Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tuesday’s Recap: Capitals Learning How to Set the Game Tone

They’ve been through some growing pains in the last five games, but there’s no doubt the undefeated Capitals are going in the right direction. Out of their 5 wins this season, the 3-0 shutout of the Florida Panthers Tuesday was … Continue reading

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Vokeswagon Runs Over Cats: Caps 3 / Panthers 0

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Getting to Know More About Dennis Wideman

Caps fans know the team-related basics about defenseman Dennis Wideman: he joined the franchise around last season’s trade deadline, he brings power play skills and general offensive talent to the blueline, he’s a former Florida Panther/Boston Bruin/St. Louis Blues player, … Continue reading

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Caps vs. Ottawa Recap: The Veteran, the Swedes, and Lady Gaga

Sometimes, you wonder if Mike Knuble really is 39. In Saturday’s game against Ottawa, for example, Knuble finished the game with two assists, but he also tied with Troy Brouwer for most hits (4) by a Capitals player in the … Continue reading

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Caps Conquer Canada’s Capital: Caps 2 / Sens 1

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How About a Little Audio Poetry?

Walton Bids Good Night in Western Pennsylvania

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Caps Win In Extra Time… Again: Caps 3 / Pens 2 OT

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Can the Capitals Replicate Last Year’s Penalty Kill Success?

There was one undeniable bright spot throughout the roller coaster that was the Washington Capitals’ season last year: the team’s penalty kill, which jumped from 25th the previous season to 2nd in the entire NHL in 2010-2011. Capitals’ Assistant Coach … Continue reading

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Book Review: “My First Goal”

It’s been described as an exhiliarating moment, or to some, the monkey off their backs. When a player scores his first goal in the NHL, it’s one that he remembers forever (except for Gordie Howe, apparently). Hockey writer Mike Brophy’s … Continue reading

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Chatter on the Caps’ Bench Is About Brouwer’s Skill

Troy Brouwer wasn’t the star of the Caps’ Monday night 6-5 shootout win against Tampa Bay. That went to his teammate Jason Chimera, who had two third-period goals. In fact, Brouwer couldn’t even claim the title of second or third … Continue reading

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