• Analysis

No team created more high-danger chances at even strength than the Hurricanes did during the regular season. That approach could push the Capitals' odds-defying style out of the playoffs.

The Capitals could move on to a second-round series with the New York Islanders by winning Monday night in Carolina.

  • Perspective

Kuznetsov has been largely absent through the first six games of Washington’s series against Carolina.


Through the first four games of this first-round series with the Hurricanes, the Capitals had taken more hits than they’d dished out. That changed Saturday.

Special teams unit delivers three big holds in second period of 6-0 pivotal Game 5 win.

  • Perspective

Veteran forward scores game’s first two goals, gets Washington back to playing ‘Caps hockey.’

The Capitals dedicated their 6-0 victory in Game 5 on Saturday night to Oshie, whose name was chanted repeatedly by the Capital One Arena crowd.

Game 6 is set for Monday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

The rookie said he hopes to play in Monday's Game 6.

The Capitals, who didn't score a five-on-five goal in either road game of this series, continue to look for how to make up some of Oshie's production.

  • Perspective

Tied with Carolina in first-round series, defending Stanley Cup champions are without their ‘heart-and-soul guy.’

Losing the fourth game of their first playoff series may be the least of Washington's concerns.

Oshie was injured in what Washington captain Alex Ovechkin called a “dirty play.”

T.J. Oshie was moved up to the top line as defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler was also inserted into the lineup.

"[Monday] was a little step back for us and now we have to take a step forward the next game,” center Lars Eller said. “We know what we’re capable of.”

  • Analysis

From blocked shots to backchecks to fisticuffs, the Capitals captain is showing he wants nothing more than a second title.

Ovechkin hadn't fought since 2010.

  • Perspective

Washington was thoroughly outplayed in a 5-0 disaster at Carolina, and the defending Stanley Cup champions may be missing Michal Kempny more than they realized.

  • Analysis

Alex Ovechkin scored a knockout in the first period in a surprise fight with a Carolina rookie, but Washington was crushed in Raleigh, 5-0.

The second-year blue-liner has skated an average of 6:46 per game, roughly 10 minutes less than the Washington defenseman with the next-lowest ice time.

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