PITTSBURGH — The trend of savage hits continued in Game 4 of the second-round series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hits ranged from the benign… 266 more words
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins scored a big Game 3 victory that may also come with a heavy cost.
Rookie goaltender Matt Murray shined in a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, which gave the Penguins a 2-1 series lead, but it was the potential loss of defenceman Kris Letang that almost overshadowed the end result. 686 more words
First Star: TJ Oshie- 3 Goals, including the OT winner
Second Star: Braden Holtby- 42 Saves
Third Star: Nick Bonino- 1 Goal 1 Assist 18:23 TOI… 509 more words
For the first time since 2009, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Cosby go head to head in a Stanley Cup Playoff series. It was Crosby who emerged victorious and went on to win the cup in ’09, but here is why The Great 8 will not be outdone by his long term rival this time around. 514 more words
Round two of the playoffs will rely heavily on goaltending for the Capitals and the Penguins. Pittsburgh will be starting rookie goaltender Matt Murray who set AHL records in the 2014-15 season, and the Capitals will be starting Braden Holtby who recently tied with Brodeur for all-time most regular season wins (48). 948 more words
What many Caps fans expected has happened: Bradeb Holtby, along with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop and Los Angeles Kings netminder Jonathan Quick, have been named Vezina Trophy finalists, as voted by the league’s General Managers. 320 more words
We knew it was coming but it sure is great news that Capitals goalie Braden Holtby has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy. The Trophy is awarded to the player who the NHL managers vote as :the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position.” 39 more words