Gossip column: Cole, Sneijder, Hazard, Di Maria, Ward

Ashley Cole Roma’s former England defender Ashley Cole, 33, has dismissed reports linking him with a return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.(Daily Express) But Palace manager Neil Warnock has confirmed his interest in signing Cole.(Daily Star)  Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is trying to sign Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 30.(Daily Mirror) Queens Park Rangers...
Via Ghanasoccernet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

At the Quarter Mark, and Goodbye For Now

One of these players is not like the others. ( It’s been far too long since I was able to sit down and write about this team in a way that I wanted to. A combination of factors has kept me from doing so, but let’s get right to it. Can you tell I hate writing introductions? 1: When the Capitals went on their spending spree on July 1, many people saw what was perceived...
Via Rock the Red
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps beats Isles 5-2 at Verizon Center

The Washington Capitals got a much needed Metro Division win with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.  The win evenly splits a home and home series with the Isles. The Capitals drove up a 2-0 lead in the first period, before collapsing late, and heading into the first intermission in a 2-2 tie and feeling deflated.  Andre Burakovsky scored his 4th of the season on the Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 11/28/14

  What everyone is talking aboutThere was only one game yesterday. It was between the Predators and Oilers. This is a very Predators-Oilers themed Dump. Most of the national networks couldn’t care less about the game. Thank goodness for Canada, who provided a couple of stories on the game. Read them here if you are desperate. CBC, TSN. ScoreboardNashville 1, Edmonton 0 (OT) –...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Liverpool return from the international break to face struggling Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Reds blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 here late last season and their form to start 2014-15 has been anything but top four contention – 14 points from 11 games and in 11th position...
Via Soccerlens
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals-Coyotes Preview

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz talked about a need for change after watching his team blow a two-goal lead against the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month. They still have a ways to go if their last two games are any indication. Washington tries to avoid a third consecutive loss and fourth in a row at Arizona as these team close their season series Tuesday night. The Capitals...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea to offer Schurrle in part-exchange for Dortmund ace Reus

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Liverpool are stepping up their efforts to land 17-year-old Fulham wonderkid Patrick Roberts. Everton striker Arouna Kone could be set for a January move back to former club Levante. Louis van Gaal admits...
Via Fox Sports
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps rally from 2-0 deficit to beat the Blackhawks

The Washington Capitals rallied from a 2-0 deficit to gain a much needed win and snapping a five game skid in defeating the Chicago Blackhawks on the road.  The big praise goes to Braden Holtby’s stellar play between the pipes, repelling 38 of 40 shots on net to lead the Caps to the win.  Holtby’s play was inspiring in the net, turning aside several Chicago barrages. Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals snap five-game losing streak with three-goal flurry

The Washington Capitals snapped a five-game losing streak, rallying past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. The Capitals erased a two-goal deficit with three goals in the second period, including two goals in the last 47 seconds of the period. INFOGRAPHIC:#CapsHawks Final: — Washington Capitals (@washcaps) November 8, 2014 The scoring flurry started with...
Via KCM Sports
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps score three goals late in 2nd period to beat Blackhawks

  Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak. Braden Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals, who were 0-4-1 since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25. Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, which led 2-0...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps score 3 goals late in 2nd to beat Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson, and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak. Braden Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals, who were 0-4-1 since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25. Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, which...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames-Capitals Preview

Since winning at Calgary more than a week ago, the Washington Capitals have yet to post another victory, drawing the ire of coach Barry Trotz. The Capitals will try to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat Tuesday night against a Flames club looking to extend its success on the road. Washington (4-5-2) held Calgary to 21 shots and got two goals from Joel Ward in a 3-1 victory Oct. 25...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals-Canucks Preview

With star Alex Ovechkin mired in a minor scoring drought, new fourth-liner Joel Ward provided a spark to wake the Washington Capitals' slumbering offense. That certainly doesn't bode well for the Vancouver Canucks, who have been having a tough time keeping the puck out of their own net. As the Canucks look to avoid a fourth loss in five games, the Capitals will have to overcome nearly...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps End Road Trip in Vancouver

