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Evgeny Kuznetsov corralled a pass from Alex Ovechkin at center ice, then breezed past Jamie Oleksiak and Kris Letang, finishing through the five hole of Matt Murray in overtime, to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win in Game 6, and the series clincher Monday night at PPG Paints Arena.

“We haven't tasted this in a long time,” explained a distraught Mike Sullivan after the game.

 

05/07/2018 - 23:01
Anthony Jaskulski
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination.

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05/07/2018 - 00:30
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Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel provided the offense, while a strong defensive campaign and consistent netminding from Matt Murray pushed Pittsburgh past the Capitals 3-1 in a crucial Game 4 rebound at PPG Paints Arena Thursday night.
05/03/2018 - 22:18
Anthony Jaskulski
Matt Niskanen tied the game and Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winner with just 1:07 left in regulation, lifting Washington over the Penguins 4-3 in Game 3 at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night.
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05/01/2018 - 23:26
Anthony Jaskulski
WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line. Maybe it was in. Maybe it wasn’t.
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04/30/2018 - 20:09
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.
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04/26/2018 - 22:57
A.P.
The road to the Stanley Cup once again goes through the nation's capital for the Penguins, who are set to face Washington on Thursday night for Game 1 at Capital One Arena.

The Capitals, who grabbed top spot in the Metropolitan division in the regular season, will have home ice advantage, as the two team's will square off in the postseason for the third consecutive...

04/26/2018 - 01:47
Anthony Jaskulski
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Guentzel dropped to his right knee and slid on the ice in celebration, not only for his second career postseason hat trick, but for the goal that assured Pittsburgh was moving on in the playoffs. 
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04/22/2018 - 22:46
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A Sean Couturier goal broke a 2-2 tie with just 1:15 left in the game, lifting Philadelphia to an unlikely series win over the Penguins in what could have been a series-clinching game at PPG Paints Arena Friday night.

Pens fans expected post-game words with a victorious tune Friday night.

They didn’t expect them from the mouth of Dave Hakstol.

04/20/2018 - 22:25
Anthony Jaskulski
Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh's record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination.

Flyers fans booed the goal — and the ones that stuck around for the end belted a familiar refrain: "Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!"

04/19/2018 - 00:42
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