Every game, Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz jots his notes onto a notecard he keeps in his suit coat. As the Caps and Rangers left the ice for the first intermission on Wednesday, NBCSN showed a close-up shot of Trotz looking all philosophical-like, holding his top secret notes for all the world to see.
Photo: Rob Carr
On Thursday in front of a less than capacity crowd at Verizon Center, Jason Chimera took a brutal penalty that led to Nick Foligno‘s game-winning overtime goal. The Caps lost to division foe Columbus. Old news, but I wanted to share the photo above by Rob Carr because it really captures Foligno’s excitement after the… hey – wait a minute!
Is that? It couldn’t be…
Let me fire up my vectoring program on the RMNB super computer. I’m going to need to enhance that upper-right quadrant.
The Montreal Canadiens’ PK Subban just took a selfie during the Skills Competition. I see Patrice Bergeron, Kris Letang, Cory Schneider, Sophia Jurksztowicz playing with her hair, and… hey, wait a second!
We’re going to need to enhance the right-hand corner of the photo.
Photo: Patrick McDermott
Alex Ovechkin’s 500th goal on Sunday was arguably one of the bigger moments in Washington sports history. And there were so many tiny, wonderful moments contained inside that one, we’re still sorting through them all.
Such as we learned that there is apparently no end to Braden Holtby‘s other-worldly talents. Not only is he currently 19-0-2 in his past 22 games, but he’s also an accomplished jumper. As Ovechkin scored, Holtby managed to jump (in all of his equipment) higher than the entire home bench, before racing onto the ice to celebrate the milestone goal with their captain.
Wednesday night, the Capitals extended their latest winning streak to nine games and it appears they gave one tiny Caps fan a thrill of a lifetime in the process. During a first period melee which saw Tom Wilson get a double minor for roughing, the Caps and Sabres mucked it up near the glass.
Check out these fantastic photos by Patrick Smith.
Those meddling kids are at it again.
After Brooks Laich posted an update on his Instagram Tuesday showing him traveling back to LA for the Holiday Break, Laich’s liney Michael Latta and Laich’s former liney Tom Wilson started begging for a follow back again.
Christmas has come early, you guys.
Photo: Brooks Laich
Begging for a follow is a hallmark of social media. Capitals forward Brooks Laich already has a big online fanbase (being engaged to a Hollywood superstar has probably helped), but he’s not excepted from those requests.
Tom Wilson and Michael Latta, who have gained notoriety of their own thanks to their off-ice hijinks) took follow-begging one step further by doing so in the comments of Laich’s own Instagram post.
The Capitals have announced this thing, and we don’t understand it. Along with the Wizards, the team is using virtual reality technology to improve coaching and the fan experience and maybe also h4x0r the Gibson? I’m really not sure. It’s definitely not Google Glass though, and that is a relief.
Actually it sounds pretty neat. The organization’s passion for innovation is fantastic (p.s. Thanks, Ted, for instant messaging, that was real nice of you). That still doesn’t mean I understand this yet. And I work in technology. Maybe you can read the press release and explain it to me?
The Washington Capitals have announced that Verizon Center will discontinue its use of SkyCam for the time being.
“The Washington Capitals have decided to discontinue the testing of SkyCam as it currently is configured,” Ted Leonsis said on his blog. “The team, however, is open to additional testing that is more conducive to Verizon Center fans.”