Caps Bid Goodbye to Devils with 4-1 Win

Tuesday in Newark with the Capitals and Devils. FiCP was there to bring some live coverage of the game.

The Capitals charged forward to secure another win. The Devils initially seemed to know how to play the Caps, probably knocking them a little off balance with a last-second goal at the end of the first period. By the second period the Capitals had improved their shooting and scoring power as they took a strong lead against the Devils. End of the third period and the Capitals would be successful securing the win! The Caps have now taken three of the four matches against the Devils. Continue reading “Caps Bid Goodbye to Devils with 4-1 Win”

Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils: Pregame

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Cory Schneider 5-11-3 3.13 .901 1
Pheonix Copley 15-5-3 2.97 .904 1

The Washington Capitals start their week with a game at the Prudential Center, the home of the New Jersey Devils. The Caps held practice at MedStar Caps Iceplex before boarding a plane to Newark, NJ. Continue reading “Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils: Pregame”

The Week Ahead for the Capitals

The Capitals ended the previous week with a loss to the league’s current number one team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have a chance to redeem themselves when Tampa comes to Washington on Wednesday.

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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”

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Continue to Show They’re the Perfect Pair

michael banner 2Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin have been together for oh so long, but everyone knows that. Linemates or simply teammates, the duo had been through a lot and this past June they finally shared a moment together that they waited their whole careers for. While both players are dynamic superstars, they both contrast in personality. Ovechkin seems like the outgoing type while Backstrom is often quiet, but as the old saying goes “opposites attract.” The duo shined in the Capitals’ 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night at Capital One Arena to win their seventh in a row.  Continue reading “Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Continue to Show They’re the Perfect Pair”

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 Have Up-and-Down Week, Defeat Vegas Before Falling to New Jersey and Toronto

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Folks don’t blink. We’re back and the Washington Capitals are already charging forward into the 2018-19 season! This past week was an interesting one that began with a home game against the Vegas Golden Knights, a Stanley Cup rematch. Then the Caps quickly turned around to head up to New Jersey to take on the Devils in another back-to-back for the second week in a row (thanks schedule makers!) before coming back home to host Auston Matthews and the high-flying Toronto Maple Leafs offense who made the biggest splash in the summer by acquiring John Tavares. FiCP takes a look back at these games as we await for more Caps action to come on Wednesday night against the New York Rangers. Continue reading “Caps Have Up-and-Down Week, Defeat Vegas Before Falling to New Jersey and Toronto”

Devante Smith-Pelly Is Still a Capitals Player: SIGNED

We predicted a bridge contract was most likely for DSP or a trade to take advantage of his playoff performance. Barring that, we expected the Caps to skip the qualifying offer and let him test the waters, again.

Indeed the Caps did not initially tender him an offer sheet as a restricted free agent which meant he was free to talk to other teams. Rumor is he did talk to others but wanted to remain with the Capitals, for a cool million and one more year. Can you blame him???

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Caps Ice the Devils for First Place!!!

Photos by Brittney Marcum

it was a good night in DC at the Capital One Arena. The Capitals we love came back to play the kind of game we get excited about. They took and kept the lead, ending with a win of 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. ANNNDDDDD the lead in the Metro Division.

Tom Wilson moved to the third line and Devante Smith-Pelly stayed on the top line. Andre Burakovsky was a healthy scratch, probably because he is under-performing again, along with Madison Bowey.  Chandler Stephenson was back after illness. The starting lineup:

Ovechkin Backstrom Smith-Pelly
Vrana  Kuznetsov  Oshie
Connolly  Eller  Wilson
Stephenson  Beagle  Chaisson

Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Carlson
Djoos – Chorney Continue reading “Caps Ice the Devils for First Place!!!”

Caps Fans Whoop it up For Marcus Johansson

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Marcus Johansson is now a New Jersey Devil.

It still isn’t right..right?

Before the game he had this to say:

He met up with some old friends…

He played well tonight – no surprise. He had one assist on the Devil’s first goal.

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The Caps acknowledged his time with the team, and we wiped away a tear ’cause we still miss him, and his dad Lars. We will never forget the kindness shown by Marcus and his entire family and watching playoff games at Front Page with the Swedes…

Time to move on now…but he will always have a special place in our hearts.