Category Archives: Mathieu Perreault

A Praiseworthy Triumvirate

What looked like a cool-headed decision by Matt Hendricks in the first period might well have been the reason the Capitals eked out their seventh straight win Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Late in the first period, Tampa’s … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Rebuild

“Who’s putting the puck in the net?” in D.C. next season, Greg Wyshynski wonders, while digesting the news of Alexander Semin signing with Carolina. I wonder too. Let us hope that the captain shows up in shape this fall. Or: … Continue reading

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Matty Perreault vs. the Big, Bold Boston Bruins

The Capital who torched the Boston Bruins most this year offensively was … Mathieu Perreault? Be honest. If you had to guess the team you thought an undersized NHLer not named Martin St. Louis would get a hat trick against, … Continue reading

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OFB: Three Stars, How Far Perreault Has Come, and Cody Eakin Talks About Shaun White

In honor of Mathieu Perreault’s hat trick Tuesday against the Boston Bruins, we wanted to take a quick trip down memory lane. Here is an excerpt from an OFB post that introduced what we called the “Matty Diaries,” where Perreault … Continue reading

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Hats Off to Matty: Caps 5 / Bruins 3

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The Club That’s Needed Has Been Built

The sort of Capitals club I’d want to see contest an NHL postseason would be able to roll four lines almost interchangeably, impact achieved rather uniformly among them, and cumulatively, deliver an impact that wears down a quality opponent the … Continue reading

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By and Large, by Design, a Training Camp of Tranquility

The best part of the Capitals’ preseason has arrived — its conclusion. They survived a slate of seven exhibition games largely unscathed; no front-line performers ought to be missing from Saturday’s opening night here against Carolina. For a team not … Continue reading

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The Final Note on Caps’ 2011 Preseason

Sunday night was the Capitals’ last preseason game before their home opener Saturday against Carolina, and the Caps managed a 4-1 win against a Chicago roster that left off several of the Blackhawks’ best players. Some notes on the final … Continue reading

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Fresh Imagery from a Great Old Barn

On every visit to Hersheypark Arena, as more and more evidence of its physical decline confronts me, I find myself compelled to snap stills of its architectural charm for posterity. I don’t know how much longer we’ll have it. I … Continue reading

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Two Young Centers, Two Stories of Struggle with Consistency

The Washington Capitals’ Marcus Johansson and Mathieu Perreault are in a unique situation. Despite coming from completely different backgrounds and being in two totally different places in their careers, both are faced with the exact same problem, proving they are worthy of the second line center job.
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