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3.28.17 Rewind: Ovi's hat trick leads Caps in OT thriller

Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick, T.J. Oshie scored another 2 as the Caps won an overtime thriller in Minnesota.

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
3 current Caps named top free agents
The Caps will have a hard time keeping the band together given how much in demand their pending free agents will be.
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Justin Williams, the Cap with Three Cups
"I want us all to have that experience", Justin Williams, 3-time champion, talks being the only Capitals player to have won multiple Stanley cups and how he no longer wants to be the odd ball out.
Washington Capitals Andre Burakovsky and Matt Niskanen
3 bold predictions: Caps look to avoid trap game in Colorado
The Caps face the second leg of a back-to-back in Colorado on Wednesday against the Avalanche (10 p.m., CSN).
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Ted Leonsis and Alex Ovechkin
Ted Leonsis to replace hats for Capitals fans
Another Alex Ovechkin hat trick has owner Ted Leonsis helping out his team's fans. 
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Playoff opponent watch: Bruins slide to wild card
Do the Boston Bruins have enough left in the tank to reach the playoffs?
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Hockey dog, owner go on the Junkies to tell story of viral video
Earlier this week, CSNMA's video of a dog playing fetch on the Verizon Center ice reached millions of people. Here's the story behind it. 
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Alex Ovechkin
As the season winds down, Ovechkin is ramping up
Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in shots on goal the past two weeks.
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Hockey dog & his owner tell Junkies story behind viral video
By now you've seen that viral video of a dog playing fetch on the ice before a Capitals game. He and his owner, Sgt Joseph Dolan, came on the Junkies this morning to explain how he got on the ice in the...
How would Barry Trotz handle the playoff seeding?
The Junkies asked Caps HC Barry Trotz how he feels about the playoff seeding and the fact that one of the three best regular season teams will be eliminated in round one.
Barry Trotz on Caps 5 game road trip and what he expects
Barry Trotz joined the Junkies Wednesday morning ahead of the Caps 5 game road trip to discuss the struggle of being on the road and what he expects from his team during these final games.
How is the overall health of the Capitals?
Health is a big factor for an athletes success heading into the playoffs, so how is the health of the Capitals players? Barry Trotz spoke to the Junkies about it.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps at Avalanche date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps pulled out the narrow win on Tuesday, but now must prepare for the quick turnaround against the Colorado Avalanche. Watch it on CSN or CSN's live stream page.
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Controversial off-side ruling nearly costs Caps a point
Minnesota tied the Caps with less than a minute left on Tuesday after what looked like a clear missed off-side call.
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3.28.17 Rewind: Ovi's hat trick leads Caps in OT thriller
Alex Ovechkin scored a hat trick, T.J. Oshie scored another 2 as the Caps won an overtime thriller in Minnesota.
T.J. Oshie: Caps OT win was 'a lot harder than it had to be'
Following the Caps' 5-4 OT win over the Wild, T.J. Oshie – who scored the game winner – said the victory was "a lot harder than it had to be."
Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin reacts to hat trick in OT win over Wild
Alex Ovechkin talks about notching the 17th hat trick of his NHL career in the Capitals' 5-4 OT win at the Wild on Tuesday night.
Alex Ovechkin T.J. Oshie USAT
Who scores more goals for Caps this season: Ovi or Oshie?
Both Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie had impressive performances in the Caps' 5-4 win over the Wild. But who will have more goals at season's end? The Caps Extra crew discussed the topic after the game.
T.J. Oshie
T.J. Oshie nets winner in OT to beat Wild
T.J. Oshie netted the game-winning goal for the Capitals in their 2-1 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild on the road Tuesday night.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin's hat trick leads Caps in overtime win over Wild
Alex Ovechkin would not be denied on Tuesday as he scored three times on Devan Dubnyk. T.J. Oshie added another 2 as the Caps won 5-4 in overtime.
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Staal goal upheld after controversial off-side review
Eric Staal tied the game with less than a minute remaining on a goal that was upheld after a controversial off-side review.
Ovechkin grabs hat trick after 3rd power play goal
Alex Ovechkin recorded the latest hat trick of his career after scoring a third power play goal at the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin scores 2nd power play goal of the night
Alex Ovechkin scored from the office on the power play for his second power play goal of the night, retaking the team goal scoring lead from T.J. Oshie.
