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Desperate Capitals go back to Holtby for Game 3 vs. Penguins - Winnipeg Free Press

Desperate Capitals go back to Holtby for Game 3 vs. PenguinsWinnipeg Free PressDesperate times called for a players-only meeting in the Washington Capitals' locker room after they fell behind 2-0 in their second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. What was said? Matt Niskanen called it "none of your business ...and more »

Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2 - Herald-Whig;

Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2 - Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigCapitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2Herald-WhigWashington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, looks on from the bench next to defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, during the third period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins ...and more »

Barry Trotz says Kevin Shattenkirk's play is 'mooring' Caps' third pair - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog);

Barry Trotz says Kevin Shattenkirk's play is 'mooring' Caps' third pair - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)

CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)Barry Trotz says Kevin Shattenkirk's play is 'mooring' Caps' third pairCSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)The list of players who need to play better for the Capitals to come back in their series with the Pittsburgh Penguin is a long one. At the top of the list, however, may be defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. A trade deadline acquisition, Shattenkirk was ...and more »

Capitals vs. Penguins Game 3 preview: Washington searches for answers before crucial road game - Washington Post;

Capitals vs. Penguins Game 3 preview: Washington searches for answers before crucial road game - Washington Post

Washington PostCapitals vs. Penguins Game 3 preview: Washington searches for answers before crucial road gameWashington PostThe Washington Capitals find themselves in a deep two-games-to-none hole as the series shifts to Pittsburgh. The Capitals haven't fared well at PPG Paints Arena, where they've lost six straight, including all three games in the second round of last ...and more »

2017 Stanley Cup Futures Updated. Pens overwhelming favorites - WagerTalk News (blog);

2017 Stanley Cup Futures Updated. Pens overwhelming favorites - WagerTalk News (blog)

WagerTalk News (blog)2017 Stanley Cup Futures Updated. Pens overwhelming favoritesWagerTalk News (blog)Defense may have been the secret word for Game #1 of the first second-round showdown between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup playoffs but that wasn't the case on Saturday when the two Eastern Conference foes combined ...and more »

A day after pulling Braden Holtby, Barry Trotz commits to him for Game 3 - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog);

A day after pulling Braden Holtby, Barry Trotz commits to him for Game 3 - CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)

CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)A day after pulling Braden Holtby, Barry Trotz commits to him for Game 3CSN Mid-Atlantic (press release) (blog)Braden Holtby will be the Capitals' starting goaltender in Game 3 against the Penguins, Coach Barry Trotz said. Why was the question asked? Two reasons: Holtby was pulled Saturday after allowing three goals on nine second period shots and, of course, ...and more »

Kevin Shattenkirk is having a rough postseason for the Capitals so far - NBCSports.com;

Kevin Shattenkirk is having a rough postseason for the Capitals so far - NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comKevin Shattenkirk is having a rough postseason for the Capitals so farNBCSports.comFacing a 2-0 series deficit it is fair to say that things have not gone the Washington Capitals' way so far in their second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. They have failed to capitalize on some of their opportunities and starting ...and more »

Braden Holtby gets shot to help Capitals out of 2-0 deficit - ESPN.co.uk;

Braden Holtby gets shot to help Capitals out of 2-0 deficit - ESPN.co.uk

ESPN.co.ukBraden Holtby gets shot to help Capitals out of 2-0 deficitESPN.co.ukThe Washington Capitals will keep Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby as the starter in net when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins for Monday's Game 3, coach Barry Trotz announced Sunday. Holtby was yanked for the start of the third period in what ...and more »

The Penguins are blocking a ton of shots, keeping the Caps off the board and themselves in harm's way - Washington Post;

The Penguins are blocking a ton of shots, keeping the Caps off the board and themselves in harm's way - Washington Post

Washington PostThe Penguins are blocking a ton of shots, keeping the Caps off the board and themselves in harm's wayWashington PostAs Justin Williams readied his wrist shot, Sidney Crosby crouched to the ice and closed off all shooting lanes. After the puck bounced off Crosby, one of the Penguins' 33 blocked shots in the game, he dove and tapped it to a streaking Jake Guentzel ...and more »

Little chance anyone derails Penguins repeat bid - FanRag Sports (blog);

Little chance anyone derails Penguins repeat bid - FanRag Sports (blog)

