The Boys are Back! Day 1 in Photos

Today was no ordinary Friday, today was day one of the Washington Capitals 2016 training camp. The day was divided into three groups with Group White first, Group Red second, and Group Blue ending the day. There were a lot of new faces at camp so let’s run through those you might not be as…

Dima Finally Signs with Washington Caps

According to the Washington Capitals, Dmitry Orlov finally signed a one-year contract with them today (9/21/16). Dmitry, who is playing defense for Team Russia in the World Cup of Hockey this week, will make $2.57 with this new contract. A slight bump in salary up from $2.25 last year. Orlov previously signed a two-year 4m$…

Its Washington Capitals Training Camp Time!!

  One of our favorite times of the year is when the Washington Capitals once again takeover Kettler Ice Plex in Ballston, Virginia. The Caps have announce the schedule for the 2016/17 camp (9/23 to 10/11), starting this Friday:

Lily – Our Newest Writer Shares Her Hockey Story

      We all come to hockey through different avenues. Some think women come to hockey differently than most men; however, our stories are much like the men who love hockey. Somewhere along the line we are exposed to a practice or a game–and we are hooked for life. Lily Rosenberg was like that,…

Team Europe Surprise Defeat over Team USA WCH2016

We’ll keep this short: Team Europe managed to get around goalie Jonathan Quick. Team USA, with 35 shots on goal, couldn’t break through the Wall of Halak. Some have said USA seemed to lack a sense of urgency or desire to win. We think their shots show the opposite. We actually think it may be…

Photo Highlights of Team USA from WCH2016

Team USA plays Team Europe at 3:30 EST. Washington was treated to a great pre-tournament match between Team USA and Team Finland. The night was extra special because three Washington Capitals’ players are on the team. We had a chance to wave the flag, sing our anthem,and chant “USA, USA” for a few hours. It…

Caps Red Rockers Getting more Show Time

The Washington Capitals Red Rockers are finally getting a chance to show that their talents go beyond just cheering on the steps during games. During the World Cup of Hockey they have been doing some dance routines when the ice is being scraped and the crowd is sitting waiting for hockey to happen.  ​​ And…

Meet Lily – Our Newest Writer!

FiCP is so excited to welcome Lily Rosenberg to our team of talented writers. Lily, who hails from Bethesda, is a sophomore in high school. We first met her this summer when she gave us this brilliant synopsis of the Jason Chimera situation: We knew then that she HAD to join our team of all…

USA-Finland World Cup of Hockey Third Period Wrap

Back to the third period with a stong USA lead over Finland. Finland put up a good fight against Team USA closing the gap to 3-2 as USA takes the win. Pretty uneventful 10 minutes until USA Justin Abdelkader was called for slashing- Finlnd to the PP again.  Finally Finland’s Patrik Laine got one on…

USA-Finland World Cup of Hockey 2nd Period Around  the Glass

Second period started with USA power play but no conversion.  Ryan Kesler fires a powerful shot past Finland goalie Pekka Rinne. USA leads 2-0.  In a blink of an eye Derek Stepan slides one in the net with a John Carlson assist! 3-0 USA Penalty called on Jack Johnson for cross check gave Finland the…

USA – Finland World Cup 1st Period Round the Rink

Verizon Center is rocking!! Wes Johnson was in his rightful spot and Slapshot was all patriotic waving the flag!!! TJ Oshie was first to score! Go Caps!! Power play for USA but nothing makes it to the goal. PP for Finland with a little more than two minutes left and with only one SOG, they…

Three D’s of John Carlson

John Carlson: defenseman, dad, and devoted husband. The NHL includes him in their ranking of the Best 20 Defense Players Today. He has long been a favorite of FiCP – we even have his number on our license plate and for one of us he was the first jersey we ever bought. Carly had his…