There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
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 Ottawa Senators are already enjoying a long-awaited winning streak.
If USA Hockey needed a reminder of how well Ryan Miller can play, the Buffalo Sabres goalie provided one.
For the first time since being fired as head coach of the Washington Capitals two years ago, Bruce Boudreau makes his long-anticipated return to the Verizon Center, when the Anaheim Ducks fly into twon on Monday.
Brooks Laich doesn’t fully blame Caps teammate Tom Wilson for viciously colliding with Flyers’ defenseman Brayden Schenn at full speed – which sent Schenn flying into the boards – with minutes remaining in the 2nd period of the Caps’ 5-2 loss to Philadelphia Tuesday evening.
Jakub Voracek scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night.