The Caps aren't losers; they've made the playoffs in six straight seasons. But they have also developed a "Culture of Perennial Disappointment."
Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals' series against the Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to a league source.
General Manager George McPhee discusses the officiating in the Capitals' first-round series against New York. John Tortorella criticizes Capitals for "whining."
Alex Ovechkin met with reporters Tuesday to discuss the Capitals' first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs and downplayed his lack of offensive production against New York.
Washington's top line was the key driver in the team's ability to clinch a postseason berth, but once they were in the playoffs the unit disappeared combining for only three goals and none after Game 3.
Another year, another frustrating early postseason exit for the Capitals.
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Once again the Capitals must remind themselves that unnecessary, avoidable penalties are doing little to help their cause.
Game 7s are nothing new to the Capitals but once again they must find a way to come through in the most pressure-packed environment of any playoff series.
Braden Holtby accused Derek Dorsett of a "dirty slew foot" against Mike Green and Coach Adam Oates called it a "very dangerous play".