"It's officially time to panic for the Washington Capitals."
I wrote that after Monday's 5-0 embarrassment in Carolina. And after tonight's dreadful road performance in Ottawa, those words right truer and truer with each passing game for these Caps.
Ottawa, one of the teams the Capitals currently are chasing in the playoff race, jumped on the Caps early by scoring four unanswered goals through two periods to send the Caps to their seventh loss in 10 games.
John Carlson and Mathieu Perreault softened the blow for the struggling Caps with back-to-back third periods goals to produce a 5-2 result. The lone bright spot for the Caps was perhaps...
With Monday's 5-0 shellacking in Carolina on national television, it's officially time to panic for the Washington Capitals.
Sure they're only one point out of a playoff spot in the sub-par Eastern Conference, and just two points away from being the third-seed in the conference as the Southeast division leader, but this team doesn't feel like one that is that close.
It could be the defensive lapses, the turnovers, the inability to score, or the inability of the team to stay disciplined for any stretches of time.
It could be loss of Nicklas Backstrom, who has missed the better part of the last month-and-a-half thanks to a gutless cheap sh...
Yes, the Washington Capitals lost a hockey game tonight. And yes, they did lose a hockey game 5-3, to a good team who is clearly far superior in the San Jose Sharks. And yes, they were playing the second of back-to-back games after playing in New York on Sunday, but so were the Sharks.
The Caps fell behind 3-0 and then 5-1 before late goals from defenseman Roman Hamrlik and the oft-scratched Jeff Shultz gave the Caps hope at a miracle at 5-3 with six minutes remaining.
Washington peppered Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss with 42 shots, but the German keeper stopped 39 shots to outduel Brayden Holtby in net for the Caps, who gave up the games first goal on a red line blast...
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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There are many financial figures that help us understand if a business is doing well, but the all-important one is operating income. Operating income is not how much cash you make from sales. Operating income is the difference of everything that goes into running the business minus everything from operating the business (costs, expenses). If the business is operating at a loss, chances are they won’t be around for a long time. A business can sell a hell of a product but they al...
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.