The Pregame: Caps Are Back in Town

After John Carlson, Braden Holtby and Todd Reirden took part in the NHL All-Star weekend festivities in San Jose and the rest of the team enjoying extra time off with both the All-Star break and the NHL mandatory bye week, the Caps are back in action. The team practiced on Thursday afternoon at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and will hold a morning skate tomorrow morning (or today if you’re reading this now) to gear up for a Friday night tilt. The second half push begins tonight with the Calgary Flames coming to Capital One Arena. The Caps hope a break can help them snap their seven game winless streak, something we hadn’t seen in quite some time.  Continue reading “The Pregame: Caps Are Back in Town”

Braden Holtby and John Carlson Lead Metropolitan Division to All-Star Game Win

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Carlson were well represented at the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose last week. With coach Todd Reirden at the helm of the Metropolitan Division, the trio contributed to wins over the Atlantic and Central Divisions to win the All-Star Game and split the grand prize of one million dollars. Continue reading “Braden Holtby and John Carlson Lead Metropolitan Division to All-Star Game Win”

John Carlson Wins Hardest Shot Competition

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The Washington Capitals, at least in the case of defenseman John Carlson, finally won something on Friday night. Although it doesn’t officially end their current seven game winless stretch, Carlson stole the spotlight in the Hardest Shot challenge at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition at SAP Center in San Jose. It’s been a long time coming for Carlson and in 2019 he finally was voted into his first All-Star game.  Continue reading “John Carlson Wins Hardest Shot Competition”

Todd Reirden is Named Coach of the Metropolitan Division for NHL All-Star Game

Todd Reirden has done a good job guiding the Washington Capitals in their quest to back-to-back and that effort was rewarded by the NHL on Saturday morning. The league officially announced who the head coaches are for each division for the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, California. Reirden will coach the Metropolitan Division which features Capitals defenseman John Carlson and goaltender Braden Holtby.  Continue reading “Todd Reirden is Named Coach of the Metropolitan Division for NHL All-Star Game”

Back-to-Back: Alex Ovechkin is Named Metropolitan Division Captain for NHL All-Star Game for Second Year in a Row

To the surprise of no one, okay maybe there were some surprises since many fans lobbied for Tom Wilson, Alex Ovechkin has been named team captain to represent the Metropolitan Division for the NHL All-Star Game in San Jose. This will be Ovechkin’s eighth All-Star Game of his career and will be the second straight season Ovi has been named captain of the Metro Division. He joins an elite group featuring the All-Star captains of Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs, Atlantic Division), Nathan McKinnon (Avalanche, Central), and Connor McDavid (Oilers, Pacific).  Continue reading “Back-to-Back: Alex Ovechkin is Named Metropolitan Division Captain for NHL All-Star Game for Second Year in a Row”

Let’s Vote Tom Wilson into the NHL All-Star Game

michael banner 2Greetings fellow Caps fans. Nobody unites people more in political crazy Washington, D.C. like the Washington Capitals do. With 30 other fan bases hating on one of our own fellow right wingers, it’s time to unite even more. Let’s all come together and vote Tom Wilson into the NHL All-Star GameContinue reading “Let’s Vote Tom Wilson into the NHL All-Star Game”

Braden Holtby Joins Ovi for All Stars

The NHL announced the full list of players heading to Florida for the All Star Game 27 and 28 January. Despite heavy lobbying, John Carlson was overlooked. He is listed as a potential replacement should someone become injured or unable to attend. That’s how Kuzy made it last time so who knows….

Former Cap Mike Green will be going for the second time in his career.

Congrats to Coach Trotz, Alex Ovechkin, and Braden Holtby.


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The “John Scott NHL All-Star Games”: Best Tweets and Pics

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It was nothing but fun in Nashville this weekend when the National Hockey League took over the town. There were so many great pictures out there and some comical tweets and pictures posted by the players themselves. Here are some that made us laugh and wish we were there!

One of the best moments of the competition:

Not to be outdone – Kuzy Channels Ovi

It was nice to see the touching concern players have for their teammates…

And who wouldn’t want Amy Grant as assistant coach in charge of backrubs? PK Subban didn’t seem to mind:

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These Western Conferences guys: you won’t see them smiling together again anytime soon…

Kuzy SCORES!!! Thank RMNB:

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But face it, the NHL All Star Games were all about John Scott. Without his story there would have been no real reason to watch. The fans celebrated his participation and the other players rallied around him.

First Goal of two scored by John.

A little light-hearted tussle with Patrick Kane. Especially funny since Kane has been booed all weekend and Scott cheered at every turn.

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And it was the perfect ending to a great Cinderfella story. The game ended on a high note with the Pacific Division, led by Captain John Scott, leaving with the win and Scott with the MVP award and a renewed respect for the ‘underdog.’ This is just one of the many tweets from the teams around the NHL to John Scott!!

In closing, it was a fun weekend but we are ready to get back to the business playing real games!