Tag Archives: National Hockey League

Classic Rivalry To Open 2011 In Pittsburgh

Well it’s official: The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the Washington Capitals for the 2011 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at Heinz Field. Continue reading

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Capitals First-Timers — Loving The Game

We here at OFB, and most of our readers, are long-time Capitals fans. We’ve been through the tough times; the dashed hopes; Juneau jubilation and Cup-finals disappointment; the Jagr-signing euphoria and the Jagr-reality let-down; the dreaded (but necessary) fire sale.

So it’s easy to forget what it was like when we first fell head over heels for hockey, and the Washington Capitals in particular.

Mrs. OrderedChaos’ coworker Megan had never been to a Capitals game. Her brother plays hockey in Upstate New York, but the family overall is pretty new to the sport. With her mother in town, she thought taking her mom (and herself) to a Caps game was a perfect activity for a visiting family member, god bless her. Continue reading

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Another Defining Moment in a Special Season

The Washington Post declared that Sunday’s matinee match-up “may be a preview of the Stanley Cup finals.” After the thrilling ending in Chicago today, NBC must be salivating at that prospect. Continue reading

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A Forgotten Miracle Comes to Artistic Life

For hockey fans, it’s like a Christmas present received a month early: Andrew Sherburne and Tommy Haines, makers of the 2008 documentary ‘Pond Hockey,’ have reapplied their filmmaking skills and love of hockey to another puck project, ‘Forgotten Miracle.’ It tells … Continue reading

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Imagine an NHL Without Detroit . . . It Could Happen

I watched Wednesday night’s Detroit-Dallas game on the NHL Network within a morbid context. On my commute home last night I read ‘Detroit: A City on the Brink,’ published last month in The Week magazine. I recommend it as must-reading … Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Will Wins It

“Tremendous intensity to this game, right from the start,” Versus’ Joe Micheletti informed viewers. I remind: once upon a time this was a Patrick division rivalry game. And the intensity was not unlike what we saw twice earlier on Versus this … Continue reading

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Gabby Gets 100: Caps 4 / Rags 2

With tonight’s win, Head coach Bruce Boudreau leaves tonight’s game with a 100-45-19 record in 164 career games behind the Capitals’ bench. He is the fifth Capitals head coach to win 100 games and the fastest to reach that milestone. … Continue reading

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