Tag Archives: New York Rangers

A Committed Effort Downs A Rival

In the new league alignment, the Washington Capitals will be facing the New York Rangers six times in the 2012-13 regular season.

Based on tonight’s performance, the Caps will be just fine with that. Continue reading

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Confirmed: No Blu-Ray For 24/7 Penguins Capitals

For those of you who were holding off pre-ordering HBO’s “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” to see if HBO was going to announce a Blu-Ray version (as I was), wait no longer: HBO will be releasing Pens/Caps on DVD only.

HBO’s Sports Media Relations department confirmed that no Blu-Ray version is planned; they also pointed out that “this [will be] the first time a ’24/7′ has ever been available for purchase.” In other words, baby steps. Continue reading

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Another Rematch with Another Old Rival

For the second time in three years the Washington Capitals open the NHL postseason against the New York Rangers, an old Patrick division rival. Of the first five playoff series Alexander Ovechkin and the rebuilt Caps since first qualifying for the postseason together in 2008, four have come against old Patrick foes.

Correspondingly, those bitter rivalries have been freshly renewed by the showdowns. That’s how hockey hatred is developed. In the sorta old days, you first had to best your Patrick foes in divisional play before advancing toward Eastern conference supremacy. There is a bit of that feeling to all these Patrick division springtime reunions, albeit spread out over a couple of seasons. Continue reading

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OFB TV: Strong energy, but similar results

Lis and Andrew, who makes his OFB TV debut, talk about the Caps’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers on Monday night. They talk about Holtby’s performance as well as which line was the strongest for the team. They also discuss the welcome return of a certain players style Washington has missed.

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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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Dear NBC: Welcome to Sucksville, Population: You

It wouldn’t be a playoff series if NBC didn’t screw up the scroll on the bottom of the screen. Here’s what happened last year. Continue reading

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