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Eastern Conference (NHL)

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  • Olie Kolzig returns to Capitals as associate coach

    WASHINGTON — Olie Kolzig left the Washington Capitals on less-than-ideal terms after nearly two decades as a popular and productive goalie. Clearly, that rift is a thing of the past. The man known as “Olie the Goalie” returned to the...
  • Caps recap: Has Ovechkin gotten his groove back?

    Caps recap: Has Ovechkin gotten his groove back?
    The Capitals' season continues to see-saw with 21 games left before the playoffs. They haven't been able to get in a steady rhythm since a strong November, winning a few games before losing a few then doing it all over again and again. Yet somehow,...
  • Tight matchup turning into a hit

    W It was Brooks Laich who pointed out late Monday night that one never knows when a Stanley Cup playoff series will turn chippy — or worse — but that it is almost inevitable. "Sometimes it happens right away in the first game, sometimes it...
  • Caps composed, confident heading into Game 7 with Bruins

    As the Washington Capitals sat in the dressing room at their Arlington, Va., practice facility ahead of a flight to Boston for a final showdown with the Boston Bruins in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, the mood was noticeably loose....
  • Capitals trying to turn the trends on home ice

    After earning a split in New York to start their Eastern Conference semifinal series, it would appear that things are setting up nicely for the Washington Capitals. They return home to Verizon Center as the series against the New York Rangers shifts...
  • Sudden death for Caps in stunning 3-2 loss to Rangers

    So much of the Washington Capitals' success in the postseason has stemmed from their ability to protect and hang on to even the slimmest of margins regardless of the adversity they faced. At a certain point, though, there was bound to be a break that went...
  • In a season of tests, Caps face greatest one

    Finding a way to respond from demoralizing, soul-crushing defeats is nothing new for the Washington Capitals this season. They've managed to follow up disappointing losses by rallying around one another for weeks now, throughout the playoffs and dating to...
  • Capitals remain in reach of Southeast title, third seed in East

    With all eight playoff teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference set after Thursday's games, all that remains to be determined are the seedings and first-round matchups. Though, to hear forward Alex Ovechkin explain it, where they finish isn't weighing too...
  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

    Cursed Kings will win Helene Elliott Los Angeles Times Hell will freeze over, because the Kings will win the Stanley Cup. Yes, the cursed Kings, the team that has made exactly one previous visit to the Cup finals. They're bigger than the Devils,...
  • Which NHL team is the biggest surprise?

    Panthers on the prowl Harvey Fialkov Sun Sentinel Give Panthers general manager Dale Tallon props. The architect of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup championship team brought in 11 new players and rookie coach Kevin Dineen to transform last year's...
  • Vokoun, Capitals routed by Flyers, 5-1

    If the Washington Capitals' meeting with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night truly represented a measuring stick of their progress under coach Dale Hunter, as players billed it in the hours leading up to the game, then they came up far short....
  • Orlov's first NHL goal, Volkoun's 43 saves send Caps past 'Canes 2-1

    Sunday's matinee against the Carolina Hurricanes won't go down as one of the more complete or perfect performances by the Washington Capitals this year. In fact, there were few moments at Verizon Center where they seemed firmly in control of the contest,...