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#CapsLeafs Skate Shavings: When Push Comes To Shove

On killer instinct, cliffs, having fun, focus (or lack thereof), details, special teams, netminders.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

In a Saturday conference call with media, Caps coach Barry Trotz responded to a question about the need for his team to show some killer instinct and to finish off its first-round playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs, sooner rather than later. 

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Braden Holtby Named Finalist for Vezina Trophy

The National Hockey League announced today that Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Hockey League announced today that Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which is an annual award given to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs. Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and Montreal goaltender Carey Price have also been nominated. The 2017 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Caps Seek to End Series on Sunday

The Caps and the Leafs are back in Toronto for Sunday's Game 6, and Washington can eliminate the Maple Leafs with a win.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

April 23 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

TV: CSN, NBCSN

Radio: 104.7 FM, 1500 AM and Capitals Radio 24/7

Game 5, 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round, Washington leads series 3-2

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#CapsLeafs Postgame Notebook: Ahead Of Schedule

Mr. Game 7 gets it done two games early, lifting the Caps to a 2-1 win on Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead over the Maple Leafs.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Justin Williams is known as Mr. Game 7, but he moved up his timetable a couple of games on Friday night at Verizon Center.

With the Caps and the Toronto Maple Leafs tied at 1-1 early in overtime of Game 5, the next goal was going to put the scorer's team in position to close out the series on Sunday night in Toronto. 

Jumping over the boards about a minute into the extra session, Williams made sure that team was his team, the Capitals. 

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Williams Wins it for Washington in OT

Justin Williams' goal at 1:04 of overtime lifts the Caps to a 2-1 win in Friday's Game 5, and gives them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Justin Williams' name is synonymous with "playoff hero," and if anyone needed a reminder of why that is, the veteran Washington winger issued a timely reminder to the local population a few minutes after 10 p.m. on Friday night at Verizon Center. 

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#CapsLeafs Skate Shavings: Swing Time

Very little separates the Caps from the Leafs through four games, so both teams now seek that separation as Friday's pivotal Game 5 looms.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Both the Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs have won two games and have scored exactly 14 goals in the first four games of their best-of-seven, first-round set in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, and Friday's Game 5 will determine which of the two teams will be in a position to clinch the series on Sunday when it returns north to Toronto for Game 6. All four games have been decided by a single goal, three of them in overtime. 

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Capitals Recall Stephenson from Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL).

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Chandler Stephenson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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15 Seconds of Fame an Official Partner of the Washington Capitals

Social media platform allows fans at Verizon Center to receive and share scoreboard moments during Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor Games

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 15 Seconds of Fame, Inc. (15SOF) today announced an official partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment that will provide Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor fans at Verizon Center access to 15SOF's first-mover technology and social media platform.

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Caps And Leafs Tangle in Critical Game 5 on Friday

After playing four one-goal games and three overtime contests in a 2-2 series, the Caps and Leafs duel in pivotal Game 5.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

April 21 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center 

Time: 
7:00 p.m.

TV: CSN, NBCSN

Radio: 104.7 FM, 1500 AM and Capitals Radio 24/7

Game 5, Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round, Series even at 2-2

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Starting Time and TV Information Set for Game 6

The National Hockey League has announced the start time for #CapsLeafs Game 6.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Hockey League today announced that the start time for Game 6 of the First Round Series between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs has been set for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 23, in Toronto. 

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