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.
When it rains, it pours. For the Frederick Keys, that proved especially true this weekend, as they lost both games of their doubleheader to the Salem Red Sox on Friday, then after another rainy day, they beat the Sox twice Sunday to split the strange four-game series. The floodgates opened on Thursday night and, even …View full post
Perched at the Yard: Dan and Jon discussing everything happening in Birdland + NASCAR minute + Batting Practice
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The Frederick Keys game against the Salem Red Sox scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions after a storm passed through the area.View full post
Welcome back to Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick! The Frederick Keys are back home after a trip to North and South Carolina. After a rough start of the season where they lost 4 of their first 7, they’ve won two straight and are now 6-7 on the season. They in for a …View full post
Perched at the Yard: Dan and Jon talking hot topics in Birdland, NASCAR minute and movie minute https://perchedattheyard.podbean.comView 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.