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BOSTON – Once again, there will be no repeat winner of the Stanley Cup. The seventh-seeded Washington Capitals, getting a goal from Joel Ward 2:57 into overtime, knocked the defending-champion Bruins from the playoffs with a 2-1 Game 7 victory Wednesday night. The Red Wings are the last team to repeat, doing it in 1998. Ex-Bruin Mike Knuble picked off a slap into the Washington zone by Boston’s Benoit Pouliot and went off with Ward on a 2-on-1. Tim Thomas, last year’s Conn Smythe winner as the playoff MVP, stopped Knuble’s shot but Ward swept in for the rebound for his first goal of these playoffs, the 10th of his NHL career. The winning goal capped a dream series by Washington rookie goalie Braden Holtby, who played all seven games. The Caps won’t know who they will play until the Rangers-Senators and Devils-Panthers play their own respective deciding seventh games Thursday night. It was the first time in NHL history that all seven games of a playoff series were decided ...
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Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward says he's not bothered by the racist tweets that greeted his series-winning goal in the opening round of the playoffs.
Ward, one of a handful of black players in the NHL, was the target of numerous racial insults on Twitter moments after he scored the overtime Game 7 goal Wednesday against Boston.
Ward said Friday it's a ''few...
The Bruins released a statement on Thursday afternoon denouncing the behavior of some "fans" who made racist comments about Washington's Joel Ward following his game-winning goal in Game 7. Ward was the victim of racial taunts and slurs on Twitter shortly after his goal in overtime helped the Capitals eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Bruins' statement...
Last night, the 7-seed Washington Capitals defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions and 2-seed Boston Bruins to advance in the NHL Playoffs, and plenty of Boston fans were none too pleased. Sadly, instead of simply enjoying a great upset in an exciting series, most of us are enjoying a huge buffet of WTF today.
After Caps RW Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal, Bruins fans...
The Washington Capitals will be moving on to the second round of the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs, thanks to Joel Ward’s overtime game winner versus the defending Cup champion Boston Bruins. Check it out:
from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider, “People are a-holes,” Chimera said. “For someone to come in and ruin someone’s moment like that… It was just a few idiots who ruined what was a beautiful moment for somebody. It’s terrible for him to go through that. It made you sick to your stomach. After we won the series, everyone should have a good feeling. But everyone had...
It takes one rotten apple to sour the barrel. That almost became the case in the Boston hockey community after racist social media comments were dug up following Game 7 between the Bruins and Capitals. In that decisive match, Caps forward Joel Ward scored the game-winning and series-clinching goal in overtime. While the hockey world isn't pointing a finger at the Bruins fanbase...
Soon after Joel Ward's Washington Capitals teammates swarmed him after his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 7 against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, a number of people unleashed racial comments about Ward on Twitter. Ward, one of the few black players in the NHL, was called the N-word in a number of posts. According to CNN, Chirpstory, a site that can aggregate other...
This is a column that should not have to be written. It shouldn't be necessary because we should have moved beyond the virulent racism that has disgraced this nation for so much of its history. But that's not reality. We can delude ourselves that we've moved on from our racist past, ease our guilt with false platitudes like, "how can racism still be an issue when...
Caps beat Boston in Game 7 on an OT goal from Joel Ward. [Japers' Rink]
The racist tweets directed at Ward afterward are disgusting. [Caps Outsider]
John Walton’s radio call of Ward’s game-winner is brilliant. [Puck Daddy]
GIFtastic: Braden Holtby punks Boston’s Rich Peverly so bad. [RMNB]
Dale Hunter, the Eliminator, was the right man for Game 7. [Mike Wise]
The Boston Bruins and the owner of the Washington Capitals are scolding hockey fans who let loose with a burst of racist comments directed at Joel Ward after the black Canadian player scored an overtime goal that won their playoff series for the Caps late Wednesday.
Soon after, disappointed fans posted their reaction on Twitter, hurling the n-word at Ward.
The Bruins say in a statement...
On a team loaded with uber-star game-changers like Ovechkin, Semin, Backstrom and Green, Braden Holtby and Joel Ward will will live on forever in Capitals lore as the tomen who applid the kill shot to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first round match-up. Winning on the road in a hotile barn Boston makes the feat all th more impressive.
The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday morning for a practice as they prepare to take on the Rangers in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday afternoon. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Predictably, the news was that there was little news out of Arlington. The lines remained the same: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Johansson-Backstrom-Semin, Chimera...
The Nashville Predators’ General Manager, David Poile, has been nominated for the General Manager of the Year Award for the third consecutive season. Poile has been nominated every year of the award’s existence and is the only general manager to accomplish that feat.
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“It is a tremendous honor. I say that because the voting is done by the other 29...
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The Predators organization and their fans hold a special place for departed players. While there are some that draw the jeers and hisses of a ravenous crowd, most former Predators are always considered family and as such are treated to an admiration and beloved stature that other teams with longer pasts may not address.
As a tribute to some of...