Found December 09, 2011 on
Sox and Dawgs:
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, December 9, 2011 – Ryan Potulny scored two goals and added an assist, and Chris Bourque added a goal and an assist, to lead the Hershey Bears to a 5-3 victory over Connecticut Whale Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford.
Keith Aucoin recorded three assists for Hershey, which had to hold off a furious third-period rally by the Whale, who received a goal and an assist from Mats Zuccarello. "We hit some (goal) posts, we had some good chances early," said Whale head coach Ken Gernander. "Of course we made a mistake or two that led to goals...but they stayed with it until the end of the game." The Whale and the Bears had played a scoreless first period, despite Connecticut being afforded three power-play opportunities. The Whale allowed the Bears’ league-leading power-play one chance, in a frame that saw Hershey outshoot the Whale by an 8-4 margin. Former Whale Tomas Kundratek opened the scoring, giving the Bears a 1-0 lead at 13:...
BEST OF MAXIM
How long had it been since the Washington Capitals had scored a power play goal? The number almost defied comprehension. Rather than go into a long series of statistics, let’s just say that it had been a very, very, very long time. So long, in fact, that opposing teams were likely beginning to believe that there was no danger in taking a penalty when playing the Caps —...
Some of the Caps players brought their pups to work recently to shoot photos for the 2012 Caps Canine Calendar. We have some of the outtakes here, and the full calendar is now available for purchase.
From the site:
Starting Dec. 9, the 2012 Caps Canine Calendar will be available for sale at Caps home games and at the team store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. This calendar features...
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No. 1 Star: Dennis Wideman, Washington Capitals
During a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wideman became the first Capitals defenseman to record a hat trick* since Sergei Gonchar in 2000. Making Wideman's first ever trick even more special was the fact that all three goals came on the power play. He also added an assist for good measure as Washington has now won two in...
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