Category Archives: Michal Neuvirth

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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Paroled by Playoff Puck

For me, Saturday afternoon and evening finally delivered long elusive fun at being a hockey fan in Washington, at the very end of the regular season. For me, fun with hockey is when the present and near future offer promise. … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby, Dale Hunter, Florida Panthers, George McPhee, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Much-needed realignment, playoff hockey, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

Hendricks et Neuvith répondent à l’appel: Caps 3 / Habs 0

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Neuvirth Grounds Jets: Caps 1 / Jets 0

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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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Referendum Hockey Is Here

We are going to learn a great deal about the DNA of the Washington Capitals over the next 36 hours. Immediately before them is an enormous if suddenly unexpected task: attempting to gain, on the road, viability in a series … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Bruce Boudreau, Calder Cup, Hershey Bears, Jason Arnott, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL playoffs, Nicklas Backstrom, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals, Washington the hockey town | 28 Comments

It’s Just the Second Round, but the Caps This Spring Are Standing Tall

There are eight teams left vying for hockey’s grand prize, and this morning, it’s interesting to reflect on the relative status of our Capitals. Put bluntly: have the Capitals ever looked quite as formidable and buzz-worthy relative to their remaining … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Bruce Boudreau, Dennis Wideman, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, NHL Network, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | 5 Comments

First-round Ruminations

This morning I’m thinking of David Poile, for this morning, the former Caps’ GM is savoring his first playoff series win since he arrived in Nashville to guide the expansion Predators in 1998, and his first postseason triumph since the … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Underwood (the First Lady of Pucks), Chicago Blackhawks, David Poile, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 9 Comments

Take 2 – Playoff Opening Video

Yes, we posted the playoff opening video the other day. The Caps just posted another view of the video giving a better look and feel of the arena. You have a camera on the arena to the left, the video board to the right, and the upper and lower LED boards above and below the video respectfully. It’s worth another look, especially if you were not able to attend game 1 or 2.
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Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Jeff Schultz, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Knuble, New York Rangers, NHL playoffs, Nicklas Backstrom, Scott Hannan, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments