Caps Win Tight Series Over Leafs To Set Up Rematch With PensOn paper, it looked as if the Washington Capitals could cruise past the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets beat each other up on the other side of the bracket.
Wilson Scores In OT As Caps Survive Scare To Beat LeafsHeavily favored to beat the young and inexperienced Toronto Maple Leafs, the Stanley Cup-contending Washington Capitals weren't supposed to be the team that flubbed and floundered at the start of the playoffs.
Capitals Acquire Defenseman Tom Gilbert From KingsThe Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tom Gilbert from the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional draft pick.
Washington Capitals Goalie Braden Holtby With The Saves Of The Year, So Far [VIDEO]Braden Holtby made 43 saves, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, and Karl Alzner also scored for Washington, which has won six of nine this season (6-2-1).
Penguins Edge Capitals 4-3 In OT To Win Series In 6 Games"I just went to the front," Bonino said. "The puck always ends up there and I was able to get a stick on it. It wasn't pretty, but they're usually not."
Penguins Defenseman Letang Suspended 1 Game For InterferenceThe NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson.
Capitals' Jay Beagle Gets Stick Stuck In His Helmet [VIDEO]Beyond Murray stoning Ovechkin and Braden Holtby turning aside 42 of 45 shots, there were goals off the rush, a knee-on-knee hit by Washington's Tom Wilson on Conor Sheary and even Jay Beagle getting a stick stuck between his helmet and visor.
Oshie Has Hat Trick, Capitals Beat Penguins 4-3 In Overtime [VIDEO]"That's kind of the stuff you dream about when you're a kid playing in the backyard by yourself is scoring the OT winner and getting a hat trick," Oshie said.
Capitals Beat Red Wings In Shootout, 3-2After Ovechkin tied the game at 10:51 of the third period, Washington killed a Detroit power play in overtime to force the shootout.
Kuznetsov's OT Goal Lifts Capitals Over Red Wings 2-1Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 45 seconds into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Troy Brouwer Vs Brenden Dillon Fight Ends With Brouwer Breaking Dillon's Helmet [VIDEO]John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who have won four of their last five.
Howard Injured Early As Red Wings Fall To Capitals, 3-1Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, named to his second NHL All-Star game earlier Saturday, left early in the first period with a groin injury after attempting to make the save on Brouwer's goal.