There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
It doesn’t matter if it’s the Redskins, Capitals, Nationals, or Wizards. The sad truth is there is a serious home-field disadvantage in the nation’s capital.
Eric Fehr had two goals, including a tiebreaking redirection with 51.5 seconds left in the third period, as the Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday night.
With three goaltenders on the roster, and maintaining a heavy rotation between them all, the Capitals have yet to find consistent play in net this season, and Brooks Laich tells the Junkies, that’s not ideal for any of them.
Ryan Suter had a career-best performance, and the Minnesota Wild made NHL history — all part of one impressive comeback Saturday night.
Jeff Skinner scored three goals, including the winner in overtime, and Anton Khudobin made 38 saves in his first start in 2½ months Thursday night in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals.
It seems Brooks Laich has moved on to Cakes as his favorite Junkie in EB’s absence, acknowledging Cakes with his signature of friendship Thursday — the weekly ‘buddy’ reference. What a monumental shift in their relationship.
The Capitals reach the midway point of their season with tonight’s home game with Carolina. At 20-15-5, Washington is second in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.
USA Hockey has chosen players to represent the United States at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and Washington Nationals defenseman John Carlson is among them.
If 2012 was a year to treasure for Washington fans with the Nationals leading the majors with 98 victories, the Redskins winning their first NFC East title in 13 years, and the Capitals upsetting the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in the playoffs, 2013 was supposed to be the year that at least one of the local teams ended the city’s major pro championship drought that stretches back to January 1992 (apologies to D.C. United and the Kastles).
The Capitals’ Red Rockers stopped by the studio to tempt the Junkies into Rockin’ The Red in June.