Thursday night’s matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets was everything we expected. Low scoring, fast and exciting hockey, and it’s only fitting that the game was decided by a shootout.
Perched at the Yard: Dan and Matt bringing you all the news in Birdland + the WBC! NASCAR minute and movie minute as well!
Perched at the Yard: Dan and Matt bringing you all the news in Birdland + the WBC! NASCAR minute and movie minute as well!View full post
Tonight, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in town. Columbus has had a stellar season, very similar to their hosts, the Capitals. Columbus has a nearly identical record as Washington, coming into tonight’s tilt with a 47-19-6 record. Their spectacular and somewhat unexpected season has been a total group effort. Ranging from the resurgence of John …View full post
Tuesday night at the Verizon Center was another solid performance by the boys in red. Although expected, the Caps played a full 60 minutes. In the opening minutes of the game, the Capitals peppered Brian Elliott with a healthy amount of shots, which was the right way to start a tilt, by putting pressure on …View full post
The Capitals are set to face Calgary on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center, after previously beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday. Tuesday’s matchup will be important, considering the Flames are in a playoff spot as well. Granted they are in different conferences, the matchup should fare pretty well, given that the Flames …View full post
The Washington Capitals have been dominant for the majority of the 2016/2017 campaign. Everything seemed to be going just great, and fans were claiming (once again) that this was our year. Life was good for the Capitals and their fans, scoring 5 goals a game against basically anyone that stood in their way. Then came the newly-introduced bye week. Gross. No Capitals hockey for a week? No big deal, right? Except it was. The dreaded bye week stalled Washington’s dominance, just like the blizzard last season. Washington’s offense was struggling to get anything going. Lines were being shuffled like a deck of cards constantly, and Alex Ovechkin’s goalless drought was climbing.
With the acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk just days before the trade deadline, everyone was excited again. The Boys in Red won the first 3 games that Shattenkirk was penciled in the lineup, but lost then lost the next 3. Not bad, but not necessarily ideal either. Shattenkirk got suspended for a charging call against the Los Angeles Kings. He was handed a 2 game suspension, which the Caps split those 2 games. With a 4-2 victory against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday, and with Shattenkirk back in the lineup, hopefully it will be some serious momentum, which is essential with the playoffs right around the corner.