Fancy passing gives Ovechkin the open net goal
Some fancy passing for the Caps led to the power play goal for Alex Ovechkin.
Tom Wilson
Wilson bloodied in violent fight with Stewart
Tom Wilson hit Zach Parize in the face with a stick, so Chris Stewart hit Tom Wilson. Things got bloody in a hurry. 
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Minnesota's Stewart fights Tom Wilson after high stick
Tom Wilson dropped the gloves in Minnesota
Scary collision results in scary injury for Zach Parise
Tom Wilson accidentally clipped Zach Parise in the face, who then ran into Jay Beagle. The Minnesota forward went down in a head.
Oshie cleans up and gives Caps early lead
T.J. Oshie cleaned up an early turnover and put the Capitals up 1-0 on the Wild.
What has Daniel Winnik meant to the Capitals this season?
CSN's Alan May and Tarik El-Bashir explain how valuable Daniel Winnik has been for the Capitals this season.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
3 bold predictions: Caps headed for a Wild night
The Capitals start the road trip in Minnesota to face former coach Bruce Boudreau and the Minnesota Wild (8 p.m., CSN).
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer
ESPN experts send Grubauer to Vegas in mock draft
The Capitals are going to lose someone to Vegas in the mock draft. ESPN's experts believe it will be Philipp Grubauer.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Holtby could soon join some select company
The company Braden Holtby keeps could become even more exclusive with a win on Tuesday.
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What is Trotz emphasizing heading into the playoffs?
Caps Defenseman Karl Alzner joined the Junkies Tuesday morning ahead of their game against the Minnesota Wild to talk how the team is prepping for their final games leading to the playoffs.
Alzner is ready to get the playoffs started
Caps Defenseman Karl Alzner told the Junkies he's ready to get the post-season started but acknowledges how important the remaining games are.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Caps at Wild date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Capitals start their season-long road trip Tuesday in Minnesota against the Wild. Watch it on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Holtby on how Caps can learn from 2016 playoff struggles
In an exclusive interview with CSN's Jill Sorenson, the Caps' goalie details why the team is better prepared for a playoff run this season.
How will Caps handle 5-game road trip going into playoffs?
Previewing the Caps' long road trip, the team explains why these games matter in terms of the standings and momentum.
Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Is Washington back on track?
In Episode 8 of Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan's Capitals Faceoff Podcast, the duo discusses whether the team is fully back after a four-game funk.
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Caps prospect shoots hilarious PSA
This must be the greatest sandwich of all-time.
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Williams and Burakovsky on their bad hair day
Justin Williams is the king of photo day, and Andre Burakovsky hasn't had a haircut in over four months.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Why this road trip will be better for Caps
The Capitals were winless on a three-game road trip through California. Now facing a five-game road trip across the country, Braden Holtby knows this one will go better for the Caps.
Why hasn't Andre Burakovsky gotten his hair cut?
After an entertaining team picture day, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky explains why it's been nearly six months since he got a haircut.
Justin Williams on proper hair care, 'Step Brothers'
Justin Williams and Andre Burakosvky had a lot of fun at team picture day. The NHL veteran discusses what went into it, both his hair and the idea.
Week 23: Capitals Top 5 Plays of the Week
From Alex Ovechkin's historic 30th goal to Daniel Winnik's heroics, here are the Caps Top 5 Plays of the Week.
The best of Burakovsky and Williams' photo shoot hair
Andre Burakovsky and Justin Williams brought their A+ hair game to Kettler on Monday for the Washington Capitals' team photo shoot.
Williams and Burakovsky have fun at photo day
Andre Burakovsky and Justin Williams summoned their inner "Step Brothers" at Capitals team photo day.
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The Washington Capitals
NHL Power Rankings: Are the Caps the team to beat?
The Caps are still first in the standings, but are they really the team to beat?
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Prediction recap: Braden Holtby stifles Arizona
Braden Holtby allowed only one goal to Arizona, holding off the Coyotes in their late push.
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Washington Capitals fans
Capitals set a new franchise record Saturday night
Washington has earned a point in 25 of its last 27 games at Verizon Center.
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Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik
Winnik comes up huge on a night when the Caps needed a hero
Daniel Winnik's two-goal performance was the sixth of his career and third as a Capital.
