The Washington Capitals had simply owned the Boston Bruins. They had not lost to them since March 29, 2014. Since then, which was stretched to four seasons and nearly five, the Caps had won 14 straight against the Bruins. That is the longest active streak in the NHL. The Caps were coming off a thrilling win over the Calgary Flames Friday night with Evgeny Kuznetsov coming through win the game-winner with under a minute left that snapped a seven game winless streak. Washington was hoping to make it two in a row on Super Bowl Sunday in the second game of a season-long six-game home stand. This was the seventh consecutive season the Caps were part of the appetizer before the big game. Continue reading “Capitals Winning Streak vs. Bruins Gets Halted at 14 Sunday”
Back on opening night, Lars Eller scored a goal in the third period to put the Washington Capitals up with a commanding 7-0 lead over the Boston Bruins. On a night that clearly belonged to the Caps after raising the Stanley Cup champions banner before the game, Eller celebrated in front of the Bruins bench and Brad Marchand wasn’t having any of it. He ambushed Eller and threw several punches knocking him to the ground. Continue reading “There was a War of Words after Caps-Bruins Game Between Lars Eller and Brad Marchand”
The Washington Capitals continued to roll with a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins in a brief stop up in Boston before a big two home games come up on the horizon vs. the Blue Jackets and the Blues. Jakub Vrana continued his fire with a fast breakaway goal. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Nicklas Backstrom added a goal of his own. The win was the Caps’ 14th straight victory over the B’s, including their previous meeting on banner night, outscoring them 45-21 in those victories. Continue reading “Caps Defeat Bruins 4-2 to Win 3rd in a Row”
Last Wednesday, the Washington Capitals started their new regular season and ‘party’ was the keyword. After the happiest summer ever in the District for Caps fans, the very same fans had an increadible party during the Banner Night. And the party continued on the ice, with a great 7-0 victory over the Bruins. Continue reading “The new quest: the Capitals after the first two games in the regular season”
The Washington Capitals continued their preseason on Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins, the same team they took on Sunday afternoon to open the exhibition slate as well as the team they will begin the regular season against on October 3rd at Capital One Arena. They once again fell to the Bruins, this time by a final of 5-2. The big story, however, wasn’t what took place on the ice but the new-look arena off the ice. FiCP was there and got a first look at the renovations. Continue reading “Capitals Drop Preseason Home Opener in New-Look Capital One Arena”
If only the preseason were the regular season. The Bruins came out firing and ran away with another win 5-2, sweeping the preseason set from Washington.
TJ Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Dimitri Orlov, Matt Niskanan and Braden Holtby made their pre-season debuts in front of a much larger than expected crowd for Washington’s first pre-season home game since the team won the Stanley Cup. With the five veterans, there were a lot of rookies and it showed as the game went on. Continue reading “Rookie Inexperience Helps Bruins Sweep Preseason Set from the Caps”
The Capitals played their second preseason game against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, at home among friends. The crowd was pumped to see some of the Stanley Cup Winners on the ice at Capital One Arena- TJ Oshie, Dmitry Orlov, Matt Niskanen, Nick Backstrom, and Braden Holtby. Oshie had a little fun taking selfies and we laughed as Colby Williams kept passing pucks through the camera hole to fans! Continue reading “Capitals Preseason Home Game Fun Without the Victory!”
The Capitals will be back to Capital One Arena for the first time since winning the Stanley Cup. Although it won’t be the full complement of players, five of those winning Caps will be on the ice: Nicklas Backstrom, TJ Oshie, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov, and Braden Holtby in the net for part of the game.
The Caps report that Ilya Samsanov will be his backup and can be expected to get his first taste of NHL hockey tonight.
The projected line up for tonight against the Bruins in the second meeting of the preseason is:
We will be providing complete coverage from the Arena- up top and down low!!
The Capitals, with a whole lot of Hershey Bears, are up in Boston Sunday to play their first preseason game against the Bruins. It will be a little on the light side up in Beantown as most of the team just played a game in China. Continue reading “Capitals First Preseason at 1 Sunday”
The NHL announced today that the Washington Capitals will bring the Stanley Cup home and raise the CHAMPIONSHIP Banner on 3 October at Capital One Arena!!
The Boston Bruins will be joining the Capitals on the ice for our first game at home as the defending Stanley Cup Champions. We know some of you are disappointed with the team selection but we are just plain excited for the banner!!
We just wish it were a Saturday or Sunday instead to make a day of it.
Just 13 days after celebrating in BIG WIN in the streets of DC and at T-Mobile arena we can start planning for our next CAPITAL CELEBRATION!!
Can anything top what we have seen and done so far??? Why yes, yes we think so!!
Photos from news sources as well as our own shots.