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The Washington Capitals (1974-), Eastern Conference, Metropolitan Division - Moved from Capital Centre in Landover to Capitol One Arena in Chinatown, 1997 - STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS 2017-2018

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Am I missing it, or is there no Washington Capitals thread?

Been a fan of the sport since 1997 as well as a fan of the Caps for the same period.

I am hoping the Caps make a go of it (the playoffs) to go deeper than before in this Ovechkin era. Looking forward to playoff hockey, period. :)

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Not a huge pro hockey fan but, as a sports fan, keep half an eye peeled and will pay closer attention if the Caps should somehow, finally, make it to the Finals this time around.  Will be paying more attention to the NBA playoffs and nascent baseball season.

Still, go Caps...and whoever lovehockey roots for...Ottawa or Calgary maybe? Can't remember but know her affiliation has been declared here previously.  :-)

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Not a huge pro hockey fan but, as a sports fan, keep half an eye peeled and will pay closer attention if the Caps should somehow, finally, make it to the Finals this time around.  Will be paying more attention to the NBA playoffs and nascent baseball season.

Still, go Caps...and whoever lovehockey roots for...Ottawa or Calgary maybe? Can't remember but know her affiliation has been declared here previously.  :-)

I'll put my non-Caps commentary re: paragraph 2 in the general hockey thread.  As for the Caps, when was the last time they and the Wizards were both in the playoffs?  It's been a while.  On the other hand, having the Wizards in the playoffs will take some of the media heat off of them.

As of this typing, their playoff opponent will either be the Red Wings or the Islanders.  I'm trying to wrap my head around the Islanders being in the playoffs, but good for them.  Personally, I think the Red Wings would be the more interesting matchup.

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As for the Caps, when was the last time they and the Wizards were both in the playoffs?  It's been a while.  

The 2007-2008 season

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As of this typing, their playoff opponent will either be the Red Wings or the Islanders.  I'm trying to wrap my head around the Islanders being in the playoffs, but good for them.  ...

I still remember the teams with Denis Potvin, Bryan Trottier and...the defenseman that was on the Miracle Gold Medal team....Morrow.

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One of my favorite Caps players over the years (only been a fan since 1997 of the sport and the Caps) was Ulf Dahlen. I swear the man had glue on his stick. :)

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Boo.  But there's always Game 2 redemption.

Yeah - I did not get to see the game, but from the writeup it sounds like they did not try hard enough. Ah well, I hope they breakout.

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Game 1 was not pretty if you're a Caps fan.  I'm betting they'll be on fire for the first 10 minutes or so, but if they don't get an early goal or the Islanders do, there could be trouble.

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I swear the man had glue on his stick. :)

Someone read this post to me, and I spit out my coffee.

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Caps equalize as Ovi joins in. I may have to start paying a little attention to these guys if they can get past the Islanders.

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Chimera's GWG was super and the look on his face after it went in was priceless.

But the goal of the game for me was Backstrom's goal. He's surrounded by four guys, he basically freezes all of them and BAM! Biscuit in the basket! Great, great goal.

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Oh boy - I couldn't watch last night but watched the highlights today. Backstrom's goal - yes! Just another Swede doing his thing. :)

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I had no idea what was going on in this series since I'm not much of a hockey fan *. So I checked out the news and saw that some more tickets for tonight's game have been released.

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* When I was a kid, living at the time in Madison WI, The Miracle On Ice happened. I had seen a couple of the players on the US team play as Badgers (Golden Gophers as well) with my dad. My old man immediately bought me hockey skates and had me out on the ice where I failed miserably at skating. I think he still looks at me with disappointment.

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So, sounds like they won a huge game tonight while the Nats did a faceplant. In other words, nothing like the perfectly wonderful DC Sports Hat Trick Tuesday night.

But, while also not a big hockey fan (more fair weather come playoff time), I have to ask those who are.  Aren't these Caps guys the ones who always impress early but never get it done as the playoffs advance toward actually crowning a Stanley Cup winner?  Right or wrong, kind of what I've been thinking so hard to get too excited about a possible win over...what are they called again?...the Islanders.

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So, sounds like they won a huge game tonight while the Nats did a faceplant. In other words, nothing like the perfectly wonderful DC Sports Hat Trick Tuesday night.

But, while also not a big hockey fan (more fair weather come playoff time), I have to ask those who are.  Aren't these Caps guys the ones who always impress early but never get it done as the playoffs advance toward actually crowning a Stanley Cup winner?  Right or wrong, kind of what I've been thinking so hard to get too excited about a possible win over...what are they called again?...the Islanders.

As much as I hate the Caps, their major failing for the last couple of years was they only had 2 NHL quality defensemen. With the addition of Niskanen and Orpik they really added a huge amount of quality to the D. That said, I still don't see them in the finals.

By contrast, my Pens did not really fill the holes left by losing those two. Add to that the raft of injuries to the Pens D and their late season limping to the playoffs and most probable exit from the playoffs tonight make sense.

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So, sounds like they won a huge game tonight while the Nats did a faceplant. In other words, nothing like the perfectly wonderful DC Sports Hat Trick Tuesday night.

But, while also not a big hockey fan (more fair weather come playoff time), I have to ask those who are.  Aren't these Caps guys the ones who always impress early but never get it done as the playoffs advance toward actually crowning a Stanley Cup winner?  Right or wrong, kind of what I've been thinking so hard to get too excited about a possible win over...what are they called again?...the Islanders.

It's hard to be a Caps fan, but we keep hoping and cringing. It would be great to see them go past the first round, or ideally the second. It's agony, but we gotta be who we are.

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Oh Caps I know you want that second goal back. A tragedy of errors. Time for Game Seven. Again.

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So, is the pressure on Ovi, team and fanbase for this latest Game 7 for tomorrow night as insane as even I, a hockey neophyte, perceive?

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They just need to take the damn game and win it. If they don't, I am not entirely sure what they will or should do. It'd be a shame. That said, it's just a game.

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And they made it through the first round.  The Islanders' goal (trickle through the five-hole*) was not pretty.

Rangers are up next, on Thursday.

*Just in case:  The five-hole is when a goalie goes down, either most of the way or all the way down with the pads on the ice, and the puck goes between the knees.

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And they made it through the first round.  The Islanders' goal (trickle through the five-hole*) was not pretty.

Rangers are up next, on Thursday.

*Just in case:  The five-hole is when a goalie goes down, either most of the way or all the way down with the pads on the ice, and the puck goes between the knees.

What are the 1-through-4 holes?!

"Islanders vs. Capitals 2015 Finals Score, NHL Playoffs: Washington Wins Game 7 To Advance" by Mark Sandritter on sbnation.com

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What a stressful game that was.  So excited to see the Caps advance!  The upcoming trash-talking between me and my father (a life-long Rangers fan) should be epic.

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