Category Archives: Washington Capitals
On Wednesday April 15th, 2015, the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals will square off in the first game of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. Playoff history runs deep between these two former Patrick Division foes and this will be the first time they meet in the postseason in 22 years. (more…)
For the 12th time this season, the Capitals held their opponent to 25 or fewer shots, matching their total from the previous two seasons combined and shutting out the Flyers Wednesday night for a 1-0 victory. The Caps had 23 shots on goal and Chimera was the lone scorer in the first period. (more…)
In Wednesday’s matchup against the Flyers, the Caps will be contending for their seventh straight win on home ice, a streak last achieved in the 2011-2012 season. They haven’t lost at the Verizon Center since December 2, and it’s more than fair to say they are an entirely different team than they were six weeks ago and that they have a definite shot of keeping the streak alive. (more…)
After 0-6-1 record against the Ottawa Senators that has lasted over three years, the Washington Capitals finally beat their Canadian foe 2-1 at the Verizon Center on Monday night, with no small thanks due to goaltender Braden Holtby who ended the game with 38 saves, matching his single game high for this season. Other shoutouts to the Caps line go to Jay Beagle, scoring his 5th goal of the season (a new career high) and Nick Backstrom, with his 3rd goal in two games. This was the Caps’ 9th straight game with at least one point and are heading into tonight’s game with a 5-0-1 record in their last 6 games. They have not lost in regulation since December 2 and look forward to continuing the streak. (more…)
As the 2015 Winter Classic draws nearer, I’ve noticed a definitive lack of excitement – buzz, if you will – surrounding the annual game. While this can be attributed to any number of things and likely varies from person to person, I’ve picked up on a few key complaints from a majority of fans that I can’t say I disagree with.
As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.