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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 good pass shy of it.
But then came the penalty kill not far into the second, and before that could be burned, the dreaded 5-on-3, as Troy Brouwer joined Alex Ovechkin in the box for a delay of game penalty.
The Capitals held out until 4 seconds were left in the 5-on-3, and then the Montreal Canadiens scored. Then they scored again on another Capitals’ penalty kill. Then they scored twice even-handed. The Capitals’ Joey Crabb finally scored at the end of the third, bringing the end score to 4-1, a tally that was not reflective of the excellent job Michal Neuvirth did in net for the Capitals.
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Written By Clifford, Santa Monica Look,Mike. The problem isn’t the officials–at least not where Washington is concerned. The issue is the exact same one that’s plagued them for the past three years: Their defense is deplorable. Their forwards stink at puck support. Mike Green STILL doesn’t take proper angles to the puck carrier and is a defenseman in name only as far as I’m...
Washington Capitals F Troy Brouwer is pretty descriptive on what he thinks of the Caps 0-3 start to this season. This via the Washington Times.
"Embarrassing is almost the right term right now. Pathetic is probably a better one. You know, I feel bad for the fans. I’d like to finish a game with at least 50 percent of the fans still in the stands. Their reaction...
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.
from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post,
The crowd arrived late and irritated after waiting in long, frigid lines to enter the building because of problems with a new digital ticketing system. And on the ice the Washington Capitals gave them little to be even remotely enthused about.
The Capitals fell, 4-2, to the Winnipeg Jets, who scored as many goals (two) in the...
At the Arena Watching the Caps in DC … They’replaying my man Chuck Brown (RIP) go-go “bustin loose” !!! twitter.com/MCHammer/statu…
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) January 23, 2013
To be upfront and totally honest, I’m not entirely sure how we should react to the development that MC Hammer seen taking in a Washington Capitals game qualifies as newsworthy. But in this sports...
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...
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...
WASHINGTON -- When the NHL lockout ended, many believed teams with first-year coaches would have the most difficult time getting out of the gates. On Thursday night in front of a restless crowd at Verizon Center, Michel Therrien's Montreal Canadiens looked like a team hitting its stride, while Adam Oates' Washington Capitals continued to stumble. Both coaches are in their...
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
WASHINGTON -- When the NHL lockout ended, many believed teams with first-year coaches would have the most difficult time getting out of the gates. On Thursday night in front of a restless crowd at Verizon Center, Michel Therrien's Montreal Canadiens looked like a team hitting its stride, while Adam Oates' Washington Capitals continued to stumble. The Canadiens rattled...