Found February 08, 2013 on Rock the Red:
"HEEEEE shoots and scores. Make me a milkshake!" Heard too often. (Video screenshot) The Washington Capitals were humiliated by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night  for the second time in less than a week, falling 5-2 at the CONSOL Energy Center.  After Mike Ribeiro scored a goal in the first period to give Washington a rare first-intermission lead, the Penguins scored four goals in the second period, three on the power play and three in a little over three minutes to take a commanding 5-1 lead.  Michal Neuvirth was pulled after allowing the first two goals on 11 shots, but Braden Holtby could fare no better despite a great save on Sidney Crosby.  Alex Ovechkin added a sympathy tally on a power play in the third, but once again the Capitals were victimized by a bad stretch and fell to 2-8-1, the worst in the NHL. Alex Ovechkin was better tonight, I’ll give him credit.  Two points, six shots, three hits against a good Penguins team is something to build on, bu...

Sergei Fedorov likely to take a bow with CSKA Moscow

When Sergei Fedorov was hired as CSKA Moscow's general manager last summer as part of a Vladimir Putin's impetus to rejuvenate Moscow's professional hockey teams, and coming with Fedorov's hiring was an infusion of cash via a sponsorship deal with Russia's second-largest oil and natural gas giant, Rosneft (the largest oil and natural gas company, Gazprom, is a...

Sidney Crosby bloodied after taking puck to the face as Islander fans chant “Crosby Sucks” (VIDEO)

Perhaps it’s anger over their team moving to Brooklyn. Maybe it’s anger over their team being irrelevant for almost thirty years. Or maybe Sidney Crosby is just that hated around the NHL. Tuesday night, the NHL’s poster boy Crosby took a puck to the face while his Penguins were in Long Island to take on [...]

NHL-worst Caps not ready to 'blow anything up'

Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee says it's not time to make radical moves, even though the team is the worst in the NHL with nearly a quarter of the season done. McPhee on Friday cited penalties and goaltending as two of the major culprits that have caused the Capitals to lose nine of their first 11 games. McPhee says ''we're not going to blow anything...

FAREWELL: Ben Lovejoy

This was the logical move given how well Despres and Bortuzzo have played. And, really, Lovejoy was never gonna see the ice again. With Matt Niskanen set to return in a few weeks, the Pens had to make a move. Shero has turned an undrafted fringe 6th-defenseman into a 5th-round pick.  Sold. More: Ben Lovejoy, by all accounts, was a really nice dude. Even stole an episode...

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 11 - Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals (2-7-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0) ROOT, NHLN-US. CSN-DC - 7:00 pm/et Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA This feels almost exactly like the kind of game that the Penguins overlook, doesn't it? The struggling Capitals visit Pittsburgh. The Penguins have won four-in-a-row. The Pens have a big home-and-home with the Devils coming up...

Ben Lovejoy traded to Anaheim

Late Wednesday night, the Penguins traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Anaheim Ducks for a 5th round pick in the 2014 NHL draft.  Simultaneously, the Penguins recalled Upper St. Clair native, Dylan Reese from Wilkes-Baare.Lovejoy started the season as the seventh defenseman for the Penguins.  After two games, he was given Simon Despres's starting spot.  But, after Matt Niskanen...

John Toperzer: Game Day: Countdown to Pens-Devils Saturday afternoon

Pens (8-3, 6-1 Road) at Devils (6-1-3, 4-0-1 Home), 1:00 pm ET, Prudential Center, ROOT Sports Countdown to Pens-Devils Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center 10 – The seemingly number of linemates for Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Eric Tangradi, Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Zach Boychuk have all lined up with the...

Panthers at Capitals game preview

Game time: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida Very little has gone right for the NHL-worst Washington Capitals, who failed to keep up again their last time out. While the Florida Panthers also struggled in the early going, they've picked up plenty of steam over the last week-plus. The Capitals try to avoid matching their longest pointless streak from all of last season...

Steven Hindle: Runaway Train

If there is one thing I might very well be grateful for this year, it's the lockout. Why, you ask? Well, the lockout forced me into greater roles in my other occupations and has since kept me from keeping as close an eye on the Washington Capitals as I normally do. Straight up, Caps fans, this has been damnnnnn hard to watch. And I am happy that I haven't scarred...

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 12 - New Jersey Devils

Pittsburgh Penguins (8-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (6-1-3) ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US - 1:00 pm/et Prudential Center - Newark, NJ This is the quarter-point of the Pens' 2013 season (12x4=48). It's also the first game of a home-and-home against the Devils. The Pens are currently one point ahead of the Devils in the standings for the Atlantic Division and Eastern...

Happy Birthday, Mike Ribeiro!

Capitals center Mike Ribeiro is a very young 33 today, leading the Caps in scoring with 14 points in 12 games. The post Happy Birthday, Mike Ribeiro! appeared first on Capitals Outsider.

John Toperzer: Pens' 3 Stars poll, Crosby booed & bloodied, Malkin questions

poll by The Three Star voters at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night named James Neal the game’s No. 1 star, Kris Letang the No. 2 star and the Islanders’ Brad Boyes the No. 3 star. The comments boards have held a lively discussion on how the voting should have gone. With apologies to Boyes, here’s your chance for the top three Pittsburgh Penguins...
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