It’s becoming a tradition — one that I truly enjoy. When the Caps win in overtime, Mathieu Perreault freaks out like a 5-year-old who has inhaled one of those giant pixie stick straws and starts flailing around erratically. Perry started the celebration thing after a shootout win over Winnipeg, and he did it again after the Caps beat the Islanders. When Eric Fehr scored in OT to give Washington a win in their final game of the regular season, Perreault delivered.
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Like DC101′s Roche and his Doo Doo Time Spectacular, we’re apparently taking requests now. Because you demanded it in the comments, we’re happy to present the Steve Oleksy sucker punch of an Ottawa Senators player: because sometimes marking your man requires more than just tying up his stick– particularly when you don’t have a stick of your own. For Binky, that meant dropping a defenseless player like a bag of hammers with a gloved haymaker to the mush.
No penalty on the play. Hockey, folks!
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With the Washington Capitals securing the division title on Tuesday night, Thursday’s game against Ottawa started off predictably slow. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t any fireworks. For example: in the first period, when Matt Hendricks did some heavy-lifting and power-cleaned Erik Condra into the net.
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The Caps’ division-clinching 5-3 win over Winnipeg Tuesday was filled with great moments: like George McPhee’s fist-pump, Matt Hendricks open-audition to be in the Jabbawockeez, and fans serenading Alex Ovechkin with a loud M-V-P chant. But let’s not overlook Mike Green‘s magic moment, the one where he hip-checked forever-Penguin Eric Tangradi head-over-heels.
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Over the past few weeks, Matt Hendricks has been invisible on the scoresheet. He hasn’t scored a goal since March 3rd and hasn’t tallied a point since March 22nd. That’s why tonight, when The Wagon scored his fifth goal of the year, he danced like a four-year old who just learned how to use the potty.
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Braden Holtby had a busy night in Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. He turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced for a sterling .946 save percentage, but he was definitely overworked. That was made clear at 4:27 of the second period, when Erik Condra bowled him over.
Martin Erat is a skilled guy. He’s registered 49 points or more in the last eight seasons and when the Capitals acquired him in a trade for Filip Forsberg a few weeks ago, he was Nashville’s leading point-getter. Consistently putting up that many points can be a sign of good hands, which is exactly what Erat showed off on Thursday, assisting on the Capitals’ only goal in the team’s 3-1 loss to Ottawa.
Alex Ovechkin has been scoring a lot of goals lately — 17 in his last 15 games — making him the NHL’s league leader. At the Capitals’ season-ticket holder party at Six Flags on Sunday, he proved that his touch transcends hockey. Ovi for
Hart whatever trophies soccer players get!
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Alex Ovechkin’s not the only player on the Washington Capitals who’s on an epic run right now. Mike Green has been too. Lately, he’s been partying like it’s 2009 all over again, scoring seven goals in his last nine games.
Saturday night against the Lightning, Green rescued the Caps from a potentially embarrassing loss, firing a slapshot from the point past Mathieu Garon to give the Caps a 6-5 win in oooooooooverrrrrtimeeeeee.