In between periods of Thursday’s game, a bunch of mooks in Capitals jerseys outside of the arena heckled a Penguins fan doing an on-camera interview. At least one of them yelled “You are faggots,” and “You suck cock.”
Capitals center Jay Beagle found a way to get a hockey stick stuck in his equipment on two separate occasions in Thursday’s game against the Penguins. The first was a remarkable fluke; the second was a beneficial one.
Washington took the first game of its series against Pittsburgh tonight on an overtime wrap-around goal by T.J. Oshie that capped a hat trick but needed video review in order to be verified.
So, let’s get a few things out of the way:
The Capitals are putting the finishing touches on a dominant Game 3 win over the Flyers tonight in Philly to go up 3-0 in the first round. Philadelphia scored first, but the Capitals scored six straight to take a 6-1 lead. Washington’s second came from Alex Ovechkin, who hid behind a linesman before snapping in a hell…
The Washington Capitals opened their Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. John Carlson pinged a slapshot in off a series of Flyers in the second period, and Jay Beagle added another in the third period. Two goals is far less than the nine that the Islanders and Panthers combined…
Jason Chimera waited for the right opportunity to deliver a cheap shot on Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere after the whistle in the second period of Wednesday night’s game. The Capitals winger made sure the nearby linesman wasn’t looking before he put the butt-end of his stick into Gostisbehere, who doubled over…
The hockey header goal: it is a rare hybrid of sorts, blending parts of both ice hockey and soccer in what sports legend tells us is a myth, but actually happened last night as the Capitals’ Jason Chimera knocked a puck into the net with his noggin and it counted.
A bunch of hockey men pushed and shoved and some of them threw punches. One of them was Sidney Crosby! Now it’s news.
Dan Steinberg is writing specifically about the Caps here, and it’s very good, but it opens up a much larger question of philosophical fandom: is there anything wrong with enjoying a great regular season on its own merits, playoff performance be damned?
The Washington Capitals are the first NHL team to get 40 wins this season, after a 4-3 win over the slumping Minnesota Wild Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin was the reason why.
Draw your own conclusions about how and why Alex Ovechkin happened to run into D.C. CBS station WUSA at a gas station. All we know is that the Capitals star had three words in response to a query about whether he’s prepared for the blizzard assaulting our nation’s capital: “We’re from Russia.”
The snow in Washington D.C. is expected to start falling around noon. A blizzard warning formally goes into effect at 3 p.m. The region could get two feet or more. The storm “has life and death implications,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “People should hunker down, shelter in place and stay off the roads.” The Capitals…
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the 43rd player in NHL history to reach 500 goals when he scored in the second period against Ottawa Sunday. But that was arguably only the third-coolest thing he did this weekend.
Alex Ovechkin lost his damn mind and went the entire length of the rink real fast to put one past Henrik Lundqvist and give the Capitals the 4-3 win in overtime.
The Washington Capitals got outshot down in Tampa Bay yesterday almost 2:1, but they escaped with a 2-1 victory, which Evgeny Kuznetsov sealed with this bit of trickery.
Alex Ovechkin has a feature in December’s issue of the Russian edition of Esquire, accompanied by a lovely cover portrait of the Capitals captain. Russian Machine Never Breaks translated portions of the interview, and Ovechkin provided some fun answers. A few quotes are below, but check out their page for the rest.
Where’s the puck? Where’s the puck? Do you have it? Oh there it—GOOOOAL.
Alex Ovechkin now has the most goals scored in the NHL by a Russian-born player. His goal against the Dallas Stars Thursday night gave him 484 goals, surpassing Sergei Fedorov’s 483.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin wasn’t at Tuesday’s morning skate, and as a result, he didn’t play in the team’s game against the Sharks. The official explanation for the scratch: “personal reasons.” Today, Ovechkin blamed his alarm clock for the absence. He says he mixed up his a.m. and p.m.