One of these things is not like the others.
The Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson isn’t a goalie, but he came up with the best save of the night in tonight’s crucial Game 4 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. About halfway through the first period, Wilson made a diving save to whisk the puck, which had slipped through Braden Holtby’s pads, off the line, protecting…
Capitals fans: Now that you’re down a game to the eighth-seeded Leafs, in a series that was just supposed to be a warm-up for the real opportunities to choke, how’re those sphincters? Are they so desperately clenched that not even a molecule can pass through, giving you that familiar tummy ache of despair? Or have you…
A back-handed pass from Brian Boyle to Kasperi Kapanen set up the game-winning goal 11:53 into the second overtime period, evening the Toronto-Washington series at a game apiece.
Weird things happen in the playoffs. After just two days we’ve seen game-winning goals from the unlikeliest players, including Tanner Glass, Joel Edmundson, Melker Karlsson, and Tom Wilson. And last night, with the Cup-favorite Caps facing the pressure and desperately needing an OT winner against Toronto, they got one…
The much-anticipated Toronto-Washington first round matchup is meeting expectations, as tonight’s Game 1 went to overtime after the Capitals erased a 2-0 first period deficit and eventually prevailed after Tom Wilson knocked down a clearance attempt and fired it past Frederik Andersen 5:15 into OT.
One quirk of the NHL’s divisional playoff format is that clinching the Presidents’ Trophy for the best regular-season record in the league didn’t matter nearly so much to the Capitals as winning their division. Of course, they’re happy to do both.
The Capitals and Wild met tonight in Minnesota and things got feisty pretty quickly. In the first period, Caps winger Tom Wilson caught Zach Parise in the face with a high stick on center ice, earning a four-minute penalty for the reckless stick handling.
Here we have video of a very good dog playing fetch on the Washington Capitals’ ice rink, and it’s more entertaining than any hockey game I’ve ever seen:
The NHL-leading Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues on Monday in exchange for Zach Sanford, a 2017 first-round pick, and a conditional 2019 second-round pick. (Initial reports said the conditional second-round pick was for 2018, but the Capitals had already traded that…
It’s hard to pick a single highlight from the Penguins’ nutso 8-7 overtime win over the Capitals in Pittsburgh last night. So can I interest you in a video of all 15 goals?
Everything about Alexander Ovechkin’s 1,000th career point was fitting: that it came on a goal, that it happened just 35 seconds in the game, and that he went back out and scored another one later on.
New Jersey Devils defenseman John Moore had to be stretchered off the ice after a hard hit into the boards from the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during Saturday’s game. A replay showed Moore’s head bouncing off the glass before he collapsed on the ice, where he lay for several minutes. Several of his teammates helped lift him…
Way back in 2006, an 11-year-old boy sent a letter to his favorite hockey player, young Caps superstar Alexander Ovechkin. The letter contained a hockey card, and a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a note to Ovechkin. No, not a note—a threat.
This motherfucker. Here’s Ted Leonsis, majority owner of the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards, and the arena in which both those teams play their home games, D.C.’s Verizon Center, mewling to the Washington Post because he has to pay his own mortgage and building costs instead of passing them on to the…
The Capitals beat the Jets 3-2 thanks to Jay Beagle’s goal of his own faceoff win with 30 seconds left, but the star was goalie Braden Holtby, who made 43 saves. Four or five of them came on this one sequence:
If you don’t want to see a hockey player lose a chunk of his ear, don’t watch this video, because it features a hockey player losing a chunk of his ear. It’s not graphic, but Daniel Winnik does end it with less total ears than he started with.
It is not often we start the morning blog march with a hip check. But, as T.J. Oshie mused of Dmitry Orlov’s hit that sent Matt Duchene tumbling helmet-over-skates, “that was one of the cooler hits that I’ve ever seen.”
The following is the most satisfying three-act play you will ever witness, in which Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis attempts to make a crack about Yahoo’s decline and dragged out sale process, and gets positively roasted by Puck Daddy proprietor Greg Wyshynski in return: