The Capitals’ New Opening Video for the Playoffs

From, here’s the opening video for the Washington Capitals’ 2011-2012 Playoffs. This bad boy played in Verizon Center before games three and four this week.

It opens up with a dubstep version of the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”, and then goes into Anthrax’s “We’ve Come For You All (W.C.F.Y.A.)”, before finishing with a little bit of “The Red” by Chevelle. The visuals treat us to close-ups of our Caps in monocromatic red before unleashing some stirring highlights from recent weeks.

Ugh. If your bedtime is coming up, good luck getting your heart rate down. This thing is excellent.

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Photo credit: Patrick McDermott

With 1:17 to go in the second period of Thursday’s win, Alex Semin gathered the puck at his customary spot along the side boards and looked to create some offense on the Capitals’ third power play of the night. As the Bruins defense sagged, Sasha skated in to the left dot and unleashed a 71 MPH wrist shot past Tim Thomas. Scoar!

Video of the game-winning tally is below, as well as a goal celebration that doesn’t involve any belly patting whatsoever.

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Holtby Superior! Caps beat Bruins 2-1

Photo credit: Mitchell Layton

After two noisy days without a game, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins finally got into it again. After the feisty mess that was Game Three, the Capitals had something prove for the hometown crowd– and they had to do it without Nick Backstrom.

Brooks Laich set up Marcus Johansson for an odd-man rush to score in the first ninety seconds of the game. With Dennis Wideman overcommitted on offense, Rich Peverley had an easy time tying it up with an odd-man rush. Alex Semin beat Thomas with a surgical strike on a power play late in the second to give the Caps the lead. Caps beat Bruins 2-1.

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Video: The Capitals’ Because It’s The Cup Commercial

Hot off the thing that these things come off of!

Because the Capital City has become a hockey city.
Because Rock the Red was made for this.
Because it’s not about how you get in, but what you do once you get there.
Because the ultimate prize is still waiting.
Because it’s the Cup.

Your thoughts? I love the clip from John Walton in there at the end. And the implied “White Russian” joke stings just enough. Is anyone else pumped up for tonight?

Thanks to Poo Daniels (That name? Really?) for the tip.


Prescriptions for Game Four: Win It For Nicky Signs

Photo: Chris Gordon. Guy on TweetDeck: Adam Vingan

The Washington Capitals had only a 38% win percentage on the road this season, so getting the W Thursday night is crucial; they just can’t depend on victory away from Verizon Center. But Monday’s home loss to the Bruins was an ugly affair, and the once well composed team fell to shambles. To win Game Four, the Caps are gonna have to dig deep.

I have compiled a series of modest steps the Capitals should take to make it happen. And then we threw in the secret weapon. (Okay, we’ll tell you: more posters.)

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