Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers

Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers
Penguins notebook: Players stay loose amid urgency
Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people. Probably not for the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks. The Capitals have lost six of nine Game 7s in the Alex Ovechkin era, and the Ducks have lost five in a row with stars Ryan 

PITTSBURGH — The first meeting was on June 22, 2014, a dinner date that helped coach and player forge an understanding. Barry Trotz had just been hired as the Capitals' coach, so he flew to Las Vegas for a face-to-face with captain Alex Ovechkin at …

Gorman: Penguins own edge over Capitals in Game 7s

Video: Milbury, Jones pick Capitals to beat Penguins in Game 7
Video: Milbury, Jones pick Capitals to beat Penguins in Game 7

When they were down 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the crushing thoughts for the Washington Capitals was that this was supposed to be their year. For one thing, even with good management, they'll likely lose a chunk of their talent surplus. One … . Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby should have been pulled from Game 6 after crashing into the end boards, and put in the NHL's concussion protocol for further evaluation. Except he couldn't be pulled from Game 6, based on the NHL's current

Stifled Penguins head to Game 7 looking for a spark

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) sits on the bench with head coach Mike Sullivan behind him during the third period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh,

Stifled Penguins head to Game 7 looking for a spark
Stifled Penguins head to Game 7 looking for a spark
WASHINGTON — Since 2009 the Penguins have won two Stanley Cup titles and since 2005 the Steelers have won two Super Bowl titles. During that time no Washington team in the four major North American sports has made the conference or league finals. Penguins' Bryan Rust (17) gets stuck between the Capitals' Kevin Shattenkirk, left, and Nate Schmidt during the second period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. prev. next. CRANBERRY TWP.

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This was confirmed Monday night when Sidney Crosby went head-first into the back boards during Game 6 against the Washington Capitals and the league's concussion spotters did not have the authority to pull the Penguins star from the game to evaluate

If you watched Game 6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals' second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series Monday, you could have guessed that Pens captain Sidney Crosby might have sustained a concussion after going head-first into the

PITTSBURGH — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise's inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gut-wrenching collapses. And they don't care. It's not 1992. It's not 1996, 2009 or 2016 for that matter. The Capitals …

Barry Trotz, Capitals expect desperate Penguins team for Game 7

The NHL's “Concussion Evaluation and Management Protocol” is a seven-page document issued before this season that provides requirements for each club pertaining to each player. It outlines educational videos and literature, mandates baseline testing. Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) celebrate on the bench in the final seconds of a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, … more >.

Even if you know nothing of Sidney Crosby's concussion history, seeing him careen head-first into boards last night was unsettling. Crosby stayed down for a few moments before slowly getting back to his feet and gingerly rejoining the play. After …

Between breaking down video, reinforcing some tactical concepts on the dry-erase board at practice and pondering the personnel decisions he faces, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan had a lot to do between Game 6 and Game 7 of the Eastern Conference. With a chance to close out the series on home ice, the Pittsburgh Penguins completely blew it. They now head back to Washington for a deciding Game 7. penguins · Pens Labyrinth 10h. Pittsburgh Penguins Have to Find a New Level of Play. More headlines


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