Tag Archives: Karl Alzner

Home Stretch: Caps Get a Taste of Playoff-Style Hockey in Thursday’s Loss

It seems odd to lead off talking about a game the Capitals lost on a penalty kill in overtime by praising said penalty kill units.

But if it hadn’t been for some quality shorthanded time by Washington Thursday, a tight contest could have devolved into a serious letdown.

In their 2-1 loss to Ottawa, the Capitals ended up with their biggest total of minor penalties since March 22, and their largest total of penalty minutes overall since February 21, although Thursday’s numbers included a 10-minute misconduct for Jason Chimera. Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Mr. Hat Trick Strikes Again Against Tampa

Alexander Semin certainly seems to have the Lightning’s number this year. In two games he has six goals against them and last night he scored his three in just over four minutes. It took his goal total of the year to 17 and also gave him his third hat trick of the season. He scored the fastest natural hat trick in the NHL since Bobby Ryan did it in 2:21 in Jan., 2009. Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Semyon Varlamov, Southeast Division, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sometimes the Best Moves for Improvement Arrive from Within

For just about the entire offseason, we have been preaching that the Caps need to make a move and sign someone, anyone, to make their team better. After two disappointing postseasons in a row, you would think the front office would be aggressive when it came to filling holes on the team. Continue reading

Posted in AHL, American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, John Carlson, John Walton, Karl Alzner, Mathieu Perreault, Michal Neuvirth, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL, Prospects, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Interview With Alzner

On Wednesday, 106.7’s Overtime w/ Bill Rohland featured a Hershey Bear who’s sure to have a big impact in D.C. this season: Karl Alzner. According to Tarik:

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but McPhee pretty much said both John Carlson and Karl Alzner will be full-timers in Washington next season. “He’s shown us enough,” McPhee said of Alzner, who scored a huge goal in the first period of Monday’s Calder Cup-clinching win and was a rock on the blue line. “He could have been in the NHL last year. But the way our team was playing last year, we didn’t want to tinker with the chemistry too much and we thought he would be better off if we kept him playing. He’s a guy we expect to be in Washington.”

Listen to the audio here, if nothing else, to hear him explain how he looked like Wolverine for the team photo. Continue reading

Posted in Hershey Bears, Karl Alzner, Radio, Tarik El-Bashir | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Winning is in the Air for Washington Hockey

The Washington Capitals were set up for a letdown last night against the Phoenix Coyotes, but the team was able to hold on to the lead and prevail 4-2. A particular one minute and thirty second span of time in … Continue reading

Posted in AHL, American Hockey League, Hershey Bears, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alzner Back in DC

The Washington Capitals have recalled Karl Alzner from the Hershey Bears today. With Tom Poti, Shaone Morrisonn, and Milan Jurcian all still day-to-day, Alzner may make his 09-10 season debut on the blueline tonight when the Caps host the Buffalo Sabres. Continue reading

Posted in Hershey Bears, Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , | 1 Comment