Found March 09, 2013 on Rock the Red:
The Caps gave New York's top line a chance, and they capitalized. (CBS) The Washington Capitals came crashing back to earth on Saturday, getting beat down by the New York Islanders in Uniondale by a 5-2 score.  The Caps tied the game twice after the Isles took the lead – on goals from Joel Ward and Nicklas Backstrom, respectively, - but fell apart after Backstrom’s goal and were outscored by three goals in the final ten minutes of the game.  Phllipp Grubauer made 40 saves on 45 shots during his first NHL start, but his excellent play was not enough as Washington fell to 10-12-1. Washington took themselves out of this game in depressing fashion today.  After tying the game in the third period on a great goal from Backstrom, they took back-to-back double minors, which crushed their momentum and allowed John Tavares and his power play to rack up quality chance after quality chance.  The numbers speak for themselves – Washington has not lost a game this year in which they ar...

Capitals Look To Take Red Hot Week Into The Weekend

Photo Courtesy of   Going into Tuesday’s game at the Verizon Center, the Boston Bruins had the second most points in the Eastern Conference with a 14-3-2 record.  This made them one of the fiercest opponents the Caps had faced all season.  It was a tough start to say the least for the boys in Red, going down three goals in the first period.  The third period...

NHL Suspends Islanders Assistant Coach Brent Thompson For Two Games

TORONTO (March 8, 2013) -- New York Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson has been suspended for two games as a result of being assessed a Game Misconduct under Rule 39.5 for inappropriate and abusive comments he directed at the on-ice officials following NHL Game #341 against the New York Rangers on March 7, the National Hockey League announced today.

Dee Karl: Isles vs. Pens: A Test of Character

Only a few more hours until game time as the NY Islanders visit the Penguins and the Gremlin, Michael Grabner will be playing his 200th NHL Game. Many have been discussing Grabs ice time and his success rate, but Jack Capuano feels he is doling out ice time appropriately. His grind line is clicking and doing damage, so they will see the ice perhaps more than Grabner. But maybe...

Gameday: at NY Islanders, Mar. 9

The Isles have always played the Caps close. (Clydeorama) The Washington Capitals are in Uniondale, New York, this afternoon to take on the Islanders as they play the first of two back-to-back games on the weekend.  New York, who lost their last game against the Rangers on Thursday, are 10-11-3 and 4-4-2 over their last ten.  Their record gives them 23 standings points and...

Never a dull moment

Peter Ceresnak (OHL Images) Boy if you want to talk about a really interesting last 7 days for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects then what will they do during this upcoming week for an encore? Depending on whether you are playing in the NCAA or the Canadian juniors; this week is "sudden death" or "new life" week for the prospects and their teams...

Capitals-Islanders Preview

It took some time, but the Washington Capitals appear to have finally hit their stride. Coming off their highest-scoring game of the year, the visiting Capitals look for a season-high fourth straight victory Saturday against a New York Islanders team hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat to its archrival. Washington (10-11-1) scored four goals on its first eight shots...

Scoreboard watching

Josh Nicholls (Saskatoon Blades) It is that time of the year where teams with New York Ranger or New York Islander prospects are doing scoreboard watching. With all the jockeying for playoff seeding going on at this time of the season you had better believe that just like their fans, the players and coaches are keeping track of what the other teams are doing with some exceptions...

Don't Blink

Cody Rosen (ECAC Hockey) Saturday night prospect hockey was not for the faint of heart if you are a fan of either the New York Rangers or New York Islanders as games that looked like they were decided sometimes weren't. And if you are wondering about who the picture is then you aren't alone. Our first prospect to see his season come to an end also saw his college career...

Nash, Gaborik Ignite Late Rangers Rally To Defeat Islanders In Overtime

After splitting the first two contests at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders renewed their love affair at the Nassau Coliseum for the first time this season.  With only two points separating these interstate rivals, the Islanders on the outside looking in for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, points [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 26 - New York Islanders

New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0) ROOT, MSG PLUS, 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet. Season Series: 1-1-0 Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2. ...

Rangers @ Capitals (Game 24)

The New York Rangers (12-9-2) visit the Washington Capitals (10-12-1) at the Verizon Center starting at 12:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM), XM 92 Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):

Jan Levine: Game 24: NYR-WASH, The Road Beckons, I Address Your Comments

The Rangers head to Washington to kick off a four game road trip against the Capitals. The Rangers come in off a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Senators on Friday while Washington lost 5-2 to the Islanders. New York is just 3-4-1 on the road, scoring 13 goals while allowing 19. Washington is 7-5 at home and 6-4 in their last 10. After today's game, the Rangers will be at the mid...
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