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Caps Hire Laviolette

Veteran NHL coach becomes 19th bench boss in Washington's franchise history

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

The Caps made news on Tuesday morning when senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced the hiring of Peter Laviolette as the 19th coach in the franchise's history, and the first one ever hired in the month of September. Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup as head coach of the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes, also becomes the first of those 19 Caps coaches to take the job in the District with a Cup title on his résumé.

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Caps Part Ways with Reirden

After consecutive first-round exits for the first time in nearly two decades, the Caps will replace Todd Reirden as bench boss

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Three days after a disappointing first-round Stanley Cup Playoff exit in five games at the hands of the New York Islanders, the Capitals announced on Sunday morning that they have relieved Todd Reirden of his head coaching duties. Caps GM Brian MacLellan made the announcement after a Sunday morning meeting with Reirden.

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Caps Come up Empty in Game 5

Caps bow out of playoffs meekly in 4-0 loss to Islanders

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

A season that began with comeback win and a great deal of hope in St. Louis some ten and a half months ago ended in ashes in Toronto on Thursday night when the Caps came up empty in an elimination situation in Game 5 against the New York Islanders. Playing their second must-win game in three nights, the Caps couldn't find any kind of spark and they bowed out meekly in a 4-0 loss.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 8/20

Backstrom is again a game-time decision, Caps' PK has been great but discipline is needed, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Do It Again - Despite a rocky start to Tuesday's Game 4, the Caps rallied to win 3-2, forcing a Game 5 tonight in which they'll still have their backs to the proverbial wall. After a dismal first 10 minutes on Tuesday, the Caps settled down and settled in, and they finished the game with their best 50-minute stretch of the series to date.

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Caps Aim to Build on Game 4 Improvements

With another must-win contest ahead of them in Game 5, Caps look to sustain their finish from a strong Game 4 effort

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

August 20 at New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 94.7 FM The Drive

 

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Game 5, Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series, Islanders lead 3-1

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 3, Isles 2

Caps find their game just in time to deliver in must-win Game 4, Ovechkin and Holtby notch postseason milestones, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Don't Bury Me 'Cuz I'm Not Dead Yet - For the first 10 minutes of Tuesday night's must-win Game of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series with the New York Islanders, things didn't look good for the Capitals.

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Caps Live to Fight Another Day with 3-2 Win

After a dismal start to Game 4, Caps roar back from two-goal hole to force Game 5 on Thursday

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

A furious comeback from an early two-goal hole was just enough for the Capitals to stave off elimination from the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night in Toronto. Despite falling down early, the Caps finally found their 'A' game, playing their best hockey of the series for about 40 minutes in a 3-2 win in Game 4.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 8/18

Caps look to dig out of deep playoff hole, Backstrom a game-time decision, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Need One - Tuesday night's Game 4 is a win-or-go-home game for the Capitals, who are down 0-3 in their opening round playoff series to the New York Islanders. Less than a week ago, Washington carried a 2-0 lead into the last two minutes of the second period in Game 1, but the Isles have outscored Washington's vaunted offensive attack by a combined 11-3 since.

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Caps Need Game 4 Win to Stay Alive

Less than a week into their first-round series with the Isles, the Caps face must-win scenario

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

August 18 at New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 94.7 FM The Drive

 

Washington Capitals

New York Islanders

 

Game 4, Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series, Islanders lead 3-0

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Isles 2, Caps 1 (OT)

Overtime loss in Game 3 pushes Caps to brink, Pinho makes NHL debut in playoffs, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Three Games Down - Washington made several lineup changes and adjustments ahead of Sunday afternoon's Game 3 of its first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders. While the Caps' overall performance might have been marginally better than its prior low bar outings, the result was the same. The Caps forced overtime, but fell 2-1 on a Mathew Barzal goal early in the extra session.

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