2011 Ice Pack Hockey League Charity Golf Tournament

Hey Caps fans! This is Kim Hendricks, wife of Caps forward Matt Hendricks. Rock the Red has graciously allowed me to use the blog to post about a great event both Matt and I are excited to be part of. Over the past year we have both been honored to help out a great organization […]


Brooks Laich Likes T-shirt Contest

  [Ed. Update – Congratulations to Kathi Weidman – winner of our “everybody likes Laich” t shirt contest!! Kathi – shoot us an email at and we’ll hook you up with your sweet, sweet shirt!] You know that part at the end of “The Social Network” where Zuckerberg and my wife’s boyfriend that dude […]


Pauly D and Ovechkin Caption Contest Winner

  We have a winner! By means of exhaustive polling and sophisticated survey methodology that pushed us right through the Friday deadline and into the weekend*, the crew at has finally identified a winner for the Pauly D and Ovehckin Caption Contest!! Honorable Mention: “Look, Ovi has Snooki’s IQ on his shirt!” by PACapsFan […]


Pauly D and Ovechkin Caption Contest

  Pauly D, of MTV’s Jersey Shore fame, is not, apparently, a Devil’s fan. I know who Pauly D is, by the way, because my wife (like most of the civilized world) tunes in each week to watch Mr. Blow-out and the rest of the GTL crew make asses of themselves on the boardwalk in […]

Gary Lawless haiku contest winner!

Had the entire RTR crew not gotten stuck at Home Depot last night in line for snow shovels, we’d have announced the Gary Lawless Haiku Contest winner during the game, like we said we would. But does our lack of punctuality make free t-shirts any less awesome? (Didn’t think so)   With a nepotistic stick […]


Pregame #40: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 Winter Classic

Washington Capitals (22-12-5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (25-11-3)Heinz FieldTime: 8:00 PM ESTWeather Forecast: National Weather Service TV: NBC & CBCRadio: XM, 1500AM, 820AM Viewing Party: Union Jack’s at the Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, VAPrevious Games:Dec 23, 2010 PIT@WSH 2-3 SOLGames Remaining: Feb 6, 2011 PIT@WSH 12:30 PM ET Feb 21, 2011 WSH@PIT 7:30 PM ET […]

Rivarly under the microscope: Bears vs Penguins

Perhaps one of the best ways to measure your hockey team is via their performance against a division rival. For the Bears, that would be the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins. They’re close in proximity (really only about a 2 hour drive along Route 81), the hatred runs beyond the AHL (look at their parent clubs), […]

Bloguin Rookie of the Year

So the votes have been counted, and we’re thrilled to announce that has been crowned Rookie of the Year 2010 on the Bloguin Network. There are some amazing blogs on Bloguin, so we accept this award humbly. We’ve gotten a lot out of our move under the protective and encouraging Bloguin umbrella, and we’re […]

2010 Bloguin Awards

The nominations have just been released for the 2010 Bloguin Awards, and the crew here at were humbled to find ourselves nominated TWICE, for Best Hockey Blog, and Rookie of the Year (it’s our first time around the dancefloor at this particular dance). It’s just an honor to be nominated. But it’d be even […]

Capitals 7 Devils 2, and it was nice.

“I gave it to him, and it was nice”. Tomas Fleischmann, on his assist to the deceptively speedy Jason Chimera in the second period, giving the Caps the lead for the first time, and opening the offensive floodgates on their way to a 9th straight home opener win. Your Washington Capitals welcomed the New Jersey […]


Chris Bourque Caption Contest Winner

We decided to let the fan vote decide the last Caption Contest, so as promised, here are the winners… 2nd runner up: Michael “ubiquitously named” Smith “Bruce, if this picture ends up on as one of those stinkin’ “Caption this photo” gags, I’m totally going to Russia” 1st runner up: Haricot “see what I […]


Washington vs Pittsburgh in the 2011 Winter Classic

We’ve been talking for some time about rumors that the Washington Capitals would be a participant in next year’s Winter Classic…and those rumors have been confirmed. Merry Christmas to all! Unfortunately, you won’t be able to Rock The Red in the Washington area, as the game will be held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The […]


Keep the brooms out: Washington Capitals 5, Atlanta Thrashers 2

  With the Washington Capitals having clinched their playoff spot 40 games ago, and the Atlanta Thrashers mathematically eliminated from a post-season appearance earlier this week, there wasn’t much at stake from a wins/losses perspective for these two teams…and both teams played that way for most of the first two periods. Sloppy play in the […]

Caps bring out the brooms for the Panthers

The Capitals went into Bank Alamo Center 6-2 on the year without Alex Ovechkin (including 3-0 against the Panthers), and improved to 7-2 without #8 as they cakewalked their way to a 7-3 win against a Florida team that’s watching an unlikely playoff appearance getting less and less likely. Having just wrapped up the SouthEast […]


Caps get back on track against the Sabres

Ah….Caps hockey. For those of us who’d started experiencing withdrawal symptoms as the Olympic break lingered, today was like a warm bathtub of methadone (whatever that is). Washington got back on the ice tonight (after the longest break ever) taking on the Sabres and a warmly welcomed Ryan Miller, coming off an Olympic performance in […]