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Negative Ghostrider, The Pattern Is Full

How one maverick's fly-by helped allow the Kings to generate a handful of shots

Negative Ghostrider, The Pattern Is Full

How one maverick's fly-by helped allow the Kings to generate a handful of shots

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Moments that Mattered: How it's Supposed to Look

A couple of Caps goals on Friday night were just as they drew 'em up...

Moments that Mattered: How it's Supposed to Look

A couple of Caps goals on Friday night were just as they drew 'em up...

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Moments that Mattered: Neutral vs. Demilitarized

The Capitals played a solid game last night, but a couple of neutral zone breakdowns against the Penguins' top line cost them much-needed points.

Moments that Mattered: Neutral vs. Demilitarized

The Capitals played a solid game last night, but a couple of neutral zone breakdowns against the Penguins' top line cost them much-needed points.

MtM: A Hat Trick of Defensive Breakdowns

Picking up right where they left off before the Olympic break, spotty defensive coverage nearly cost the Caps what should have been two relatively easy points.

Moments that Puzzled: Who Covers the Shooter?

Just before the Olympic break, the Capitals put together a pair of wins to stay in the playoff hunt. Despite the wins, one goal-against in particular leaves us scratching our heads.

Moments that Mattered: Toughness Can't Make Plays

For all the inexperience on the Caps' blue line, last night it was the play of the elder statesmen that cost the Caps the game-winning goal.

Moments that Mattered: A Defenseless Defense

Poor defensive coverage on each of Buffalo's goals Tuesday night meant the difference between another rout and an overtime nail-biter.

Moments that Mattered: Return of Game-Over Green

Mike Green has had a bit of a rough season for the Caps, to date, but last night he capped off a vintage Mike Green game with an overtime game-winner

Picking Out an Interference Call

Sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between a legal pick and an interference penalty. A couple of Caps' plays from this season can help demonstrate which is which.

Moments that Mattered: Power Play Triple Threat

The Carolina Hurricanes made a concerted effort to not let Alex Ovechkin beat them on the Caps' Power Play and in doing so won the battle... but lost the war

Moments that Mattered: Ovi's Last Minute Heroics

Something happened en route to the Caps dropping a divisional game at home to the Flyers on Sunday: Alex Ovechkin.

Moments that Mattered: Ovechkin Opens the Scoring

Some sloppy neutral zone play by one of the best teams in the West opened the door for Alex Ovechkin last night, and he barreled through it.

Moments that Mattered: MoJo Quiets the Haters

Complaints about Marcus Johansson have been frequent and varied. He's soft. He can't win puck battles. He won't shoot. He won't go to the tough areas. Last night, he put all the haters on notice...

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Moments that Mattered: A Costly Lack of Discipline

A couple of breakdowns - in discipline and in coverage - cost the Caps a regulation win and an exceptional streak of penalty killing success.

Moments that Mattered: Ward Opens the Flood Gates

Joel Ward turned defense to offense and a close game into a blowout Friday night in Philly.

Moments that Mattered: Backstrom Starts a Beatdown

With the Capitals and Flyers renewing their rivalry on Friday night, a late first period goal by Nicklas Backstrom broke a scoreless tie... and there was plenty more where that came from.

Moments that Mattered: Chimera Goes Streaking

Jason Chimera kept up his recent stretch of hot play on Monday and helped illustrate how dump-and-chase still has a place in hockey

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