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Capitals, Smith-Pelly get physical in Game 5 rout of Carolina Smith-Pelly made a triumphant return to Washington Saturday after a two-month exodus to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears. With an open roster spot and the need for more physicality in their first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Capitals called on Smith-Pelly to fill the void.

Capitals Recall Milner from South Carolina, Re-assign Samsonov to Hershey The Washington Capitals have recalled goaltender Parker Milner from the South Carolina Stingrays and re-assigned goaltender Ilya Samsonov to the Hershey Bears, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Milner's ECHL season ended yesterday when the Stingrays were eliminated from the post season.

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie out indefinitely with fractured clavicle The reigning Stanley Cup champions will have to fulfill that promise without Oshie, as he is out indefinitely with a fractured clavicle. He will not return for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Oshie suffered the injury during Game 4 of their first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

After surgery, Caps' Oshie expected to miss remainder of Stanley Cup Playoffs The chant by Washington Capitals winger TJ Oshie of "back to back" - as in back to back championships - will most likely be the mantra used by the team to rally for another Stanley Cup for the remainder of the NHL playoffs without Oshie. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.

Capitals' T.J. Oshie Out of Playoffs With Broken Clavicle - Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle. The team announced Oshie's surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week.

Washington Capitals: Alex Ovechkin's Right, Nicklas Backstrom is a Scoring Machine Nicklas Backstrom already has two multi-goal g…

Multiple Milestones Reached In Game 5 vs. Hurricanes For Capitals Six goals in Game 5 meant a lot of milestones were hit for the Washington Capitals. As much fun as the team had in their 6-0 win in the Carolina Hurricanes, the fact that some set some individual franchise records and team records made the win more special.

The Narrative: Leaders Leading, T.J. & D.S.P., Dowd and Out Here's a postseason cliché for you: in the playoffs, your best players have to be your best players. Here's a Game 5 truth: on Saturday night, the Caps' best players were their best players:.

Carolina Hurricanes re-assign Aleksi Saarela to AHL, possibly opening slot for Andrei Svechnikov's return Headline photo: Steve Farrell. RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forward Aleksi Saarela to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

NHL Injuries: Hurricanes, Stars, Capitals, and Jets NHL Injuries: Andrei Svechnikov hopeful for Game 6. Mattias Janmark ready when called upon. Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie out with a broken collarbone.

Checking In With Old Friends: Philipp Grubauer Is Taking the Colorado Avalanche to the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Former Washington Capitals netminder Philipp Grubauer is taking the Colorado Avalanche further into the postseason.

Report: Capitals' T.J. Oshie Has Broken Collarbone According to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie suffered a broken collarbone. Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that he is done for the rest of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Washington Capitals Win Game 5 6-0, Push Carolina Hurricanes to the Brink In what was the Washington Capitals best 60-minute effort of these playoffs, they took a 6-0 win in Game 5 and pushed the Hurricanes to the brink of elimin…

Sunday Caps Clips: Storming Forward Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Welcome back, Caps.

Capitals Overwhelm Hurricanes to Take 3-2 Series Lead WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.

Getting to Know… Devante Smith-Pelly For Smith-Pelly, he will now be out to prove his form to remain with the Capitals for their playoff run and will look for his role on the fourth line to become more permanent.

Carl Hagelin Made a Habit of Knocking Off the Capitals. Now He Is One of Them. Hagelin's teams have eliminated the Capitals five times. He did it with the Rangers and the Penguins. For Hagelin, it was difficult adjusting to Los Angeles, where he missed 20 games from a knee injury.

Here's all 6 goals the Capitals scored in Game Five And that was the ballgame. What a win. Full RMNB Coverage of Game Five.

Backstrom shines in Game 5 win With two goals and two assists, Nicklas Backstrom had a large impact on the Capitals big Game 5 victory.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes - Inside The Numbers: A Dominant Return The Washington Capitals put up a dominant effort against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 6-0 bashing to take a 3-2 series lead. It was by far their best game of the series and is hopefully what we will see going forward. Oddly, this is one of those rare games where the eye test looks great and the numbers say it wasn't so great.

Game 5 Recap: DSP Returns, Capitals Crush Hurricanes 6-0 Oshie was slaughtered like prime veal in Game 4 by Warren Foegele, who pushed him into the boards hard, and is almost certainly out for the remainder of the postseason. Could the Caps avenge their Captain America? One welcome face who would be back to help them try was Stanley Cup hero Devante Smith-Pelly.

Nic Dowd Scores First Career Playoff Goal on Penalty Shot in Game 5 Prior to the season, Capitals' center Nic Dowd was an unknown to the Caps, in terms of his playing ability and how effective he could replace longtime fourth-line center Jay Beagle, who departed the team in free agency.

Capitals beat Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead Washington to a 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5 on Saturday night. Washington has a 3-2 series lead and can advance with a win at Carolina in Game 6 on Monday night.

Game Recap - 1st Rd. Game 5 - Carolina Hurricanes v. Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals return home for Game 5 looking to regain their series lead against the Carolina Hurricanes, and things would get chippy right away as Saku Maenalanen would take an ill advised roughig penalty when he would go after Tom Wilson after the whistle.

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