In the third period of Wednesday night's NHL game in Ottawa between the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators, Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault took a puck in the face, but got credit for a goal after the puck went past Senators goalie Craig Anderson into the net.
When Capitals winger Jason Chimera passed the puck inside towards the goal, the puck bounced off the stick of Senators forward Milan Michalek into Perreault's face. If Perreault has to take one for the team, at least he gets a goal out of it.
In the end, however, the Senators won the game 5-2.
As if the Washington Capitals and their fans needed any more bad news to come down the pipe, the hockey gods sent them some anyway.
According to the website Sovietsky Sport, and as first reported by TSN's Dmitry Chesnokov, Capitals superprospect Evgeny Kuznetsov was "seriously injured" during the final moments of his team, Traktor Chelyabinsk's, game on Friday...
Via Tonight's Healthy Scratches
February 23, 2012
Things are going from bad to worse in the nation's capital, and fast. Washington, mired in a 2-5-1 stretch that's seen them drop from first to third in the ever-changing Southeast Division, is having enough problems on the ice.
Now it seems like those problems have spilled over into the locker room. After last night's 5-2 loss to Ottawa, which came just a day after...
Alex Ovechkin is questionable for Wednesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-body injury.Ovechkin skated for less than 10 minutes at practice on Wednesday and appeared to be "testing something," according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.Carrera reported that Ovechkin was attempting a speed drill at practice when he was forced to pull up...
As reported several times in these articles, prior to the start of the regular season, “The Hockey News” picked the Washington Capitals as the winners of this year’s Stanley Cup. After watching the debacle last evening in Raleigh, it’s clear the current level of play would be unlikely to win the AHL’s Calder Cup. In what Washington’s owner called an “unacceptable...
At at least one local airport Alexander Ovechkin t-shirts are on sale. A good many things Capitals may well be over the next few days.
I never slow down to peek at roadside car wrecks, but I am going to blog a bit about our barely moving wreck of a hockey team. I’m here with a good deal many more questions than answers, and a lot of dark thoughts. Principal among them: How did...
OTTAWA — The moment came about midway through the Washington Capitals' 5-2 defeat to the Ottawa Senators: A perfectly executed odd-man rush and Craig Anderson robbed Marcus Johansson from point-blank range. The Caps just can't catch a break. Or perhaps the moment came shortly after when Troy Brouwer got an unsportsmanlike ...
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