Washington Capitals

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) deflects a puck over the net during the first period of Game 3 against the Washington Capitals in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penguins 3, Capitals 2 final box score

May 03, 2016 | WNST Staff

Pittsburgh took a 2-1 series lead on Monday night.

Murray Game 3

Hockey Gods and Mistakes Fail the Caps in Game Three Loss

May 03, 2016 | Ed Frankovic

Matt Murray stops 47 of 49 shots as a Caps furious rally falls short by a puck

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) levels Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) with a high hit during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Washington. Pittsburgh won 2-1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Caps’ Orpik suspended three games for hit on Maatta

May 01, 2016 | WNST Staff

The Washington defenseman would be eligible to return if the series gets to Game 6 on May 10.

Pens Win game 2

Caps Gift Wrap Game Two for Pittsburgh

May 01, 2016 | Ed Frankovic

Washington makes too many mistakes in game two. Series is now tied, 1-1.

Oshie Hat Trick

T.J. Oshie’s Hat Trick Tally Wins it in OT for the Caps

April 29, 2016 | Ed Frankovic

T.J. Oshie comes up big for Washington in a thrilling game one victory

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie celebrates his overtime goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins to end Game 1 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Washington. Washington won 4-3. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Capitals 4, Penguins 3 final/OT box score

April 29, 2016 | WNST Staff

T.J. Oshie capped off a hat trick with the game-winner in overtime.

Ovi Holtby

Ovechkin vs. Crosby only part of story for Caps-Penguins

April 27, 2016 | WNST Staff

“Of course everyone look at it (as) Crosby-Ovi. It’s Pittsburgh against Washington, right?”

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15:  Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals looks on during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

Holtby named finalist for Vezina Trophy

April 27, 2016 | WNST Staff

Holtby is vying to become the third goaltender in Capitals franchise history to win the award.

In this photo taken Feb. 26, 2016, Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) collide against the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. The Washington Capitals' only major injury in the first round was to defenseman Brooks Orpik. As they prepare to face Orpik's former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, his status is uncertain. He makes a major impact. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Caps’ Orpik could be difference-maker against Pittsburgh

April 26, 2016 | WNST Staff

His status for the start of the second-round series against the Penguins is up in the air.

Washington Capitals' players celebrate with goalie Braden Holtby after winning Game 6 against the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Caps set for rare postseason rematch against Pittsburgh

April 26, 2016 | WNST Staff

“The Penguins are obviously rolling, especially offensively, but we’re confident in our game.”