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Woodward: Tampa Bay Lightning Offseason Forecast – Part 2

On the heels of this past weekend’s 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning roster remains exactly the same as it was when the season concluded two weeks ago. With all thirty of the league’s general managers in the same building at the same time, the draft is typically one of the busiest transaction days on the NHL calendar. ANAHEIM, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Mark Barberio ...
Via Lightning Shout
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 1st, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, The NHL, and Erreything else.  In honor of the first day of free agency, It’s more fun than taking Steve Martin’s advice on becoming a millionaire: Step One- Get a million dollars Step Two- Never pay taxes THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS The Penguins have a few roster spots to fill for free agency.  Here is a short...
Via The Pensblog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes free agency preview: Much work to be done

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- In judging the Coyotes' moves over the last four months, it would be prudent to follow general manager Don Maloney's advice.  It's the long view that matters, not the immediate view. A few examples: Short view: The Coyotes dumped Antoine Vermette at the trade deadline when they were already deficient at the center position. Long view: They got a defenseman (Klas...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Forward Focus: Who Should Colorado Pursue?

  The NHL’s off-season moves at a breakneck pace with the Stanley Cup being awarded one week, the NHL Draft happening the next, and then free agency setting teams up for next season the week after that. With Chicago having won yet another Stanley Cup and the NHL Draft completed last weekend, it means it’s time for free agency to start. As the Colorado Avalanche approach free...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps ink Jay Beagle to a three-year deal

The Washington Capitals have locked up one of their key un-restricted free agents, C Jay Beagle, to a three-year contract extension.  The deal is worth $5.25 million and includes an average of $1.75 million per season. The Caps have three additional key unrestricted free agents: defenseman Mike Green, froward Eric Fehr, and forward Joel Ward.  However, it does not appear any...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/26/15

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is today, but if you forgot to mark it on your calendars, I won’t fault you. That’s because, for the first time since the 2007 draft, the Islanders don’t have a single draft pick until the third round. At this time last season, the Islanders picked Michael Dal Colle with the fifth-overall pick – the sixth time in the last seven seasons the New York...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Roundtable: Trading Ryan O’Reilly

  We put it off about as long as we could justify but with Elliotte Friedman’s report yesterday that the Colorado Avalanche are listening to offers for Ryan O’Reilly, it’s time to talk about the merits of trading the star center. While everyone on the BSN Avalanche staff agrees that re-signing O’Reilly is the best outcome, the question of what he’s really worth inevitably...
Via BSN Denver
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2015  |  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...
Via Goon's World
May 09, 2015  |  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...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via KCM Sports
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Braden Holtby Shuts Out Rangers, Washington Capitals Take 2-1 Series Lead

New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) reaches over Washington Capitals right wing Joel Ward (42) as goalie Braden Holtby (70) blocks the shot during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
May 05, 2015  |  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
May 03, 2015  |  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...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 02, 2015  |  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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 01, 2015  |  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
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Last Second Buzzer Beater

The second round of the NHL playoffs kicked off on Thursday night with the first match-up between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. After the Capitals got on the board in the first period with a laser beam of a shot from Alex Ovechkin, the score remained tied until late in the third period. New York’s Jesper Fast would tip in a Kevin Hayes shot to tie the game with...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 01, 2015  |  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.
Via Bob's Blitz
May 01, 2015  |  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...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 01, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2015  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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