Capitals Insider: Playoffs


Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau dismisses question about his job security

Capitals Coach calls a question asking if his job is on the line should Washington be swept “stupid.”

By Katie Carrera  |  01:51 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Playoffs

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Capitals’ Mike Green seen limping, questionable for Game 4

Capitals defenseman is seen favoring his left leg and barely able to walk when leaving the St. Pete Times Forum this morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Capitals facing long odds against a comeback

Only three teams in the history of the NHL have come back to win a playoff series after falling into a three-games-to-none hole.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Capitals unravel in third period, Tampa Bay takes a 3-0 lead in series

Washington is unable to preserve its lead in the third period and Tampa Bay claims a 4-3 win to move within one game of clinching the series.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:25 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Capitals stay positive despite two-game deficit vs. Lightning

Washington dug itself into a hole in this series, but the players are staying positive as they prepare to bounce back.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Update from the Capitals’ optional practice

Only six players who appeared in Game 2 Sunday took to the ice at KCI.

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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Mike Knuble to skate in Game 2 warmup

Bruce Boudreau says Mike Knuble will take warmup for Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 05/01/2011

Notes from the Capitals’ morning skate

Mike Knuble left the ice early but Bruce Boudreau said he doubted the veteran right wing would be available for Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:44 AM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/01/2011

Bruce Boudreau on John Carlson: ‘I assume he’s playing’

John Carlson took part in the morning skate and said afterward that he “feels great”.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Tampa Bay may be without Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina in Game 2

Tampa Bay won’t offer any specifics on the health of Simon Gagne or Pavel Kubina, but it doesn’t appear as if they will play in Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Capitals look to regain their patience, re-establish their system against Tampa Bay

After a Game 1 loss, the Capitals know they must re-establish the patient system that they used to get into the playoffs to succeed against Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:40 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Bruce Boudreau says there is a ‘pretty good chance’ John Carlson plays in Game 2

Defenseman John Carlson didn’t take part in the optional skate but Bruce Boudreau said there’s a ‘pretty good chance’ the rookie will play.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 04/30/2011

Capitals drop Game 1 to Lightning, John Carlson misses most of final 25 minutes

Defenseman John Carlson missed most of the final 25 minutes in Washington’s 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay Friday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:02 AM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  John Carlson, Playoffs

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Bruce Boudreau doesn’t buy Guy Boucher’s ‘David vs Goliath’ comparison for this series

Coach Bruce Boudreau doesn’t buy into Guy Boucher’s comparison of this matchup to David vs. Goliath.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Playoffs

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Start time for Game 3 between Capitals and Lightning set

Start time for Game 3 set and other notes from the Capitals morning skate at KCI.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Capitals must minimize turnovers against opportunistic Lightning

The Lightning can play either an aggressive, attack game or smother opponents defensively and the Capitals must minimize their mistakes in order to combat both.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Power knocked out briefly at KCI during Capitals practice

One more day of practice is underway at KCI before the second round starts on Friday.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Capitals will face Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals

Tampa Bay defeats Pittsburgh 1-0 in Game 7, will face Washington in second round.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:46 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Still waiting for second-round opponent, Capitals ‘getting a little antsy’

Coach Bruce Boudreau says the Capitals don’t care who they play; they’re just ready to get the second round started.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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