Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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A Night to Forget

For the Caps fans who stayed till the end of Tuesday’s 5-1 blowout loss and gave a standing ovation when their team finally scored late in the third, defenseman Karl Alzner noticed. And he appreciated it. “I noticed it right … Continue reading

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A Hockey Bar Is a Great Place To Meet a Hockey Legend

In Bugsy’s Sunday afternoon three Marines in their dress blues knew exactly who Dale Hunter was two tables over, and the coach knew exactly who they were. Coach Johnson, too, seated with his new boss, greeted the soldiers with warm … Continue reading

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Caps Stick Together in 4-2 Win Over Toronto

Having your teammate’s back is an accepted trait in hockey, and it was on full display last night during the Capitals’ 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. First, Jason Chimera got feisty after Luke Schenn landed a bone-rattling hit … Continue reading

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Wideman’s Hat Trick 2 Goals Helps Rake Leafs: Caps 4 / Maple Leafs 2

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