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Justin Williams: Last games 'important for our psyche'
After the Capitals' win over the Coyotes, Justin Williams pointed out how important the final games of the regular season could be mentally.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Trotz recognizes ‘greatness’ of Ovechkin's accomplishments
Alex Ovechkin achieved another career milestone on Saturday and Barry Trotz wanted to make sure he knew it.
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Caps muzzle Coyotes to set franchise record for home wins
The Coyotes kept it closer with the Capitals than the final score indicates, but Washington pulled out the 4-1 win and made two separate pieces of history in the process. 
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Daniel Winnik talks Caps home win record
The Capitals' win against the Coyotes was their 31st home win this season, a franchise record. Daniel Winnick credits the fans in part for the team's success.
Winnik adds to Caps lead with empty net goal
The Caps beat the Coyotes 4-1 with help from two goals in three minutes by Daniel Winnik.
Justin Williams scores on slap shot in the third period
Justin Williams put the Capitals up by two goals on a slap shot in the third period.
Winnik scores late in third to give Caps lead
Daniel Winnik answered the Coyotes' goal with one of his own to put the Caps back up by one.
Dog plays on ice before Caps-Coyotes
Golden retriever plays ice-fetch before Caps game
This dog playing fetch on the Verizon Center ice is better than the hockey game that followed it. 
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Dog gets ice time before Caps game
A golden retriever got some ice time at the Verizon Center before Caps - Coyotes Saturday night.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin hits 30-goal mark for 12th straight season
With his 30th goal of the season on Saturday, Alex Ovechkin joined some pretty exclusive company.
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Ovechkin scores on power play for 30th goal of season
Alex Ovechkin scored on a first period power play against the Coyotes for his 30th goal of the season. He becomes the 3rd players in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in his first 12 seasons.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
3 bold predictions: Caps face Coyotes team with nothing to lose
The Caps need two points against Arizona (7 p.m., CSN Plus), but will they come ready to play against a scuffling team? 
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Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz
In a tight Metro race, Trotz declares last 9 games 'all must-wins'
The Caps host the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday in a game Washington cannot afford to lose (7 p.m., CSN Plus).
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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Caps vs. Coyotes date, time, how to watch, game thread
Locked in a tight Metro race, the Caps cannot afford to leave points on the table against the Arizona Coyotes. Watch it on CSN Plus or on CSN's live stream page.
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Jay Beagle on keeping up sense of urgency this year
Beagle is a veteran and knows how important it is to keep up their level of urgency this year after running away last year.
Alan May on the Capitals resurgence
After slowing down for a week or two, the Capitals have their foot back on the gas and Alan May breaks it down.
Q&A: Is there there a double standard for Sidney Crosby?
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan talk about Sidney Crosby's recent shenanigans, T.J. Oshie's contract and possible first round opponents.
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Justin Williams asks Twitter for picture day hair advice
Justin Williams, reigning picture day champion, asked fans on Twitter how he should wear his hair for the Capitals team photo this year. 
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Carey recalled ahead of Caps' five-game road trip
The Capitals have recalled forward Paul Carey from Hershey to serve as the team’s extra forward on the upcoming five-game road trip.
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Brett Connolly
It's been a long time coming for Caps winger Brett Connolly
The 24-year-old has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy.
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
Ottawa owner blasts Crosby for gruesome slash
Sidney Crosby won't be punished by the NHL for two recent on-ice incidents, but he was taken to task by the owner of the Ottawa Senators.
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T.J. Oshie talks possible last chance for Cup run with Caps
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, T.J. Oshie talks about the current Caps standing and this being his possible last chance for a cup run with the team.
Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams
Prediction recap: Caps pull out narrow Metro Division win
The Caps and Blue Jackets fought a tight battle, but Washington came out on top in the shootout on Thursday.
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3.24.17 Caps win pivotal clash with Columbus
The Caps extended their lead in the Metropolitan Division thanks to a 2-1 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Shootout practice pays off for Caps
T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner...against a goalie he's used to beating.
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Alex Ovechkin Russian Heritage Night skates
Ovechkin wears special skates for Russian heritage night
On Russian heritage night, Alex Ovechkin broke out specially designed skates celebrating his heritage and the United States. Unfortunately the NHL did not agree with Ovechkin's intentions.
Caps put distance between them and divisional foes
Everything seemed to fall Washington's way on Thursday.
