Barry Trotz speaks with the media following a 2-1 victory against the New York Islanders in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Barry Trotz: Winning Will Be ‘Contagious’ in New Era for D.C. Sports

The days of dwelling on losing and the past are over in D.C., says Capitals coach Barry Trotz: “This is a new era.”

04/28/2015

New York Rangers Tweeting in Lowe-case letters

NEW YORK RANGERS TWITTER ACCOUNT DISCONTINUES CAPITAL LETTERS

Twitter is going to look so dumb during the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers Eastern Conference semifinal.

04/28/2015

Washington Capitals 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Capitals-Rangers 2015 Eastern Conference Semifinal Broadcast Schedule

Television and radio broadcast schedule for Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers 2015 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal.

04/28/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrates his Game 7-winning goal

Listen to John Walton’s Game 7-Winning Radio Call: ‘Evgeny Means Necessary!’

Listen to Capitals announcer John Walton’s radio call of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Game 7-winning goal, an incredible moment for Capitals fans.

04/28/2015

Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals Advance With 2-1 Victory In Game 7

After Game 7 win, Capitals now face the New York Rangers, who eliminated Washington from the 2012 and 2013 playoffs — in Game 7 each time.

04/27/2015

Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Caps Take the Lead on Joel Ward Goal (Video)

The Capitals played nearly two periods of scoreless hockey with the Islanders, before Joel Ward broke through for the game’s first score.

04/27/2015

Washigton Wizards Marcin Gortat, Rasual Butler and Paul Pierece support Washington Capitals in playoffs. (Photo by @WashCaps)

Wizards Players Backing Capitals At Verizon Center (VIDEO)

After beating the Toronto Raptors on Sunday afternoon, the Wizards returned to the Verizon Center on Monday night to cheer on the Capitals.

04/27/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals can't get a handle on the puck in front of Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders during the second period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Beat Capitals 3-1 to Force Game 7

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.

04/25/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores a goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Kuznetsov Shines as Caps Push Islanders to the Brink in 5-1 Win

Evgeny Kuznetsov was a star, but the Capitals were ‘celebrities’ in a 5-1 Game 5 win over the Islanders.

04/24/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the New York Islanders in the first period of  Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Crush Islanders, Halak 5-1 for 3-2 Series Lead

Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Karl Alzner added a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 5-1 Thursday night for a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

04/23/2015