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April 16, 2011
Caps blank Rangers Michal Neuvirth stopped 22 shots for his first playoff shutout and the host Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers, 2-0, Friday.   Lightning beat Penguins Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist and Simon Gagne had three assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the host Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-1.   Kings' Stoll is suspended The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll one day after he hit Sharks defenseman Ian White from behind in the opening game of the best-of-seven series.
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March 19, 2012
Rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first two-goal game, and the host Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Sunday night for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goals scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start.
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June 6, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick. Vokoun spent just one season with the Capitals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was signed last summer as one of several veterans pegged help the team win its first Stanley Cup. But Vokoun hurt his groin late in the season and sat out the playoffs. With the emergence of Braden Holtby in the postseason, the Capitals are set at goalie with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
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January 26, 2013
Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season by 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night in Newark, N.J. Kovalchuk took a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky in the left circle and beat Michal Neuvirth. Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey, which is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2002-03 season, the last time the Devils won the Stanley Cup. The Capitals (0-3-1)
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January 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
MICHAL NEUVIRTH made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Alex Ovechkin scored his 19th goal on a power play midway through the second period to lift the visiting Capitals to a 3-0 victory over the Canadiens last night. Mathieu Perreault and Marcus Johansson scored first-period goals for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-0 home loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday to win for the third time in four games. Price stopped 13 shots for Montreal, 4-10-1 in its past 15 games - the last 14 under interim coach Randy Cunneyworth.
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January 28, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
It's been 21 years since the Washington Capitals have won this many games in a row. It's also been a while since the NHL has had a team that can score goals quite like this. The score-at-will Capitals made it look easy once again last night, scoring three times in 2 1/2 minutes early in the third period in a 5-1 victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks. "The guys like what they're doing - and they like winning," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We talked about it in the dressing room in between periods - we're going to go after them.
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May 4, 2011 | Associated Press
In an instant, the top-seeded Washington Capitals went from climbing back into the Eastern Conference semifinals to the brink of elimination against the surging Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos and Ryan Malone scored 24 seconds apart in the third period and the fifth-seeded Lightning beat the visiting Capitals, 4-3, to take a commanding, 3-0 series lead last night. Tampa Bay, which won the first two games of the best-of-seven matchup on the road, can advance to the conference finals with a victory at home tonight in Game 4. "This team is a good team.
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February 14, 2012
Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists against a goalie playing in the NHL for the first time in nearly a year, leading the San Jose Sharks past the host Capitals, 5-3, Monday night. Patrick Marleau, Ryane Clowe, and Brent Burns also scored on Braden Holtby, who was brought up from Hershey of the American Hockey League earlier Monday to make a surprise start for Washington - something he hadn't done since last March. Washington's No. 1 goalie, Tomas Vokoun, was ill, and No. 2 Michal Neuvirth played Sunday in a loss at the New York Rangers.
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December 21, 2011
Marian Gaborik snapped a third-period tie with the first of his two goals and then sealed the win with an empty-netter as the visiting New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils , 4-1, on Tuesday night. Gaborik, who reached 600 NHL points with his first goal, also helped set up Artem Anisimov's second-period tally that tied the game 1-1. New York (20-9-4) won its second straight and broke the Devils' four-game winning streak in the first of six meetings between the Atlantic Division rivals.
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April 7, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Less than 90 seconds into the game, the Washington Capitals scored with an extra man on the ice. With less than a minute to go in the first period, they did it again. If the last few games are any indication, a potentially powerful power play is awakening from its seasonlong slumber just in time for the playoffs. Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera did the damage last night and the Capitals moved to the brink of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers.
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January 29, 2013
Nick Leddy scored 2 minutes, 45 seconds into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks improved to 6-0 - the best start in franchise history - with a 2-1 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. After taking a cross-ice pass from Viktor Stalberg, Leddy fired from the left circle and beat Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with a shot that slipped just under his glove. Detroit's Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game at 1 and set up overtime. Duncan Keith scored a power-play goal in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford finished with 29 saves in his fifth start in six games.
