tom-andre-latta-nate-mini-golf

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz gave his players the day off on Friday after they defeated Minnesota Wild 4-3 the previous night. Through 53 games, the Capitals have the most wins (40) in NHL history. I guess they earned it.

Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, Andre Burakovsky, and Nate Schmidt decided to spend their free day in Dallas doing the most hockey player thing imaginable: playing golf. The four amigos traveled to the fancy Top Golf facility, which features a driving range (that has TVs in every stall), batting cages, and a 64-hole miniature golf course.

Continue Reading

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn

Last night during the third period of Caps-Wild, Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Capitals leading scorer, was struck in the head by Mikael Granlund during a face off. Kuznetsov left the game woozy and the Caps later announced he’d be reevaluated Friday. We were all worried.

Friday afternoon, the Capitals released an update, saying Kuznetsov took and passed concussion tests and is expected to play Saturday against the Stars.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

alex-ovechkin-hat-trick

Thursday night in the Caps’ (unnecessarily) thrilling 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild, Alex Ovechkin scored his 14th career hat trick. With the goals, Ovechkin became the new league leader (34) in the category, passing some guy. He also moved into sole possession of 39th place on the all-time goals list (509 goals), leap-frogging one of the greatest players of all-time, Jean Beliveau.

After the game, Ovechkin was congratulated online by fellow rapper Lil Wayne. (Wait, what? Is this a typo?)

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

Evgeny Kuznetsov High-Sticked in Face, Leaves Game With Injury

kuznetsov-injury

The Capitals leading scorer, Evgeny Kuznetsov, was injured in the third period and it was, in a word, horrifying.

After the Minnesota Wild scored a power play goal on a power play that should not have been a power play, Evgeny Kuznetsov and the gang took to center ice for the face off. Kuzy fought for possession of the puck with the Wild’s Mikael Granlund but inevitably lost when he was struck in the face with the butt-end of Granlund’s stick. Kuzy fell to the ground and clutched his nose and mouth in pain.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

tom-wilson-whoops

Tom Wilson joined the Minnesota Wild tonight in the second period when he was checked into their bench.

It was a good laugh, and sure to be seen on future YouTube compilations of hockey fails for years to come.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

Ovi beats Wild 4-3

Ca-pCaaUYAAtysg

This baby will never forget this night.

I could say that the Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild, but that wouldn’t be totally cromulent. A better way to put it: Alex Ovechkin defeated the Minnesota Wild. (Braden Holtby helped.)

Ovi scored, then Ovi scored, then someone else scored, then Ovi scored again. One of those was a power-play goal. Then Ryan Suter scored, and it was close all of a sudden, but it’s the Caps so they won. Chim-dawg got an empty netter and some Minny dude got a late goal, whatevs.

Caps beat Wild 4-3! Five wins in a row!

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

ovi-hat-trick-minn-wild

Quick addendum to our previous article. Turns out we made a mistake: Alex Ovechkin does not have two goals tonight.

He has three. It’s a hat trick, folks.

Continue Reading

Alex Ovechkin Is Your New League Leader in Goals

alex-ovechkin-league-leader

Alex Ovechkin *is* the Washington Capitals’ offense. Tonight in Minnesota, Ovechkin struck twice in the second period to take the league lead in goals and, more importantly, give the road team a two-goal lead.

Continue Reading

nicklas-backstrom-face

In the first period of Caps-Wild, CSN Mid-Atlantic took a shot of the Caps bench and zoomed in on Nicklas Backstrom. Nicky stared out into space as if he were pondering what the point of life is — just like Alex Semin four years ago.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

Nate Schmidt’s Interview Also Sabotaged by Teammates

nate-schmidt-laugh

St. Cloud, Minnesota, native and Caps defenseman Nate Schmidt was all smiles in a pregame interview before tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild.

It was a beautiful mess, just like Jason Chimera’s conversation with John Walton Wednesday.

Continue Reading

Tagged with: