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Huet's 30 Saves Lift Capitals

One goal in each period helps Washington avoid elimination

(Newser) - The young Washington Capitals finally seem to be getting the hang of this thing called playoff hockey. With just the right mix of brawn and skill, the Capitals stayed alive today by knocking the Philadelphia Flyers off stride early and holding onto the lead with another solid game from goaltender... More »

Biron Shuts Out Caps

Philly evens first-round series at one each

(Newser) - Martin Biron’s 24 saves led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals today. Biron kicked Alex Ovechkin's power-play wrist shot away in the first period, used the handle of his stick to deflect Alexander Semin's breakaway attempt in the second and sprawled on his back... More »

Ovechkin, Caps in Playoffs

Washington wins seventh straight to finish climb into postseason

(Newser) - Make room in the playoffs for MVP front-runner Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Tomas Fleischmann, Sergei Fedorov and Alexander Semin scored for the Capitals, who clinched the Southeast Division title with a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. The win was also the Capitals' seventh straight. The... More »

Caps Grab OT Win, Remain in Playoff Chase

Thrashers edge Panthers; Sabres outshoot Sens

(Newser) - The Capitals got the two points they needed tonight, but the Lightning didn’t give them up without a fight. Alexander Semin got Washington through regulation and Tomas Fleischmann won it for them in overtime, reports the AP. The victory puts the Caps just two points out of the eighth... More »

Caps Take Care of Bruins

Washington inches closer to a playoff spot

(Newser) - It took a shootout for the Capitals to beat the Bruins today, as Alexander Semin and Viktor Kozlov scored Washington’s two overtime goals, giving the Caps a 2-1 win. Despite losing the game the Bruins managed to move up in the standings: they’re now tied with the Rangers... More »

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