Caps Hang On to Defeat Kings 3-2

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After a complete dud Sunday night in Anaheim, the Washington Capitals bounced back in Los Angeles Monday night at Staples Center with a 3-2 win over the Kings. Thanks in part to two Alex Ovechkin office goals as well as a deflection from Brett Connolly, the Caps defended and held off a late rally from the home team.  Continue reading “Caps Hang On to Defeat Kings 3-2”

Caps Winless Drought Extends to Seven Games Entering Break

The Washington Capitals were expected by many experts to have a Stanley Cup hangover of some sorts after winning the Cup and enduring the shortest, quickest offseason for the entire roster. Things were kind of 50/50 at the start of the season, then the team got hot to close out the 2018 calendar year. When that calendar flipped to 2019, that hangover talk resurfaced. The team is having a hard time moving on from the past.  Continue reading “Caps Winless Drought Extends to Seven Games Entering Break”

Andre Burakovsky Comes Up Clutch to Snap Caps Two-Game Slide

michael banner 2Coming of two straight tough losses, the Washington Capitals came up big in Arizona with a 4-2 win over the Coyotes. Jakub Vrana, Matt Niskanen, and Andre Burakovsky each lit the lamp, Burkie’s goal coming in crunch time, as did Alex Ovechkin with an empty netter. Perhaps the funniest thing from this storyline is Pheonix Copley got the start in Phoenix. Copley stopped 27-04-28 shots with a .931 save percentage in the win.  Continue reading “Andre Burakovsky Comes Up Clutch to Snap Caps Two-Game Slide”

Tom Wilson Gets Ejected from His 400th NHL Game After Another Controversial Hit

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What started as a good game in a big milestone for Tom Wilson turned bad to the point of an ejection. The Washington Capitals game against the New Jersey Devils Friday night at Capital One Arena was Wilson’s 400th NHL and Capitals game of his career. Wilson became the 40th player in franchise history to reach the milestone. The 24-year old right winger (24 years, 246 days) became the fourth-youngest Caps player to reach the 400-game mark. Continue reading “Tom Wilson Gets Ejected from His 400th NHL Game After Another Controversial Hit”

Caps Defeat Red Wings 3-1 on Black Friday

michael banner 2Don’t look now. Right when you thought Washington Capitals were going through a Stanley Cup hangover, the team has ripped off four wins in a row. On Black Friday, they protected home ice to deliver a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.  Continue reading “Caps Defeat Red Wings 3-1 on Black Friday”

Caps Begin Four-Game Road Trip with 5-2 Win Over Wild in Tom Wilson’s Return

michael banner 2The Washington Capitals began their four-game road trip on the right note with a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild. Tom Wilson scored and was penalized on the same play in his return to action. Andre Burakovsky, T.J. Oshie, and Dmitry Orlov (twice) also lit the lamp.  Continue reading “Caps Begin Four-Game Road Trip with 5-2 Win Over Wild in Tom Wilson’s Return”

Caps Costume Contest: Which Players Did Halloween Right?

Happy Halloween Caps fans! How many of you are dressing as a Caps player for Halloween? Hockey players seem to go all out for Halloween with their costumes and as we’ve seen in years past, many Capitals players are exceptionally good at it! Here’s a look at what the team wore this year. Who do you think had the best costume?  Continue reading “Caps Costume Contest: Which Players Did Halloween Right?”

Andre Burakovsky Scores First Goal of Season in Caps Loss to Oilers

The Washington Capitlas fell 4-1 to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night in the second of a four-game road trip. Their record drops to 4-2-2. The Caps will continue their trip on Saturday afternoon in Calgary. Thursday just wasn’t their night.  Continue reading “Andre Burakovsky Scores First Goal of Season in Caps Loss to Oilers”

Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #3: A Game 7 Road Shutout to Advance to the Finals

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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”

Caps-Islanders Game Opener 

The Capitals played the Islanders twice during the preseason, defeating them both times. On October 9, the Caps shutout World Cup of Hockey stellar goalie Jaroslav Halak.

Clearly the Isles were shaking the rust off earlier this month. Cal Clutterbuck caused the normal stir for the Caps with his hard-hitting abrasive style of play. Expect more of that.

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Jason Chimera Red Carpet 2015

It was a bit of fun as former beloved player Jason Chimera and the boys squared off a few times. Don’t expect it to go that way on Saturday. However, the Caps will likely honor his last seven years with the team. Even though he isn’t walking the red carpet this year, fans are sure to cheer loudly for his return.

Last game Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie notched goals. In the opening game in Pittsburgh Andre was the big star. Expect more of the same Saturday. watermarked92016-10-10-0812

 

 

 

And yes, we are sure there will be fighting. The question is whom has more penalty minutes by the end of the night: Justin Williams or Tom Wilson?

Enjoy the night. It’s time to celebrate the return of hockey to DC!!