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The Bulldogs capped a dominant postseason run and captured their sixth state title. 

The Caps’ fourth-liner is no stranger to switching cities in a hurry.

"Everything's trending the right way, so we'll have a better answer tomorrow,” Coach Barry Trotz said.

The Caps GM tells the media what he plans to do, and then he does it. Maybe silence and secrecy aren't always necessary.

Washington sports fans can now preserve their 15 seconds of video board fame.

Capitals' coach and GM aren't worried though, because the team is winning and Ovechkin is still making plays, even as they attempt to preserve him for the postseason.

The Capitals, and players across the NHL, make postgame workouts a part of their regular routines.

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On a short turnaround, Washington falls to Nashville, 5-2.

"I think we have some fun for sure," Kuznetsov said.

Oshie and Orpik aren't traveling with Washington to Nashville, but they might join the team before their game in New York on Tuesday.

Justin Williams, Tom Wilson score and Braden Holtby makes 30 saves for Washington, which wins despite missing four regulars.

Galiev, who played 24 games with the Capitals last season, has 15 goals and 11 assists in 33 games with the Hershey Bears this season.

If Orpik doesn't play, Aaron Ness will be in the lineup.

“It’s a hard market,” General Manager Brian MacLellan said.

Matt Niskanen is not expected to miss much time after getting hurt Wednesday, but it raised the question of a possible need for insurance during the playoffs.

Niskanen (lower body injury) and Orpik (lower body maintenance) are a “little bit” questionable for Friday's matchup with the Oilers.

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Gilbert could see time with Washington if there's an injury to one of the team's two right-shot defensemen.

"They saved me there," Braden Holtby said. "I owe them dinner for sure."

Evgeny Kuznetsov scores twice, Nicklas Backstrom once and T.J. Oshie adds late insurance as team gets back to winning ways.

Niskanen averages 22:39 for the Capitals, playing on the top power play and penalty kill unit. He has four goals and 28 assists this season.

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