The Arizona Coyotes utilized a bold penalty-killing strategy in the first period. Stacking all four of their penalty killers to the right side of the ice, the Coyotes left Alex Ovechkin, one of the greatest power-play goal-scorers of all-time, wide open in his office. Ovechkin was given the entire left half of the ice to operate.
He scored. Easily. I call it: Ovechkin Island.
This Saturday, we’ll descend upon the Iron Horse Tap Room for RMNB Party 10 to watch the Caps whoop up on the Canadiens. Fun and merriment should be had by all, and at this party, we’re doing something totally new.
We are selling some limited-edition merch and bringing back some old-time favorites just for this party only. I repeat JUST FOR THIS PARTY ONLY.
The Hershey Bears have won 16 of their first 28 games. Now they will dominate even more in style.
Over the last week, both of Hershey’s goaltenders, Vitek Vanecek — the AHL’s reigning player of the week — and Joe Cannata, have debuted new masks designed by Swedish airbrusher and non-sensical English worder, David Gunnarsson.
Let’s take a look at the new buckets, which are designed in a similar style.
If you’re a long-time reader of RMNB, you probably know my most-known Caps drawings are the “Unleash the Fury” Russian Machine signs I’ve been bringing to games since 2009. It’s been almost two years since I last updated my Fury sign so I decided over the summer that for the 2016-17 season, Mr. Russian Machine would get an upgrade.
We’ve created a new design to take the hockey adorableness level up to 11. Meet Happy Zammy! Happy Zammy is a very cute little ice re-surfacer whose big smile is ready to smooth their way into your heart. You can get Happy Zammy on a onesie, shirt, or hoodie for you little one, or embrace your inner kid with a shirt of your own.
Over the last week, this area has been full of Maryland pride and for good reason. Baltimore native Michael Phelps and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky have dominated the Rio Olympics, winning a ridiculous eight gold medals combined. The pinnacle Maryland moment occurred on the medal stand Tuesday when Phelps’ friends yelled “O!” during the national anthem. You can’t get more Maryland than that.
As of Saturday morning, athletes from the Old Line State have won 12 of the United States’ 20 gold medals. If Maryland was a country by itself, it would have the second most golds in the Olympics, sitting right behind China (13). That is insanity.
To celebrate, I made a sexy new RMNB t-shirt.
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