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Capitals are trying to get their game to an elite level
Going through a tough losing streak, the Capitals have turned it around. T.J. Oshie talks about how the team, and he, is trying to get their mojo going.
Oshie: I've been working on shootouts since I was 10
In the shootout, T.J. Oshie delivered the game winner to push the Capitals over the Blue Jackets in a pivotal Metro clash.
Hotlby: 'We had some tenacity and kept going'
After holding the Blue Jackets scoreless in the shootout for a 2-1 win, Braden Hotlby reveals how he has been working on his shootout and the pressure of this matchup with the Blue Jackets.
Grant's favorites: thin mints, yoga pants, 3-on-3 hockey
Grant Paulsen raves about hockey's overtime format, putting them in his one of his favorite things on the planet.
'That blast is from downtown': Dmitry Orlov evens it up
Needing the offense to pick up in the final period, Washington Capitals defenceman, Dmitry Orlov rockets a goal to tie up their game with the Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Caps win goalie duel in shootout
The Caps needed a win to keep their hold over first place in the Metropolitan and they got it thanks to Braden Holtby's effort in a 2-1 shootout win.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
3 bold predictions: Caps face Columbus in pivotal Metro clash
The Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets meet in a pivotal Metropolitan Division clash on Thursday (7 p.m., CSN).
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Bobrovsky and Ovechkin
Breathing room and history at stake for Caps on Thursday
With a victory, the Caps can tie the franchise record for wins at home in a season. A win would also provide needed space in the standings.
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Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey
Prospect report: Hershey is suddenly stacked on defense
Hershey added to defensive prospects to the roster over the week, Madison Bowey made his return, and March Madness is in full swing in college hockey.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Caps vs. Blue Jackets date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Capitals and Blue Jackets meet in Washington in a pivotal Metropolitan Division clash. Watch it on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Leonsis: Playing in Metro helps prepare Caps for playoffs
Yeah, playing in the Metropolitan Division means the first couple rounds of the NHL playoffs will be rough. But Capitals owner Ted Leonsis thinks playing there all season has made his team even tougher.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Playoff opponent watch: Toronto jumps into wild card
The Toronto Maple Leafs are finishing the season strong and now find themselves in playoff position.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk still looking for first goal as a Cap after scoring change
The NHL has announced a scoring change on the Caps' third goal on Tuesday night.
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Ovechkin skates
Ovechkin will wear custom painted skates Thursday
The unique skates will be actioned off with proceeds going to charity.
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The Washington Capitals
Prediction recap: Power play proves key in win over Flames
The Caps beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday thanks in large part to their two power play goals.
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Does Barry Trotz ever fist pump during a Caps game?
Caps head coach Barry Trotz joined the Junkies Wednesday morning and the guys got to asking him if he enjoys watching the game as a head coach.
Trotz on playoff race: 'We've been preparing all year'
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz joined the Junkies Wednesday morning to discuss the tight playoff race and how his team has been preparing all year for this type of scenario.
Capitals Rewind
3.21.17 Rewind: Caps get big 4-2 win over Flames
The Capitals got a huge 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on the strength of key contributions by Oshie, Ovechkin and Holtby.
Shattenkirk on Flames: 'They seem like a very complete team'
Despite a 4-2 win Tuesday night, Kevin Shattenkirk said following the game that the Calgary Flames "seem like a very complete team."
T.J. Oshie
Ovechkin on Oshie's offensive outburst: 'Ka-ching'
T.J. Oshie hit 30 goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Flames.
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TJ Oshie's proud of the Capitals resiliency against Calgary
Capitals star right wing TJ Oshie was proud of how resilient the team was after Calgary gained momentum on Washington.
Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk scores first goal for the Capitals...or did he?
Did Kevin Shattenkirk score the Caps' third goal or was it Nicklas Backstrom?
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Sorenson talks Capitals win over Calgary Flames
Jill Sorenson discusses the productive outings of Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky in the Capitals' 4-2 win Tuesday over the Flames.
Andre Burakovsky is loving the Capitals' team chemistry
Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky says the team chemistry is what allows them to be so successful.
Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin: T.J. Oshie is 'on fire' right now
Alex Ovechkin tells Al Koken after the Capitals' 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night that T.J. Oshie is a big reason why the team is clicking right now.
