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Caps Draw A Game 7 Blank

An all too familiar feeling descends on DC as the Caps fail to finish in Game 7, and instead are finished off, 2-0.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

For the second straight season, the Capitals' campaign comes to a screeching halt on May 10, in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

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#CapPens Skate Shavings: The 60-Minute Season

Another Game 7 comes to DC, Caps aim to continue strong five-on-five play while Pens look to get their attack rolling.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Decisive seventh games are nothing new to these parts. Tonight's Game 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins is the 15th in Capitals history. It's Washington's sixth Game 7 in the last six years, and this is the 10th Game 7 for the Capitals since Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom came into the league. It's the fourth time Ovechkin and Backstrom will play a Game 7 as the Caps try to advance to the Eastern Conference final.

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Best of One

The Caps and Pens tangle in Game 7 in Washington on Wednesday with a trip to the Eastern Conference final at stake.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

May 10 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center 

Time: 
7:30 p.m. 

TV: NBCSN 

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

Game 7, Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, Series tied 3-3

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Caps Force Game 7 in DC with 5-2 Win in Pittsburgh

Down 2-0 and 3-1 in the best-of-seven set, the Caps have won two straight to shrink the series to one game, a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday in D.C.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

For the better part of the last two weeks, the Capitals have been chasing their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Losing the first two games of the series on home ice put the Caps in chase mode right away. But after Monday's 5-2 win in Game 6 over the Penguins in Pittsburgh, the Capitals have chased the series even, and they've shrunk it to a best-of-one set.

That "one" is Game 7, on Wednesday night in Washington.

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#CapsPens Skate Shavings: Do Or Die Do Over

Caps aim to write better ending to do or die do over, and they look to replicate their strong Game 5 performance, Daley out for Pens.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

Washington's season came to an end here in Pittsburgh last May when Nick Bonino scored an overtime goal in Game 6 to push the Penguins to the Eastern Conference final and push the Caps out of the playoffs. 

For the second straight spring, the Caps and Penguins are going at it in the second round. For the second straight spring, Pittsburgh rolled to a 3-1 series lead. And for the second straight spring, the Caps forced a Game 6 back in Pittsburgh with a two-goal win over the Pens in Washington in Game 5. 

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Caps Seek to Rewrite Last Year's Script in Game 6

A year after they were ousted in Game 6 of their second-round series with the Pens in Pittsburgh, the Caps face another must-win game there on Monday.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

May 8 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena 

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

TV: NBCSN

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

Game 6, Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, Penguins lead 3-2

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Caps Stay Alive with 4-2 Win over Pens

Caps come from behind with three third-period goals to force a Game 6 on Monday night in Pittsburgh.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

You can't win three games until you first win two, and you can't win two until you first win one.

On Saturday night at Verizon Center, the Caps got one. Washington came from behind in the third period to down the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in Game 5 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Down 2-1 heading into the final frame, the Caps scored three times in less than five minutes to knot the score, take the lead and add an insurance strike.

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#CapsPens Skate Shavings: Do Or Die

Caps seek to stave off elimination in Game 5, best players need to step up, playing with a lead might help.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

With all their wiggle room now gone, the Caps head into a must-win Game 5 on Saturday night at Verizon Center in their second-round playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite being down 3-1 in the best-of-seven set and needing three straight wins against the defending Cup champs, the Caps still have confidence in their ability to rally and turn the series around. 

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Caps Seek to Stay Alive in Game 5

The Caps come home after a split in Pittsburgh, needing three straight wins over the Penguins, starting with Saturday's Game 5 at Verizon Center.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

May 6 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center 

Time: 7:15 p.m. 

TV: NBC

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

Game 5, Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, Penguins lead 3-1

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Pens Push Caps to Precipice, 3-2

A Game 4 loss in Pittsburgh puts the Caps in all too familiar territory, down 3-1 in the series and needing three straight wins to keep their season alive.

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / Monumental Sports Network

For the third time in four games in this best-of-seven, second-round playoff series, the Capitals spotted the Penguins an early lead of a goal or two in Wednesday night's Game 4 in Pittsburgh. This time, it was a 2-0 hole for the Caps early in the second period. And for the third time in four games, Washington rallied back to tie the game.

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