Found December 26, 2011 on
Rock the Red:
The Washington Capitals were embarrassed, again, by the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, falling 4-2 inside First Niagara Center. Michal Neuvirth was pulled after half a period after allowing three goals, and Tomas Vokoun was solid in relief but by then the damage was already done. Matt Hendricks and Alex Ovechkin made it look more respectable with goals well after the result was in any doubt, but the reality is that the Caps were humbled by a team struggling more than them. And so, it's back to the drawing board. Again.
The game got off to a disastrous start, with Buffalo striking on the power play after only 51 seconds after Roman Hamrlik took a delay of game penalty after nine seconds. The Sabres extended their lead a little less than two minutes later off the stick of Matt Ellis, and the rout, as they say, was on. The Caps steadied the ship slightly in the following six minutes, including earing a power play, but Christian Ehrhoff scored after 11 minutes to send Neuvir...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Tomas Vokoun isn't thrilled with being reduced to a backup.
After starting the season strong, Vokoun has been on the bench since Dec. 13 and seen Michal Neuvirth play the last five contests.
"I can't really tell you. I don't know what I did wrong to be in this spot," Vokoun told the Washington Times. "I'm a professional...
Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault was taken to a hospital after sustaining what the team called an upper-body injury in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
A team spokesperson said the plan was for Perreault to rejoin the team in Washington on Tuesday after staying in Buffalo overnight, though he noted Perreault may not necessarily stay in the hospital.
For most of their professional careers, Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner have been attached at the hip. Carlson, 21, and Alzner, 23, who were drafted two years apart, began their professional journeys with the Caps' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears, developing alongside current Caps like Michal Neuvirth, Mathieu Perreault, and Jay Beagle...
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN answers some email rants… Please tell me what is wrong with the Washington Capitals, I just do not understand. They have such talented individuals in Ovechkin, Semin, Backstrom, and Green (when healthy), to name a few home-grown stars. While the usual production of these players is below par, save Backstrom, that cannot solely explain why the team is doing...
from the Washington Post, It’s unclear when (Mike) Green, who was not made available to comment for this story, will return from his latest setback, a strained right groin muscle that he suffered in mid-November. When Green’s recovery plateaued two weeks ago, the Capitals decided to take an experimental route with his rehabilitation, according to several people familiar with...
BUFFALO, N.Y. — It wasn't over in nine seconds, but it all went downhill before a lot of fans at First Niagara Center could even settle into their seats. Nicklas Backstrom won the opening faceoff — a good start — and the Washington Capitals possessed the puck. But Roman Hamrlik sailed ...
By Alexander Monaghan
By Bridget Samuels
At noon today the NHL roster freeze was removed, effectively turning the heat up from a simmer on this year’s hot stove. In fact, Greg Wyshynski and Jeff Marek chose to make it their topic of the day for their fantastic #MvsW podcast, asking “who is the first name player to be traded?”
Taking a few seasons worth of trade...
PHT: Merry Christmas, everyone. We’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year. Alex Ovechkin's comment toward Bruce Boudreau certainly was one.
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, • Is George McPhee ready to shake up his roster? Couple other teams say the Capitals are a club to watch.
• Big win Monday night for Bruce Boudreau. Wonder though, if, with 20-20 hindsight, Boudreau would re-think his decision to return so quickly. Anaheim’s a much bigger rebuild job than any of us realized. You can see the frustration on the...
NEWARK, N.J. — Outside the friendly confines of Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals know they need to be careful. In hockey, the home team gets the final line change and can set the matchups it wants and can often use that to great advantage. The Caps learned again on Friday ...
Both the Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres spent Christmas feeling dissatisfied about their seasons so far. Each team will have plenty to say about whether the other can begin to turn things around before the end of 2011.
The frustrated clubs square off Monday night at Buffalo in the first of two meetings in a five-day span.
The Sabres (16-15-3) haven't exactly played...
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The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), to begin a three-game road trip cu...