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Laich is set to be a UFA July 1st

The Importance of Brooks Laich

Brooks Laich’s philosophy is simple: “If you want money, go to the bank. If you want bread, go to the bakery. If you want goals, go to the net.” His […]

by · March 26, 2009 · 5 comments · Washington Capitals
Ovechkin Celebrates His Way to 50 Goal Club; Caps Victory

Ovechkin Celebrates His Way to 50 Goal Club; Caps Victory

Just wait for Don Cherry’s reaction to this one.  With the Caps and Lightning tied at zero eight minutes into the first period, Alex Ovechkin worked his magic yet again.  […]

Ovechkin Helps Caps Take Down Flyers

Ovechkin Helps Caps Take Down Flyers

After starting the month 0-3-1 (all at home), the Caps went into hostile territory and held off the Flyers to win 2-1.  The Flyers were unable to capitalize on a […]

Best Centers in the League?  Time to Start Mentioning Nicklas Backstrom.

Best Centers in the League? Time to Start Mentioning Nicklas Backstrom.

By picking up an assist in the Capitals’ loss against Florida, Nicklas Backstrom now has points in 10 straight. Backstrom is now one point shy of tying last season’s point […]

by · March 3, 2009 · 10 comments · Washington Capitals
Same Teams, Same Results.  Flyers Win in DC

Same Teams, Same Results. Flyers Win in DC

On April 22, 2008, the Philadelphia Flyers had just defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime of Game 7 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.  Fast forward 10 […]

Ovechkin’s “Goal of the Year” Submission

Ovechkin’s “Goal of the Year” Submission

Alex Ovechkin has done a lot of things in his career…  Scoring four goals in a game, breaking his nose and continuing to play…Oh wait those were in the same […]

by · February 18, 2009 · 8 comments · Washington Capitals
Green Sets Record in Capitals Win

Green Sets Record in Capitals Win

By scoring on the power play Saturday night, Mike Green set the record for consecutive games with a goal by a defenseman.  Green’s primary shot was blocked, but he took […]

by · February 15, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals
Prospect Profile: Jay Beagle

Prospect Profile: Jay Beagle

It would only be fitting that a guy named “Beagle” would get called up one day after the Westminster Dog Show and make his NHL debut at the same venue, […]

by · February 13, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Washington Capitals
Caps Top Panthers; Bad Ice (Still) an Issue

Caps Top Panthers; Bad Ice (Still) an Issue

Saturday night the Washington Capitals took care of business, beating their Division foe, the Florida Panthers in front of a sold out crowd at Verizon Center.  The Caps have now […]

by · February 8, 2009 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Capitals’ Johnson Out for the Year

Capitals’ Johnson Out for the Year

From the “Just What We Need” Department, Capitals goalie Brent Johnson has decided to undergo season-ending surgery on his hip that has been bothering him for most of the year.  […]

Surgery Could End Clark’s Season in Washington

Surgery Could End Clark’s Season in Washington

According to Cory Masisak over at the Washington Times, Chris Clark is set to have surgery on his wrist that could end his season. A team spokesman just confirmed Chris […]

Stanley Cup Preview?  Capitals-Red Wings Pregame

Stanley Cup Preview? Capitals-Red Wings Pregame

Okay, I’ve got to admit that I’m surprised (stunned, even) by last night’s performance by the Caps. Yep, they are still in last place in the Eastern Conference after a […]