Found April 24, 2012 on Rock the Red:
The Washington Capitals were on ice Tuesday morning for a practice as they prepare to face the Bruins in Boston in game seven of their first round series.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex: Dale Hunter kept the same line sets as he had in previous games for this practice: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Johansson-Backstrom-Semin, Chimera-Beagle-Hendricks, and Knuble-Aucoin-Ward.  Jeff Halpern and Mathieu Perreault worked in as the extra skaters, while Mattias Sjogren was not on the ice.  This was because of an immigration paperwork issue, according to Sky Kerstein of 106.7 the FAN, and he will join the Caps for their flight to Boston this afternoon. Also worth noting is that Jeff Schultz, who has been scratched for the last three games, was back with Dennis Wideman for practice today, while John Erskine was with Dmitry Orlov, who has not played at all this postseason.  As Wideman has struggled in the last few games, this could mean that Orlov is in for him, but it seems more lik...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Capitals 2, Bruins 1, OT

Joel Ward slammed home a rebound at the 2:57 mark of overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night as Washington advanced to the second round of the playoffs and ended the defending Stanley Cup champions' hopes of a repeat. Rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in Game 7 - the seventh one-goal game of the series. Matt Hendricks...

Braden Holtby Joins List of Bruins Villains That Fans Will Remember Until End of Time (Video)

Braden Holtby. Braden Holtby? Braden Holtby! The Capitals netminder did everything that he needed to pull of the first-round upset, sending the defending Stanley Cup champions home after a shocking, stunning overtime loss at the TD Garden. Washington prevailed in Game 7, as Joel Ward snuck one past Tim Thomas, sending the Caps through to the next round and making sure Holtby goes...

Alex Ovechkin Admits He Gets 'Angry' When His Ice Time Is Limited, But Says He Must 'Eat It'

ARLINGTON, Va. -- So it turns out Alex Ovechkin is not thrilled with playing less in the playoffs. Less than a week after saying it "doesn't matter" that he's been on the bench for long stretches of the Washington Capitals' first-round series against the Boston Bruins, the two-time NHL MVP changed his tune a bit Tuesday, acknowledging he gets upset when he&...

Video: Ward scores Game 7 winner

Last spring, forward Joel Ward was a big playoff contributor for the Nashville Predators with 13 points in 12 games. Ward signed a four-year, $12 million contract with Washington in the off-season, but struggled to live up to expectations in the regular season. He redeemed himself tonight with an overtime goal in Game 7 against the defending-champion Boston Bruins, as the Capitals...

Is Game 7 a defining moment for Ovechkin?

The debate of “Who’s better: Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin?” is a thing of the past – or at least it’s been put on hold for the moment.  But the biggest knock on Ovechkin has always been his inability to win the big game compared to Crosby’s ability to do the opposite.  And it’s safe to say Ovechkin is staring at a big game tonight.The Washington Capitals had a chance...

Washington’s Joel Ward scores Game 7 OT Winner vs. Bruins

The Washington Capitals will be moving on to the second round of the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs, thanks to Joel Ward’s overtime game winner versus the defending Cup champion Boston Bruins. Check it out:

Nightmare 4-on-3 Becomes Moment of Pride in Game 6

In all of the peaks and valleys of the Capitals’ loss Sunday to the Bruins, there’s one moment that will hopefully take Capitals fans a long time to forget: the 4-on-3 disadvantage that faced their team from the end of the second period and into the beginning of the third. Imagine the mental strain it takes to make it through approximately 17  minutes knowing you have the remainder...

I'm Pretty Sure That Nicklas Backstrom Is The Grown Up Version of Guy Germaine From Mighty Ducks 1

Uncanny. (Thanks to Steph for the idea)  

Washington Capitals 2, Boston Bruins 1 (OT)

BOSTON – Once again, there will be no repeat winner of the Stanley Cup. The seventh-seeded Washington Capitals, getting a goal from Joel Ward 2:57 into overtime, knocked the defending-champion Bruins from the playoffs with a 2-1 Game 7 victory Wednesday night. The Red Wings are the last team to repeat, doing it in 1998. Ex-Bruin Mike Knuble picked off a slap into the Washington...

Bruins, Capitals play NHL-record 7th 1-goal game

The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That's an NHL record. No postseason series had ever had even six one-goal games before. Wednesday night's finale also was the fourth overtime game in the series. Washington took the lead in the first period when Matt Hendricks tipped John Carlson's shot past Tim...

Bruins Fan Flicks off the Capitals

The Washington Capitals just defeated the Boston Bruins in overtime of Game 7 in Boston. I don’t believe this Bruins fan approved of the goal as he decided to give the Capitals players the single finger salute. You stay classy Boston.

Caps want to take advantage of wear and tear on Bruins

Alzner Shoots (Photo credit: clydeorama) The Washington Capitals have done a lot of talking and at times whining during this series that I don't hear the Boston Bruins doing this as much. I haven't watched them enough this season to know if it's their modus operandi or not. If the Capitals think they are going to run the Boston Bruins out of the building they are...

And here’s Joel Ward’s OT game winner that eliminated the Bruins

The game winning flurry consisted of a break-away, a rebound, and a possible interference. But the bottom line is the Washington Capitals have eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

Playoff Pregame #7: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins

#7 Washington Capitals at #2 Boston BruinsSeries Tied 3-3 Location: TD Garden Time: 7:30 PM TV: Local Coverage: Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (HD) (Game on!), National Coverage: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule: Game 1: Apr 12, 2012, WSH@BOS, 0-1 L (OT) Game 2: Apr 14, 2012, WSH@BOS, 2-1 W (2 OT) Game 3: Apr 16, 2012, BOS@WSH, 3-4 L Game 4...

Steven Hindle: Caps vs Bruins: 50/50

No one said it was going to be easy... “It’s difficult, but I don’t think it’s going to be hard. It’s going to be a 50-50 game, 50-50 chances.” Those were the words of Washington captain Alex Ovechkin following last night's heart-breaking overtime loss to the Bruins in Game Six. They weren't that profound, but they do speak to the...
Capitals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.