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Capitals Insider Archive: Colorado Avalanche

Caps blanked by Rangers, 7-0, drop sixth straight game

If there was a moment in the second period where the Capitals seemed most able to claw their way back from a large deficit, it was after Alex Ovechkin fought Brandon Dubinsky. Little more galvanizes a team as much as seeing its captain and most valuable player frustrated and emotional...

By Katie Carrera  | December 13, 2010; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers  
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Caps show 'a lot of work ethic,' but slide hits five

Washington's 3-2 loss to Colorado tonight marked the first time under Coach Bruce Boudreau the Capitals have lost five straight games. They've now lost four games in regulation at Verizon Center (12-4-2 overall at home); in the 2009-10 campaign they only lost five times in regulation at home. Regardless of...

By Katie Carrera  | December 12, 2010; 12:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Colorado Avalanche, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Knuble  
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Open thread: Capitals vs. Avalanche

The Washington Capitals (18-9-3) hope to bounce back in a big way and avoid a fifth straight loss when they host the Colorado Avalanche (14-10-4) tonight at Verizon Center. Chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter and see your tweets here by using...

By Washington Post sports editors  | December 11, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  Colorado Avalanche  
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Tonight's lineup: Avalanche at Caps

Mike Green will miss the matchup against Colorado because of the flu and rookie center Marcus Johansson is a healthy scratch. In his pregame comments to the media, Coach Bruce Boudreau said Johansson "needs to watch a game." Here's what the lineup should look like: Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble Laich-Perreault-Semin Chimera-Steckel-Bradley Hendricks-Gordon-Fehr...

By Katie Carrera  | December 11, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Colorado Avalanche, Lineups  
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Familiar faces on both sides of Caps-Avalanche meeting

Eleven days ago, the Capitals sent Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche in return for defenseman Scott Hannan. It will be a little strange, some Washington players said, to see their former teammate in a different sweater tonight at Verizon Cenrter. But there's also too much at stake for the...

By Katie Carrera  | December 11, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Colorado Avalanche, Matt Hendricks, Scott Hannan, Tomas Fleischmann  
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David Steckel: Caps 'haven't faced adversity like this in a long time'

The Capitals have not consistently put all of the pieces together over the past 11 contests, but with back-to-back games this weekend against Colorado tonight and in New York Sunday, they have an opportunity to get back on the right track in rapid fashion. "We have a chance to come...

By Katie Carrera  | December 11, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, David Steckel, Mike Green  
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