Remember back in May 2018 when the Capitals surpassed previous expectations and entered the final round of the NHL Playoffs? Remember when Caps fans went crazy as their team returned from Las Vegas tied in the series 1-1 to play their first home ice game on June 2nd? Continue reading “A June Caps Fans will Never Forget”
June 7, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Stanley Cup Final
All week we have been watching videos of that perfect night. It was amazing for the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals. Continue reading “Capitals-Vegas Knights: Stanley Cup History”
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since one of the most memorable, as well as one of the most stress-relieving moments that most Caps fans can remember occurred. “The Save” is up there as well, but the anniversary for that is a month away.
It’s early in the first overtime of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Evgeny Kuznetsov is skating straight towards Penguins’ netminder Matt Murray with Pens’ defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Kris Letang a little behind to Kuzy’s left and right. A moment later after a quick deke, Kuzy deposits the puck between Murray’s pads into Pittsburgh’s net and glides towards and then along the boards. Continue reading “One Year Later – Kuzy and Exorcising the Demons”
The Washington Capitals have another big visit in DC planned with the Stanley Cup. They will visit the White House on Monday, 25 March, as first reported by the Washington Post. Although the Caps have not officially announced the visit, which falls between home games against the Flyers and the Hurricanes, we are pretty confident in what we are hearing. We will share specific details as they become available. Continue reading “Capitals Set to Visit White House with Stanley Cup”
On Thursday June 7th there was a buzz around the DMV that a lot of us never witnessed before. The area was ALL CAPS. The Washington Capitals, after taking Game 2 and dominating on home ice in Games 3 and 4, were one win away from winning the Stanley Cup. Many Caps fans invaded T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. For those who couldn’t fly out there, the streets around Capital One Arena and throughout the District were full of red. With an entire region behind them, the Capitals were determined to end the series, the 26-year D.C. championship drought, and the 44-year long quest for that elusive Stanley Cup. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #1: The Cup is Ours”
Believe it or not, there was once a time when Washington, D.C. teams just couldn’t get past the second round and it didn’t matter the sport. The 1998 Capitals, who went all the way to the Finals, were the last Caps team to get past the semifinals. Whether it was May or October, there would always be a Washington Post article chronicling the drought and all the missed opportunities Washington teams had to just simply win one game to get to the conference finals in their respective sport.
There was also a generation gap since the 1991 Redskins Super Bowl title. Any D.C. fan born after that was used to the losing, the playoff choking, and the disappointment. Accustomed to it because we all knew that one day, things would go differently and all this suffering would be worth it. That one day came on May 7 in Pittsburgh of all places. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #2: The Demons Are Exorcised”
Game 7’s have not been kind to the Washington Capitals blah blah blah. We already knew that. But something was different about this team. The Caps dominated Game 6 at home to stave off elimination and went back down to Tampa, a place where they did win two out of three games in that series, with a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years. Meanwhile, Capital One Arena opened their doors and held a watch party allowing fans to catch the game on the videoboard. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #3: A Game 7 Road Shutout to Advance to the Finals”
Monday night was one heck of a special historical night for the Capitals organization.
The Stanley Cup was presented to the Caps with their names newly embossed on it for future generations to observe their great victory.
And in true Alex Ovechkin style, he just couldn’t let go of his shiny friend- holding hands while watching videos of the phenomenal season.
The championship rings were presented and we don’t think there was a dry eye on the room or on social media as fans celebrated with them!
It was especially moving to see and Ted Leonsis and Ovi moment. They waited a long time for this.
As Nastya Ovechkina said: “So Beautiful.” All the ladies had some bling to take home.
We love that TJ Oshie’s Lyla decides she was keep it for herself!!
The wives and girlfriends were there too. They are just as much a part of this victory, giving up family time to let their husbands live out their dreams.
We couldn’t be happier or prouder of this team!! Rock on boys and girls and babes!
Photos from player, wives, and Caps IG postings.
There was no way this game wasn’t going to make it on here. It may have been the most important game of the Washington Capitals’ playoff run. I attended Game 2 of the first round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and just like the previous game, the Caps faltered in overtime. Additionally, they blew a two-goal lead in both games and were down 0-2 heading to Columbus. Exiting Capital One Arena after a heartbreaker, I didn’t think there would be joy we’ve never felt before less than two months later. I heard fans around me yelling profane language and the “here we go again talk” in the streets while waiting for an Uber (Metro closed early. That’s a rant for another day). Two days later, I was in my basement watching with fear and nearly having a heart attack as Game 3 was not only in overtime for the third straight game, but double overtime! Lars Eller though kept the season alive as he deflected a shot past Sergei Bobrovsky. The rest, as they say, is history that was created. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #4: Lars Eller’s Beautiful-Ugly Goal that Kept the Season Alive”
The hardest part about ranking these is that there will be some disagreements with the way I ordered it. Plus I had to leave out six games, and that’s always tough deciding which ones make the cut and which ones don’t. But this was a no-brainer. It’s a save that every Caps fan should have framed. If they don’t make a statue of it outside Capital One Arena, a lot of fans will be disappointed. Anyway, let’s look back on the save that gave the Capitals their first Stanley Cup Finals game victory which led to the coveted trophy. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #5: “The Save””