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January 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
AN NHL routine gone missing for 262 days made an overdue return Sunday: Alex Ovechkin scored a goal, and the Washington Capitals won. Like old times. The two-time league MVP nailed a one-timer from the left circle on a power play, skated a few feet, bent his left knee and unleashed that familiar downward celebratory fist pump. He then collected the customary row of high-fives as he skated past the Capitals bench. And, naturally, it proved to be the decisive goal in the game, coming with 14:49 remaining in a 3-2 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.
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January 26, 2013
Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4 minutes, 39 seconds into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season by 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night in Newark, N.J. Kovalchuk took a pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky in the left circle and beat Michal Neuvirth. Stephen Gionta and Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey, which is off to its first 3-0 start since the 2002-03 season, the last time the Devils won the Stanley Cup. The Capitals (0-3-1)
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June 6, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals for a seventh-round draft pick. Vokoun spent just one season with the Capitals and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was signed last summer as one of several veterans pegged help the team win its first Stanley Cup. But Vokoun hurt his groin late in the season and sat out the playoffs. With the emergence of Braden Holtby in the postseason, the Capitals are set at goalie with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.
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April 11, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
Playoff hockey is the time of year when guys rupture spleens and miss a shift. Softer players might miss a period. It is a time for long games and longer beards. It is when Jim Jackson is at his best calling Flyers games and Mike Emrick is at his best calling seemingly every other series. Here is a quick look at the madness, which begins Wednesday with the Flyers-Penguins: EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers (1) vs. Ottawa (8) Season series: Senators, 3-1 Rangers goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist had a 1.97 goals-against average and was the team's MVP. Senators goaltender: Craig Anderson was 33-22-6 in his first full season in Ottawa.
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April 6, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE FLORIDA Panthers ended one of the longest playoff droughts in major North American sports Thursday night despite a 4-2 loss to the host Washington Capitals, who also earned a postseason bid to complete the eight-team field for the Eastern Conference. Both teams qualified after Buffalo lost, 2-1, to the Flyers. Still to be determined is the winner of the Southeast Division. The Panthers are in the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, but they also will win their first division title in franchise history if they gain at least a point at home against Carolina or if the Capitals lose to the New York Rangers on Saturday, the final day of the regular season.
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March 19, 2012
Rookie Andrew Shaw recorded his first two-goal game, and the host Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-2, on Sunday night for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goals scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves and in his second straight start.
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March 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ROOKIE ANDREW SHAW recorded his first two-goal game, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the visiting Washington Capitals last night, 5-2, for their third straight win. Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell also scored for Chicago, which is 7-1-1 in its last nine despite playing without captain and leading goal-scorer Jonathan Toews. Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scored for Washington, which lost its second straight following a four-game winning streak. Corey Crawford made 16 saves in his second straight start.
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March 12, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JAMES NEAL saw the puck roll to the corner and sprinted to dig it out. The sight of hockey's most intimidating player standing in his way hardly mattered. The Penguins forward shoved 6-9 Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara in the back then nudged the puck to teammate Evgeni Malkin. The NHL's leading scorer fed Matt Niskanen at the point, and when Niskanen's slap shot hit the back of the net the league's hottest team was on its way to a 5-2 home win. "We wanted to get on [Chara]
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March 4, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Versatile left winger Eric Wellwood, who had a goal, two assists, and a plus-6 rating in five earlier games with the Flyers, was recalled from the Phantoms and rejoined the big-league club on Saturday. "He's smart, plays with speed, and is a good checker," coach Peter Laviolette said after Saturday's practice in Voorhees. "Every time he's been up here, he's done a nice job for us. " This is the fourth time Wellwood has been recalled this season. "I'll do it any day," said a smiling Wellwood, referring to the long car ride from Adirondack to rejoin the Flyers.
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