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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.

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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 head 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 comming 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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Alzner calls losing streak a 'rough patch,' nothing more
The Capitals are in a rut, having lost four straight, but Karl Alzner told the Sports Junkies Tuesday the Capitals aren't in a panic about it yet.
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Caps vs. Wild date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Capitals return home to face Bruce Boudreau and the Minnesota Wild. Watch it on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Week 20: Capitals' Top 5 Plays of the Week
The Capitals hit the road for a difficult west coast swing. While the game results weren't there, the highlights certainly were.
Bruce Boudreau
Pressure is on for Caps and Wild on Tuesday
Washington and Minnesota have each stumbled a bit coming out of the bye week.
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Power Rankings: Caps go cold
How far did the Caps fall in the Power Rankings after four straight losses?
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Prediction recap: Almost everything goes wrong in Anaheim
The Caps saw their losing streak extend to four games on Sunday with a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
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3.12.17 Rewind: Ducks hand Caps their fourth loss in a row
The Anaheim Ducks ensured the Caps would leave California without a single point in three games with their 5-2 win over the Caps. Washington has now lost four straight games in regulation.
Barry Trotz: 'This is going to make us better'
Barry Trotz believes the Caps' current struggles will make the team better in the long run. They will be forced to address weaknesses and will come together closer as a team.
Killing so many penalties 'takes the life out of' the Caps
Why have the Caps lost four straight? Taking too many penalties is partly to blame, says John Carlson.
Ovechkin glad slump happening now rather than in playoffs
A four-game losing streak is bad, but it could be worse. Alex Ovechkin is glad the team is working through this now rather than in the playoffs.
Johansson: 'It's a little frustrating right now'
The Caps have lost four straight and everyone is feeling frustrated about it.
Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams
Caps get swept in California, lose fourth straight
With a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, the Caps earned zero points on their three-game California trip and have now lost four straight.
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Johansson scores crazy goal to put Capitals deficit at two to the Ducks
A lose puck in front of the net was cleaned up by Washington Capitals forward, Evgeny Kuznetsov. For the second time, the Capitals cut the Ducks lead back to two.
John Carlson rips one to cut into the Ducks lead
Trailing to the Anaheim Ducks 3-0, John Carlson rips one from the top of the circle to cut into the lead for the Washington Capitals.
'Flip or Flop' star in attendance for Caps-Ducks
Christina El Moussa, star of the HGTV show "Flip or Flop" was spotted in the crowd of the Caps-Ducks game. Joe B didn't know who she was.
Ryan Getzlaf and Alex Ovechkin
3 bold predictions: Caps look to avoid fourth straight loss
The Caps have lost three straight games in regulation and now face the Anaheim Ducks just 22 hours after the puck dropped in Los Angeles (9:30 p.m., CSN).
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Shattenkirk handed two-game suspension
Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has been suspended two games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. 
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky recovery on schedule
Andre Burakovsky took part in a spirited skate Sunday morning.
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Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
Shattenkirk to have disciplinary hearing
The newest Capital could be in trouble for the charging penalty he received vs. Los Angeles.
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3.11.17 Rewind: Caps suffer third straight regulation loss
The Caps fell to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Saturday for their third straight regulation loss.
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Caps at Ducks date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps face Anaheim Ducks looking to snap a three-game losing streak. Watch it on CSN or on CSN's live stream page.
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Matt Niskanen says a little adversity is 'not a bad thing'
The Caps are struggling with three straight regulation losses, but Matt Niskanen says that could actually be a good thing for the team.
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen
Caps lose third straight in regulation for first time since 2015
The Caps fell 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday for their third straight loss and now have just a one-point lead for the top spot in the Metro.
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T.J. Oshie puts the Caps back in the lead over the Kings
Late-night hockey in La La Land and Oshie puts the Caps back in the lead.
CSN crew visits Wheel of Fortune!
Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin and Caps radio play-by-play voice John Walton headed visited with Caps fan Pat Sajak and the set of Wheel of Fortune!
Jakub Vrana's power play goal gives Caps the lead over LA
Jakub Vrana's power play goal gives the Caps a 1-0 lead over the LA Kings.
Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner
3 bold predictions: Caps face Kings in the city of angels
The Caps are in Los Angeles for game two of the California trip to play the Kings (10:30 p.m., CSN).
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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist
Lundqvist out 2-3 weeks, why this could be a thing for New York
Henrik Lundqvist is out with a lower-body injury, but this may not be all that bad for the Rangers.
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Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
Caps at Kings date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Caps face the Los Angeles Kings looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Watch it on CSN Plus or on CSN's live stream page.
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Barry Trotz
A shake-up at Caps practice
Trotz said he hopes the drastically retooled forward line inspire "interest and production."
