Joel Ward wants a new contract in Washington

Joel Ward wants to be back with the Capitals next season, the veteran forward has made no mistake in voicing that. The question will be however, do the Capitals want to re-sign him? More specifically, can they afford to?Those are both questions that will be answered in the coming weeks, as general manager Brian MacLellan also needs to look at new contracts with several potential...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps GM MacLellan discusses 'empty feeling,' 'right path'

WASHINGTON (AP) Nearly a year to the day after his promotion to general manager of the Washington Capitals was announced, Brian MacLellan's eyes welled with tears when asked how the time in his current job has been. ''It's been a whirlwind. It's flown by. Warp speed. It's been fun,'' MacLellan said Monday, meeting with reporters at the team's practice facility five days after Washington...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Relating to Rich Peverley while cautiously cheering on his comeback

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the ice, and everybody at American Airlines Arena went silent – as did I. I remembered reading about how Peverley had heart surgery for an irregular heartbeat earlier in the offseason, and was hoping this incident wasn’t cardiac related. Reports would later surface Peverley, then 31 years of age and in great physical shape, had...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 Preview: Key Players, Prediction For Round 2 Showdown

Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden will have a familiar feel to it. These teams have met in a Game 7 twice in the last three postseasons, with New York winning both times, including a victory on home ice in 2012. Washington once held a 3-1 series lead, and its inability to close out the Rangers could prove costly...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Valiant third period effort not enough for the Washington Capitals

Game 6 between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers was, in my opinion, the best game of the series so far. Throughout the entire game there was a sense of a must-win scenario. Of course, the Rangers needed to win game 6 to stay in the playoffs, but there was also pressure on the Caps to eliminate the Rangers and prevent a game 7. Both teams put forth a tremendous effort...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers edge Caps, win second straight to force Game 7

  Once merely 101 seconds from having their season end, then forced to hold off a furious Game 6 rally, Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers are now one victory away from returning to the Eastern Conference finals. Kreider scored 40 seconds after the opening faceoff and with 0.3 seconds left in the first period Sunday night, Rick Nash and Dan Boyle added goals in the third, and...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Capitals Disallowed Goal Against the Rangers

Capitals forward Joel Ward thought he had scored the go-ahead goal against the Rangers in the second period of Friday's game. Unfortunately for Ward, the refs ruled that he had interfered with the Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. On the non-goal, the ruling on the ice was that Joel Ward's contact with Lundqvist prevented him from making the save. No penalty. No goal. — Chuck...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 1, Washington 2

The New York Rangers fell to the Washington Capitals by a score of 2-1. For a box score, click here. Familiar territory once again. One thing for sure is that this isn’t a confident team right now. One that was used to scoring 3+ goals every night and now the goals that were going in a few months ago aren’t now. Now the Rangers are forcing the issue, making that one extra unnecessary...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Burakovsky’s First Two Career Playoff Goals Lifts Capitals over Rangers in Game 4

View image | The Washington Capitals continue to show their depth, getting contributions from seemingly someone new each game. This time it was rookie forward Andre Burakovsky‘s turn. The Rookie scored his first two goals of his NHL playoff career, lifting the Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead. Washington...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeny Kutznetsov Continues to Impress with the Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of Game 2 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Throughout the playoffs, teams have made it a top priority of theirs to shut down the Capitals’ top offensive line...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Metro Division Finals Game Two: Rebound quickly in matinee

A questionable hit, a massive brain fart, and Joel Ward all combined to give the Washington Capitals the 1-0 series lead on Thursday night. The Caps and Rangers are at it again this afternoon in a 12:30 matinee at MSG, looking to avoid going down 2-0 before headed to D.C. The Rangers played the Caps’ Read more → The post Metro Division Finals Game Two: Rebound quickly in matinee...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals’ Joel Ward Proving He Belongs with Ovechkin and Backstrom

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals skates for the puck against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images) When you think of the Washington Capitals, you think of one thing – Alex Ovechkin. Branded by the electrifying offense of their Russian superstar captain...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin to Henrik Lundqvist after goal: ‘All series, baby’ (video)

The Washington Capitals pulled off an absolute stunner on Thursday night, beating the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series courtesy of a Joel Ward goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in the third period. If losing a game in such devastating fashion doesn’t cause enough psychic damage on...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin to Henrik...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward, Not Overpaid

While Joel Ward's overall numbers with Washington don't scream 'three million a year' his continued clutch play in the postseason is precisely what the Capitals and their fans need.
Via Capitals Outsider
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Caps Joel Ward to Rangers: We don't need no stinkin' OT

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin sets up Joel Ward in front as he beats New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist with 1.3 seconds left to lift Washington in Game 1, 2-1.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Joel Ward scores last second crusher to give Caps 1-0 lead

The New York Rangers entered last night’s game looking to take advantage of a supposedly tired Washington Capitals team. The Rangers were fresh off a week long break. The Caps had just played a grueling seven game series. Instead, the Caps played suffocating defense through 55 minutes, limiting the Rangers’ chances to the outside, and Read more → The post Goal breakdown: Joel...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Ward’s Last-Second Goal Lifts Capitals, Stuns Rangers In Game 1 (Video)

NEW YORK — Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek. Following...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Take Game 1 from Rangers with Last-Second Goal

They say always to play until the final whistle. That’s exactly what Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals did. Ovechkin skated down the ice aggressively, knifing through a wall of four New York Rangers with the last seven seconds ticking away. Despite falling, Ovechkin was able to get the loose puck after a big hit by Nicklas Backstrom on Dan Boyle against the glass. Ovechkin...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals edge Rangers in Game 1

  Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin's feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek. Following a mostly ceremonial faceoff, the teams skirmished...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin's feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek. Following a mostly ceremonial faceoff, the teams...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Beat Rangers On Crazy Joel Ward Buzzer-Beater

The Washington Capitals took Game 1 over the New York Rangers after Joel Ward scored a goal with a second left in the third period. Watch the goal below: The post Caps Beat Rangers On Crazy Joel Ward Buzzer-Beater appeared first on Diehardsport.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

At it again: Capitals, Rangers becoming familiar playoff foes

  The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are becoming one of the NHL's annual spring attractions. Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs. If history is any indicator, expect a long series. The last two have gone seven games, with the Rangers winning both in 2012 and `13. This year's best-of-seven...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

‘New Era’ Washington Capitals Sink Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 to Clinch Series

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, shoots the game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) during the third period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo...
Via The Sports Journal
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps come back to DC knotted at 2-2

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers are all tied up at 2-2 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series, after the Caps nail-biting 2-1 win in overtime last night in New York.  Nicklas Backstrom put the puck on the net from afar and that is all it took more than eleven minutes into overtime to even the series and provide the Caps a much needed series tying win.  The Backstrom overtime...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bad Passing Leads to Washington Capitals Game 1 Loss

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders moves the puck up ice against Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/ NHL / Getty Images) Poor passing and all-around sloppy play...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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