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Caps 6, Rangers 3 - Caps Win Contentious Game at MSG and Eliminate Rangers

May 4, 2021 - 12:35 AM ET

Hello All, I apologize I have not been posting as much the last week or two. My full-time job has been hectic lately. Today I will recap very generally the last week or so for the Capitals and also recap the game tonight against the Rangers. Weekly Recap: The Capitals swept the Islanders in...

TJ Oshie Scores Hat-Trick Just One Day After His Father Passed Away

May 6, 2021 - 12:33 AM ET

Hello All, The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers tonight and what I will describe as an emotional game. I will not be discussing Tom Wilson and anything that transpired in this game related to Tom Wilson. The amount of personal hate messages I received both publicly on the boa...

Caps vs Bruins Playoff Series - My Three X-Factors for the Caps

May 12, 2021 - 5:28 PM ET

Hello All, The Washington Capitals have concluded the regular season and will officially have home-ice advantage against the Boston Bruins. It is the #2 vs #3 seed matchup in the East Division. During the regular season, we saw comebacks, OT winners, blow outs, Tom Wilson drama, and high scoring...

Head-to-Head Regular Season Stats for Caps vs Bruins + Prediction

May 15, 2021 - 9:11 AM ET

Hello All, As promised, here some complied stats from Caps vs Bruins this season through seven games head-to-head. I did not include game eight since the Bruins sat 90% of their starters. The Stats: Shots WSH: 208 (average = 29.71 shots/game) BOS: 215 (average = 30.71 shots/game) *The...

GAME 1: Caps 3, Bruins 2 (OT) - Craig Anderson Answers the Bell

May 16, 2021 - 3:07 PM ET

Hello All, The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 in OT for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here are the stats from the game: Shots on Goal: WSH – 32 BOS – 26 Shots on Goal (5v5): WSH – 25 BOS – 21 Corsi For % WSH – 51.16% BOS – 4...

Game 2: Caps 3, Bruins 4 (OT) Caps Fail to Contain Bruins Top Lines Late

May 18, 2021 - 3:47 PM ET

Hello All, The Washington Capitals lost to the Boston Bruins 4-3 in OT for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here are the stats from the game: Shots on Goal: WSH – 48 BOS – 39 Shots on Goal (5v5): WSH – 36 BOS – 28 Corsi For % WSH – 41.45% BOS – 58....

Game 3: Caps 2, Bruins 3 (2OT) - Caps Fade Late, Can't Keep Up with Bruins

May 20, 2021 - 3:42 PM ET

Hello Hockeybuzz Fam, Sorry about the delays in my posts. I am in the middle of packing to move across the country back to Maryland in just two days. In addition, I am transitioning to a new job/role with my company. More Work. Not to mention I am also in the middle of planning a wedding. Holy sh...

Caps Eliminated in 5 games: Series Stats + Takeaways

May 24, 2021 - 5:00 PM ET

Hello All, The Washington Capitals lost to the Bruins in game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs and have officially been eliminated from the playoffs. There is a lot to process and digest for this series. Before I dive into anything, I just want to congratulate the Boston Bruins and their fan base o...