Joe B. and Locker break down Capitals win over Flames
Capitals broadcasters Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin break down what led to the Capitals' 4-2 win over the Flames, and what the team needs to improve upon for the playoffs.
Braden Holtby's strong night led to the Caps beating Calgary
Braden Holtby's strong night in the net was what led to the Capitals' 4-2 win over the red-hot Calgary Flames at Verizon Center.
Ovechkin scores PP goal to put finishing touches on Flames
Alex Ovechkin scored on a power play goal late in the third period to finish off the Calgary Flames in the Capitals' 4-2 win Tuesday night.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Capitals douse Flames, 4-2
Evgeny Kuznetsov opened the scoring, T.J. Oshie scored his 30th goal of the season and Alex Ovechkin struck on the power play to lead the Caps over the Calgary Flames 4-2.
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Shattenkirk scores his first goal with the Capitals
Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal with the Capitals to put them up 3-1 just before the end of the second period against the Flames. (Note: A scoring change after the game gave credit to Nicklas...
Oshie retakes lead for Caps on tic-tac-toe goal
T.J. Oshie gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the second period Tuesday against the Flames, thanks to some slick passing from Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.
Sidney Crosby hits Sabres player in groin
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby hit Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly in the groin with his hockey stick. 
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Kuznetsov puts Caps on board first after pretty pass
Evgeny Kuznetsov received a pretty pass from Andre Burakovsky in front of goal to put the Capitals up 1-0 Tuesday night against the Flames.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
Bettman on the Olympics: 'Assume we are not going'
Want to see NHL players participate in the Olympics? Gary Bettman has a message for you: Don’t get your hopes up.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
3 bold predictions: How can Caps extinguish Flames?
 The Capitals will try to stay hot by cooling off the Calgary Flames (7 p.m., CSN).
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Washington Capitals
With a tight Metro race, Caps have to finish strong
“Every point right now is critical,” coach Barry Trotz said of the tightening standings.
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Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk
Flames lose star rookie to suspension
The Calgary Flames will be without Matthew Tkachuk for their game against Washington.
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Karl Alzner on Caps trip to Tampa
Caps Defenseman Karl Alzner joined the Junkies Tuesday to discuss the great fan turnout in Tampa, Oshie's hat-trick and having Andre Burakovsky back in the lineup.
Alzner: 'It's going to be difficult in the end'
Karl Alzner joined the Junkies Tuesday morning to talk about how different the Metro Division has felt this year opposed to last year.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps vs. Flames date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps took down the Calgary Flames, 4-2, on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Watch Caps Extra on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
How bad are the Caps' weaknesses?
With the playoffs just around the corner, CSN's Tarik El-Bashir, Alan May and Rob Carlin break down where the Caps need to improve before the playoffs.
Week 22: Capitals Top 5 Plays of the Week
As the regular season comes to the end, the Capitals are in the hunt for the top seed in the eastern conference. Here are the top five Caps highlight-reel plays from Week 22.
Schmidt taking his new role in stride, ready for everything
Nate Schmidt's on-ice time was significantly reduced with the addition of Kevin Shattenkirk, but the affable Minnesotan has taken it in stride, and has done a standout job filling in where he can.
Winnik has major, and warranted gripes about playoff format
Count Capitals forward Daniel Winnik among the many of whom think the NHL playoff format is a disaster. The bearded vet did not mince words when discussing its issues.
The many reasons why finishing strong is so important
Barry Trotz joined our CSN Capitals crew at our live practice show and he detailed the several reasons why finishing the season strong is so important.
Trotz appreciates the playoff pressure fans put on Capitals
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is incredibly thankful for the overwhelming fan support, and the pressure to perform in the playoffs is something he appreciates.
Washington Capitals forward Daniel Winnik
Winnik calls current playoff format 'the stupidest thing ever'
Daniel Winnik did not hold back on his feelings regarding the NHL's current divisional playoff format.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik
Orpik misses practice Monday
Brooks Orpik's status for Tuesday's game against red-hot Calgary will be determined after the morning skate.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie tries to remain 'extremely present' even in a contract year
T.J. Oshie is thinking about his next contract, but is also remaining focused on the task at hand.
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John Walton saw the Capitals take a huge step in Tampa Bay
Capitals radio voice John Walton saw the Capitals do something in Tampa Bay that he thinks will do them well as the team gets ready for a deep playoff push.
