Monthly Archives: December 2011

One Last Comeback for 2011: Caps 4 / Blue Jackets 2

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Size, of Body and Heart, Matters — Especially in 2012

Instructive moment: Rangers’ captain Ryan Callahan, made captain at so tender an age partly out of his affinity for playing December hockey games like they’re game 7s in May, blocked a John Carlson slapshot at the point the other night, … Continue reading

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Ovi Rattles the Sabre: Washington 3 / Buffalo 1

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A Committed Effort Downs A Rival

In the new league alignment, the Washington Capitals will be facing the New York Rangers six times in the 2012-13 regular season.

Based on tonight’s performance, the Caps will be just fine with that. Continue reading

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Caps Enjoy 24/7 Cameras, Win Game: Caps 4 / Rags 1

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays, and a new year filled with good friends and good times. Continue reading

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Karl Alzner: Capitals’ Steal of the Summer?

The signing of Tomas Vokoun at $1.5 million was supposed to be the steal of the summer for the Washington Capitals. But it’s the much younger Karl Alzner’s two-year contract at only $2.57 million this summer that looks like it’s … Continue reading

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K1K: What 1,000 Games Will Teach You

Sometimes, as a young reporter, it’s best to keep my mouth shut around the rink and just observe or listen (probably not often enough, I’m sure some players would say). You get a first-rate education in hockey if you pay attention. But the Capitals have made their bread and butter over the last several years as a young team, and occasionally you realize the players are learning right along with you.

That’s why Mike Knuble is so invaluable to this franchise. He’s the prototypical classy veteran, always demonstrating a mature respect for the game. Continue reading

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The Young Guns Win It For The Old Man’s 1000th: Caps 4 / Preds 1

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Neuvirth Grounds Jets: Caps 1 / Jets 0

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