After the emergence of Braden Holtby the Washington Capitals felt they had one goaltender too many. As such, on Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Tomas Vokoun from the Caps in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick.
In less than 48 hours Capitals goalie Braden Holtby not only dealt with a disappointing game seven loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but also the surprising news that the man who helped lead them there is leaving.
Dale Hunter won’t be back with the Capitals next season as the players spoke about losing their head coach and where the team will go from here.
The Washington Capitals season came to a close Saturday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto and the New York Rangers who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7.
Arlington, VA-Jay Beagle didn’t practice today as the Caps prepare to head to New York this afternoon for the deciding game seven tomorrow against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The Capitals were 6.6 seconds away from leading the series and having the opportunity to close out the Rangers at home in a game 6 scenario, but it didn’t work out that way. Brad Richards flipped the puck by Holtby to force overtime and eventually the win, also flipping his team’s probability of winning in the meantime.
The Washington Capitals gave up two goals in one minute and forty-two seconds as they fall 3-2 in overtime to the New York Rangers and are on the brink of elimination..
For the second series in a row, the Caps came up big with a game four win, 3-2 over the New York Rangers, and now head back to New York for game five all tied at two games a piece.
Arlington, VA-The Capitals held their first practice today since their triple overtime loss and have as close to a must win game as you get tomorrow in game four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Marian Gaborik scored at 14:41 of the third overtime, and the New York Rangers outlasted the Washington Capitals in a 2-1 victory early Thursday morning to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.