Worried about the NHL playoff seeding? It's not all bad
Our CSN Capitals crew of Tarik El-Bashir, Alan May and Rob Carlin walk through the potential NHL Playoff seeding and explain why it's a bad format, but also not that bad.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
NHL Power Rankings: Coming down to the wire
It looks like we're headed for a photo finish in the Metropolitan Division. Where do the Caps stand among their divisional foes?
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Sidney Crosby and Sergei Bobrovsky
Penguins, Blue Jackets keep up the pressure on Caps
The top three teams in the NHL all reside in the Metropolitan Division.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Prediction recap: Caps take down Tampa in 'must-win' game
Barry Trotz called Saturday’s game a must-win and the Caps responded with a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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3.18.17: Caps clinch playoff berth with win over Lightning
The Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday and officially earned a playoff berth as a result.
Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky picks up where he left off for Caps
After spending a month working on his conditioning, Andre Burakovsky was 'flying' against the Lightning. 
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The Washington Capitals
Caps clinch playoff berth for third straight season
Despite their recent struggles, the Caps became the first team to clinch a playoff berth in the NHL this season with their win over Tampa Bay.
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Caps beat Lightning to clinch playoff spot
The Caps beat Tampa Bay with the help of TJ Oshie's hat trick to clinch playoff berth.
Trotz provides details on Johansson's departure Saturday
Marcus Johansson played early in Saturday's game but soon had to leave because...well, let's just say he needed to go back to the locker room.
Burakovsky's hands are rusty, but his legs were great
Andre Burakovsky worked on his conditioning while he was out with a hand injury. He talked about how good his legs felt after his first game back.
Caps respond well to a 'playoff atmosphere' in Tampa
The stakes were high for both teams in Tampa and the Caps responded with a big win.
TJ Oshie hat trick
TJ Oshie is an "every day" player
TJ Oshie leads the Caps by performing consistently and showing up to play every game.
Caps show strong defense in win over Tampa Bay
The Caps had five goals in their win against the Lightning, but Alan May was more impressed by their defense.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Oshie strikes Lightning three times in win
Barry Trotz called Saturday's game a must-win and the Caps responded, downing the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3. 
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TJ Oshie completes late-game hat trick
TJ Oshie scores for a hat trick with 45 seconds left in the game.
John Carlson adds to Caps' lead
John Carlson scores in the third period against the Lightning giving the Caps a 4-2 lead.
Caps take back lead in third with Williams goal
Justin Williams puts the Caps up over the Lightning with a third period goal.
Oshie scores again to give Caps 2-0 lead
TJ Oshie scores two goals in the first period to give the Caps an early 2-0 lead over Tampa Bay.
Oshie puts Caps on board with power play goal
TJ Oshie scores early power play goal against Lightning
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
3 bold predictions: Can Caps avoid the storm in Tampa?
The Caps face an angry Tampa Bay Lightning team on Saturday (7 p.m., CSN).
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Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Why Nate Schmidt is still No. 7
Nate Schmidt has had a great season, but has be been good enough to displace one of the Caps' other top six defensemen?
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Caps at Lightning date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps need wins, the Lightning need points. Both teams meet in Tampa on Saturday. Watch it on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Q&A: Will the return of Burakovsky provide a boost to the Caps?
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan talk about Andre Burakovsky's pending return and what to do with Nate Schmidt.
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Cooking with Caps: Jill tries Haley Chorney's sticky buns
A very sweet edition of Cooking with the Caps. Jill Sorenson follows Haley Chorney's recipe for sticky buns and shares with the CSN office.
Scottish fan travels to see Capitals play for first time
For CSN fan night, Jill Sorenson got to know a Scottish Capitals fan who traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to watch the team play in person for the first time.
Between The Pipes: Brent Johnson on importance of movement
CSN analyst and former NHL goalie Brent Johnson details the value and importance of excelling at lateral movement inside the crease.
Breaking down the brilliance of Backstrom
Nick Backstrom eclipsed the 50 assists plateau again. What makes him so good? Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir break it down.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Wilson after Watson fight: 'It's better your hand's sore than your face'
Tom Wilson delivered a few haymakers to Austin Watson and his helmet. Luckily, he avoided any serious injury to his hands.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burky is officially back for the Caps
After missing 15 games, Burakovsky is set to return Saturday night in Tampa. 
