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Posted at 12:14 AM ET, 12/19/2010

Caps can't complete comeback against Bruins, drop eighth straight

Several players and Coach Bruce Boudreau talked about how on the bench there was a feeling that continued to propel the Capitals forward. A feeling that previously might have made a comeback almost a guarantee, but during this slump there are few things Washington can expect to happen as they...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:14 AM ET, 12/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 12/18/2010

Open thread: Capitals at Bruins

The Washington Capitals (18-11-4) hope to avoid extending a seven-game skid tonight when they face the Boston Bruins (16-10-4), who are trying to end their own three-game slide. Chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter and see your tweets here by using #caps....

By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  06:52 PM ET, 12/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 12/18/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Bruins

The Capitals face the Bruins looking to finally snap their seven-game losing streak. Entering Saturday night's NHL schedule, Washington holds a one-point edge over Atlanta and a two-point lead over Tampa Bay for the top spot in the Southeast Division and both teams play tonight. The Thrashers and Lightning host...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 12/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/18/2010

Both Caps and Bruins look to break out of slumps

While the Bruins' current three-game skid pales in comparison to the Capitals' seven-game slide, both teams will take the ice tonight looking to vanquish their ongoing struggles. Boston hasn't been able to get off to a strong start in recent contests, and most recently fell behind 3-1 to Montreal on...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 12/18/2010

Michal Neuvirth to start against Bruins

In the final regular season meeting against the Bruins this year, Michal Neuvirth will get the start at TD Garden and be opposed by Tim Thomas, who has already caused the Capitals problems several times this season. Among the forwards, Eric Fehr and D.J. King were taking part in extra...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 PM ET, 12/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/06/2010

After fast start, Caps managed to right themselves against Bruins

If you haven't already checked out the game story for Saturday's hard-copy edition of The Post, the Capitals did quite a good job at limiting the Boston Bruins through the first 40 minutes of regulation and held a three-goal advantage while outshooting their opponents, 25-9, over the first two periods....

By Katie Carrera  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Tonight's lineup: Bruins at Caps

In order to avoid dropping a third game to the Boston Bruins this season -- something that has not occurred in regulation games since the 1998-99 season -- the Capitals believe they must play a patient, simple style of game that mirrors their opportunistic foes. "Any time you try to...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:37 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Notes from the Capitals' morning skate

Michal Neuvirth was the first goaltender off the ice at KCI following today's morning skate so it appears he will get his 12th start of the season against the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center. It looks like Matt Hendricks will be back in the lineup after serving as the healthy...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Leonsis: Caps 'aren't a very good team right now'

The Capitals lost their second straight game to the Bruins last night, and many, including Washington's players, cited the stellar play of Boston goalie Tim Thomas as the primary factor. "His lateral movement was just phenomenal," Caps winger Mike Knuble said of Thomas, who stopped 73 of 75 shots in...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Bruins 4, Caps 1 as Washington can't solve the Tim Thomas puzzle

Boston goalie Tim Thomas held the Capitals at bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Boston Bruins, Boston Bruins | Tags:  Marcus Johansson, goalkeeping

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Line tweaks and other practice updates

Some notes from this morning's practice at KCI: --Marcus Johansson skated between Brooks Laich and Alexander Semin while Tomas Fleischmann moved to the line with Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr today in the latest line tweak. We'll see how they line up tomorrow. "It was just something to look at,...

By Katie Carrera  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Bruins 3, Caps 1: Michal Neuvirth leaves game with the flu

This was one of those strange games where instead of not playing well throughout and winning (like in Nashville), the Capitals played tough for most of Tuesday night's contest against the Boston Bruins but wound up dropping the first game of this home-and-home series, 3-1. Less than a minute after...

By Katie Carrera  |  02:04 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Tonight's lineup: Bruins at Caps

Michal Neuvirth will try to be the first goaltender in the Capitals' 36-year history to start and play every minute of the team's first six games tonight as he makes his sixth consecutive start against the Bruins. In net for Boston will be Tim Thomas, who appears to have returned...

By Katie Carrera  |  07:07 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Preparing for the Boston Bruins

Boston goalie Tim Thomas makes a save against the Devils. (Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Boston heads into tonight's game against the Capitals having acknowledged how well it needs to play in order to extend its two-game winning streak. Washington should provide a strong test early on for the Bruins, who look...

By Katie Carrera  |  01:57 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Michal Neuvirth to start against the Bruins

Goaltender Michal Neuvirth will get his sixth consecutive start at Verizon Center tonight as the Capitals host the Bruins at 7:30 p.m., and it looks like defenseman Tom Poti will be back in the lineup after missing the past three contests. Among the other injured players, Coach Bruce Boudreau said...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Capitals 4, Bruins 1

Thanks largely in part to a phenomenal effort by their penalty killers -- 11 Caps played nearly two minutes short-handed -- Washington was able to hold Boston at bay during a crucial juncture of the game in the second period and go on to capture a 4-1 win and remain...

By Katie Carrera  |  10:44 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Bruins

Unlike Tuesday night, the Capitals will face a rather seasoned Bruins lineup tonight at TD Garden as Boston has dressed most of its NHL regulars for the final contest before the Bruins head overseas to open the regular season as part of the NHL Premiere in Prague. Nicklas Backstrom is...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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