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Washington Capitals Forward Joel Ward to Throw Out First Pitch at Nats game

Photo: NHL.com For the first time in seven years, Caps fans won’t see their team disappoint them in the playoffs compete for a Stanley Cup Championship. However, those suffering from Caps withdrawal symptoms can see Caps’ forward Joel Ward throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Thursday night’s Nationals game, according to a press release put out by the Nats. Thursday is...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 80 By the Numbers: Capitals at Hurricanes

This game is a few days old and was dominated by score effects so there isn’t much to say about it. I don’t think the Hurricanes were outplayed as badly as the scoreboard indicated, but they didn’t have much of an answer for the Caps forecheck and ended up paying for it early. Maybe things would have ended up different if they finished a couple more of their chances, but that...
Via Shutdown Line
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Joel Ward nominated for Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy

Photo: scarletcaps.com Capitals’ forward Joel Ward is a 2014 nominee for the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Each team in the NHL has one nominee, and the winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. While Ward is proud of...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Predator Ward represents tricky lesson in NHL economics

When the Washington Capitals awarded Joel Ward a four-year, $12-million contract in 2011, it seemed like an outrageous sum at the time. Ward was coming off a regular season in which he scored 10 goals in 80 games. However, significantly, he also was the Nashville Predators' leading playoff scorer (both in goals with seven and points with 13 in 12 games) in what was, at the time...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward Bobblehead on the Way

Joel Ward is getting his long-awaited bobblehead.
Via Capitals Outsider
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ward, Brouwer lift Caps to 4-2 win

Joel Ward and Troy Brouwer accounted for three of the four Washington Capital goals as the Caps wrapped up their home stand with a 4-2 win over the Leafs.  Every game is becoming more and more critical and a 4-2 win today gave the Caps an important 2 standing points.  Washington now has 74 points, trailing the eighth place NY Ranger by just two points for the final playoff spot...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2

The Caps dominated the first period, grabbing a 3-0 lead on power-play goals by Troy Brouwer [19th] and Joel Ward [20th] and an even-strength goal by Jason Chimera [13th], but the Maple Leafs roared back, getting a late goal from Troy Bodie in the first period and another by captain Dion Phaneuf in the second to claw within 3-2. The Caps’ penalty killers were outstanding in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Capitals’ Joel Ward hooked by Brad Marchand below the belt

The Washington Capitals traveled to Boston to play the Bruins in just their second game following the Winter Olympic break. The Capitals came to play and came out with a big 4-2 win. Joel Ward scored his 18th goal of the season, which so happened to be the game winning goal as well. However, the Capitals can never seem to get out of Boston without any issues. This time known agitator...
Via DC Sports-Kings
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals overwhelm Bruins, 4-2

In their second game back from the Olympic break the Boston Bruins came out flat again but this time it was against the Washington Capitals as they dropped the game 4-2 Saturday afternoon.  The first period saw the two teams play a very well rounded game. But late in the period the Bruins sent one of the league's best power play units on the power play and the Capitals made...
Via CLNS Radio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton’s Patience Opens Up Middle Lane For Patrice Bergeron (Video)

Just 41 seconds after Joel Ward increased the Washington Capitals lead to three goals, Patrice Bergeron came up with a huge score for the Boston Bruins. Bergeron’s power-play tally gave the B’s new life in the second period, as Gregory Campbell added another goal later in the middle frame to bring the Bruins within one. The Amica Coverage Cam broke down the play between periods...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps forward Joel Ward rocks a Rob Ford t-shirt

It’s no surprise that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been in the news quite a bit recently. But it wasn’t until Capitals’ forward Joel Ward took to the internet and posted a photo of him wearing a shirt with the slogan, ” Sorry For Partying” on it, daunting the face of Mayor Ford that brewed up quite the storm in the NHL world. The image was originally posted by Sergey Kocharov...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders-Capitals Preview

With Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward leading a scoring surge, the Washington Capitals are sneaking their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. They'll try to continue that climb against the New York Islanders, who have scuffled at both ends during their losing streak. The resurgent Capitals seek their fourth win in six games while dealing the Islanders a sixth straight...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