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Washington Capitals Braden Holtby and Justin Williams
Williams gives bobblehead concessions speech
Justin Williams accepted defeat in the bobblehead vote though we all knew his was clearly the best.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Caps reassign rookie as they welcome back Burakovsky
With Andre Burakovsky back at practice, the Capitals made roster move, sending Jake Vrana back down to Hershey.
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby
Prediction recap: Caps lose five out of six
Nashville earned the 2-10 overtime win on Thursday to hand Washington its fifth loss in six games.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky is slated to practice fully on Friday
The third line has slumped without Andre Burakovsky who has been sidelined since Feb. 9 with a broken hand.
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We trusted Locker with the t-shirt gun and he jammed it
We trusted Craig Laughlin with the t-shirt gun at the Caps game and he jammed it.
3.16.17 Rewind: Predators pounce on Caps in overtime
The Predators handed the Capitals their fifth loss in the last six games on Thursday night.
How a bad line change cost the Caps in overtime
Nashville beat the Caps in overtime thanks to a bad line change that left Washington exposed for the odd-man break.
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Trotz wanted to see more shots from Caps against Preds
After the Capitals lost to the Predators, Barry Trotz said he would have liked to see his team take more shots.
Vrana describes assist on Connolly goal against Predators
Jakub Vrana joined Capitals Extra after the loss to the Predators. he was involved in one of the night's few highlights for Washington.
Caps fall to Preds in OT, lose fifth of last six
After falling to the Predators in overtime, the Capitals have lost five of their last six games. Here's how it happened. 
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Nashville Predators PK Subban and Viktor Arvidsson
Predators win in OT as Caps get caught on a line change
Evgeny Kuznetsov went for a quick line change leaving the Predators wide open for a 2-on-1 opportunity in overtime.
Tom Wilson punches Nashville's Austin Watson
Tom Wilson drops gloves to fight Predators' Austin Watson
Tom Wilson took exception to a hit vs. Nashville and dropped the gloves to fight Austin Watson.
Vrana sets up Connolly for chip shot goal in first period
The Capitals stuck first against the Predators with a goal from Brett Connolly. He was set up beautifully by Jakub Vrana.
Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
3 bold predictions: Beagle owns the Central Division
Jay Beagle has been an offensive powerhouse against Central Division teams. Will that continue Thursday against Nashville (7 p.m., CSN)?
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast - What's wrong with the Caps?
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan go over every possible factor to try and diagnose the Capitals' recent struggles.
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Prospect report: The Bears are getting healthier
Nathan Walker is back and Madison Bowey may not be far behind him. Also, it's tournament season for college hockey.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Trotz makes Caps’ defensive depth chart very clear
Nate Schmidt made Barry Trotz’s lineup decision tougher with his recent play, but not tough enough to stay in the lineup.
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Trotz says Ovechkin skating very well, goals will come
Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke with the Junkies Wednesday about Alex Ovechkin's recent scoring slump. He isn't worried because Ovi has been skating as well as he has all season.
Alan May's keys for the Capitals coming down the stretch
What are the keys for the Capitals to be rolling by the time the Stanley Cup Playoffs come around.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson
Caps vs. Predators date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps will look to make it two in a row as they host the Nashville Predators. Watch it on CSN or via CSN's live stream page.
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Washington Capitals forward Lars Eller
Playoff opponent watch: An open Metro race changes Caps' scenarios
The Caps' iron grip over the Metropolitan Division has loosened and that dramatically changes their playoff outlook.
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Peter Bondra Billy Lang
Caps fan from Scotland watches team live
Billy Lang, a Caps fan from Scotland, has been in Washington this month for the chance to watch his favorite NHL team play live in person.
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Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky rejoins teammates, eyes return to game action
The Caps' third line has struggled offensively without Andre Burakovsky.
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The Washington Capitals
Prediction recap: Caps find their offense in win over Wild
Minnesota made things interesting in the third period, but the Capitals are back in the win column after Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Wild [1]. [1] http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-capitals/caps-go-wi
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For Caps, President's Trophy doesn't matter. No. 1 seed does
Barry Trotz told the Sports Junkies on Wednesday that the President's Trophy isn't important to his team, but having the conference's top seed is.
