Tag Archives: National Hockey League

A Welcomed New Link Between Washington and Hershey

This past weekend marked a broadcast first for hockey in Washington: the execution of virtual real-time audio swaps between Federal News Radio 1500, the local radio carrier of the Caps, and John Walton’s calls of the Hershey Bears, which Washington … Continue reading

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An Early Holiday Gift

pucksandbooks suggested yesterday that Caps’ fans in some number would ask Santa for a Mathieu Perreault sweater under the Christmas tree this year. Reader Matt emailed us with imagery of his impatience for the gift-giving season — he gave himself … Continue reading

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A City’s Love Affair with a Pint-Sized Playmaker Is Blossoming

Verizon Center had a new and novel synergy within its passion Friday night. On a couple of occasions Mathieu Perreault was chased out of the faceoff circle, and the soldout rink booed its displeasure. When the puck was on Perreault’s stick … Continue reading

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Wild Tamed: Caps 3 / Wild 1

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Roadtrip to Russia: An Update

A bit of a Cold War summit took place this week in Washington, with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman convening with his Russian counterpart, KHL President Alexander Medvedev. They chatted a bit about player contracts, as you might imagine. Dmitry Chesnokov … Continue reading

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Friday Schadenfreude: A Whole Lot of Losing up in Western Pa.

We interrupt our Caps’ coverage to bring you an update from the Land of Unregulated Mullets: the Pens are losing, a lot, lately. Last night the visiting Devils took the barber clippers to Sidney & Co., 4-1. Since Halloween, the … Continue reading

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A Turning Point for Semyon Varlamov?

Semyon Varlamov’s struggles this season have struck me as often being of the mental as opposed to the physical variety. So consider the mental fortitude he displayed in last night’s 11-round shootout victory over the New York Islanders. Beginning with Robbie … Continue reading

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Caps Take Over First in the East: Caps 5 / Isles 4 SO

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My Kind of Vet

This morning in his retirement my 66-year-old father will sip coffee and read a couple of newspapers before packing up his gear, heaving his equipment bag into the bed of his pickup truck, and driving west over the Bay Bridge and … Continue reading

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