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Caps win 2-1 sending the series to a deciding Game 7 (Tom Turk/THW)

Capitals and Rangers Are Going to Game 8

Well folks, it’s going to Game 8. You read right – both these teams have played enough hockey between the triple overtime and just how incredibly close this series has […]

by · May 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
Holtby down and out tracks down the puck (Tom Turk/THW)

The Case of Holtby v. Lundqvist

It’s a little too early to compare Braden Holtby to Ken Dryden… or is it? Dryden made his NHL debut in 1971 after playing six regular-season games with a 0.957 […]

Matt Hendricks (Tom Turks / THW)

Capitals Roster a Great Fit For Dale Hunter’s Coaching Style

If you were to take an average hockey fan from the end of the 2009 NHL season and tell them that Alexander Ovechkin, who was then coming fresh off of […]

by · May 7, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Uncategorized, Washington Capitals
Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

The Essential Nick Backstrom Playoff Highlight Reel

The stellar play of Nicklas Backstrom in these playoffs has tended to get lost in the shuffle, with media focusing about Ovechkin under-performing, Dale Hunter coaching against the grain, and […]

by · May 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Washington Capitals
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The Caps are barely losing and hardly winning

It’s hard to be the Washington Capitals. Why’s that? Because win or lose they all feel a little like ties when the Caps keep it as close as they have. […]

by · May 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
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Chill About Ice Time: Hunter, Ovechkin and everyone in between

The Washington Capitals skated off the ice on Monday night with a sense of accomplishment after tying their series on the road against the No. 1 seeded New York Rangers, […]

by · May 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Washington Capitals
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The Hunter Games: Washington Capitals Are Buying Into Defense First Logic

This playoff run has been something different for the Capitals, and the change-up has been one that has a lot of people muttering: “you used to be cool, man.” The […]

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Rangers, Tortorella Must Upstage Ovechkin

Fans know when the Blueshirts have screwed up. All it takes is that camera shot of Coach John Tortorella cringing with a smirk. Someone on the ice will hear about […]

by · April 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
Capitals/Rangers Preview: Capping the Rangers in Seven

Capitals/Rangers Preview: Capping the Rangers in Seven

In the last four seasons the Capitals have squared off with the Rangers in the playoffs three times. The last two came as victories for Washington, who beat the Rangers […]


Big Apple, Big Statement: New York Rangers Will Roll Capitals

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals aren’t strangers when it comes to recent playoff history. Before this year’s first round series against the Ottawa Senators, the Rangers’ last two […]

Caps GM George Mc Phee with my nephew Chris Menner. (Personal Collection)

George Mc Phee Defeats The Bruins In 7

  Nay Sayers Everyone who questioned Caps GM George Mc Phee’s moves (or lack thereof) this season owes him an apology letter. In game five, Troy Brouwer netted a power play […]

by · April 26, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals
Joel Ward is Washington’s Unlikely Hero

Joel Ward is Washington’s Unlikely Hero

Ask any one going into overtime who was going to get the game-winning goal to send their team to the second round of the playoffs and I can assure you […]