Mikhail Grabovski hat trick in his Caps debut
Alex Ovechkin PPG to open Caps scoring
Braden Holtby gives up 5 goals (there was an empty net goal)
Hockey is back!
Wednesday Caps Clips: Winded in the Windy City – Japers Rink
One of the frequent phrases that Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis used in his book The Business of Happiness and on his blog was “double bottom line.” He described it to Inc. as “be successful from a business standpoint but also be community-minded.”
Last year, I suggested that lockouts, like the one that Leonsis was apparently [...]
For the second year in a row, Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch and ESPN has put together another Power Rankings of team uniforms from the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA.
One was fun. So we figured twice would be nice.
Consider that your welcome to the second annual Uni Watch Power Rankings. In case you missed last [...]
The Washington Capitals season came to an abrupt halt (Japers Rink) in game 7 of the 1st round of the playoffs as they were dominated by the New York Rangers, 5-0. It was a brutal end to a strange season that started late due to a lock-out that team owner Ted Leonsis was reportedly [...]
Friday, it all started out well with the Washington Nationals taking game 1 of the weekend series over the Chicago Cubs 7-2 (mlb.com video) and the Washington Capitals taking game 5 over the New York Rangers, 2-1 (nhl.com video).
The good times would only last until Saturday’s fifth inning, when, after dominating, Stephen Strasburg came completely [...]
Tuesday saw two instances of mishaps befalling the opponents of D.C. teams. First, the Winnipeg Jets:
Ha. RT @rickralphtsn Fire alarm testing at the #NHLJets hotel this afternoon.Really?
— JapersRink (@JapersRink) April 23, 2013
The Washington Capitals host the Jets in a critical South(L)east Division game. Brian McNally has the Caps playoff math in The. Wash. Examiner. In [...]
Two games in the District today, back-to-back, separated by four stops on the Green Line.
Navy Yard Metro
4:05 p.m. Washington Nationals (2-0) vs. Miami Marlins (0-2)
Jordan Zimmerman vs. Wade LaBlanc
The Nats go for the sweep over the Marlins before a big series against the Reds in Cincinnati. That is going to be a real test. I [...]
Mike Rizzo: D.C. could become ‘primarily a baseball town’ – DC Sports Bog, The Post
I think that every professional sports team ought to be “aspirational” in everything they do. An example is trying to be the #1 team in a market. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo seems to think so too:
“I think that [...]
On the twelfth minute of the twelfth hour of the twelfth day, let us celebrate some of the number 12’s who have played for D.C. pro teams.
Peter Bondra, Washington Capitals 1991-2004
Alfonso Soriano, Washington Nationals 2006
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins 2012
Okay, #11 was a little more impressive…
Soriano photo from misschatter on flickr
NHL Lockout: I’m blaming the owners, including Ted Leonsis; won’t buy any Capitals or Wizards tickets
Since I not expecting the NHL season to start on-time, I never did print out a Washington Capitals schedule and put it up in my cube, so I don’t know how many games have been lost by the latest lockout. I miss watching the Caps a few nights of the week and the hockey talk [...]