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Game Preview: Devils vs. Capitals

BY: DAVID KOLB NEW JERSEY DEVILS (14-15-7) @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS (20-9-5) BACK HOME The Devils look to complete a sweep of a home-and-home set against the Capitals this afternoon at the Prudential Center. New Jersey edged past Washington with a thrilling 2-1 shootout win Thursday. The Devils are 4-3-2 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season and 8-8-5 […]

What to Watch For in Tonight’s Sabres-Capitals game

BY: DAVID KOLB BUFFALO SABRES (7-8-5) @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS (12-5-2) BACK AROUND LEVEL The Sabres enter tonight’s game against the Capitals a game under the elusive .500 mark. Consistency is key for a Buffalo team looking to get back in the postseason and a victory over Washington would help the Sabres get pointed in the right […]

What to Watch For in Tonight’s Rangers-Caps Game

By: David Kolb | @DavidKolbMSG NEW YORK RANGERS (2-2-0) @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS (3-0-1) Hank Back In Net After suffering a tight 2-1 loss to the Red Wings Wednesday, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will be back in net tonight to make his fourth start of the regular season. “The King” has 19-9-4 lifetime record against the Capitals, with a […]

Three Keys to Tonight’s Islanders-Capitals Game

By: David Kolb @DavidKolbMSG NEW YORK ISLANDERS (0-1-0) @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS (0-0-1) PREGAME COVERAGE: 6:30 PM, MSG+ The Islanders head to Washington tonight to face the Capitals at Verizon Center. The Isles look to bounce back after dropping their season opener, 5-3, to the Rangers while the Caps lost, 3-2, in a shootout to the Penguins Thursday. ISLANDERS KEYS […]

The Rangers’ Next Challenge: Ovi & The Capitals

One of the challenges when you play the Washington Capitals is containing Hart Trophy finalist Alexander Ovechkin. As Ovechkin has aged, his production has become more reliant on the power play. Additionally, his even-strength scoring is no longer as dominant as it was during his scoring prime. In a short series, you have to fear […]