With the Capitals leading the Penguins 3-games-to-2 in their second-round series, and Washington once again a win away from advancing to the conference final, head coach Barry Trotz has a message for the fan base: “Just get behind us.”
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom traveled with the team to Pittsburgh and could be in the lineup for Game 6 on Monday. Backstrom left Game 5 midway through the third period with an upper-body injury.
Rookie Shane Gersich is expected to remain in the Capitals lineup Saturday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Penguins. Gersich impressed in his postseason debut in Game 4 Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has received a three-game suspension for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Capitals lead the series 2 games to 1.
It’s the Ultimate Capitals Game 2 Highlight Montage. Hear the calls from John Walton and Ken Sabourin on the Capitals Radio Network along with postgame audio from players and coaches.
With Tom Wilson avoiding a suspension, the Capitals are expected to have the same lineup for Game 3 of their second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The series is even at a game apiece.
Already facing a one-game deficit in their second-round series, the challenge for the Washington Capitals could be made even more difficult as they look to mount a comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The NHL has released the full schedule for the Capitals’ second-round series against the Penguins. The times of select games later in the series are still to be determined, but the dates of those games are now known.
This Date in Capitals History (Apr.25, 2012): Joel Ward scored the series-clinching game-winning goal at 2:56 of overtime as the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in OT in Game 7 in the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
With a productive stretch late in the second period, Alex Ovechkin helped restore the Capitals lead, and momentum, en route to a series-clinching Game 6 victory in Columbus.
Nicklas Backstrom may be the best playmaker in franchise history, but the 11-year veteran has also shown a knack for scoring big goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Backstrom’s four OT winners in the postseason are a team record.
Head coach Barry Trotz is hopeful that the Capitals most recent experience of closing out a first-round series on the road in Game 6 can repeat Monday in Columbus. Last year, the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 to advance to the second round.
The Capitals went from sudden death to instant life after Lars Eller’s game-winning goal at the nine-minute mark of double overtime secured a 3-2 win in Game 3 in Columbus. The Blue Jackets now lead the series 2-games-to-1.
Thirty years ago, Dale Hunter scored the OT winner in Game 7 of the Patrick Division Semifinals vs. Philadelphia. It remains one of the greatest goals in Capitals franchise history.
Alex Ovechkin was held without a point in Thursday’s Game 1 loss to Columbus and the Capitals captain said he has to be better as the Caps look to even the series in Game 2 Sunday.
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