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Before Sunday's game, Capitals coach Adam Oates had a feeling Jason Chimera was getting close to breaking out of his scoreless slump.
He was right.
Chimera scored his first regular-season goal in nearly a year and the Capitals held on for a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night, raising expectations that Chimera and Washington's offense might be finding their form.
Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson and Matthieu Perrault all added a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who broke out of an offensive funk in which they had scored only seven times in five games -- losing four.
And Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals (12-15-1) going with his 350th NHL goal, just 19 seconds in, and Washington beat Buffalo at home for the seventh time in eight games.
Now, as they attempt a playoff push, the Caps are hoping Chimera can be a more frequent contributor. Washington ended the night six points out of a playoff spot.
''I told him, yesterday in (Saturday's 4-1 loss) ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Hendricks didn’t make any friends at the TD Garden on Saturday, and that didn’t ring true only on the ice.
Hendricks got into it with a fan on his way to the locker room late in the game, after he lost a spirited scrap against Bruins enforcer Adam McQuaid. As he headed down the hallway, the Capitals center turned and motioned that he would be watching the offending fan,...
Washington Capitals rookie defenseman Steven Oleksy has been a pleasant surprise for the Caps so far during their terrible season. In eight games, Oleksy has added 1 goal and 3 assists while posting a +1 rating. During Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, Oleksy was caught picking his nose in the penalty box by the camera man. Oleksy took the embarrassing incident...
After starting out his career with so much promise, Alex Ovechkin has looked like an average player the last few seasons.
Former Bruin Mike Milbury says that is due to a lack of commitment on Ovechkin’s part. He says Ovechkin is inconsistent because he’s not putting his whole mind into being the best player he can be. The former Islanders head coach and general manager said it’s...
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
With 20 games left to play after Sunday’s 5-3 win against Buffalo, the Capitals have 25 points. They trail eighth-place Carolina by six and Southeast Division leading Winnipeg by seven heading into a pivotal week on the road.
Washington travels to face Eastern Conference leading Pittsburgh on Tuesday, faces their immediate foe...
A little over an hour ago, Washington Post’s Katie Carrera reported that Brooks Laich will make his debut tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Laich was injured while playing in Switzerland during the lockout and, in my opinion, has been a large missing piece in the team’s search for consistency.
While Laich’s stats have been declining over the past couple of seasons...
Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist in the second period of the Washington Capitals' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Jason Chimera added his first regular-season goal in nearly a year for the Capitals (12-15-1), who broke out of an offensive slump in which they had scored only seven times in five games - losing four.
Alex Ovechkin got the Capitals going...
via Russian Machine Only Shows Up When He Wants To:
Really strange thing. Schultz is a minus 7 this season so whatever.
The Caps are basically playing for their playoff lives:
Probably going to see their best effort.
After the jump the Canucks are the worst, and some new site.
Good friend Mike W. sent this story along. The Canucks screwed...
If you’re going to pick your nose, be like Washington Capitals Steve Oleksy and jam your finger way in there for some gold. Could Steve ram that finger in any deeper? No. Could Steve give even more effort to pick that booger? No, he’s giving 110%.
In case you care, the Caps beat the Sabres, 5-3.
Meanwhile, over on ESPN, they were busy f–king up the March Madness...
Forget hockey plays. What really worried the Capitals’ Joel Ward momentum-wise in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over Buffalo Sunday night was the minor power outage at Verizon Center at the start of the third period.
“We were just glad it wasn’t another blackout like the Super Bowl,” he joked after the game, which eventually resumed in a slightly less illuminated setting. “We...
When the Bruins traded away Adam Oates, they received a hero’s ransom in return for the outgoing legend.
In one of the biggest blockbuster deals of the 1990s, the B’s shipped Oates, Rick Tocchet and Bill Ranford to the Washington Capitals for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison, a third-round draft pick in the 1997 draft and a conditional second-round pick for 19998.
Alex Ovechkin needs help on the first line. Can the Capitals find someone?
Brad Marchand fights Mike Ribeiro w/SlowMo 3/16/13: youtu.be/IbDIG_mdLms?a via @youtube
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from Mike Cole of NESN,
“We have some big forwards, we have some guys that can play physical if they want to do that,” Washington head coach Adam Oates said after the game, according to the Washington Times. “But we don’t want to play that kind of game, we don’t want to get involved in their game.”
The Capitals were none too pleased with some physical play...