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Q&A: Is history repeating for the Caps?
Tarik El-Bashir and JJ Regan talk about whether the Caps' recent struggles are reminiscent of last year's slow finish to the regular season.
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Alex Ovechkin
Caps still face questions about last year
The Caps are looking to avoid losing three straight games in regulation for the first time in more than two years.
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San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones
Prediction recap: Good start, bad finish
The Caps got off to a good start on Thursday. Everything after that, however, was not so great.
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Brent Johnson explains goalie positioning against the post
Brent Johnson goes between the pipes to explain goalie positioning against the post.
3.9.17 Rewind: Caps continue their San Jose struggles
The Capitals have not won in regulation in San Jose since 1993. They will have to wait a little longer to end that streak after a 4-2 loss to the Sharks on Thursday.
Holtby frustrated after giving up goals he knew were coming
The Sharks didn't do anything Braden Holtby did not expect on Thursday. That's why he was so frustrated when they worked.
Caps not happy 'with the way we've come out of the break'
The Caps are not 5-4-1 after the bye week and Brett Connolly's not happy about it.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Special teams fail Caps in San Jose
Special teams paid a big part in a 4-2 loss in San Jose as the Caps failed to score on five power play opportunities and gave up three power play goals.
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Brett Connolly ties Sharks at 2-2
Capitals right wing Brett Connolly scored late in the second period to tie the Sharks at 2-2.
Daniel Winnik puts Caps up 1-0 over the Sharks
Capitals left wing Daniel Winnik put Washington up 1-0 with a back-handed goal in the first period.
Cooking with the Caps: Jill tries some of the Caps' recipes
The Caps have a new cookbook out, "Cooking with the Caps." Jill Sorenson decided to try making a few.
Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson
3 bold predictions: Caps go swimming with Sharks
Get the caffeine ready, it's a late one tonight! The Caps are in San Jose to take on the Sharks (10:30 p.m., CSN).
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Capitals Faceoff Podcast - Come at me bro!
JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir try to make sense of the goalie interference rule. Plus, Tarik has some strong words for any possible first-round opponents.
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Washington Capitals Jakub Vrana
Prospect report: Caps boast 4 of NHL's top 100 prospects
Four Caps make The Hockey News' top 100, Pheonix Copley makes his return to Hershey and conference tournaments are beginning for the Caps' college prospects.
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Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle
Caps at Sharks date, time, how to watch, game thread
The Capitals begin their California road trip in San Jose against the Sharks. Watch the game live on CSN or via CSN's live stream page.
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Caps' home win streak ended by Dallas Stars
The Stars ended the Caps' most recent home win streak, which has become a recurring problem - The Capitals' last record home win streak in 2010 was also ended by Dallas.
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Who's hot and who's not?: Ovechkin searches for scoring touch
With one more goal, T.J. Oshie will match his career high, but Alex Ovechkin has not scored an even-strength goal since Jan. 31.
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Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
Caps' playoff opponent watch: Battling Brooklyn
In the final stretch of the season, it’s time to start projecting possible first round matchups for the Caps.
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Barry Trotz on Tom Wilson's slow yet steady growth
Tom Wilson's game has grown steadily over the past few seasons, and coach Barry Trotz has certainly noticed the overall improvement.
Evaluating Kevin Shattenkirk's time as a Capital so far
Barry Trotz has only coached Kevin Shattenkirk for a few weeks, but the Capitals head man has liked what he's seen from the talented defender after the team made the move to acquire him.
Tarik & Jill: Previewing the Caps' west coast road trip
CSN's Jill Sorenson and Tarik El-Bashir dish on the latest news and notes as the Caps head west for a lengthy road trip.
Capitals' success in large part to starting fast
The Capitals have been at the top of the NHL for most of the season due in large part to their ability to get out of the blocks quickly. CSN's Jill Sorenson reports.
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Capitals ink two college free agents
The Capitals made two moves on Tuesday, inking college studs Kris Bindulis and Hampus Gustafsson.
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Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Burakovsky won't travel with Caps, after all
While the Caps are off in California, Andre Burakovsky will stay here in Washington.
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Paul Carey and Andre Burakovsky
Carey reassigned to AHL, what does that mean for Burakovsky?
Paul Carey's reassignment to Hershey likely signals good news for Andre Burakovsky.
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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie
Prediction recap: Old streaks die hard
The Capitals remain winless at home against the Dallas Stars since 2006.
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Because of hockey, Karl Alzner can no longer open any jars
In his weekly talk with the Sports Junkies, Karl Alzner told the hosts that he's broken his hands so many times on the ice, he can no longer open up jars around the house.