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Capitals vs. Panthers Game Five Recap: Man in the Mirror Costs Caps

The Capitals forfeit a three goal lead and Game Five in Florida.

Capitals vs. Panthers Game 4 Recap: Cats Even Series in 3-2 OT Win

Florida comes out on top in tonight’s parade to the penalty box, with Verhaeghe scoring the overtime game-winner

Capitals vs. Panthers Game Three Recap: Caps Return Favor To Florida and Win in Dominant Fashion

Samsonov plays his best game to date in Game 3

Capitals vs. Panthers Game Two Recap: Panthers Overwhelm Caps With 5-1 Win

The Capitals only manage one goal amidst many defensive breakdowns as the Panthers storm back in Game 2 to even the Round 1 series.

Capitals vs. Panthers Game One Recap: Vanecek Neuters Cats

Vitek Vanecek leads Washington to a 4 to 2 win over the Panthers in Florida.

Capitals @ Rangers Recap: Rangers Take Game 82 With 3-2 Win

The Caps get two goals from their blueline, but the Rangers come out on top in the final game of the season.

Caps @ Islanders: Varly Shuts Down Caps

Just start the playoffs already...

Capitals vs. Islanders Recap: Caps Waste an Opportunity, Fall 4-1

The Caps take a 1-1 tie into the third against an inferior opponent and absolutely fall apart.

Capitals @ Coyotes Recap: Scoring Dries Up in 2-0 Washington Win

Conor Sheary scores the only goal on Vejmelka as Vitek Vanecek records the sixth shutout of his career.

Capitals @ Golden Knights Recap: Vegas Stays Golden in 4-3 Comeback OT Win

Ovechkin scores his 49th and 50th goals of the season but Vegas capitalizes on Samsonov’s struggles to pull off a third period comeback and overtime victory.

Capitals vs. Avalanche Recap: Washington Upsets NHL’s Best

Washington takes a 3 to 2 decision over the Avalanche in Colorado.

Caps @ Habs Recap: Mantha, Mantha, Don’t Ya Wanna?

For the second time in three games, an offensive explosion from the Caps left no doubt on the scoreboard.

Capitals vs. Leafs Recap: Regular Season Regulation Win is All Toronto

Washington falls to the Maple Leafs 7 to 3 in Toronto.

Capitals vs. Flyers Recap: Washington Wins Brotherly Love Battle

Trevor van Riemsdyk’s Capitals defeat James van Riemsdyk’s Flyers 9 to 2.

Capitals vs Bruins Recap: Washington Closes Off Weekend With Third Consecutive Victory

The Caps swept the back-to-back set of oft challenging matinees

Capitals @ Penguins Recap: Caps Hand Pens Fourth-Straight Regulation Loss with 6-3 Victory

Ovechkin scores career goal 774 and Orlov sets a new career high in goals as Washington takes the final game of the season series.

Caps vs. Bolts Recap: Carlson Nets A Pair To Lift Washington To Victory

They didn’t make it easy!

Capitals vs. Wild Recap: Wild With Worry Free Win in Washington

Joel Eriksson Ek’s two goal game leads the Wild to a 5 to 1 win over the Capitals.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Recap: Canes’ Anagram Conquers Caps

Martin Necas’ two goal game powered Carolina to a 6 to 1 win in Washington.

Capitals vs. Devils Recap: Caps Grab a Win on Nicklas Backstrom Night

It was a little bit too close for comfort at the end but the Caps squeak out a 4-3 win over the visiting Devils

Capitals @ Sabres Recap: Caps Prevail 4-3 in Hard-Fought Shootout Win

Ovechkin scores career goal 771 and the shootout winner as the Capitals sweep the season series against the Sabres.

Capitals vs. Blues Recap: Blown Away By Blue Notes

Nathan Walker’s GWG was the difference maker in St. Louis’ 5 to 2 win.

Capitals vs. Stars Recap: Third-Period Comeback Falls Short, Caps Lose 3-2

The Caps fall behind early and run out of time to catch up as they lose to Dallas.

Capitals @ Hurricanes Recap: Caps Win High-Hitting Affair 4-3 in the Shootout

Ovechkin scored career goal number 769 to tie things up late and Samsonov stood tall in the shootout to push the Caps past the Canes.

Capitals at Blue Jackets: Caps Win a Weird One in Columbus, Roll 7-2

It was an odd night of hockey but the Capitals left with an important win.

Capitals @ Canucks Recap: Kuznetsov Hat Trick Leads Caps Past Canucks in 4-3 OT Win

Kuznetsov’s second career hatty and Eller’s OT game-winner push Washington to a victory in Vancouver.

Capitals vs. Oilers Recap: Backstrom’s 1000th the Bright Spot of Overtime Loss

Nicklas Backstrom’s 1000th career point was the highlight of Washington’s 4 to 3 loss in Edmonton.

Capitals @ Flames Recap: Caps Douse Flames in a Grand 5-4 Win

The Caps celebrated Ovechkin and Backstrom’s 1,000th NHL game together with a decisive win in Calgary.

Capitals vs. Kraken Recap: Power Play Produces Washington Win

Two second half power play goals lead Washington to a 5 to 2 win over Seattle.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Recap: Vanecek Shines in Home Ice Win

Vitek Vanecek’s 36 save shutout leads Washington to a 4 to 0 win over Carolina.

Capitals vs. Maple Leafs Recap: Leafs Hold Off Caps Comeback in 5-3 Win

Tom Wilson’s two goals are not enough to push the Caps past Toronto, extending the home losing streak to six games.

Capitals at Flyers Recap: Caps Can’t Convert, Lose 2-1 in Philly

Caps play well overall but can’t convert on numerous chances to salvage a point