African American history month Day three: Capitals’ Joel Ward

Joel Ward, seen here with former teammate Jordan Tootoo, celebrate one of Ward’s 6 goals in the 2011 Playoffs (courtesy of the Prince Edward Island Guardian) December the 2nd of 1980 became a big day in the Ward household in North York, Ontario for Cecilia and Randal Ward, for their lives were changed forever on that day as baby Joel Randal Ward was brought into this world. 31...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores in OT; Capitals top Reds Wings 6-5

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal on a power play 2:37 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 Sunday to earn a split of a home-and-home set and tighten up things in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference. Ovechkin's one-timer from the left circle was no match for goaltender Jimmy Howard, who had only three teammates on the ice...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings fall to Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal on a power play 2:37 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 Sunday to earn a split of a home-and-home set and tighten up things in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference. Ovechkin's one-timer from the left circle was no match for goaltender Jimmy Howard, who had only three...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Gain a Point in 6-5 OT Loss to Capitals

Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Red Wings 5 Capitals 6FINAL       The Detroit Red Wings come back valiantly, but fall in an OT decision 6-5 to the Washington Capitals, dropping the season series 2-1. The first period was a very, very sad display for the Red Wings. They didn’t manage to get a shot on goal until almost...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ward scores go-ahead goal in third as Capitals down Maple Leafs

Joel Ward scored the go-ahead goal with just over 8 minutes left in the third period, and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Friday night. Nicklas Backstrom also scored, and goalie Michal Neuvirth made 32 saves in his first game in seven weeks as the Capitals won on back-to-back nights for the fourth time this...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ward, Ovechkin lead Caps past Maple Leafs 3-2

Joel Ward scored the go-ahead goal with just over 8 minutes left in the third period, and Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist as the Washington Capitals edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Friday night. Nicklas Backstrom also scored, and goalie Michal Neuvirth made 32 saves in his first game in seven weeks as the Capitals won on back-to-back nights for the fourth time this...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps down Leafs, win second straight

THE GAME TURNED WHEN… Joel Ward scored directly in front of the net against Johnathan Bernier to score the game winning tally near the eight minutes mark of the final period.  You had the feeling the Caps were going to score.  They had some pretty intense pressure on Bernier, including a near miss by Nicklas Backstrom. OUR GAME MVP… Michal Neuvirth.  Neuvy stopped 32 of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs 2 Capitals 3 ReCap

The Washington Capitals made it two wins in two nights as they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2.  It was once again a late goal, this time from Joel Ward, that sent them home with a win.  On to the reCap: Continue reading "Maple Leafs 2 Capitals 3 ReCap"
Via Kukla's Korner
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps down the Blue Jackets in OT

The Washington Capitals came back home to the Verizon Center and gave the home ice fans a 2-1 win. The Caps and Jackets failed to turn on the light in the first, skating to a scoreless deadlock. Columbus out shot the a Caps in that period 12-7. Columbus opened the scoring in the second period with a short handed goal by Brandon Dubinsky to give the Jackets a 1-0 lead. John...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ward: Palace will give it everything

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward has insisted that the players will do everything they can to try to turn their […]
Via Soccer News
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Walking A Fine Line

[Photo Courtesy of MSN.FoxSports.com] When does fighting cross the line of absurdity and venture far from a team-enlivening effort to the deepest act of embarrassment?  For the Flyers, the answer is 5:32 into the third period, down 7-0 to Metropolitan Division rivals, The Washington Capitals. Just 9 seconds following Joel Ward’s third goal of the [...]
Via The Orange Update
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 11/2/13

Weekend Puck Dumps are the most informative. The Top Line The Capitals steamrolled the Flyers last night (including a goal from BMR favorite Joel Ward), sparking a little bit of a scrap. ESPN, Yahoo!, TSN, Fox, NHL.com, The Local Take #1, The Local Take #2   Scoreboard Washington 7, Philadelphia 0 - This is also a good time to remind you all that Ray Emery...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals overwhelm Flyers

Joel Ward scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and Braden Holtby coasted to a shutout in the Washington Capitals' 7-0 fight-filled rout of the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. Jason Chimera added a goal and three assists, and Nicklas Backstrom and Mikhail Grabovski each had three points as the Capitals (6-7) won for the first time this season when captain Alex...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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