Found February 11, 2012 on Washington Times:
When Mike Knuble was playing for the Boston Bruins and still trying to find a permanent role in the NHL, his brother Steve watched games with a keen eye on the bench more than the ice at the start. "A lot of times I'd be counting the forwards to see ...

Mike Knuble Is MIA For Washington Capitals

Teams seeking a supplemental scorer should call Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee ASAP.Winger Mike Knuble, 39, was a healthy scratch for consecutive games this week for the Capitals. “It’s very humbling,” Knuble told the Washington Post. “It takes you back to when you were a young player trying to find your way. You definitely don’t like it; you hate it...

George McPhee, Nicklas Backstrom, and the Trading Deadline

The game of ice hockey is like a game of poker. In poker, there will be moments when you lose a hand that you deserve to win.  You may have the better cards, but are forced to fold your hand because of a bet that you cannot match.  There will be moments when you win a hand you do not deserve to win because it is you making large bets with the poor cards.  When you bluff. ...

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom going through 'long process' to return from concussion

Nicklas Backstrom attended the Washington Capitals' casino night Friday and hosted a team Super Bowl party — good signs for his morale if nothing else. But there's no time frame for his return to the ice after a Jan. 3 concussion and subsequent setback. "I'm doing good. It's a long process, ...

Rapid Rewind: Ranger Danger

The Washington Capitals suffered another key loss Sunday, falling in New York to the Rangers in what was a game that they absolutely needed to win.  But once again, poor personnel decisions by Dale Hunter, missed opportunities, and bad defensive play sunk what was once the NHL's most electric team into an even deeper hole of irrelevance and futility.  John Carlson and Alexander...

Caps' Neuvirth shines in surprise start at Rangers

NEW YORK — Michal Neuvirth thought there was a chance he could start Sunday afternoon at the New York Rangers, even though Tomas Vokoun was set to start for the Washington Capitals in such a marquee matchup. But Neuvirth woke up to the possibility that he'd play. "I had a ...

Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 54)

The New York Rangers (35-13-5) host the Washington Capitals (28-21-5) at Madison Square Garden starting at 12:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 212Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TODAY’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude a back-to-back weekend set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 35-13-5 (75 pts). The Rangers enter [...]

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Washington

Game Preview ---> Today's Game VS. The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.), to conclude a back-to-back we...

Nick of Time

The Washington Capitals need Nicklas Backstrom to return from injury. Including today's loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Swedish center has missed 17 consecutive games after suffering a concussion at the hands (make that elbow) of Rene Bourque, playing for the Calgary Flames at the time.  And Backstrom hasn't even skated for more than 5 minutes...

Shootout loss to Jets was missed opportunity for Capitals

A broken-stick penalty, a six-on-three goal and a once-in-a-season kind of deflection. Those are the events that led the Washington Capitals into overtime and then a shootout and eventually a loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Bad bounces? Sure. "Unfortunately, there was a blocked shot and then a ...

Washington Capitals (28-21-5) at New York Rangers (35-13-5), 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Fresh off another dominating performance against their nearest division rivals, the first-place New York Rangers will welcome the Washington Capitals for today's battle at Madison Square Garden.

Capitals can't solve East-leading Rangers

NEW YORK — Even now when every Washington Capitals game is televised, players admitted playing in this spotlight was a big deal: On national television, against the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden. “There's usually a couple more texts if you mess up, that's for sure,” defenseman ...
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