Monthly Archives: January 2013

What Joel Ward Says Changed About His Game

Joel Ward, who finished Sunday’s game with a goal and an assist and leads the Capitals in goals this season, talked about what’s changed, if anything, from his game last year: “Once your linemates kind of have a good trust … Continue reading

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Finally! – Caps 3 / Sabres 2

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Making Your Own Luck

With 17:44 left in the second period Thursday, it was about to get ugly. To the Capitals’ credit, the team had already killed off a penalty they suffered in the opening minute of the game. The patterns—at least from the … Continue reading

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No Denial, It’s Pass or Fail, and the Caps Are Realizing It

For a moment, the puck just sat there by the Washington Capitals bench. It shouldn’t have—those were precious seconds wasted as the Capitals executed a personnel change, and Mike Green, caught with the puck near Winnipeg’s blueline thanks to his … Continue reading

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The Blind Spot

In hockey, net traffic and screens can be your best friend or worst enemy. Washington learned that the hard way Saturday in the 3-6 loss to Tampa. Traffic certainly didn’t account for all of Tampa’s scoring, but it appeared to … Continue reading

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Inauguration Refugee: Long Weekending in Very Frozen America, for Coveted Hamstring Soreness

Over an extra long holiday weekend I watched a little bit of the start of the abbreviated NHL season, but mostly I spent it outside, in multiple layers, chasing pucks in the sumptuously crisp and frigid air of southern Maine. … Continue reading

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Bookending the Top 10 Goals Between Lockouts

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