There’s no better way to mark the holiday season than with a photo of you, your family, your dogs, Santa Claus, and Santa’s little helpers. Especially when those little helpers just so happen to be Karl Alzner and Daniel Winnik.
On December 18th from 10am to noon, Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria will be hosting a photo op with Caps players. Lindsay will provide the photographer, Santa Claus, and the famous athletes. All you have to do is show up and cheese at the camera. Perhaps the best part is that you can bring your dogs with you.
The Washington Capitals have lost three of their last four games but things may be getting better in the very near term.
TJ Oshie’s upper body injury, which a source confirmed to RMNB was a separated left shoulder, appears to be mostly healed. Oshie skated with no limitations during Tuesday’s practice.
The Washington Capitals have lost three straight games. Their offense has been anemic lately. But one aspect of their game has become infamous this season: the once vaunted power play. After being one of the league’s top units since the Bruce Boudreau days, the squad is ranked 22nd in the NHL this season, converting less than 15 percent of the time. In response, Caps fans have incessantly mocked and or panicked about the man-advantage.
But head coach Barry Trotz has a solution: Jay Beagle. The center, 31, has never scored a regular-season power play goal in his nine year NHL career.
On a night where a franchise record 20,662 stuffed animals were donated to charity, the Hershey Bears organization also saw a milestone achieved by one of its newest players.
22-year-old rookie Zach Sanford scored his first professional goal during Hershey’s 4-2 victory over Syracuse, Sunday night. After Nathan Walker forced a turnover, the Australian hit Sanford with a pass in front of the crease. Sanford then beat Crunch goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis with a pinpoint perfect shot over the blocker 23 seconds into the third period. The goal made it 2-0 Hershey.
Garrett Mitchell’s first period goal on Sunday gave the Bears a 1-0 lead. But more importantly, it unleashed a hailstorm of plush toys from the GIANT Center’s stands.
During the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss, Hershey Bears fans set a new franchise record when they threw 20,662 stuffed animals to the ice. The result was pure chaos.
A day after his players looked meek in a 3-0 loss to the Islanders, Barry Trotz went viral Friday for the toughness he showed in a game the week before.
Last Saturday, Trotz was struck in the forehead by a deflected puck in the opening minute of the Caps game against the Leafs. Despite being cut open, Trotz — a former hockey player himself — continued coaching, while the bump on his head swelled to the size of a walnut.
When asked about being hit by the puck later, Trotz joked, “What puck?”
Meanwhile, in the sport of soccer, that kind of toughness is not as prevalent.
Two gaffes by Dmitry Orlov gave the New York Islanders a 2-0 lead in the third period. But it wasn’t until former Capital Jason Chimera scored on Braden Holtby that I wanted to chuck my remote control through the window and take a bat to it.
Chimera’s impossibly-precise backhand goal was stunning. And apparently I wasn’t the only one who was stunned.
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