Mar 24

Caps Dispose of Columbus

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. Read the rest of this entry »


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Mar 23

Caps/Jackets Preview

  1. 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 Tortorella’s coaching, to Sergei Bobrovsky’s brilliant goaltending, to rookie Zach Werenski’s dazzling plays. Columbus has certainly been a fun team to watch, and will definitely be a team to keep an eye on down the stretch.

Washington’s key to victory tonight will be using the same gameplan that they used against Calgary on Tuesday night. Getting pucks on net, being aggressive on the forecheck, and to keep the pressure on them for a full 60 minutes, as this certainly has a playoff-feel to it. If the Capitals can do these things, coming out with a win can be expected.


Mar 22

Caps Top Calgary

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 Elliott early, forcing him to make saves right off the bat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Caps Aim to Douse the Flames

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 have playoff potential. Washington enters the tilt with a 46-17-8 record, and will need to score early to build confidence and to keep the train rolling. Keeping Johnny Gaudreau quiet will be one key to victory.

Washington has several ties to Calgary. One of them being the beloved Jay Beagle, who is from the Calgary area. You can be sure he’ll be working extra hard. Also, former Capital Troy Brouwer is back in the headlines for this matchup, considering he was acquired by Calgary from the St. Louis Blues this past offseason. While the Caps are locked into the playoffs, every game is still very important. It’s important that the Capitals keep their foot on the gas pedal for the rest of the season, and heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Mar 16

Capitals on the Cooldown?

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.

Mar 16

Ravens agree to terms with Carr

Image result for brandon carr chiefsThe Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Brandon Carr. the Ravens announced today.  Carr’s deal with the Ravens is a one-year deal that can last up to four-year’s with options.  Carr was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and last played for the Dallas Cowboys.  Carr has 15 career interceptions and two touchdowns.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Watch: Joseph Blandisi vs Dmitry Orlov

This was not much of a fight, Dmitry Orlov did a good job in dodging some blows. Orlov did not even get his gloves off, no punches really landed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Orioles sign Alvarez to a minor league deal

Image result for pedro alvarezThe Baltimore Orioles brought back one of their power hitters from last season Pedro Alvarez, the team announced today.  Alvarez will be coming back with a little bit of a twist, it is a minor league deal with incentives and he will be  an outfielder.

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