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  1. Brouwer: “No one feels lower than [Ward] right now, but it’s not his fault.”

    May 7, 2012, 11:14 PM EDT

    Troy Brouwer

    All the same, the Washington Capitals are one game away from elimination.

  2. Joel Ward: “It’s tough when you let the team down on a play like that”

    May 7, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Two

    His double-minor resulted in two heart-breaking Rangers goals.

  3. Discuss: Rangers exploit double-minor for amazing comeback win

    May 7, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi #5 after scoring a goal to tie up the game late in the third period against Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals 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 Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The New York Rangers have taken a 3-2 series lead.

  4. Caps making adjustments to Rangers’ collapsing ways

    May 7, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

    Matt Hendricks

    No point in just firing away and hoping for the best.

  5. Caps goalie coach Kolzig: “Holtbyisms” are fine…for now

    May 7, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT

    Braden Holtby

    “Once he starts feeling a lot more like he’s part of the NHL, I think some of that stuff will filter or phase out.”

  6. Nicklas Backstrom drawing Peter Forsberg comparisons

    May 7, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT

    Backstrom

    From his Capitals teammates, mind you.

  7. Columnist: Alex Ovechkin might want to tread carefully from here on out

    May 7, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    After potentially getting away with a shot on Dan Girardi, The Great 8 has to watch himself.

  8. PHT Morning Skate: Where the Kings are really happy they never traded Dustin Brown

    May 7, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Brown

    Sometimes the best trade is the one you don’t make. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  9. Philly tweaks include Jagr to third line and Briere- Hartnell reunion

    May 5, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    James Van Riemsdyk, Miikka Kiprusoff

    Although Laviolette says don’t “hang your hat” on those changes.

  10. Report: Alex Ovechkin won’t face a hearing for Dan Girardi hit

    May 5, 2012, 7:21 PM 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)

    Nothing official, but a lot of rumblings.

  11. Poll: Should Alex Ovechkin be suspended?

    May 5, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin is again getting a lot of attention only this time around it’s not for the goal he scored in Game 4, but for the controversial hit he put on Dan Girardi instead. Ovechkin caught Girardi with a hit through the zone in which he left his feet to deliver a blow that at…

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

    May 5, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

    Mike Milbury

    He says his hit is unacceptable as a repeat offender.

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

    May 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Ovi-Girardi hit

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

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

    May 5, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Roman Hamrlik, Alex Ovechkin

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

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

    May 5, 2012, 10:33 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Three

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

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

    May 5, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

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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.

  17. Tale of the Tape: Capitals vs Rangers

    May 5, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

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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.

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

    May 5, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    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.

  19. PHT Morning Skate: Where the magic runs out

    May 4, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

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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.

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

    May 4, 2012, 12:58 AM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche

    For those not in the know … and Ken Hitchcock?

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

    May 3, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

    Marc Staal

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

  22. Kolzig thinks Holtby will recover from 3OT loss

    May 3, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    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.”

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

    May 3, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT

    Boudreau Ovechkin

    Former Caps coach believes in being true to oneself.

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