Capital Ups and Downs: Week 19

The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs.

[Bits] Vanek Depression, Nabby Castle Magic

NHL news and notes for Islanders fans. Includes recaps of Tuesday's improbably 1-0 win over the Capitals, more about Thomas Vanek's impending departure and the colorful life of Lubomir Visnovsky.

Wednesday Caps Clips: Stranded by the Islanders

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Recaps of last night's shutout loss, updates on Mike Green's status, Martin Erat the Olympian and more.

Isles 1, Capitals 0: Not a misprint

Against all odds, the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals played two scoreless periods before Andrew MacDonald of all people broke the ice with a seeing-eye shot from the point that beat Michal Neuvirth.

Beaten and Blanked

Washington gets whitewashed at home in a crucial Metro Division match-up

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Video: Visnovsky on Olympics, Slovakian roots

Lubomir Visnovsky talks to Voice of Russia about growing up in Slovakia, playing there during the lockout, and picking up pointers from watching Scott Niedermeyer and Ray Bourque.

Isles-Capitals Preview: Three goals doesn't cut it

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals meet in a battle of Metropolitan teams who should hate their goaltending.

The Noon Number: Three Goals or Bust

A look at Adam Oates's Capitals' difficulty winning low-scoring games

[Gameday Bits] Vanek Room, Isles PK, Defending Ovi

News and notes for Islanders fans. Stories include more about the fracture in the team's negotiations with Thomas Vanek, examining the Islanders league-worst penalty kill and the always fascinating Alex Ovechkin

Tuesday Caps Clips: Isles @ Caps Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of Caps/Isles, notes on the Caps' walking wounded, Alex Ovechkin continues to be a subject of debate, Olympic fever ramps up and more.

Islanders Season Started and Ended vs Metropolitan

If you want an explanation as to why the Islanders will miss the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, you can start by looking at their performance inside the Metropolitan division.

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