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Brads in the Saddle Again: Capitals 4, Sabres 2 (11/17/10)

In a span of 48-seconds the Washington Capitals went from enjoying a 3-0 lead over the visiting Buffalo Sabres to fighting to keep a 3-2 lead. The Caps found the score sheet just over the halfway mark of first period on a 5-on-3 power play feed from Alex Semin to Nicklas Backstrom and added a […]

RIP: The Capstronaut

It is with a heavy heart today that we unveil the demise of one of the Washington Capitals’ fans: The Capstronaut. We learned today that the middle-aged fan who managed to keep his identity a secret while racking up dinner invites from Ted Leonsis and interviews with Washingtonian and Dan Steinberg’s DC Sports Bog will […]

Pick a Defenseman

Ok Caps fans, lets play a game. I’ll give you the statistics for five defensemen and you tell me which one you’d like on your team. Ready? PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM TOI/G ES TOI/G SH TOI/G PP TOI/G HITS BkS GvA TkA 2010-2011 SALARY A 18 2 3 5 3 26 16:14 […]

Pregame #19: Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres (11/17/10)

Washington Capitals (13-4-1) at Buffalo Sabres (7-9-3) Verizon Center Time: 7:00 pmTV: Comcast SportsNet PLUS (Game On!)  Click here for the CSN Plus Channel Finder Radio: 820AM, 1500AM and XM Previous Games: Nov 13, 2010 BUF@WSH 2-3 L (OT) Games Remaining: Feb 20, 2011  WSH@BUF, 3:00 PM ET Apr 2, 2011 BUF@WSH, 7:00 PM ET Familiar […]

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Three for Three: Washington Capitals Games 16-18

While it wasn’t the greatest of three game sets for the Caps, one thing remained constant: the Caps still haven’t gone under .500 in any Three for Three stretch so far this season. Winning two out of every three games over the course of a season would give you 54 wins (and in the playoffs, […]

Where Are They Now?: Nolan Yonkman

Since the Washington Capitals blew up their roster just a few years ago in 2003-04, a staggering number of players have donned a Caps jersey in our nation’s capital.  It is easy to forget all of the names and faces, especially since so many of them played so few games, but I thought it might […]

NHL All-Stars: Vote Early and Often

It is time to show your Capitals pride by voting for your favorite players at Vote.NHL.com. Ensure the Capitals, the best team in the NHL, are well represented at the 2011 All-Star game in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green currently grace the ballot, and the top 6 vote getters will become […]

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Big John Hammers One Home: Capitals 6, Thrashers 4

In his 200th game as a Capital, John Erskine scored the game-winning goal with less than 7 minutes to go in the third period to give the Caps their 7th win in their last 8 games.  The goal gave the Capitals a 5-4 lead after they blew an early lead.  Erskine has been on a […]

Pregame #18: Washington Capitals vs. Atlanta Thrashers (11/14/10)

Washington Capitals (12-4-1) vs. Atlanta Thrashers (7-7-3)Verizon CenterTime: 5:00 pmTV: Comcast SportsNet (Game On!), SPSORadio: 820AM, 1500AM and XMPrevious Games: October 8th, 2010 Thrashers 4 – Capitals 3 October 23rd, 2010 Capitals 4, Thrashers 3 (OT)Games Remaining:Nov 19, 2010  WSH@ATL    7:30 PM ETDec  4, 2010  ATL@WSH    7:00 PM ETJan 26, 2011  WSH@ATL    7:00 PM ETFamiliar Faces […]

Death By The Blade: Sabres 3, Capitals 2 (OT) (11/13/10)

The Washington Capitals blew a first period lead and a golden opportunity to take advantage of a rusty Ryan Miller in net and a disorganized Sabres team in front of him.  Instead, they gave the game away in the second period and it took a major line shuffle from Coach Bruce Boudreau to even get the […]

Pregame #17: Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres (11/13/10)

Washington Capitals (12-4-0) at Buffalo Sabres (5-9-3)HSBC ArenaTime: 7:00 pmTV: Comcast SportsNet, MSG-BRadio: 820AM, 1500AM and XMPrevious Games: (none)Games Remaining:Nov 17, 2010 BUF@WSH, 7:00 PM ETFeb 20, 2011  WSH@BUF, 3:00 PM ETApr 2, 2011 BUF@WSH, 7:00 PM ETFamiliar Faces of Former Capitals:Shaone Morrisonn (2004-2010)Mike Grier (2002-2004)The Enemy:Top ShelfDie By The Blade The Capitals visit Buffalo for […]

On Alex Semin’s Contract Year

As the Washington Capitals experienced the heartbreak of an early exit during last seasons’ Stanley Cup playoff push, fans looked everywhere for rationale to explain the upset. Slated just above cries for Bruce Boudreau‘s head and suspicion of perennial bad luck were the fingers pointing at a power play that lead the league during the […]

Semin-Stational: Capitals 6, Lightning 3 (11/11/10)

On a night when Steven Stamkos and Alex Ovechkin facing off was expected to be the title bout, it was Alex Semin who stole the spotlight while notching his fifth career hat trick to push the Caps’ win streak to six games. Teddy Purcell started the scoring for the Bolts on a pass from Sean […]

Pregame #16: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning (11/11/10)

Washington Capitals (11-4-0) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (8-4-2) Verizon Center Time: 7:00 pm TV: Comcast SportsNet, NHLN-US, SUN Radio: 820AM, 1500AM and XM Previous Games: (none) Games Remaining:Nov 26, 2010 TB@WSH  5:00 PM ET Jan 4, 2011  TB@WSH  7:00 PM ET Jan 12, 2011 WSH@TB  7:30 PM ET Feb 4, 2011  WSH@TB  7:30 PM ET […]

Changes to the 2011 NHL All Star Game & My Fantasy Draft

By now I’m sure everyone has heard that the 2011 NHL All Star game will now feature a “fantasy draft” format, where Captains from each squad will select their teammates playground-style at the start of the weekend. Personally, I think it’s great that a sporting league understands that the All Star game is an exhibition […]

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