Washington Capitals

FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, stands on the ice during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. The Capitals have signed Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal. Hagelin counts $2.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, file)

Caps re-sign Carl Hagelin to four-year, $11 million deal

June 16, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington acquired Hagelin from Los Angeles prior to the trade deadline this past season.

FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. The Capitals say they are aware of a video on social media that appeared to show Kuznetsov in a hotel room with lines of white powder on the table in front of him and verified it is him in the video. In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman Sergey Kocharov, the team says it is in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

NHL clears Caps’ Kuznetsov over video showing powder

May 31, 2019 | WNST Staff

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league interviewed Kuznetsov among its “fact-finding steps.”

Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) crash to the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kuraly, Boston rally to beat St. Louis 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

May 27, 2019 | WNST Staff

Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal.

Members of the St. Louis Blues are presented the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly after defeating the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 5-1 to take the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis reaches first Stanley Cup Final since 1970

May 21, 2019 | WNST Staff

The Blues eliminated San Jose with a 5-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) David Pastrnak, second from left, Brad Marchand (63), Jake DeBrusk (74) and Torey Krug (47) celebrate Pastrnak's goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Boston sweeps Carolina to reach Stanley Cup Final

May 16, 2019 | WNST Staff

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout in a 4-0 final.

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Carolina stuns defending champion Caps in Game 7 double overtime

April 25, 2019 | WNST Staff

Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, and Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime.

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Caps know they need more to get past Carolina in Game 7

April 24, 2019 | WNST Staff

Through the first six games of the series, the home team has won each contest.

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Carolina rallies past Capitals 5-2 to force Game 7

April 22, 2019 | WNST Staff

Game 7 is Wednesday in Washington with the winner playing the New York Islanders in the second round.

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Physical Caps Dominate Carolina in Game 5

April 21, 2019 | Ed Frankovic

Nicklas Backstrom (4 points) and Alex Ovechkin (3 points) lead the Caps to a 6-0 rout of Carolina in game 5.

Canes Pushing Around Caps

Forget About X’s and O’s, It’s All About Physicality for the Capitals Now

April 20, 2019 | Ed Frankovic

Carolina got the better of the Caps in Raleigh both physically and on the scoreboard in games 3 and 4. It’s time for Washington to step up.