Age and daddy time being undefeated doesn’t apply to Alex Ovechkin. Ever since hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup on June 7th, Ovechkin is playing like a weight as big as an 800 pound gorilla is off his shoulder. A lot of people thought Ovi’s numbers were going to regress moving forward once he hit age 30. It looked that way starting out going from 50 goals in 79 games in 2015-16 to just 33 the next season in all 82 games until Ovechkin arrived in great shape prior to last season’s training camp. The summer workouts paid off as Ovechkin came flying out the gates with seven goals in his first two games of that season, including back-to-back hat tricks. Continue reading “Alex Ovechkin is on Pace for a Historic Season”
When I think of Las Vegas, Nevada two things come to my mind: magic shows and the place where our hockey team, the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup. Tuesday night, the Caps and the Vegas Golden Knights will square off inside T-Mobile Arena for the first time since that June 7th night and there will be a whirlwind of emotions for the players, coaches and fans. Continue reading “The Pregame: Viva Las Vegas! The Caps are Back Where the Stanley Cup Magic Happened”
On Thursday June 7th there was a buzz around the DMV that a lot of us never witnessed before. The area was ALL CAPS. The Washington Capitals, after taking Game 2 and dominating on home ice in Games 3 and 4, were one win away from winning the Stanley Cup. Many Caps fans invaded T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. For those who couldn’t fly out there, the streets around Capital One Arena and throughout the District were full of red. With an entire region behind them, the Capitals were determined to end the series, the 26-year D.C. championship drought, and the 44-year long quest for that elusive Stanley Cup. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #1: The Cup is Ours”
Many fans waited their whole lifetime for this night. Others waited 20 years. Either way, it was a” lit night” as the kids would say. The Stanley Cup Finals returned to Washington, D.C. on the first Saturday of June.
Fresh off their first ever Stanley Cup Finals game win in franchise history, the Caps looked to deliver in front of their fans and take a 2-1 series lead. This day was magical and surprisingly just the first of even greater things to come. The morning skate was flooded with fans, which became a normal thing since the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. Even if you couldn’t afford a ticket to the game, the Caps and the NHL hooked us all up with big screens outside the arena so the entire Caps fan base can take part in what was a special run. Continue reading “Caps Road to the Cup, Top 10 Moments from the Playoffs #7: Stanley Cup Finals Action Returns to DC”
The Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights faced each other for the 2018 Stanley Cup championship and the team from America’s capital city won for the first first time in its history, ending a long 44-year wait. For Vegas, even though runners-up, they had a great inaugural season. There has been a lot of talk about the amazing season the expansion team had so we thought we would compare the Caps first year and the Knights first year and what has changed over time. In the end, its hard not to be amazed by the accomplishments of the team from the desert even though they lost to their new rivals.
After today’s practice the boys were set to leave for Las Vegas in hopes of bringing home a two game series lead. But before they could leave on their five hour journey across the country Caps fans had to give them a proper send-off and that is exactly what we did. Two hours and a very red photographer later we ended up with some great photos of the boys that we KNOW you will love. So without further adieu;