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Caps process another early exit from playoffs while looking ahead to health questions and offseason personnel changes

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Round two of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs gets underway tonight, but for the fourth straight season, the Caps won't be a part of the action. Washington's season came to an end on Friday when it lost Game 6 of its opening round set with the Florida Panthers.

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Panthers Close Out Caps in OT, 4-3

Verhaeghe nets third straight game-winning goal to give Florida its first playoff series win since 1996, ending Caps' season

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Carter Verhaeghe scored at 2:46 of overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 win over Washington on Friday night at Capital One Arena. With the Game 6 victory, the Panthers have eliminated the Caps from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, winning each of the last three games of the best-of-seven series.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps ready for do-or-die Game 6 vs. Panthers, seeking improvements at 5-on-5, Verhaeghe will be game-time decision for Cats, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Another State Of Mind - After letting a late lead slip away in Game 4 and failing to build upon and hold a 3-0 second period lead in a Game 5 loss, the Caps are out of slack on the rope as they try to engineer an upset of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in Game 6 of the series tonight. For the first time in the postseason, Washington faces elimination tonight. The Caps must win Game 6 tonight at Capital One Arena, and they've got to take Game 7 in Florida on Sunday in order to advance to the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Caps Seek to Square Series

Caps take on Panthers in a must-win Game 6 on Friday night at Capital One Arena

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

May 13 vs. Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena 

Game 6, First Round Stanley Cup Playoff Series (Panthers lead, 3-2)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: NBCSW, TBS

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan

 

Washington Capitals (44-26-12)

Florida Panthers (58-18-6)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Panthers 5, Caps 3

Caps cough up 3-0 lead in Game 5 loss, Caps score PPG in fifth straight game and extend kill streak to 16 straight, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Turn Back Time - The last 48 hours or so are a painful reminder of how swiftly and severely a Stanley Cup Playoff series can swing, not that the Capitals were in need of such a reminder.

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Caps Fall 5-3 to Florida in Game 5

Verhaeghe's five-point night paces Panthers' attack as they score five unanswered goal to win Game 5 and take 3-2 series lead

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Two nights after his overtime goal in Game 4 evened the series at 2-2, Panthers winger Carter Verhaeghe had a five-point night to pace his team to a 5-3 win over the Capitals in Game 5 of the first-round playoff series between the two teams on Wednesday night at FLA Live Arena. Verhaeghe scored Florida's first goal, netted the game-winner and added three primary helpers as the Cats scored five unanswered goals to erase a 3-0 Washington lead early in the second period.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes From Caps' Morning Skate

Caps seek more puck possession as they look to rebound from Game 4 setback in OT, Samsonov thrives on recent fan support and "little positive goosebumps," more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Take Five - Four different first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series played their Game 5 on Tuesday night, and all four sets were even at 2-2 at the outset of the evening. By night's end, only one of the four road teams emerged victorious and woke up this morning with a 3-2 series lead. That was the Los Angeles Kings, who lost a late two-goal lead in the third, but they rallied to win on Adrian Kempe's goal early in overtime.

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Caps, Cats Take it Back to Florida

Caps and Panthers return to Florida for Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

May 11 vs. Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena 

Game 5, First Round Stanley Cup Playoff Series (series even, 2-2)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: NBCSW, ESPN2

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan

 

Washington Capitals (44-26-12)

Florida Panthers (58-18-6)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Panthers 3, Caps 2 (OT)

Despite another good night from Samsonov and penalty kill, Caps can't muster enough offense to close out Cats in pivotal Game 4, Bears season ends, more

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Even Here We Are -- It's ironic that the Caps have been the best penalty killing team in these playoffs - succeeding on each of their 13 shorthanded missions in the first four games - and yet they let a 2-1 late lead slip away in Game 4 when the Panthers' Sam Reinhart scored with 2:04 remaining in regulation, while Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was on the bench in favor of an extra attacker.

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Caps Fall on Verhaeghe's OT Goal, 3-2

Panthers engineer late comeback over Caps in Game 4, sending series back to Florida all even at 2-2

by Mike Vogel @vogscaps / washingtoncaps.com

Carter Verhaeghe scored on a rebound at 4:57 of overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Capitals on Monday night at Capital One Arena in Game 4 of the best-of-seven first-round playoff series between the two clubs. Verhaeghe's goal - his second of the game and third of the series - completed Florida's late comeback over the Caps and squared the set at two games each, effectively shrinking it to a best-of-three series.

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