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The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is one of the best looking of the new old muscle cars on the road. It’s purdy. A Washington Capitals fan puchased one and dedicated it to his favorite hockey team with a red paint job and a license plate that says CAP8LS. Close enough. The owner of the car, Darryl Childress, was hanging outside the Caps practice facility in hopes of getting an autograph. Not on a puck or a program, not even a sweater. Nope, on his Capitals-themed ride. When Tom Poti and Michal Neuvirth were exiting, he took the opportunity to flag them down. Via DC Sports Bog: “Hey, y’all want to sign my car?” the 52-year old from Manassas asked on a whim. “So I got the Sharpie out, and they signed the car.” Ironically enough, Poti was sitting next to Matt Hendricks at a season-ticket holder event at Six Flags, and Chidress’ wife was there and pointed out to Poti that he signed her husband’s car. That’s where Hendricks got jealous and the phenomenon really started: “You signed a car?” Hendricks asked. “I want to sign a car.” And that is where it takes off. EVERYONE on the Capitals got [...]
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had some trouble saying the line "Hockey at its best" during a recent promo shoot for Verizon NHL GameCenter, leading to a hilarious blooper reel. Teammate John Carlson tries to provide some guidance for Ovechkin, but ends up producing the perfect spit-take. Video via VerizonWireless. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us...
It’s a queer feeling, moving about Washington in this the season of the calendar of our perpetual discontent, and actually feeling good about the Capitals’ chances. This morning, well post cherry blossoms, I have a startling message to convey: We ought to be optimistic. Not cautiously optimistic, but full-blown optimistic.
There are a handful of key attributes to the very winning...
Say what you want about Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin, this video leaves little doubt that his reemergence into a dominant offensive force during the regular season apparently has him feeling fairly loosey-goosey heading into his team’s Game 1 showdown against the New York Rangers on Thursday night in the rivals’ Eastern Conference quarterfinals match-up.
At first, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was not a huge fan of first-time NHL head coach Adam Oates' attempt to move him from left wing to right wing.
''We tried it a couple of times,'' Ovechkin said, reflecting on the start of the season as he prepares to face the visiting New York Rangers in Game 1 of their playoff series Thursday night. ''...
My good frenemies over at Capitals Outsider and like to exchange questions and have the opposing team writer respond to them every time the Rangers and Capitals face each other in the playoffs; which is every single season ever. This season, of course, is no different, as the Rangers are set to face off against the Capitals in Washington on Thursday. Here are the five questions...
Hockey fans around the league are debating which man should take home the Hart Trophy, the award given to the player judged to be the most influential for his team during the regular season. Depending on your interpretation of the award, odds are you're torn between several worthy candidates.
Which player would Wayne Gretzky pick if he was given the authority? According to...
Mike Wise of The Washington Post:He heard every knock, every stereotype, including the most disturbing: that a flamboyant, Russian player who speaks broken English did not have the qualities to galvanize all those gritty North Americans into becoming a special team, even though the Swedish-born Nicklas Lidstrom became the first European NHL captain to hoist the Stanley Cup in 2008...
It just had to be the Rangers, didn’t it? As if both teams had not had enough of each other over the past five playoffs. It honestly does not feel like there are any story lines left to see play out. We’ve seen rookie goalies stand on their heads (Varlamov and Holtby). We’ve seen a team completely collapse in practically no time (Joel Ward double minor). We’ve even...
by Richie Katz, TiqIQ To begin the shortened NHL season, The Washington Capitals won only two of their first 11 games. The playoffs seemed to be out of the question. That is until someone turned the switch on Alex Ovechkin. In the month of April alone, he scored 14 goals in 13 games. Eventually outdueling [...]
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. On Saturday, the Blueshirts defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, in their regular season finale. New York posted a record of 10-3-1 in [...]
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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
The puck will drop on Thursday night between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals for the 20th time in the last five postseasons, the last time taking place just a year ago in the 2011-2012 Conference Semifinals in which the Blueshirts eliminated the Capitals in game seven to advance to the Eastern...
A defensive lapse and a fluky bounce proved to be the difference in the Washington Capitals' 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For a full box score, click here.
-- The talk leading into the game was about staying out of the box against a dangerous Capitals' power play. :34 seconds in and the Rangers take a mindless...
#6 New York Rangers at #3 Washington Capitals (27-18-3)
Location: Verizon Center
Time: 7:30 PM
TV: Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: TSN
Radio: 1500AM & 820AM
February 17 in New York: 1-2 Loss
March 10 in Washington 1-4 Loss
March 24 in New York 3-2 Shootout Win
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