Found February 11, 2013 on
Will have much more later today.... but for now here are a couple noteworthy items for your midday Monday.
It was very interesting that it was George McPhee recently called out the play of the Capitals two young goalies -- Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby -- as being a big part of the reason for the team's early struggles. No matter how they feel privately, teams usually publicly shield their...
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By Dan Groob, TiqIQ
The Washington Capitals are disappointing again, and fans are none too pleased. Coming off a 2011 season which saw the Capitals finish with the most points in the Eastern Conference, last season’s 7th place finish and second round exit represented multiple steps in the wrong direction. This year, things might even be worse. Continue reading "Capitals...
In Braden Holtby’s world, perfect scores do not always equal perfect goaltending.
By the time Holtby spoke to the media moments after his team’s 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday, the goaltender had already analyzed what he needed to work on. He felt it was his worst game all season playing the puck—even though he had a highlight-reel up-ice pass that earned him an...
In the first fight of the season that didn't involve middleweight Matt Hendricks, heavyweight John Erskine squared up with ultra-heavyweight George Parros in the Caps' 5-0 win against the Panthers.The post Battle of the Heavies: Erskine vs. Parros appeared first on Capitals Outsider.
Though this season is far from over, and though he'll likely never put up the same numbers as he has in the past, Alex Ovechkin is once again nearing the league lead in shots on goal.The post Don’t Look Now, But Ovi Is Shooting for SOG King Again appeared first on Capitals Outsider.
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
- I see where Chuck Fletcher has given Minnesota coach Mike Yeo an early season vote of confidence, which is nice. Except you have to wonder what Wild owner Craig Leopold is thinking of his hockey team after spending all that money and getting less than ordinary results.
- George McPhee is shoveling it pretty well these days, attributing...
Troy Brouwer scored two goals and Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots and assisted on Brouwer's second goal and the Washington Capitals shut out the Florida Panthers 5-0 in the opener of a home-and-home series Saturday night.
Mathieu Perreault and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington (3-8-1), which snapped a three-game losing streak...