With 2:15 left in regulation and a 2-0 lead, the Washington Capitals appeared to be well on their way to another win over a division foe on Thursday night.
Then the unthinkable happened.
Visiting Winnipeg wouldn't go away quietly and got goals from Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien just 12 seconds apart to force overtime. After five scoreless minutes of sudden death, the game the Caps once had in had was headed to the decisive shootout.
In the first round, both Alex Ovechkin and Blake Wheeler scored. Then in the second round, Alex Semin was stoned by Ondrej Pavelec before Bryan Little bested Tomas Vokoun to give the Jets a 2-1 lead in the shootout. ...
When the Washington Capitals unleash the fury magical things happen...13 seconds into the game.
That magic 13 seconds into the battle for first in the Southeast division on Tuesday night was Matthieu Perreault's fifth goal in his past six games and ninth of the season to help the host Caps blitzkrieg the Florida Panthers early on.
Alex Ovechkin made his presence felt all night, notching his first multi-goal effort for the since December 31st. Ovie's first tally was a beauty off the rush and from the left circle where he makes his money, he slipped a wrist shot through the legs of Scott Clemmensen for his 21st goal of the season. His second t...
Gomez has not scored in a year, Ovechkin coming off suspension and pout. Hopefully Ovi is still in pouting mode and Gomez scores (even if open net - not proud - beggars cannot be choosers.) The healthy scratches for this afternoons game were Blunden and Weber. which means Campoli playing as 7th defenseman/12th forward. The goalies Vokoun and Budaj. Budaj playing his 250th game of his career.
First period started with a good scoring chance for the Habs and a lot of energy on both sides. Good scoring chances for bith sides. Good flow to the game. Dimitri Orlov stopped a shot from Gorges with his face about halfway through the period. Dennis Wideman shot a knucklepuck off a faceoff won...
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The Washington Capitals are in Montreal on Saturday for an early match-up against the struggling Montreal Canadiens. These two teams, while both out of a playoff position, are now in completely different situations. The Capitals, just two points out of a playoff spot, will be looking to avoid the unthinkable; missing the playoffs with a roster largely similar to the one they iced a year ago, when they finished first in the East. The Canadiens on the other hand, tied for last in the conference, are probably just waiting for this awful year to end.
Phantoms defenseman Kevin Marshall, who will most likely be remembered most for his dance in HBO's 24/7 series, was shipped to the Capitals Thursday afternoon for forward Matt Ford.
Marshall was drafted by the Flyers in the second round of the 2007 draft. The 6-foot 1-inch native of Boucherville, Quebec never made the impact that would be expected given his draft position.
It's been no secret that the Flyers have had trouble developing young defensemen in the past. Whether or not Marshall was a victim of the system or himself is yet to be seen. However, in 10 games with Philadelphia this season, Marshall failed to register a point.
With fellow draftee Marc Andre Bourdon playing well in his role on the team and Erik Gustafsson's return from injury, the Flyers obviously saw Marshall as a moveable commodity.
Playing in the second of back-to-back games, the Washington Capitals looked out of gas on Wednesday night, the Florida Panthers took full advantage.
Florida used three third period tallies to break a 1-1 tie after two periods to take the battle for first place in the Southeast 4-2 over Washington on Wednesday night in Sunrise.
Mikael Samuelsson scored twice for the Panthers, who took a one-point lead over the visiting Capitals in the division. Stephen Weiss added a third period and Shawn Matthias' empty net goal capped the evening for the surprising Panthers.
Despite playing the previous night into overtime in Tampa Bay, the Caps had a chance t...
Too often the term "playoff-like game" gets thrown around in the NHL, but Tuesday night in Tampa Bay was not one of those oversights.
The Capitals and Lightning battled with a playoff-like feel in regular season game No. 49 for both Southeast Division clubs.
The game saw the Caps battle back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game early in the third period before going into overtime.
After Matt Hendricks opened the scoring for the Caps with a highlight-reel spin-o-rama goal, Tampa Bay responded with three unanswered goals from Teddy Purcell, Martin St. Louis and Nate Thompson to put the Bolts up 3-1.