Found May 11, 2012 on
New Jersey Devils
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Just a few things that caught my eye ...
Exhaustion is almost guaranteed with a new baby. Braden Holtby became a first-time dad on Thursday. Wonder how that's going to affect his game.
Score first and win. It seems to work in the Rangers-Capitals series. Can't wait for Saturday night ...
Speaking of dads -- if the Caps push through, 40-year-old Martin Brodeur will face 22-year-old Braden Holtby. The former could have fathered the latter ... young, of course, but it could have happened. Eeewwww.
Funny how Anton Stralman can take a regular shift and play 16-18 minutes a night with the studly Rangers, couldn't make the Leafs' roster.
Jay Beagle goes down, Matt Hendricks steps in. They're both Dale Hunter kind of boys.
Dale Hunter's London Knights became OHL champs Friday night and have a Mem Cup date. Wonder if the karma will rub off on Hunter's Caps.
Henrik Lundqvist has been good, but he ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Hot on the heels of Chris Bourque, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and his fiancée Brandi welcomed their first child, a son, Benjamin Hunter on May 10, 2012. No telling if Dale had any influence on lil' Holts middle name, or if the doctor performed his own set of superstitious rituals before entering the room and delivering the newborn with a glove hand flourish...
Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich -- the Washington Capitals players on the front of the team's media guide -- have been together long enough to see three postseasons end in Game 7s.
Washington's captain said the team's Game 7 history -- which does include a first-round victory over the defending Stanley Cup champ Boston Bruins last month -- isn't...
As one of the most famous New Yorkers (Yogi Berra) was once heard to say: “It’s déjà vu all over again”. Another Game 7 for the Washington Capitals, but this time it’s against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. As Rangers Coach John Tortorella points out (one of the few times this correspondent agrees with anything that he has to say), the fact that Capitals...
from Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post, The Washington Capitals didn’t just lose a second-round playoff series in seven tight, tough games with the top-seeded New York Rangers here in thunderous Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. This was a defeat with a victory of a different but enormously important kind, hidden inside it.
The Caps reasserted, even in their 2-1 loss...
For two of the three games in Washington, the Rangers appeared to be outmatched. This isn’t to say that the Caps actually outplayed the Rangers, except for Game Six, but it’s to say that the Caps appeared to match up better against the Rangers –and therefore played better– in those games. One can just look at the games and think that the Rangers just didn’t have it, or...
The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday morning for a practice as they prepare for the decisive game seven of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Rangers, to be played Saturday night in New York. Some updates from Arlington:
Jay Beagle was absent from practice once more, not skating with his teammates as he continues to attempt to rehab a knee injury that he...
Of the NHL’s 30 member clubs merely five remain alive in the quest for Stanley, and one of them is ours. That’s a remarkable and wonderful thing, relative to the Capitals’ standing of just two months ago, but better still is the manner in which they’ve arrived at this competitive precipice: all the red-sweatered-wearers are buying into the system and creed and demeanor of...
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, The Great 8? More like The Okay 8.
There was nothing great about Alex Ovechkin’s performance in Game 6 of the Washington Capitals performance against the New York Rangers Wednesday night.
He was certainly better than in Game 5 when he failed to register a shot on goal, but great? Nope.
Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, had three shots...
The Washington Capitals’ 2011-12 season came crashing down on Saturday night as they fell to the New York Rangers inside Madison Square Garden in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal. The Caps surrendered the lead only 92 seconds in to the game on a goal from Brad Richards and never recovered. The Rangers’ stifling defense, led by Vezina and Hart Trophy nominee...
#7 Washington Capitals at #1 New York Rangers Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 7:30 PM TV: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Tied 3-3Game 1: Apr 28, 2012, WSH@NYR, 1-3 LGame 2: Apr 30, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 3: May 2, 2012, NYR@WSH, 1-2 L (3OT)Game 4: May 5, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 5: May 7, 2012, NYR@WSH, 2-3 L (OT)Game...
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Here we go again.
Saturday night inside Madison Square Garden, the Washington Capitals will play a game seven in which one team is the favorite. One team had the banner regular season. One team led the Eastern Conference in points. One team is a betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup.
Sound familiar to a Capitals fan?
It should. But as...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN Radio), in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The series is tied at three games apiece, following a 2-1 loss in Game 6 on Wednesday at Verizon Center. The Blueshirts [...]
What an up-and-down season for the Washington Capitals. After changing coaches, not making moves at the trading deadline, pretty much (unofficially) putting a freeze on contract extensions and barely making the playoffs, the Caps eliminated the defending champion Boston Bruins in the first round before bowing out to the New York Rangers in last night’s game seven of the conference...
When it comes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there is nothing like the excitement, nervousness and spectacle of a Game 7. These are the games every hockey fan lives for in the playoffs. Tonight’s Game 7 between the Rangers and Capitals certainly will not disappoint. Who will prevail from this back-and-forth series? Patrick and Erika debate…New York RangersBy Patrick HoffmanTonight...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, “For whatever reason, we didn’t do enough to try and end their season,” Brian Boyle said after the Rangers failed to clinch. “We knew they were going to be desperate.”
That was pretty much the theme throughout the room last night following a match in which the Rangers did not score against Braden Holtby until Marian Gaborik banked one...