Trotz: Schmidt's quality play gives Capitals options
With Kevin Shattenkirk suspended for the past two games, Nate Schmidt has stepped up and played well, giving Barry Trotz options in the future.
Capitals Rewind
3.14.17 Rewind: Capitals end 4-game losing streak
The Capitals saw their four-game losing streak come to an end Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Ovechkin has vintage performance when the Caps needed one
With a goal, an asist and a game-high four hits, Alex Ovechkin “became a again force” in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the visiting Wild.
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Tom Wilson: Caps got a 'refresher' playing at home
After a four-game losing streak on the road, Tom Wilson said the Capitals' return to the Verizon Center on Tuesday night gave the team the "refresher" it needed to beat the Wild.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Schmidt's play may force a shakeup in the Caps' defensive pairs
Nate Schmidt stepped in for two games in place of Kevin Shattenkirk and played well enough to make Barry Trotz consider keeping him in the lineup.
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Sorenson talks Capitals win over Minnesota
Jill Sorenson joined SportsTalk Live to talk about the Capitals' 4-2 win Tuesday night over the Minnesota Wild that ended a four-game losing streak.
Nate Schmidt recaps Caps' 4-2 win over Wild
Nate Schmidt – who as Rob Carlin pointed out is always smiling and laughing – joined Caps Extra to look back on the Capitals' 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Nicklas Backstrom on what changed for Caps in win over Wild
Entering the game on a rare four-game losing streak, Nicklas Backstrom explains what changed for the Capitals in their 4-2 win over the Wild on Tuesday night.
Jay Beagle gives Caps some breathing room with late goal
With the Minnesota Wild rallying, Jay Beagle scored late in the third period to put the Capitals up 4-2 and give them some much needed breathing room.
Capitals fan from Scotland reacts to meeting Peter Bondra
Billy Lang, who came from Scotland to attend the Capitals' Tuesday night game against the Minnesota Wild, couldn't believe it when he met his childhood hero Peter Bondra.
Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt
Caps go wild on Minnesota to end losing skid
The Capitals scored the first three goals of the game against the Minnesota Wild en route to a 4-2 win to end their losing four-game losing skid.
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Tom Wilson fight
Tom Wilson gets in fight with the Wild's Ryan White
After Brooks Orpik gets hit from behind on the boards by the Wild's Ryan White, Tom Wilson comes to his aid and fights the opponent.
Kuznetsov pushes Caps lead to 3-0 on power play goal
Evgeny Kuznetsov pushed the Capitals lead to 3-0 on a power play goal at the end of the second period against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin ends 10-game goal drought
Alex Ovechkin ended his 10-game goal drought during the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. The goal gave the Caps a 2-0 lead.
Caps fan from Scotland enjoys seeing game in person
For Billy Lang, a Capitals fan from Scotland, it's not every day that he gets to watch a game in person. Jill Sorenson caught up with him during the second period Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.
Schmidt scores goal on deflection off defender's skate
Nate Schmidt scored his first goal in his last 25 games in the first period against the Wild. His shot deflected off a defender's skate and into the net to give the Caps a 1-0 lead.
Caps fan from Scotland calls watching game 'best thing ever'
Billy Lang has been a fan of the Capitals for the last 22 years growing up in Scotland. Jill Sorenson caught up with him during the first period of Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild.
Capitals fan from Scotland lives out dream, attends game
Billy Lang, a Capitals fan from Scotland, spoke with Jill Sorenson ahead of his first game on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.
Tarik El-Bashir Jill Sorenson
Andre Burakovsky nearing return for Capitals
Ahead of the Capitals' home game against the Minnesota Wild, Tarik El-Bashir details when Andre Burakovsky might return to action in his recovery from a broken right hand.
Tarik El-Bashir Jill Sorenson
How much concern should there be about the Capitals?
Tarik El-Bashir and Jill Sorenson discuss how much concern the Capitals should have about their current four-game losing streak.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
3 bold predictions: Caps look to tame the Wild
Two of the NHL's top teams meet Tuesday with both desperate to win. Here are three predictions for Caps-Wild (7 p.m., CSN).
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Shattenkirk talks play that led to suspension
Kevin Shattenkirk explained what happened on the play that earned him a two-game suspension. 
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Alex Ovechkin
Trotz goes back to the well for Ovi advice
Alex Ovechkin is slumping again, which prompted Barry Trotz to provide the superstar with some familar advice.
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