Found December 09, 2011 on Miami Herald:
The Washington Capitals will try to record consecutive wins for the first time under Dale Hunter, as they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs for tonight's battle at the Verizon Center.

Capitals D Wideman loses hat trick

Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman notched his first career hat trick Friday night. It lasted less than 24 hours. Wideman had been credited with three goals - all on the power play - and an assist in the Capitals' 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, after the game he said his third goal had deflected off teammate Brooks Laich. Upon reviewing the goal...

Alex Ovechkin cup checks Chris Neil

Check out this spear by Alex Ovechkin, that is unacceptable and it will be interesting to see if the league will suspend Ovechkin for his spear on Ottawa Senators tough guy Chris Neil. The video doesn't lie, that was a blatant spear and if Ovechkin doesn't like being checked he should take a number and get Neil back the correct way. To add injury to insult Chris Neil was...

Hershey Bears 5, Connecticut Whale 3

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 9, 2011 – Ryan Potulny scored two goals and added an assist, and Chris Bourque added a goal and an assist, to lead the Hershey Bears to a 5-3 victory over Connecticut Whale Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Keith Aucoin recorded three assists for Hershey, which had to hold off a furious third-period rally by the Whale, who received...

Hat trick or not, Capitals' Dennis Wideman enjoys a career night

To any fan at Verizon Center who celebrated Dennis Wideman's hat trick Friday night by tossing your lid onto the ice: He wants you to have it back. See, the Washington Capitals defenseman was awarded a hat trick, but was adamant that the final goal went in off Brooks Laich. ...

Wideman nets 3 on PP as Caps beat Leafs (AP)

Dennis Wideman scored three power-play goals and added an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Friday night. Wideman finished his first career hat trick and sealed the win with a shot from the point with 1:19 left in the game. Washington got even for its worst loss of the season with a good performance on the power play, which had been a weakness during the...

Leafs Will Be Just Fine

from Eric Duhatschek of the Glob and Mail, So let me get this straight: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is transferred Friday from one massively profit-driven ownership group – the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan – to another (the unlikely consortium of telecom giants BCE and Rogers) and some immediately conclude that it’ll be a disaster for the Toronto Maple Leafs’ on...

Report: Bell Canada, Rogers on verge of deal for MLSE

Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are on the verge of a deal that would see both telecommunications companies buy a majority stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, The (Toronto) Globe and Mail reported on Friday. MLSE has called a press conference for 9:30 a.m. ET. The newspaper reported that the companies have reached an agreement with the Ontario...

Recap: Washington vs. Toronto

Dennis Wideman notched his first career hat trick and an assist as the Washington Capitals took a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center.

NHL takes hat trick from Caps' Wideman (AP)

Dennis Wideman says he didn't deserve the hat trick. Turns out he was right. The NHL on Saturday changed the scoring on the Washington Capitals defenseman's final goal in Friday night's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Wideman said after the game that the puck went in the net off teammate Brooks Laich.

PHT: Ovechkin avoids punishment for spearing

PHT: An NHL spokesman has confirmed Washington Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin won’t be fined or suspended for his spear on Ottawa’s Chris Neil.

Own a Game Worn Jersey

The Dale Hunter Era has begun. Now you can walk into the Verizon Center Team Store on Friday before the Caps meet the Toronto Maple Leafs and walk out with a piece of Hunter’s first NHL triumph. The Capitals and MeiGray Group, the team&rs...
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