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And this is why they signed him. Late in the third period, Brooks Orpik started trying to rail people at the blue line. Basically it’d go like this: a Cap forward would angle a Rangers player near the boards. Then Batya would finish them.

First, he tried to destroy former MVP Martin St. Louis and just barely missed.

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The Caps’ power play is aggressive. They use only one defenseman on the ice, which makes them dangerous but also susceptible to shorthanded chances. A few minutes after Alex Ovechkin scored, the Caps went to a power play, but instead of scoring, they let Rick Nash race in all alone on Braden Holtby.

The Great Wall Of Chinatown made a big save, though at first it looked pedestrian.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores in Game Seven (GIF)

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All series, baby. Maybe he meant it like a book-end. After four games without a goal, Alex Ovechkin has struck again.

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Welcome Back, Eric Fehr (GIF)

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After missing the last ten playoff games due to an upper-body injury, Corsi King Eric Fehr is back in the Caps lineup, and he’s looking great on the team’s fourth line.

Skating with Tom Wilson and Brooks Laich, Frank nearly helped author a goal after forcing a turnover in the Rangers defensive zone.

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Golden Gophers tweeted the Washington Capitals with a suggestion: play Nate Schmidt.

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No matter what happens Wednesday, the Washington Capitals have had a fantastic season and two dramatic playoff series we’ll all remember. Along the way, we’ve learned a new phrase uttered by one of our favorite Russians, we’ve closed a coliseum, and we even saw our beloved goaltender go into beast mode.

With all the special projects we’ve done this season, there hasn’t been much time for shirts. Today we have five. Hopefully, you’re going to love them.

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After taking a 3-1 lead in their second round series against the Rangers, the Caps lost game six 4-3 in front of their home fans on Sunday night and now must play in another excruciating game seven on Wednesday.

Despite the Caps’ history of choking in the playoffs– they have blown 3-1 series leads four times, the most in NHL history– Alex Ovechkin believes this Caps team is different. Despite winning only three of their last 14 series-clinching games, he believes they can return to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. And he’s not considering any other friggin’ result.

Check out what he said after the game tonight.

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The Kuznetscream.

The Caps at one point during the third period were down 4-1. Then Evgeny Kuznetsov and Joel Ward scored and made it a game! First, the 22-year-old rookie scored his fifth goal of the playoffs off a broken play in front of the net. He now leads the Caps in goals.

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RIP goals. That’s the RMNB tweet Sportsnet’s Sophia Jurksztowicz used to describe the Rangers/Capitals series in a nutshell.

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Look at Henrik’s eyes! (Photo via @WashCaps)

Jason Chimera, the scourge of the empire state, has put the Capitals on the board. Down 2-0 at the beginning of the second period, Chimera finished off a strong rush attack by Ward and Kuznetsov.

There is life in Verizon Center.

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