Rock the red: Caps push to win first Stanley Cup in franchise history

What a year it was for the Washington Capitals. They finished in first place in the Eastern Conference, and first place in the NHL, winning The Presidents’ Trophy with a record of 54-15-13 and 121 points. The trophy gives them home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Capitals were also Southeast Division champions for the third straight year. For the fourth time in five years, Alex Ovechkin scored 50 goals. His setup man, Nicholas Backstrom, recorded 101 points for a career best. The Caps had seven 20-goal scorers. Play-offs start against the Montreal Canadians Thursday at Verizon Center.
The Wizards have two games remaining on their 2009/2010 schedule: an away matchup at the New York Knicks, Monday at 7:30 p.m. and the season finale Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Center vs. the Indiana Pacers.
The Nationals went 3-3 in the first week of their new season. Losing the season series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies 1-2. Nevertheless they took two out of three from the New York Mets over the weekend.
Saturday April 10 marked a very special evening for the Philadelphia Union as they beat D.C. United 3-2 in their club’s franchise opener at Lincoln Financial Field. D.C. United is still looking for their first win. They have the opportunity against the Chicago Fire Saturday at RFK.

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