Found January 19, 2013 on
Rock the Red:
Martin St. Louis
Tampa Bay Lightning
Photo by Brian Blanco
Don’t panic. The Washington Capitals lost their opening game of the 2013 season on Saturday night, conceding three power play goals en route to a 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. With a new coach, a new system, and a lockout hanging over their heads, the Caps were terrible in their own zone and suffered the consequences of such sloppy play. Joel Ward scored twice and Wojtek Wolski was on the mark for DC while Braden Holtby mde 26 saves in net. With 47 games left and two days of practice before their next game, the Caps have some time to get things sorted out, but must get the ship back on track soon or they will be put into a pressure cooker.
Given two early power plays in the first five minutes of the period, the Capitals were unable to capitalize despite some good pressure during both two-minute advantages. Washington paid for their transgression quickly, as Eric Brewer opened the scoring on Tampa’s first shot at the 6:24 mark. The Caps tied...
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The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
Poti was added to Washington's roster Friday, a day before the team plays at the Tampa Bay Lightning to open the lockout-delayed season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Poti has not appeared in the NHL since...
The NHL lockout didn’t seem to slow down the Lightning Saturday night. Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer scored two goals each to help the Bolts get past the Washington Capitals 6-3 on opening night. Three of the Lightning’s six goals came via the power play, two of those three were Martin St. Louis’ goals. The power play units were an area Tampa Bay focused to improve on...
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TAMPA, Fla. -- A prolonged winter ended with a pleasing thaw.
Approach this uncommon Opening Night at Tampa Bay Times Forum however you wish: A time to heal, a chance to cling to a cold shoulder, an opportunity to move beyond an inexplicable 113-day lockout but remain wary about the NHL's direction.
Whichever path is chosen, the pavement is similar. It's imperfect. It...
General manager George McPhee believes the Washington Capitals have enough talent on the ice to contend for a Stanley Cup.
His biggest concern heading into Saturday night's opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning is that his team will have had only six practices and a scrimmage to learn new coach Adam Oates' system.
With a lineup that includes two-time Hart Trophy winner...
Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
St. Louis added an assist, while Vincent Lecavalier and Cory Conacher also scored goals for the Lightning.
Joel Ward scored twice and Wojtek Wolski also had a goal for the Capitals, who lost in Adam Oates' NHL...
from Stephen Whyno of Capitals Watch at the Washington Times,
“There's lots of new rules on what we have to do with ice quality,” Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said. “We're totally committed to having the best ice that we can possibly have.”
Verizon Center's ice has been a subject of ridicule, and arena staff has gone to lengths to maintain some...
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers for future considerations, the Lightning announced Monday. Jacques, 27, scored five goals, and two assists and 37 penalty minutes in 24 games this season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. The left winger tied for first on the Rampage with three power play goals. ...
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Jean-Francois Jacques from the Florida Panthers in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Jacques, 27, has played in 24 games this season with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League, collecting five goals and seven points to go along with 37...
After a painful few months of waiting for all parties involved, the 2013 National Hockey League season is about to begin. The Tampa Bay Lightning will start with a tilt at the Tampa Bay Times Forum against their division foe, the always dangerous Washington Capitals.
Last season, the Lightning fared moderately well against the Capitals finishing with a record of 3-1-2. It...