Wednesday, 30 January 2013

If Hockey Were A 40 Minute Game: Caps Lose 3-2 in Ottawa

After a big win on Sunday against the Sabres, the Capitals looked to keep it going last night in Ottawa.  The Senators came into the game with a 3-1-1 record including wins over Winnipeg and Florida (twice) and losses to Tampa and Pittsburgh (shootout).  The goalie matchup posed to be a good one with Michal Neuvirth coming off his (and the Caps) first win of the season and Craig Anderson playing solid hockey between the pipes for Ottawa.

Neuvirth vs. Anderson

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Keep The Good Times Rolling

Although the Ottawa Senators may look better than the Capitals tonight in their retro uniforms and they have the advantage of the home crowd, the Caps must build off their 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at the Phone Booth.

Since taking over for Braden Holtby, Michael Neuvirth has been playing great. His 2.92 GAA and his .889 Save Percentage has been a huge reason the Capitals were able to grab a point from a then undefeated New Jersey Devils on the road and a big two points at home against the Sabres on Sunday.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Caps Lose 4-1 to Habs, Still Pointless Three Games In

The Caps look for answers. Photo Credit: ESPN

So, the Caps lost for the third time in a row, this time to the Montreal Canadiens. It wasn't a performance to shout about, either. As a consequence, the Caps are now in the basement of the standings, fairly worrying considering the playoffs are only four months away. Here's a terrifying stat - in the last shortened season, no team with a three game losing streak failed to even MAKE the playoffs. More below:

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Washington Capitals vs Les Habitants

Its been a rough start to the shortened season so far for the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have been outscored 10-5 thus far and the penalty kill is, well, horrendous as they have only killed 7 of 12 penalties on the season so far, albeit, only 2 games in.

Let us not panic, Capitals faithful, as this ship can be turned in the right direction with a much needed win at home.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Home Opener Heartbreak: Caps lose to Jets 4-2

The title says it all. The Capitals lost to Jets 4-2 in their season home opener at the Verizon Center last night.  Besides the first 10 minutes of the first period, it was really hard game to watch. But before I get too in depth with my analysis, let me break down the game.

Basically how the game went

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Preview: Caps Face the Jets in Season Opener!

Photo Credit : Washington Post
For the first time since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals of 2012 against the New York Rangers, the Washington Capitals will play hockey at their home, the Verizon Center. Their opponents - the Winnipeg Jets:

Friday, 18 January 2013


Photo credit: Washington Post
After an agonising (British spelling, deal with it) season shortening lockout, the Washington Capitals will finally face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first game of the NHL season tomorrow night - it's about time. With just a 48 game regular season, there will be more riding on every game - a shootout loss could spell the end of a team's playoff hopes.

But how will the 48 game season affect the Caps? I'll do my best to dissect all the factors involved:

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Washington Capitals Finalise Roster - A Look at the 2012-13 Depth Chart and Opening Night Roster

Photo Credit: RMNB
The Washington Capitals have today reassigned 2012 first-round pick Tom Wilson to the OHL's Plymouth Whalers. A day after sending defenseman Cameron Schilling to the Hershey Bears of the AHL, the Caps have seemingly finalised their 23-man opening night roster.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Eric Fehr Returns To The Capitals!

Fehr back in the good old days...

As was reported earlier this week, the Caps have gone ahead and signed right wing Eric Fehr to a one year, $600,000 contract.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

It's over. Here's some funny gifs!

He just found out the lockout finished

Ladies and Gentlemen, the NHL lockout has finished. Four months after the season was due to start, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to a deal. Details are sketchy, but from what we understand the NHL will resume soon.
Now we have all this to look forward to: (allow them a minute to load)