Capitals Gave Fans Some Great Memories

Alright so the 2018/19 season didn’t go the Capitals way, but man did the summer of 2018 and the season of celebration that followed give fans memories that will last a lifetime. The best were those that included fan time with the Stanley Cup! Continue reading “Capitals Gave Fans Some Great Memories”

Game Seven Too Much for the Caps

What a night in Washington DC. It was a long fight to see who would advance to round two of the playoffs. The Carolina Hurricanes led by former Caps and LA Kings Justin Williams or the Washington Capitals led by defending champ Alex Ovechkin. After 60 minutes of regular play, a tied game pushed the teams into not one, but two overtime periods. The dream for the Capitals to repeat their success ended in a seventh game 4-3 loss. Continue reading “Game Seven Too Much for the Caps”

The Evolution of Tom Wilson

When Tom Wilson was drafted 16th overall in the 2012 draft out of the Plymouth Whalers organization (OHL), initial reactions from both national and local media were of a highly-rated prospect with a huge physical presence. As most scouts and coaches know, those expectations also come with the thoughts that the player might be over-rated. Continue reading “The Evolution of Tom Wilson”

Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #6: Alex Ovechkin Comes Up Clutch…. In Pittsburgh!

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Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, two names that constantly get compared by hockey fans and media everywhere. After Crosby and the Penguins captured well… you know, Ovechkin looked to the lead the Capitals to the Stanley Cup. This game in particular gave me the belief that this would be a different year. I knew the Caps would defeat the Penguins and get past those demons once and for all. A once house of horrors isn’t the case anymore.  Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #6: Alex Ovechkin Comes Up Clutch…. In Pittsburgh!”

Caps Road to the Cup: Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #8 Jakub Vrana’s Go-Ahead Goal Lifts Capitals to Unfamiliar Territory

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There was some nervous tension around Capital One Arena on Saturday May 5 after two periods. After Alex Ovechkin scored a game-winning goal in Pittsburgh to put the Capitals in front 2-1, Tom Wilson was suspended for three games for a controversial hit on Zach Aston-Reese. The Caps dropped Game 4 and were trailing the Penguins 3-2 entering the final 20 minutes.  Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup: Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #8 Jakub Vrana’s Go-Ahead Goal Lifts Capitals to Unfamiliar Territory”

Top 10 Capitals Moments of the Playoffs #9: Caps Dominate Bolts to Force Game 7

This moment would be the Washington Capitals biggest test. For the first time this past spring, the Capitals were on the ropes. A win would keep their season alive while a loss would’ve sent them packing. So far in the Eastern Conference Finals at that point, the Caps took the first two games in Tampa Bay but dropped their next three games to the Lightning, including two at home. Refusing to end the season on their home ice, the team and the fans brought the noise, the hits and the thunder as the Caps won 3-0 to force Game 7.  Continue reading “Top 10 Capitals Moments of the Playoffs #9: Caps Dominate Bolts to Force Game 7”

What Do Those Long-Term Contracts Mean for the Capitals Future?

Every team in the NHL is planning for the future and lining up younger players to fill in as contracts expire or older players are “moved” off the roster. The past couple of summers, the Capitals have made some long-term investments in players that may make it harder for younger players to have their opportunity on the NHL ice. Continue reading “What Do Those Long-Term Contracts Mean for the Capitals Future?”

Celebrating Game Four Stanley Cup Final And a BIG Win

Can Caps fans be any more excited?!?

6-2 Final and 3-1 lead in the series!!!

Our crew arrived early in DC to get coverage of the Game Four fest! It was wild outside.

We had all kinds of local and national celebrities milling around. Velvet did a bunch of selfies with Alan May, Brent Johnson, and our favorite: Ovie the Bulldog!

There were some great fans excited to Rock The Red.

Of course Fall Out Boy was rocking too!

Chris – our Twitter King helped Velvet out with inside/outside photos and tweets.

The best part of course was the game!

Caps fans were treated to a moving performance by the US Army Herald Trumpets and our fabulous singers Bob McDonald and Caleb Green. And then it was time to play!

It was first period magic with a first goal by TJ Oshie, and then Tom Wilson and finally by the guy who almost didn’t make it today after a near-injury during practice – Devante Smith-Pelly.

P.s. can we sign Carly now????

Things calmed down in the second until a lovely little goal from John Carlson and he fooled Flower for Goal Four!!

And then it was 4-0 …

The third period changed up a bit as the Caps let the Golden Boys have a couple of goals (Neal and R. Smith). Not to worry, Kempny was happy to give the boys in RED the three goal lead 5-2 with a cute little slap shot over Fleury.

And our old pal Nate Schmidt took a seat in the sun bin after he tripped up Kuzy. Then McNabb drilled Oshie into the boards with a nasty cross check. Maybe NHL will look at this one???

The Knight frustration was showing with a little more then two minutes they tried to pull the Caps into penalties. The refs threw out Oshie for misconduct with Engeland and McNabb got two.

All okay ’cause Brett Connolly want quite finished!

And neither were the penalties with Reaves getting a final misconduct.

Can we just say how pleased we were by Fleury’s performance tonight?

Nobody really needed to tell fans to get LOUD – it was deafening loud!

Off to the desert we go. Big time viewing party Thursday night.

oh and your three stars tonight?

Viewing the Caps Game One Loss from Capital One Arena

Wow! We are still getting used to the reality that the Washington Capitals are in the playoffs. Monday night, while many Caps fans were seen entering T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas a whole lot more at home filled Capital One Arena.

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Capitals Weekend Practice: Ready for the Final Run

The Washington Capitals touched down in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. First they held a crazy practice at Kettler Ice Plex, got cheered on by fans, and walked a runway to their cars. We have pictures!

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