Get the remote control handy — the Washington Capitals begin their Stanley Cup run tonight and they are totally going to get it this time. First off, they have to get past the New York Rangers which they have done in 2009 and 2011, but not in 2012. Vengeance for last year’s elimination is [...]
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The Capitals stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, beating the New York Rangers 2-1 at Verizon Center. Braden Holtby came within a minute of a shutout (Craig Laughlin tweeted there should have been goalie interference). Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring 1:28 into the game on a power play. Jason Chimera also scored.
The series [...]
Just getting back from Spring Break in the Grand Stand — I completely missed Game 1 which the Caps lost. They came back to take home-ice advantage away from the Rangers last night though. They went up 2-0, but the Rags came back. Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winner to move the series back to D.C.
Tonight, the (7) Washington Capitals face the (2) Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Caps took the season series 3-1. The last time, they (especially Matt Hendricks) made Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (Capitals Insider, The Post) look really bad in the shootout. Of course, that isn’t in play in the postseason, nothing but [...]
A few weeks ago, a rather scathing profile on Alex Ovechkin ran in The Post — Alex Ovechkin: What’s wrong with the Washington Capitals superstar?
There were sources, named and unnamed, who offered their assessments of why Ovechkin wasn’t the 60 goals a year superstar of the past. The Caps poor playoff performances and lackluster 2011-2012 [...]
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin has made ice hockey cool for Washington area’s youth athletes – The Post
Youth hockey is growing in BeltwayLand, seemingly concurrent with the arrival of Alex Ovechkin and rise of the Washington Capitals from a black sweater-wearing doormat to a annual division winner rocking the red. There is a similarity between the rise [...]
Capitals vs. Penguins: A rivalry with a big missing piece in Sidney Crosby – The Post
Penguins talk about a cooling Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry – Capitals Insider, The Post
To paraphrase one co-worker: “I believe as a matter of basic theology that every time the Penguins lose, an angel gets its wings.”
Maybe the Pittsburgh Penguins fans don’t feel [...]
Going to the net!
Five unanswered goals after after a Flyers breakaway on an Alex Semin turnover.
Two goals for Alex Ovechkin
Danny Biere with a stick penalty? Brooks Laich bloodied.
Another La Coupe Hauxer win for me!
Dear Washington Capitals, if you start playing a full three periods, you may not have to play an extra one.
Caps outshot in Pittsburgh 41-19, still win. They gave up a point they didn’t have to though.
The Caps were lethargic in the first and third periods, they were lucky the Penguins didn’t put them away early.
Matt Bradley, a scrappy folk hero for the Washington Capitals for many seasons, is now a member of the Florida Panthers. Bradley spoke on an Ottawa radio station the other day about the Caps and Alexander Semin in particular. The team he left had a star system, a lack of discipline about practicing, among other [...]