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  1. Braden Holtby’s year gets even better, welcomes new son into the world

    May 10, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

    Braden Holtby

    And you thought sudden playoff success was his biggest accomplishment.

  2. Washington’s Hendricks is “a prick on the ice”

    May 10, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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    According to a teammate, that is.

  3. Brooks Laich hopes Dale Hunter is back next season

    May 10, 2012, 2:32 PM EDT

    Dale Hunter and Brooks Laich

    “Why wouldn’t I? Absolutely. He’s been great.”

  4. Ovechkin first 30 goal in first 50 postseason game player since Sakic

    May 10, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    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)

    He’s just one win away from reaching the Conference Finals.

  5. PHT Morning Skate: Where hockey turns into pinball

    May 10, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Chuck Kobasew, Gabriel Landeskog, Kyle Quincey, Jason Garrison

    Not everyone likes shot-blocking, but who doesn’t like pinball?

  6. Joel Ward: “It was good to rebound”

    May 10, 2012, 12:19 AM EDT

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    Quite a relief for Ward.

  7. Lundqvist on Game 7: “We’ve done it before and we know how to do it”

    May 9, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT

    lundqvistlooksupgetty

    On the other hand, they’ve also lost a Game 7 to Washington.

  8. Chimera: “Everyone counted us out; we don’t really crack”

    May 9, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT

    chimeragetty

    Everyone’s buying what Dale Hunter is selling.

  9. Mr. Bounce Back? Braden Holtby remains undefeated following a loss

    May 9, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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    His next challenge: winning a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.

  10. Video evidence of Alex Ovechkin’s great Game 6

    May 9, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

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    He created chances from his butt. Seriously.

  11. Discuss: Capitals roll over flat Rangers, force Game 7

    May 9, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

    washingtongrouphuggetty

    The closest thing Washington’s had to a “blowout” in the form of a 2-1 win.

  12. Caps’ Ward on Game 6: “I get a chance to redeem myself”

    May 9, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs

    After a costly penalty last time out, Caps forward anxious for another opportunity.

  13. Rangers-Capitals Game 7 time set

    May 9, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    Rangers Capitals

    7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York.

  14. No need to panic — Jay Beagle is fine

    May 9, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Jay Beagle

    Washington’s shutdown forward wasn’t on the ice for the morning skate.

  15. Brooks Laich: “You can play against skill. You can defend against skill.”

    May 9, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    Brooks Laich

    He’s apparently quite happy being part of a grind-it-out team these days.

  16. Bryzgalov reflects on Game 5, gaffe: “An unlucky night”

    May 8, 2012, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Go ahead, say it: a humongous bad night.

  17. Rinne on “unreal” Smith: “He was the difference in the series”

    May 8, 2012, 2:29 PM EDT

    Mike Smith

    Phoenix netminder stopped 150 of Nashville’s 159 shots.

  18. Tortorella on Caps Game 5: “It’s a kick in the gut when you lose because it happens so quickly.”

    May 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    John Tortorella

    The Caps are 3-0 in games following an overtime loss in these playoffs.

  19. No shots on goal make Alex Ovechkin pretty frustrated

    May 8, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Last time he had no shots in a playoff game: Game 1 against Montreal in 2010.

  20. The Capitals aren’t worried about Braden Holtby bouncing back

    May 8, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Braden Holtby

    Hunter: “He’s a resilient kid and a battler. He’s going to come out and battle again.”

  21. PHT Morning Skate: Where we wonder who steps up in place of Claude Giroux

    May 8, 2012, 8:05 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell

    This would be a good spot for a few guys to make it big. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  22. NHL reveals start time for Game 6 of Capitals-Rangers series

    May 8, 2012, 1:32 AM EDT

    Comments Off on NHL reveals start time for Game 6 of Capitals-Rangers series
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 7: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals stretches during warm-ups prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

    New York has a 3-2 series lead.

  23. Washington’s Alzner blames media for PK struggles

    May 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EDT

    Karl Alzner

    Evidently the Capitals’ loss was our bad.

  24. Did Caps’ shot blocking style result in Rangers’ winning goal?

    May 7, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Screen

    “That’s what happens when we play a style where we block a lot shots. Sometimes those go in.”

  25. Hunter on bouncing back: “It’s just hockey; don’t over-analyze it”

    May 7, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT

    Dale Hunter

    Keeping it simple might just be the way to go.

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