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:
 

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:
 

Caps Prank Jason Chimera, Try to Disrupt His Interview

chimera-interview

The Washington Capitals are the best team in the NHL by a country mile. All that winning breeds a happy, playful locker room. And we have another ridiculous example of this courtesy of the Capitals and radio announcer John Walton.

Wednesday after practice, Walton interviewed Jason Chimera for a Rinkside Update. Chimera’s teammates then tried their best to torpedo the interview.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

brooks-laich-ringtone

Yesterday, we posted a video from Julianne Hough that showed her fiancé, Capitals forward Brooks Laich, singing an elaborate greeting. “Hello, beautiful,” Laich sang. “Good morning, good morning, my love. Good morning, my girl. Good morning, my fiancée. Good morning, beautiful.”

“If that doesn’t put a smile on your face…,” Hough captioned the video, with a heart-eyes emoji. Oh, it did, Julianne. It definitely did. And apparently, it gave a smile and then some for one our our more technology-savvy RMNB readers.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

alex-semin

In Evgeny Kuznetsov‘s  December article in the Players’ Tribune, we learned how he first fell in love with hockey, how YouTube influenced his game, and how different Russian hockey is from the NHL. But the part of that story that stood out most to us were Kuznetsov’s interactions with former Capitals forward Alex Semin.

Semin, we learned, used to live in an apartment above Kuznetsov’s hockey school and used to skate with the young Kuznetsov, eight years his junior. In the years since, Semin’s fondness for Kuznetsov has not waned.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

Photo: Christopher Hanewinckel

Tuesday night, Russian god of passing Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 100th career NHL point. The milestone point came on Justin Williams’ 17th goal of the season. It was a tremendous effort by the three-time Stanley Cup champion, who, after getting initially stopped by Pekka Rinne, knocked home his own rebound.

Continue Reading

Tagged with:
 

forsberg-goal

It’s been almost three years since the Caps traded Filip Forsberg for Michael Latta and some other dipshit that I don’t even want to mention right now. The Capitals are the best team in the league and Evgeny Kuznetsov is one the most promising young players in the game. Yet, dammit. Imagine if they had Forsberg too.

Forsberg didn’t leave much to the imagination as in the second period he scored a video game goal on the Caps PK. Dude skated around the whole Caps team and snapped a shot past Braden Holtby’s glove like he was a beer league goalie.

Continue Reading

Tagged with: