Capitals Giving Us Those Playoff Feels

From the streets outside of Capital One Arena to the seats inside, there was a familiar buzz of playoff excitement. FiCP was there to catch all the energy in the atmosphere. It was another nail-biter game and yet fans seems confident that the Capitals would walk away with a win and the Caps did not disappoint. The match against the Carolina Hurricanes went to OT and Brooks Orpik became the star of the night with the OT goal!

Even before the game started, fans were rocking the red, lined up and cheering to get in to witness history in the making.

Once inside fans got to see Nick Backstrom repeat his performance from Thursday with the first goal of the night. TJ Oshie made it 2-0 Washington and Lucas Wallmark turned it into a 2-1 game by the end of the first.

It was just so much fun all afternoon and into the evening.

The second period felt a lot like game one – full of struggle. Sebastian Aho got on the board to tie it up 2-2. Come the third period and Tom Wilson added a goal which Jordan Staal answered with one of this own to tie it up again. 3-3 as the third period ended.

Into Overtime the Caps and Canes went. Orpik did his thing – surprising darn near everyone. The CELEBRATION was great.

Outside the fans exploded onto the street. Cheers of BACK TO BACK could be heard for miles – we’re sure.

Off to Raleigh go the Caps to hopefully win two more!

Check out game one photos here

 

It’s Been A Year and the Capitals Still Have It

The first game of the first round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs and the Washington Capitals proved they still have what it takes to win. They made it look easy at points and at points fans were on the edge of their seats. The Caps brought a sweet 4-2 defeat over the Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading “It’s Been A Year and the Capitals Still Have It”

We’ve Never Been Here Before: Capitals Game One Round One Playoffs

We have never been here before.

Round One as the NHL Stanley Cup Defending Champions, not just the Washington Capitals.

It feels different. We want to win like we did last summer. We have the taste of victory. Continue reading “We’ve Never Been Here Before: Capitals Game One Round One Playoffs”

Caps Take the Wind Out of Hurricanes

So much good to say about the Capitals tonight! It was a tight match. The Capitals needed a win to hang onto that first place position in the Metropolitan. They did not clinch their playoff berth yet; however, they kept that first place spot for one more night. Final score 4-1.

First- it was Evgeny Kuznetsov Bird Man Bobble Head Night! He may not have scored but he did have three assist points.

Last game the Caps were in their whites- we confess, we kept getting confused. This time the Hurricanes and Caps were in white/red red/white Jerseys and it took a hot minute to figure out who was who. Until the Capitals scored! Continue reading “Caps Take the Wind Out of Hurricanes”

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”

Matt Niskanen is Day-to-Day and Will Travel to Ottawa

Late in the third period during Thursday night’s Washington Capitals game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Matt Niskanen was hit gruesomely by Clark Bishop into the boards. While there was no penalty on the play, Niskanen exited the game and did not return. Following the game, Caps head coach Todd Reirden didn’t have an update but with the team practicing on Friday morning before traveling to Ottawa for Saturday’s game with the Senators the coach got a better idea that morning on Niskanen’s status. Continue reading “Matt Niskanen is Day-to-Day and Will Travel to Ottawa”

Capitals Hold Off Hurricanes for a 3-1 Win

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The Washington Capitals returned to action at Capital One Arena following the NHL holiday break and got a huge 3-1 win over their Metropolitan Division rival Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. It was their third win in a row that saw goals from Chandler Stephenson, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson. Christmas was fun and the Caps had great videos, but it feels good to see them play hockey again.

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The Pregame: Capitals Host Hurricanes After Christmas Break

Hope you had a Merry Christmas or Capsmas and fantastic holiday Caps fans. Your Washington Capitals resume their chase towards back to back on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Let’s take a look at the matchup and catch you up on what’s happened with these teams lately. Puck drop from Capital One Arena is at 7 p.m. and you can catch the game on NBC Sports Washington  Continue reading “The Pregame: Capitals Host Hurricanes After Christmas Break”

Alex Ovechkin’s Hat Trick in Second Straight Game Leads Caps to Comeback Win over Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals and their were frustrated. It was a stinker start of the game and it saw the Caps trail 4-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes before they mounted a furious comeback in the third period to win the game 6-5 in a shootout. The win was the Caps fourth in a row and 11th win in their last 13 games. The comeback was led by Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick, the second straight game he accomplished the feat. The difference in the shootout was Jakub Vrana, who scored his first career shootout goal on his first-ever attempt. The Caps improve their record to 19-9-3 for 41 points and lead the Blue Jackets by five-points for first place in the Metropolitan DivisionContinue reading “Alex Ovechkin’s Hat Trick in Second Straight Game Leads Caps to Comeback Win over Hurricanes”

Capitals Top 10 Moments of the Regular Season #5: Jay Beagle Buzzer Beater

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In January, the Washington Capitals had a back-to-back, home-and-home stretch against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Caps dropped the first game on their home ice and headed on the road down south to Raleigh, North Carolina. The Capitals got a 4-3 win in epic fashion as Jay Beagle beat the buzzer with a game-winning goal with a second left.  Continue reading “Capitals Top 10 Moments of the Regular Season #5: Jay Beagle Buzzer Beater”