Braden Holtby had an impressive outing against Calgary. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals (4-1-2, 10 pts) defeated the Calgary Flames (5-4-1, 11 pts) Saturday night to avoid losing two games in a row to start off their Canadian road trip. The two goal scorers in this one for the Caps were Joel Ward who had […]
Via Capitals Outsider
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ward scores 2, lifts Caps to 3-1 win over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Joel Ward scored twice - including the game-winner - to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Ward's second of the night 5:31 into the second period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Capitals a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The goal was set up by rookie Michael Latta, who carried the puck in deep before centering...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals week in review, Week Two (2-0-1; 3-0-2)

Photo cred: San Jose Sharks vs. Washington Capitals (L, 6-5 SO) A key for the Capitals to win this game was to have a quick start. Unfortunately, the Caps didn’t do that. In the first 10 minutes of the first period, Braden Holtby let in 3 goals on 7 shots. After the third goal, Barry Trotz had seen enough and pulled Holtby for back-up goalies Justin Peters. Peters...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps down Panthers 2-1 in Shoot

The  Washington Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers in a Shootout by the score of 2-1.  The win improved the Caps to 3-0-2 and keeps them as the only team in the Metro Division without a regulation loss.  The win also moved the Caps into a tie for first place in the division, tied with the. New York Islanders. Jason Chimera scored the lone Caps’ regulation marker with his...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Player Ratings

League leaders Chelsea came to Selhurst Park attempting to keep their lead at the top of the Premier League at 5 points. Having suffered a defeat there last season, Chelsea made sure they were better equipped for Crystal Palace’s pressure. They emerged victorious 2-1, with goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas. Frazier Campbell replied late on with a goal from Wilfried Zaha’s ball...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Hope Stays Hot vs. Panthers

Joel Ward was one of the goal scorers on Thursday. (Caps Outsider) Your Washington Capitals (2-0-2, 6pts) won their second game of the 2014-2015 season Thursday night against the previously unbeaten New Jersey Devils (3-1-0, 6pts) in a convincing 6-2 fashion. As the offense clicked on all cylinders all four lines contributed in this one, as the […]
Via Capitals Outsider
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin scores early as Capitals deal Devils first loss of season

  Alex Ovechkin scored in his third straight game, Braden Holtby made 26 saves and the Washington Capitals beat New Jersey 6-2 on Thursday night, handing the Devils their first loss. Marcus Johansson scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period for the Capitals (2-0-2). Chris Brown, Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward and Andre Burakovsky also scored for Washington, and Troy Brouwer...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils Goalie Cory Schneider Scores a “Butt Goal” On Himself

It’s not nearly as funny as the Butt Fumble, but this Butt Goal is pretty amusing. Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward missed the net with a shot, but the puck caromed off the boards right in front. It went off New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider’s foot and as he sat down to keep the […] The post Devils Goalie Cory Schneider Scores a “Butt Goal” On Himself appeared...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Joel Ward scores with an assist from the goalie’s backside

In hockey sometimes it’s just how the puck bounces. New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider found that out the hard way when he lost sight of the puck on a dump off from Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward and well, see for yourself: Ward will kindly take the credit for the goal. But he has to tip his hat to the assist from the Verizon Center’s boards and Schneider. That...
Via KCM Sports
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea-Crystal Palace Preview

Chelsea will be looking to avenge last season's shock defeat at Crystal Palace as they return to Premier League action in Saturday's match at Selhurst Park. Palace beat Chelsea 1-0 at home last March, with John Terry scoring an own goal early in the second half. The result seriously dented the west London side's title challenge. The Blues (6-1-0) are the only unbeaten side left in...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

If a recap fell in the forest…Bruins LOSE (badly)!

I was actually in the airport the other day when Pez asked whether I was able to write this recap.  I, like the Bruins, was on my way home from the **** show that had transpired at the Joe on Thursday night.  Jokingly (or at least I thought at the time), I said if the B’s played like they did against the Wings, all I’d have to do is post a single picture of hot garbage.  After...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Third Lines Among Focal Points In Bruins-Capitals Showdown (Video)

When you think of the Washington Capitals, one player usually comes to mind — Alexander Ovechkin. The superstar undoubtedly will be the main focus for the Boston Bruins as they welcome the Capitals to town Saturday night, but he’s not the only player who should be accounted for. In his breakdown of the game’s “focal points,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe identifies the matchup between Washington...
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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