Found March 17, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The intensity in the MTS Centre last night was as high as it’s been all year – playoff level, almost. Perhaps that’s fitting, as the Jets may only almost make the playoffs. But their 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals was crucial in any attempt to claw their way back into the mix – they’re now two points back on the Caps and a point ahead of the Buffalo Sabres for that eighth playoff spot. Continue reading "Jets top Caps 3-2 in a crucial home victory"

Alexander Ovechkin’s NCAA bracket is confusing, hilarious, highly Ovie-ian (pic)

That. Is. Awesome. Something tells me that Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin either: a) doesn’t quite understand how to correctly fill out an NCAA Tournament Brackets; b) is profoundly lazy; c) enjoys drawing circles and squiggly lines irrespective of whether or not the situation warrants it; d) looked a little something like this when he [...]

The Washington Capitals — Time To Throw In the Towel?

A little more than a week ago, an article entitled “The Washington Capitals — Hanging By A Thread” chronicled half a dozen reasons why the Capitals playoff chances were fading quickly.  Since that date, there’s been little, if any reason, to change that opinion.  There are certainly those who will argue that over the period since the 9th of March, the Capitals have a 3...

You'll love Alex Ovechkin's March Madness bracket

Every March the spectacle that is March Madness takes over and seeps into nearly every imaginable facet of life. Hockey is no exception. Over the past few days we have seen numerous NHL players unveil their brackets. In typical form, Alex Ovechkin's is the most memorable as well as the most fun to analyze.  The D.C. Sports Blog unveiled Ovechkin's selections which culminate...

You’ll probably need a decoder ring to figure out Alex Ovechkin’s NCAA bracket

Don’t bother enlarging the picture…making it bigger doesn’t make it any easier to decipher. Give Ovi credit for trying his hand at filling out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament, which is what I’m assuming the Capitals forward was trying to do here. nEither that or he mistook this empty bracket for one of those restaurant placemats with the connect-the-dots picture...

Capitals expected to start G Neuvirth vs. Blackhawks

The Washington Capitals are expected to start backup Michal Neuvirth in goal for Sunday’s road game against the Chicago Blackhawks.The Capitals No. 1 goalie, Tomas Vokoun, is nursing a lower-body injury and was riding the stationary bike during Sunday’s morning skate. Vokoun started Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, making 25 saves, but has been slowed by the injury in...

Winnipeg Gives Ovie Pieces Of Their Mind

((HT: CSNWashington/NHL/HockeyVideoHD))The game last night at MTS Centre between Winnipeg and Washington, had the Jets lost, would have pretty much wrapped up the Jets season. They were four points back for the Southeast Division lead, and it looks like only two teams may get in with Florida, Washington, and Winnipeg in the hunt.So, with Alexander Ovechkin in the house, the Jets...

Winnipeg fans chant ‘Crosby’s better’ at Capitals

This is absolutely amazing.  The Capitals played the Jets last night in Winnipeg and lost 3-2.  With a few minutes left in the game the fans started a pretty solid ‘Crosby’s better’ chant, no doubt aimed for Alex Ovechkin.  Pretty funny and amazing for another team’s fans to chant something like this.  Check is out below. <a href="

Big Game In The Southeast Tonight

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider, In addition to Alex Ovechkin saying he’s ready to play, the Caps also are expected to get top defenseman Mike Green back from a three-game suspension tonight against the Jets, who are approaching the contest as a “must-win.” “These are games that define your team,” Winnipeg winger Evander Kane told reporters, “and we’re going...

Rapid Rewind: Irene

The Washington Capitals were utterly outclassed by a superior hockey team on Sunday night, beaten down by a 5-2 score inside the Madhouse on Madison.  The Caps trailed 2-0 after only seven minutes and never recovered.  They got goals from Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble to make it a tad more interesting in the second period, but by that time, the game was for the most part over,...

Nicklas Backstrom Player Page

#19Full Name:  Lars Nicklas BäckströmA.K.A. "Bäckis", "Mean Lars"Position: CenterHeight: 6' 1" Weight: 210 Shoots: LeftBorn: 11/23/87, Gävle, Sweden Drafted: 2006, 1st Round, 4th Overall (Washington) Player Pages CapGeek - NHL - TSN - LOH - HR - EP Regular Season NHL StatsPP SH Season Salary Team GP G A P +/- PIM G A...

Blachawks Unload On Capitals, Stay Hot

Andrew Shaw and Bryan Bickell had three point nights as the Blackhawks dominated the Washington Capitals. The Hawks defense in the first period was overwhelming, not allowing a shot on Corey Crawford for over 16 minutes to open the contest. … Continue reading →

Capitals-Blackhawks Preview

Until their most recent game, the Washington Capitals were making strides toward a fifth consecutive playoff berth. To rebound with a win Sunday night, the Capitals will have to get past a Chicago Blackhawks team that's had considerable success lately despite the absence of captain Jonathan Toews. Washington (36-29-6) had won four in a row and a season-high three straight on...
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