Category Archives: Karl Alzner

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

Posted in Alexander Semin, Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

A Statement Win?

Remember when third periods late in the Boudreau era were hold-on-for-dear-life and cover-your-eyes stanzas? Suddenly, under Coach Hunter, they are statement frames for the Caps. Production, derived from patience, slow but steady absorption of a radically new system, and increasing … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Points, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Dale Hunter, Karl Alzner, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

Facing Pittsburgh: Familiar Intensity, Different Outcome

It felt like a game against Pittsburgh—except for the ending. The Capitals brought whatever their A game is right now to the ice Thursday against the Pens, but despite holding both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin pointless, the Capitals finished … Continue reading

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Tallying the Warning Signs, It’s Time

This morning, we could look back on November 1 and Ovi’s outburst and deem it a moment of contempt . . . a mutinous moment, in fact. Continue reading

Posted in Alan May, Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dan Daly, Karl Alzner, Morning cup-a-joe, Washington Times | 18 Comments

Caps’ Disjointed Effort Leads to 6-3 Rangers’ Victory

It’s a weird night at the Verizon Center when Alexander Semin finishes with more ice time than Alex Ovechkin. True, it was only by 47 seconds, and since Ovechkin finished with 21 shifts and Semin only 19, it looks more … Continue reading

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A Bad Matchup Indeed — for New York

This Rangers club was supposed to be a bad matchup for these Capitals. Big up front, racsally around the net, opportunistic offensively, a good defensive club backstopped by a premiere netminder. Turns out, the Capitals are a very bad matchup … Continue reading

Posted in Dennis Wideman, Eastern Conference, Jason Arnott, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Washington Capitals | 11 Comments

Snowed Out from a Sour Message

Funny story: about two weeks ago I got a fresh request to appear on 106.7 the Fan’s ‘Overtime‘ evening program, but I fielded the request while in one of the few Bethesda, Md., commercial properties with power that night (a … Continue reading

Posted in 106.7 the Fan, Atlanta Thrashers, Bruce Boudreau, Danny Rouhier, George McPhee, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, National Hockey League, OFB, Radio, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

A Goal Recession Still at Verizon Center

It’s still an odd sensation to walk out of Verizon Center without one Capital finding the back of the net. When a team loses a game 1-0 in overtime like Washington did Tuesday to Tampa Bay and its new goalie … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, Eastern Conference, Karl Alzner, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Lightning | 4 Comments

A Sunday Skate Outdoors with the Pros

How about receiving an early Christmas card? Thanks to the Washington Capitals, we have some very seasonal images from a skate at the Sculpture Gardens Ice Rink at the National Gallery of Art that a band of Caps took earlier … Continue reading

Posted in John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Outdoor hockey, Sculpture Gardens Ice Rink, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town, Winter Classic 2011 | 3 Comments

Sunday’s Skate at the Sculpture Garden

If you don’t have plans for Sunday, you may want to head downtown for a fun event with the Caps.

Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Marcus Johansson along with assistant coach Dean Evason and Caps mascot Slapshot will skate at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink for Community Day on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is an opportunity for the players to skate outdoors less than one month before the 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

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