Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.
The Capitals played nearly two periods of scoreless hockey with the Islanders, before Joel Ward broke through for the game’s first score.
The Capitals overtime win over the Sharks wasn’t your typical West Coast roadie. There were fights, trips, referee interference and flashy goal-scoring.
Ryan Johansen scored twice and Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson also had goals to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the Capitals on Thursday night, ending a two-game winning streak for Washington.
Maybe Capitals coach Adam Oates’ job is even in jeopardy after five straight defeats and nine in the last 11 games.
Four current Caps’ veterans – Joel Ward, Brooks Laich, Troy Brouwer and Karl Alzner – were asked about rookie hazing in hockey. Here are their responses, regarding the “traditions” involving rookies that take place within the Capitals locker room.
Joel Ward of the Capitals talked about the culture of hazing as it relates to hockey, maintaining it’s just small stuff like picking up pucks, and paying for one dinner bill a year, which serves as a team-building thing. And gave an anecdote about the hefty tab he had to pick up his rookie season.
Andrew Shaw knocked in a rebound at 1:47 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night in the teams’ preseason finale.
A tweet from Washington Wizards shooting guard Martell Webster to Jason Collins hammers home a point the heads of all major sports in America want to make: the games will go on.
Defenseman Karl Alzner joined “The Sports Junkies” Wednesday to preview the crucial Game 6 matchup with the Caps and Rangers and also reflect to the demoralizing overtime loss in Madison Square Garden where Washington squandered a one goal lead with only 6.6 seconds remaining in the third peroid.