FanRag Sports (blog)Little chance anyone derails Penguins repeat bidFanRag Sports (blog)The Stanley Cup Playoffs didn't officially end on Saturday in Washington D.C. It just felt that way. Sure, Washington had a nice advantage in shots again in Game 2, but the Capitals don't have the stars up the middle that Pittsburgh does. In this ...and more »

Capitals running out of answers, time vs. Penguins - Yahoo Canada Sports;

Capitals running out of answers, time vs. Penguins - Yahoo Canada Sports

Yahoo Canada SportsCapitals running out of answers, time vs. PenguinsYahoo Canada SportsWashington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen was asked what the mood was inside the locker room after their soul-crushing Game 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. “None of your business,” was the terse reply. Niskanen was asked what ...and more »

Pittsburgh Crushes Washington - SportsBlog.com (blog);

Pittsburgh Crushes Washington - SportsBlog.com (blog)

SportsBlog.com (blog)Pittsburgh Crushes WashingtonSportsBlog.com (blog)The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't satisfied in game 1 despite the victory. They wanted to put the Washington Capitals into a 0-2 series whole, and Pittsburgh did just that in a 6 to 2 victory. Matt Cullen scored a short-handed goal to start the second ...and more »

Pittsburgh Penguins turning series against Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals into a laugher - National Post;

Pittsburgh Penguins turning series against Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals into a laugher - National Post

National PostPittsburgh Penguins turning series against Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals into a laugherNational PostWe had been hoping for a memorable series. We had expected it, really. But two games in, it doesn't look like Pittsburgh and Washington will go the distance. Based on the Penguins' 6-2 win against the Capitals in Game 2, it doesn't even look like it ...and more »

Penguins down Capitals to take 2-0 series lead - Toronto Sun;

Penguins down Capitals to take 2-0 series lead - Toronto Sun

Toronto SunPenguins down Capitals to take 2-0 series leadToronto SunWASHINGTON — When Sidney Crosby wasn't beating the Washington Capitals putting the puck through his legs, he was doing it belly down on the ice. No matter the unconventional plays or style of game, Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are rolling after ...and more »

On Marc-Andre Fleury and patience - PensBurgh;

On Marc-Andre Fleury and patience - PensBurgh

PensBurghOn Marc-Andre Fleury and patiencePensBurghOnce the kid pushed into the NHL at age 18, Marc-Andre Fleury was forced to exhibit patience over the past 12 months, and when he got the chance he's been playing some of the most inspired and best hockey of his career. by Hooks Orpik Apr 30, 2017, ...and more »

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Sunday, April 30 - NBCSports.com;

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Sunday, April 30 - NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule for Sunday, April 30NBCSports.comThe second-round continues on Sunday afternoon with another doubleheader of games on the NBC Networks. All of the action starts at 3:00 p.m. ET when the Nashville Predators return home to host the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their series and look to ...and more »

Pittsburgh Penguins dominate Washington Capitals to take 2-0 series lead - UPI.com;

Pittsburgh Penguins dominate Washington Capitals to take 2-0 series lead - UPI.com

UPI.comPittsburgh Penguins dominate Washington Capitals to take 2-0 series leadUPI.comPittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a first period save on a shot by Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2017, in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.and more »

Chipped Ice A.M.: Crosby has upper hand in marquee matchup with Ovechkin - Tribune-Review

Chipped Ice A.M.: Crosby has upper hand in marquee matchup with OvechkinTribune-ReviewPittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) skates prior to the first period of an NHL hockey Game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review. The Penguins ...and more »

Penguins bypass slow start to demolish Capitals, take commanding series lead - Pittsburgh Sporting News;

Penguins bypass slow start to demolish Capitals, take commanding series lead - Pittsburgh Sporting News

Pittsburgh Sporting NewsPenguins bypass slow start to demolish Capitals, take commanding series leadPittsburgh Sporting NewsSaturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins' stars came out and shined in the team's 6-2 victory over the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The Penguins got goals from Phil Kessel (2), Jake Guentzel (2), Evgeni Malkin and Matt Cullen to take a ...and more »

Capitals stuck in deep hole as series heads to Pittsburgh - Tribune-Review

Capitals stuck in deep hole as series heads to PittsburghTribune-ReviewWASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting in the locker room after losing 6-2 to the Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night. No word if the ghosts of their previous playoff failures were invited.and more »