Brooks Orpik Nailed By Beer After Capitals Win

Nicklas Backstrom knotted the Capitals-Islanders series at 2-2 tonight, on an overtime goal from close to the blue line. An Islanders fan (presumably) wasn’t happy about this, and as the Caps players celebrated on the Nassau Coliseum ice, somebody chucked a beer that hit Brooks Orpik right in the shoulder. It was a… » 4/21/15 11:34pm Tuesday 11:34pm

Barry Trotz On Possibly Misguided Quest To Keep Tiger At Columbus Zoo

According to a series of tweets from Aaron Portzline—the Blue Jackets beat reporter for The Columbus Dispatch—Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz is trying to prevent an Amur (Siberian) tiger named Foley from being transferred from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to the Kansas City Zoo. You see, Foley is recently… » 1/26/15 9:38pm 1/26/15 9:38pm

I Wish That Panthers-Caps Shootout Were Still Going

The shootout is dumb and bad. It is a sideshow, a skills competition, a way to decide a hockey game that bears only the slightest resemblance to hockey. It is a poor answer to a question no one was asking. And yet, every once in a while, a shootout gets so absurd, so endlessly, deliriously bananas, that it nearly… » 12/17/14 9:35am 12/17/14 9:35am

Panthers Beat Capitals In Longest Shootout In NHL History

The Panthers beat the Capitals 2-1 tonight, but to get the full two points they had to win the longest shootout in NHL history (The previous longest lasted 15 rounds). Through 19 shots each the shootout was tied 5-5, but on the 20th shot, Alex Ovechkin missed his while Nick Bjugstad made his (17:40 in the video… » 12/16/14 11:58pm 12/16/14 11:58pm