - APRIL 2: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles for the puck against Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals during the second period at the St. Pete Times Forum on April 2, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Buffalo got some much needed help as they compete with Washington for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

  25. Buffalo’s Ehrhoff to miss rest of regular season, Myers “might play”

    Apr 2, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

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    Christian Ehrhoff

    Tough blow for the Sabres’ playoff chances.

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