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Rock the Red:
New Jersey Devils
The Washington Capitals were oh so close on Friday night, erasing a pitiful second period with an outstanding third one and clawing a point out of the Devils that they certainly did not deserve throughout the first two thirds of the game. Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera were the goal scorers, Chimera twice, as the Caps found a way to head into the holiday break with a slightly better taste in their mouths than there would have been otherwise. Beggars can't be choosers.
The Devils got off to an excellent start, earning good zone time with a good forecheck and opportune attacks off of turnovers. As a result, Michal Neuvith, making his fourth start in a row, was forced into several excellent saves right off the bat, including an excellent denial of Zach Parise in front. New Jersey's excellent pressure earned them a power play after six minutes, but a combination of luck and some nice shot blocking kept the Devils off the board with that man advantage. The Devils continue...
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The Capitals got a point on a night when they probably didn’t deserve one, at least not based on their effort and execution through the first two periods of Friday’s 4-3 shootout loss in New Jersey.
And they’ve got Jason Chimera to thank for that crucial point.
With goals Nos. 12 and 13 – both in the third period – Chimera not only forced the game to overtime, he took...
Lots of agreement from the Capitals here: Mike Knuble is the smartest dude in the dressing room, and John Carlson thinks he’s the smartest dude in the dressing room.
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NEWARK, N.J. — Michal Neuvirth didn't want to talk about his stellar start Friday night, when he kept the Washington Capitals in the game despite the ice being slanted in his direction. Instead, Neuvirth turned the subject back to the team and what happened to dig a three-goal hole against ...
The Devils came out with a purpose last night and took a demanding 3-0 lead over the Washington Capitals; however, they let up in the third period (once again) and next thing they knew they found themselves in a shootout. Though they hung on for a win, last night's game doesn't exactly leave fans with a good taste in their mouth. Here are some notes on last night's game...
On Oct. 14, the morning after Jay Beagle suffered a concussion in a fight with Arron Asham and had to leave the Washington Capitals' game at the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Laich had some pretty pointed comments about the league's protocol process. "I really don't care about that awareness stuff. To ...
Darryl Sutter, introduced as the Los Angeles Kings' new head coach this week, is in the first year of a 3-year deal. Kirk Muller, the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, has a 4-year contract. Bruce Boudreau, behind the Anaheim Ducks bench, has the most temporary status of the these new hires: a two-year contract.
When coaches are hired, they want a multi-year contract for...
Consistency has eluded the Washington Capitals for much of this season, but Michal Neuvirth has been very steady lately.
The Capitals' backup goaltender is expected to get a chance to continue his strong play Friday night against the New Jersey Devils, who hope the return of Patrik Elias will help them regain their scoring touch.
Washington is 8-12-1 in its last 21, posting...
NEWARK, N.J. — A harmless shot from Jason Chimera that Martin Brodeur stopped easily elicited sarcastic applause from a half-hearted New Jersey Devils crowd. That's how bad it was for the Washington Capitals for two periods on Friday night. The third period was the opposite — more like the Caps ...
The Washington Capitals were on ice for a practice Thursday afternoon as they prepare to take on the New Jersey Devils Friday night in Newark. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Mike Green skated before practice for about 30 minutes and then remained on ice for about 15 minutes into the practice, taking rushes with the other defensemen. Green looked good in testing...
Matchup- Capitals (17-14-1 - 35 points) @ Devils (18-14-1 - 37 points)
TV - CSN-MA MSG Plus
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Last 10: Washington 5-5-0 / New Jersey 6-4-0
Projected starting goalies - Michal Neuvirth (WSH) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJ)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Washington - 2.94 / 3.00
New Jersey - 2.54 / 2.88
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage...
Both the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils are making serious pushes in the Eastern Conference. The two clubs will meet tonight in New Jersey looking to pick up another two points before the holiday break.
Devils face Ovechkin, Washington Capitals tonight
Martin Brodeur evens his record at 9-9-0
I don’t technically celebrate Christmas, but any excuse for posting photos of D.C. athletes in silly holiday-themed headgear is a good excuse for posting photos of D.C. athletes in silly holiday-themed headgear.
Plus, you should watch the above video of Brooks Laich and Joel Ward attempting to wish everyone a happy holidays. It’s sort of tortured.
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