Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bigger Moment of Redemption?

Mistakes are so much easier to take when your team wins. The Caps’ 3-2 victory covered several flubs Monday night, but this caveat should be added: any time you beat this Rangers lineup in this series, you know you’ve worked … Continue reading

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Another Pack of Pucksters Makes Round 2 Picks

Dear Jim Iovino: Wise men publish elevated flattery directed at beautiful women. Kinda surprised we were the only ones going with Caps in seven in round one. But we’re even more surprised to see the overwhelming majority (all but one!) … Continue reading

Posted in Media, NBC, New media, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, OFB, TV, Washington Capitals, WRC | 1 Comment

Game Day: How the Capitals Approach Video Work

7 a.m., game day (regular season). Washington Capitals video coach Blaine Forsythe is already at the rink, on a day that will consist of at least four meetings for his team as they prep for the evening’s opponent. The team’s … Continue reading

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A Bottle, Bose, and Playoff Hockey

Here’s a picture from tonight’s Phoenix/Nashville game at Arena. Talk about feeding today’s youth some playoff hockey. How old were you when you attended your first playoff hockey game?  That child most likely has you beat at 3 months … Continue reading

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Well, that was … frustrating. Not sure what’s more embarrassing–that the Capitals couldn’t score on a two-man advantage or several power plays, or that the Rangers couldn’t manage to score with no one in net for the Caps during the … Continue reading

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A Rare Elation To Savor

This morning, we know no Curse. How often have we been able to say that? To what extent does victory like last night’s serve as lasting balm over the scabs and scars from so many springs, that have marred and maimed our … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, John Walton, Mike Vogel, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

Seventh Game Aftermath Red Rockin in New England

8 Arlington St., Portland, Maine, 10:55 p.m. Wednesday night — very much Bs country.

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Nightmare 4-on-3 Becomes Moment of Pride in Game 6

In all of the peaks and valleys of the Capitals’ loss Sunday to the Bruins, there’s one moment that will hopefully take Capitals fans a long time to forget: the 4-on-3 disadvantage that faced their team from the end of … Continue reading

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Keys for an Epic Game 7

Ted’s initial prediction was Bruins in 7. Mine was Caps in 7. Two months ago, we would have all been laughing at each other if we’d made such audacious predictions then. But we’re here, looking at a do-or-die game for … Continue reading

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Here’s Hoping

Mostly, I hope the Legend who selflessly and at no small personal sacrifice answered George McPhee’s plea back in autumn leaves the Chinatown rink this evening savoring unique triumph, as the bench leader of the crest for which he too … Continue reading

Posted in Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, Dale Hunter, John Walton, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Washington the would-be sports town | 5 Comments