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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

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

Lubomir Visnovsky leaves the game after a hit by Tom Wilson

‘We Can Also Hit Guys Like That,’ Islanders’ John Tavares Warns Capitals

After Capitals’ Tom Wilson lays out Lubomir Visnovsky, Islanders’ captain warns, “We can also hit guys like that.”

04/22/2015

The Washington Capitals celebrate the game winning overtime goal at 11:09 of the first overtime period by Nicklas Backstrom #19 against the New York Islanders in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. John Tavares #91 is shown leaving the ice. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Backstrom Seals Capitals’ 2-1 Overtime Win Over Isles

Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

04/21/2015

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Capitals Center Fehr to Miss at Least 2 Games with Injury

Washington Capitals center Eric Fehr will miss at least the next two playoff games against the New York Islanders because of an upper body injury.

04/20/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 15 seconds of the overtime against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Caps Lose to Islanders in OT, Trail 2-1 in Series

Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

04/19/2015

Alex Ovechkin (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capitals vs. Islanders: Where, When to Watch NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Games

Don’t miss a minute of Washington Capitals postseason hockey! The complete Capitals vs. Islanders Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule.

04/15/2015

Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders skates off the ice as goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after the Capitals won 3-2 in a shootout at Verizon Center on February 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Holtby Shines as Capitals Edge Islanders 3-2 in Shootout

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

02/21/2015

Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate a second period goal in front of goalie Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The mood in the Washington dressing room between the first and second periods was quite somber after the host Capitals blew a two-goal lead to the streaking New York Islanders in less than a minute.

11/29/2014

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