Found January 25, 2013 on
Rock the Red:
Brooks Laich won't be playing, but the Caps need him badly. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Newark, New Jersey this evening to take on the Devils as they try to rebound from their very poor start and get their first win of the season. Washington is 0-3-0 on the campaign so far, allowing 14 goals while scoring only four. The Devils, who shut out the Flyers for a 3-0 win in their last game, are 2-0 on the season and are rested having been at home for over four days. This is a big one for the Capitals as they must stop the bleeding and get a win under their belt before a game Sunday against the hot Sabres.
Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils, just as he has in both prior Devils games this season. The ageless wonder has allowed one goal in two games and has a .977 GAA on the campaign and has always played the Capitals tough with the exception of a few games two seasons ago. On the injury front, the Devils are missing center Adam Henrique, who has...
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The Washington Capitals will be the last team in the NHL to earn a point in the standings. To date, they've lost 6-3 on the road in Tampa Bay, at home 4-2 against Winnipeg and at home 4-1 against Montreal.
Frustrations are boiling over and it has one Capital, forward Troy Brouwer, apologizing to fans that have suffered through a miserable start to the 2013 campaign.
After knocking off the Flyers 3-0 last night at The Rock, the over-all feeling about this team was a good feeling. I thought they put in a great effort, did some good things and stuck up for one another. That isn’t to say that there are things to work on because there are ALWAYS things that need a little work. Then I started thinking about Cam Janssen and I am just confused...
Match-up - Washington Capitals (0-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (2-0-0)
Road/Home records - 0-1-0 -------------- 1-0-0
TV - CSN-DC, MSG
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Tied 0-0
Last 10: Capitals 0-3-0 / Devils 2-0-0
Projected starting goalies - Braden Holtby (WSH) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Washington - 2 / 4.67
NEWARK, N.J. - After blowing a two-goal lead in the third period by taking a string of five penalties, the New Jersey Devils didn't want to see the solid start to their season come to an end. "We just kept the faith," said veteran Ilya Kovalchuk, whose overtime goal with just 20.5 seconds remaining gave the Devils a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals Friday night...
from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,
The Hockey News: With the shortened season, there has been an early acclimation period for players, coaches and officials. How have you seen the start of the season playing out?
Brendan Shanahan: From what I’m watching, your’e right, everybody has an adjustment period. Coaches feel it, players, officials. Even players who’ve...
Brendan Shanahan has spoken for the first time this season, and that’s not good news for Brayden Schenn and the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers forward was suspended one game Wednesday for his hit on New Jersey’s Anton Volchenkov in the Devils’ 3-0 win over the winless Flyers on Tuesday night.
Shanahan explained that the supplemental discipline comes from the fact that Schenn...
With 17:44 left in the second period Thursday, it was about to get ugly.
To the Capitals’ credit, the team had already killed off a penalty they suffered in the opening minute of the game. The patterns—at least from the press box—looked more coordinated, as in, you could see them, even if nothing had resulted in an actual goal. But the Caps looked like they could be just one...
The last few days I have been looking at the percentage of a teams ice time for a given situation that a particular player is on the ice for. So for instance, what percentage of the Leafs 5v5 even strength ice time was Joffrey Lupul on the ice in games in which Joffrey Lupul played. When I write a new
If the Washington Capitals' first two games have proven anything, it's that they are a work in progress struggling to learn a new system under a new coach.
The shortened season makes it even more important for them to be a quick study.
Washington looks to avoid its first season-opening three-game losing streak in nearly two decades Thursday night when it faces the visiting...