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Rock the Red:
New Jersey Devils
Enjoyyy, everyone. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals hammered the New Jersey Devils in the third period on Saturday, riding four final frame goals past their visitors to chalk up a 5-1 win. Powered by an Alex Ovechkin hat trick, Washington also got a shorthanded goal from Eric Fehr and a power play marker from Troy Brouwer in the five-goal onslaught, only their third game with that many goals on the season. Braden Holtby, making his fifth consecutive start, was solid in victory, and the loss picked the Capitals put of the Eastern Conference basement on points percentage. Still, however, Washington faces a long uphill climb to make the playoffs. Some more observations:
Vintage Ovechkin. There is no other way to describe a dominant performance from a player who has taken his deserved share of criticism, but silenced his critics temporarily with a game that had been coming. All three of his goals sent memories of 2009 dancing through our heads – a wide open one-timer, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Alex Ovechkin has a sense of timing. On the heels of his best game of the season, where Ovechkin logged a hat trick in a 5-1 Caps win, a Russian video emerges of Ovechkin drilling a slapshot through the high heels of a gang of good looking Russian women. Enjoy.
Thanks to Russian Machine Never Breaks for finding this gem.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year, $3.925 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Erskine will earn $1.925 million in 2013-14 and $2 million in 2014-15.
Erskine, 32, currently ranks sixth on Washington in average ice time per game (19:30), the highest total in Erskine’s...
Holtby & Erskine Get Two More...
The Caps announced contract extensions for both Braden Holtby and John Erskine this morning.
Holtby and Erskine both received two-year extensions from Caps GM George McPhee, with the veteran defenseman clocking in with a deal worth $3.925M and the young netminder earning $3.7M over the next two seasons.
While most will question the...
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Holtby will earn $1.7 million in 2013-14 and $2 million in 2014-15. He was set to become a restricted free agent following this season.
“We are pleased to sign Braden to a contract...
So far this season, Wojtek Wolski has only four points to go along with his two goals -- he can’t catch a break. But how unlucky is he?
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (10-3-4) @ Washington Capitals (5-10-1)
Road/Home records - 4-2-2 -------------- 3-5-0
TV - MSG Plus, CSN-DC, NHLN-US
Puck drop - 12:00 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 2-0
Last 10: Devils 7-2-1 / Capitals 4-6-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Braden Holtby (WSH)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
In the 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils, Alex Ovechkin both reminded everyone and himself why he wears the “C” with a natural hat trick and assist. “To be honest with you I kinda forget what “Rock the Red” means. The fans—a couple games ago, before the game I said, you have to cheer us, you have to push us forward,” the 27-year-old responded when asked about the energy...
Alex Ovechkin’s first hat trick in two years fueled the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils as part of a 12-game Saturday in the NHL. Ovechkin scored twice in the third period when the Capitals scored four times to break open a 1-1 game. Ovechkin also added an assist to make it a four-point afternoon. Mike Ribiero picked up a couple assists in the win while...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Trying to assess when a rebuilding team is ready to make that great leap forward is always a tricky suspect business. Usually, improvements occur in small increments and are often hard to detect, and then it all comes together in one big push forward. The Pittsburgh Penguins did it in the second year of the Sidney Crosby era, jumping...
Photo by: clker.com
Welcome to the Weekend Update. This is the weekly article that keeps you up-to-date on the NHL standings, provides you with videos from around the world of hockey from the week that was, and informs Nashvillians on the NHL games on television in the upcoming week. In this edition, Alex Semin makes an incredible pass, Vinny Prospal uses a spin-o-rama...