Category Archives: Brent Johnson

Two Points from a Playoff Atmosphere: Caps 6 / Pens 3

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Goaltending 3.0: Brett Leonhardt’s Ongoing Development as a Goaltender

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Capitals’ website production specialist Brett Leonhardt signing an amateur tryout contract,┬ádonning goalie pads and dressing in a Caps’ sweater, and taking warmups and briefly serving as a backup goalie for a regular┬áseason NHL … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Johnson, Brett Leonhardt, Jose Theodore, Michal Neuvirth, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

A Statement Game in a Two-Team Division Race

The Caps and ‘Canes entered Wednesday night tied for first in the Southeast with 18 points. It’s rare that you’d ever identify a November game as a “big” one, but with conventional wisdom suggesting that the Southeast champion likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brent Johnson, Carolina Hurricanes, Jose Theodore, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Johnny on the Spot

Johnny’s on the spot . . . the #3 spot: The NHL has named Brent Johnson the NHL’s Third Star of the Week. Catch Johnson on the air Tuesday afternoon: 1:20 p.m.: “NHL Live” on XM Radio/NHL Network 3:40 p.m.: … Continue reading

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A One-Time No. 3 in Net Now Looks Like a No. 1

It is terrific news that this morning the Capitals’ starting goaltender boasts a .929 save percentage and a 2.12 goals-against, both statistics good enough for 6th-best in their respective categories in the entire league. You would think your team could … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Johnson, Calgary Flames, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

BJ Makes Strong Case for #1; Caps 3 – Rags 1

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Posted in 2 Points, Brent Johnson, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals | 12 Comments

Now That’s Vanquishing a Hated Foe

Musings from an unexpectedly madhouse rink in Chinatown: A season-altering triumph? It sure had that feeling in the immediate aftermath of a cardiac comeback against the ‘Canes. The Caps were three minutes shy of starting off an important homestand with … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brent Johnson, Carolina Hurricanes, IIHF, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Sergei Fedorov, Southeast Division, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals, World Championships | 18 Comments

Three-Game Themes After an Opening Weekend of Play

Three games in an 82-game season plus weeks or months of postseason amount to little more than a single frame in a two-hour drama reel, and yet I looked to Columbus weekend 2008 as an opportunity to survey for some … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brent Johnson, Bruce Boudreau, Michael Nylander, Morning cup-a-joe, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 14 Comments

So . . . About That Goaltending

I wasn’t the most popular fella in these parts when, in the middle of summer, I offered the opinion that losing out on Cristobal Huet and settling for Jose Theodore didn’t exactly inspire dreams of circling around Verizon Center ice … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Johnson, Comcast SportsNet, Joe Beninati, Jose Theodore, Morning cup-a-joe, Olaf Kolzig, TV, Washington Capitals | 32 Comments

Opening Night Roster Set

The Washington Capitals announced that Karl Alzner and Chris Bourque have been assigned to the Hershey Bears. Quintin Laing was placed on waivers and, if cleared, will report to Hershey. 2008 Washington Capitals Opening Night Roster FORWARDS   #   Player Ht. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Boyd Gordon, Brent Johnson, Brooks Laich, Chris Bourque, Chris Clark, Dave Steckel, Donald Brashear, Eric Fehr, John Erskine, Jose Theodore, Karl Alzner, Matt Bradley, Michael Nylander, Mike Green, Milan Jurcina, Nicklas Backstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Tom Poti, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals | 17 Comments