Post Tagged with: "Brooks Laich"

Mike Green is focused on the task at hand (Tom Turk/THW)

Capitals Invade MSG for Game 7

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Tonight the Washington Capitals visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. For the Capitals, it’s one final […]

by · May 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers, Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
Claude Giroux did a fabulous job of throwing Sidney Crosby off his game when these two met in the first round of 2011-2012 playoffs. (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

Playoff Pool Chutes And Ladders: A Brave New World!

Welcome to the second season ladies and gentlemen. Just because the regular season is over does not mean the fantasy fun ends. Playoff pools are becoming more popular than ever. […]

Nicklas Backstrom (Tom Turk / THW)

Bruins vs. Capitals Series Preview, Part II: Even-Strength

  The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals will meet Thursday in game one of their seven-game Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The Caps won three of four meetings between the clubs […]

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Previews and Predictions, Washington Capitals
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, 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
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