Post Tagged with: "Brooks Laich"

Caps celebrate another playoff berth (Tom Turk/THW)

Past Playoff Failures Will Serve As Motivation For Caps… In A Different Way

After finally regaining playoff-team status in the 2008 NHL postseason in surprise-fashion during Bruce Boudreau’s first season as the team’s head coach, the Washington Capitals still have found themselves no further […]

by · April 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals
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Behind the Numbers: Power-Plays No Longer Rule the Game

The “New NHL” is not so new anymore. After the player lockout in 2004-05 saw an entire season canceled, the NHL’s front office made an effort to change the game […]

by · March 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Alex Ovechkin (michael starghill/Flickr)

Caps Looking in the Mirror Against Montreal?

Overall, the Washington Capitals have not had the best season to date and still find themselves on the outside-looking-in at the playoffs, sitting at 9th in the Eastern Conference. However, […]

by · February 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals
Laich played hard against the Panthers, despite being injured (Tom Turk/THW)

Hunter vs. Dineen: Caps Overtake Panthers, Continue the Fight for First

Dale Hunter and Kevin Dineen were similar players that played around the same time period. Hunter, once captain of the Washington Capitals, played 19 seasons in the NHL, and finished […]

by · February 8, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals
Elliott has been solid for the Blues during his tenure, including this game in October 2011 (Icon SMI)

Midseason NHL Awards

The NHL just passed its midway point, and a number of candidates have emerged for each of the major NHL awards. It should be an interesting second half, as teams […]

by · January 20, 2012 · 2 comments · News/Commentary
Ovechkin (Tom Turk/THW)

Caps Win Three Out of Four on Homestand, But Are They Ready to Head For the Road?

A four-game homestand got the Washington Capitals back into the playoff picture, as they won three out of four games after a rough patch on the road in California. The […]

by · January 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Washington Capitals
Laich, who scored the game-winner in his 500th career game against the Senators. (Tom Turk/THW)

Knocking on the Door: Washington’s Success Rides on Scoring Chances

Ever since Dale Hunter took over head coaching duties in Washington last Monday, the Capitals have gone 1-2, finally earning their first win Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators in […]

by · December 4, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals
Ovechkin awaits for the faceoff against the Blues. (Tom Turk/THW)

Caps, Hunter and the Quest to Right the Ship in Washington

The Washington Capitals lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues in Dale Hunter’s coaching debut Tuesday night. Many seem surprised the change didn’t occur immediately (much like it did when […]

Hunter in 1989 with the Capitals. (hockeymedia/Flickr)

The Reasoning Behind Dale Hunter

The Washington Capitals’ firing of Bruce Boudreau came as a shock to few.  The team wasn’t performing, and hadn’t been performing for a month.  What did bring a certain amount […]

by · November 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Washington Capitals
Caps vs. Devils (Tom Turk)

Devils Take Back End of Home-and-Home Series Over Caps, 3-2

The Caps were able to break their two-game mini-funk, winning 3-1 in New Jersey Friday night over the Devils, but couldn’t keep it up as they lost 3-2 via shootout […]

by · November 12, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals
Boudreau Makes Statement In Win Over Anaheim

Boudreau Makes Statement In Win Over Anaheim

Last night, the Washington Capitals came back from a 3-0 deficit in the second period to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 in overtime.  No one is talking about that this […]

by · November 2, 2011 · 1 comment · Washington Capitals
Troy Brouwer (Tom Turk/THW)

Balance Key to Capitals’ Success

The Washington Capitals are off to their best start in franchise history.  In the last few seasons, the Capitals have set many new franchise records, as they have their most […]

by · October 26, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals