Found May 09, 2013 on Rock the Red:
The Washington Capitals announced today they have recalled RW Tom Wilson and RW Joey Crabb from the AHL Hershey Bears.  The Bears were eliminated last night after taking the #1 seed Providence Bruins to the brink in their best-of-5 first round series.  The big story revolves around 19-year old prospect Tom Wilson, a right-shooting 6'4, 210-lb winger.  Wilson was the 16th overall pick in last June's draft and participated in Capitals training camp in January.  He was ultimately returned to his junior team, where he was the 5th-leading scorer for the Ontario Hockey League Plymouth Whalers.  He scored 23 goals and 58 points in just 48 games, more than doubling his totals in those categories from last year.  He was his team's 4th leading scorer in the playoffs, posting 9 goals and 17 points in 12 games before the Whalers were eliminated by Dale Hunter's London Knights in the second round.  After his junior season ended, Wilson made his professional debut by suiting u...

Alex Ovechkin Makes Mockery of Backchecking, Glides Into Zone During Rangers Goal (Video)

Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s best offensive players, but his defensive skills — and efforts — are simply embarrassing. At least they were on Wednesday night, when he was gliding through his defensive zone as the Rangers put up a third period insurance goal at Madison Square Garden. Check out his pathetic attempt at backchecking in the video below, and if you have kids...

Capitals call up RWs Crabb, Wilson ahead of Game 5

The Washington Capitals have called up right wings Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from Hershey of the AHL ahead of Friday's Game 5 against the New York Rangers. Crabb and Wilson joined the Capitals on Thursday. The Capitals-Rangers series is tied at two games apiece. The Capitals needed a right wing after Martin Erat suffered an upper body injury in Game 4. Coach Adam Oates said...

Alex Ovechkin’s Controller Got Disconnected During Caps Playoff Game

This .GIF is making its rounds across the Internets, and for good reason. For some reason Alex felt like he didn’t need to put much effort into blocking this shot by the Rangers. In fact it did look like he just had some sort of malfunction as Alex just let Derek Stepan have a wide open shot. Thank you to whomever made this brilliant piece of art. The Rangers beat the Caps 4-3...

Ovechkin a Finalist for MVP

The NHL announced today that Alexander Ovechkin was named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Ovechkin won the award twice in a row in 2007-08 and 2008-09.  He was also a finalist for the award in 2009-10.  Photo: Washington Post Already a finalist for the Ted Lindsay...

Ovechkin Doesn't Like to Hustle

While Alex Ovechkin feels the Rangers don't like to be physical, it's him who apparently doesn't like to hustle as seen in this hysterical .gif of Derek Stepan's game winner last night... ...if I'm a Capitals fan I'm furious with that half ass effort. It's bad enough he's not scoring, now he's not even hustling. Embarrassing. ...this...

Brouwer Rangers and Other Game 5 Fun

Capitals fans were pumped up and ready for Game 5, including Troy Brouwer's biggest fans.

Capitals 2, Rangers 1, OT

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum - and the lead - in their first-round playoff series. Ribeiro put in the puck after Troy Brouwer deflected a shot from the blue line. The Capitals lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in New York. The home team has won every game in the series...

Script Flips on Caps

Coming into the series, the Rangers main focus was to keep the Capitals high flying power play off the ice by not taking penalties. But now, after the Capitals gave the Blueshirts six power play opportunities in Game 3, it's the team from our Nation's Capital saying they need to stay out of the box (via Washington Post)... Troy Brouwer... “Our PK has been great...

Where the Rangers Goals Are Coming From

Over at Capitals Blog Japers' Rink they posted this interesting chart of where all the goals from the series have come from on the ice... Obviously the blue circles are Rangers goals and the red Capital tallies. The circles with the line in between indicate goals that were tipped in. I guess the Rangers scouting report should say shoot the puck on the right wing...

Tom Wilson’s Photo Debut

Tom Wilson was called up from Hershey and is playing in his first NHL game at the right wing on the 4th line. We’re sure many other sites will chronicle how his first game went, but let’s be honest, he isn’t likely to receive more than 8 minutes of ice time. As long as he [...]

Could Wolski Get Out of Caps' Tub for Game 5?

According to, Washington's Martin Era will miss Game 5 with an wrist injury he suffered when Alex Ovechkin launched himself at Derek Stepan and caught his teammate with the penalized charge. While head coach Adam Oates has not announced who will replace Erat, the Capitals have called up forwards Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from the American Hockey League for tomorrow...

Nash, Ovechkin Being Bottled Up

Through four games, the two biggest superstars in the Rangers/Capitals first round series have combined for ONE goal. To show how insane that is, Rick Nash and Alex Ovechkin have combined for 681 career goals! So what are the two teams doing defensively to shut these guys down? Pat Leonard at the Daily News notes that Capitals coach Adam Oates has called for double-teams...

Game 5 Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

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 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is currently tied at two games apiece, following a 4-3 win in Game 4 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with [...]

Rangers-Capitals Preview

Not a single member of the current Washington Capitals roster is from Washington. In fact, Jeff Halpern remains the only player born-and-bred in the area to make the local NHL team, and he's come and gone twice in his 13 seasons in the league. So perhaps Jason Chimera, a native of Edmonton who has been with the Capitals only since 2009, could be forgiven for his response when...

A Very Capitals Outsider Welcome to Tom Wilson

This is the work of an increasingly nervous, neurotic and apparently slightly cruel Caps fan who, in reality, believes that Tom Wilson will be a great asset to this team, beginning tonight.
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