May 12th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The plight of a superstar is very difficult. The collective effort of a group’s parts determines success in professional team sports, but the brunt of their failure will fall squarely on the shoulders of the franchise player. It takes a village to achieve a set of goals, and yet one individual will unquestionably receive the majority of blame...

May 11th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Following a second-round series defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov have all accepted an invitation to play for Russia at the 2016 World Championship, already in progress. This will be Ovechkin's 12th time playing in the World Championship. His presence is always a positive...

May 11th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Washington Capitals play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati described feelings of Caps fans everywhere with two simple statements on CSN post-game: "Pardon me if I sound crushed. I am." Beninati poured his heart out after the Capitals fell in an emotional Game 6 to the Penguins on Tuesday. The second-round early exit is something that happens...

May 11th, 2016 In News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

There are a couple of Game 7's to look forward to, and plenty of other news topics to sort through. But today, its the time to talk about the Washington Capitals, and what happened last night. A bad reputation is difficult to shake. No matter how many good things you do, you'll be defined by the bad things. Fair or not, such is life, especially...

May 9th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Since taking over the Pittsburgh Penguins midway through the season, Mike Sullivan has said that there is a lot that he likes about his team. Mainly their resiliency. He has been asked countless times what he thinks is the Penguins' best attribute. After rattling off a few characteristics (speed, talent, etc), he almost always ends by saying...

May 7th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have no desire to play another game at Consol Energy Center. Until Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Which would translate to bringing their best effort to date in Game 5 of their conference semifinals matchup with the Washington Capitals later tonight at Verizon Center. Thanks to a dominating defensive...

May 7th, 2016 In Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The NHL announced Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane as the league's three Ted Lindsay Award Finalists, honoring "the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by members of the National Hockey League Players' Association." Benn, who is also a Hart Finalist, helped Dallas to the best record in the Western Conference this season,...

May 6th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

With Pittsburgh's overtime win last Wednesday, they have now grabbed a three games to one advantage that will be difficult for them to lose. Of the 82 situations in Stanley Cup Quarterfinals history that started with a three games to one lead, only seven have failed to win the series. However, the Penguins have lost the shot attempt battle in the...

May 5th, 2016 In Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, News, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The NHL announced Thursday that Florida's Gerard Gallant, Dallas's Lindy Ruff and Washington's Barry Trotz have been named 2016 Jack Adams finalists, honoring the best head coach in the NHL. The award is voted on by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association at the end of the regular season. Gallant led the Panthers to an Atlantic...

May 2nd, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

I thought it was a late hit. It was a target to his head. I think it was the type of hit that everyone from hockey is trying to remove from the game. - Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan Those were the words of the Penguins' bench boss after Game 2 on Saturday night, referring to the blow to the head doled out by Capitals' defenseman (and...

May 1st, 2016 In News, Suspensions, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Players Safety on Sunday afternoon, and has been suspended for three games for his hit on Olli Maatta in Game 2. Orpik's shoulder went into Maatta's chin, injuring the Penguins defenseman. He is expected to miss Game 3, and Penguins head coach Mike...

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