Washington Capitals

Willy Backy Game 5

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.

Oshie Hurt

Caps Lose Game Four and T.J. Oshie

April 18, 2019 | Ed Frankovic

Washington gives up a goal 17 seconds into the game and then with 27 seconds remaining in period two to lose, 2-1. Series now tied at two games each.

Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates Sebastian Aho (20) of Finland, and Jaccob Slavin (74) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Hurricanes won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Teravainen, Carolina beat Capitals 2-1, even series

April 18, 2019 | WNST Staff

Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period.

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Hobbled Carolina looking to even series with Capitals

April 17, 2019 | WNST Staff

How the Hurricanes manage to compensate for their injuries holds the key to Thursday night’s game in Raleigh.

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Carolina routs Caps 5-0, cuts series deficit to 2-1

April 15, 2019 | WNST Staff

“We just stopped playing. We can’t play like that if we want to win. We’re better than that.”

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Ovechkin injures Carolina’s Svechnikov with punch to face

April 15, 2019 | WNST Staff

Alex Ovechkin floored Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a right hook during a fight in the first period of Monday’s 5-0 loss.

Game 2 Canes

Orpik Wins Game 2 for Caps in Overtime

April 13, 2019 | Ed Frankovic

Nicklas Backstrom has another monster win as the Caps take a 2-0 series lead on Carolina

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) and Carolina Hurricanes' Brock McGinn, right, chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Caps sense determined Carolina heading into Game 2

April 12, 2019 | WNST Staff

Washington wasn’t able to work its way into the offense zone as much as it would have liked in Game 1.

Backy Canes

Backstrom and Holtby Carry Caps Past Canes in Game One

April 11, 2019 | Ed Frankovic

Alex Ovechkin nets the game winning goal as the Caps win game one, 4-2, over Carolina