Tag Archives: Carolina Hurricanes

Snapshots: High Winds With Some Sunny Skies in Washington

Last night’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes was summed up best by Matt Hendricks when he described it as one that got away. The team had ample opportunity to capitalize on some key chances but were never able to finish. It was that inability to see a play all the way through that ended up costing the Caps a win. Continue reading

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Quick Hits: A Tough Win Against a Tough Rival

Last night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes felt like another one of “those nights” for Washington where the team doesn’t look interested against a team who is in the bottom part of the league. While several guys had some pretty poor games, I am looking at you Alexander Semin and Jeff Schultz, good thing Braden Holtby showed up though. In a night that seemed to be filled with scoring it was Holtby who made the biggest difference. Continue reading

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Coach Boudreau in Carolina

Observations ranging from John Carlson’s first goal, the sleepy start last night, lineup decisions, and more Continue reading

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Backpacking Through Europe, NHL-Style

Six teams will be starting their seasons with games in Europe for the 2010/11 season. The NHLPA announced today the following games: Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

Chemistry can be a fickle mistress. The Washington Capitals were Exhibit A tonight, turning in one of their worst first periods in a very long time and a messy game overall.

The trade of Chris Clark and Milan Jurcina to Columbus caught the players — even those involved in the trade — by surprise, and the team were not in sync when the puck dropped against the Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading

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