Category Archives: Knee-Jerk

Knee-Jerks & Notes – Tampa Bay, 11/10

It’s been a while since we had some good ol’ Knee Jerks for a game, and between pucksandbooks and myself, we should be able to get at least one nugget of interest out there.  Or not. Big crowd tonight, both … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks & Notes: Caps-Thrash, 3/14

I’m trying to remember the last Capitals’ game that had Alexander Ovechkin skate sub-20 minutes. He didn’t even hit 18 minutes. He went for 17:40 Friday night. It wasn’t that he failed to perform to Bruce Boudreau’s standards; rather, the … Continue reading


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Knee-jerks: vs. New Jersey Devils, 2/24/08

For a team like the Caps, who have a history of turning any opposing goaltender into a Vezina candidate for a night, it’s almost a nice change to be done in by the genuine article. All-Everything goaltender Martin Brodeur stood … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks & Notes: Caps-Habs, 1/31

The Caps met Montreal for the second time in three nights. Given that the early headline on was “Habs Go for Home-and-Home Sweep,” the Caps had something to prove Thursday night. They also were seeking to avoid consecutive losses … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks & Notes: New Years Fun Indoors and Out

We followed two big games on Tuesday. Outdoors: NBC opened its broadcast with Peter Gabriel’s instrumental “It Is Accomplished” from the Passion soundtrack–an excellent choice on many levels. Then the network returned to predictable form with Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice.” … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks @ Ottawa – 12/29/07

The Caps need to play more games in the Province of Ontario, eh? A crazy affair where both goaltenders took it on the chin. Great steal and stuff by Semin on the first goal of the game. Getting ahead in … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks @ N.Y. Islanders, 12/22/07

Ah, the holiday break sets in, and so does the confusion in the Caps’ defensive zone. In what was as entertaining as watching strangers play Risk, the Isles and the Caps duked it out on in New York. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Knee-Jerks & Notes: Caps-Habs, 12/20

Bonjour, mes amis! Tonight’s knee-jerks come to you from the dynamic blogging duo of DC Sports Chick and Gustafsson. After seeing the vintage Canadiens in Tuesday’s screening of “The Rocket,” we were looking forward to watching the Bleu, Blanc, et … Continue reading

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Uniform Systems, We Hardly Knew Ya: Knee-jerks & Notes, Caps-Slugs, 12/14

Friday 6:05 p.m.: This evening at Verizon Center I’m thinking about the lovers of apple pie. Of the men who take their pleadings for the hands of the women they love first to the fathers, for permission. Of citizens who … Continue reading

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Knee-jerks & Notes: Caps-Rags, 12/12

Out at Kettler Capitals this past July during Rookie Camp, Tim Leone of the Patriot News pressed the case for Nicklas Backstrom spending his first year getting acclimated in North America under Bruce Boudreau. Wednesday’s Washington Post Express profiled Backstrom … Continue reading

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