The Capitals Better Halves are auctioning off their annual gift baskets. The themed baskets include autographed items and jerseys from all your favorite Capitals players. The basket also includes items that highlight each player’s unique personality.
For the Winniks, their basket highlights the couple’s love of bulldogs and liquor. Taylor Winnik and her creative mind got alcohol from every country represented on the Capitals and then had the corresponding players sign the bottles.
So yes, there is a bottle of Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, signed by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov.
We’ve seen some weird jersey fouls in our day. Some of us still wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat haunted by the memory of Crochkin. But the thing about jersey fouls is they can always get weirder.
On Wednesday we learned of Sonia Kendall’s genuinely upsetting 43/83 mashup. It’s so weird. We had to know more.
Look at this ink blot… what do you see?
Do you see a hardworking and lovable forward who can play up and down the lineup? Or a pricey fourth liner who is solid at his position but overvalued by his coach and easily replaceable? Jay Beagle has long been a Rorschach test, provoking debate among fans and pundits alike.
Fresh off his first career overtime winner and tenth goal of the season last week, Beagle has somewhat settled that argument. It’s clear he’s more than a replacement level fourth liner, and it’s worth investigating what he’s meant to the team this season and what we can expect from him going forward.
Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle missed Tuesday’s night game against Ottawa due to the flu. Today, he elaborated on his symptoms to The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan after the Caps morning skate.
Going into the third period, the Washington Capitals trailed the Dallas Stars 3-1. The Caps had not beaten the Stars in Dallas since 2008 and had not won there in regulation since 1995.
Then Alex Ovechkin would score on the power play. Later TJ Oshie would deflect a puck into the net. With the comeback complete, the Caps forced overtime.
And that’s when Jay Beagle became a hero.
The Washington Capitals are absolutely on fire, folks. After scoring seven goals against the Penguins Monday, the Caps went out and did it again against the St. Louis Blues.
Let me hit you up with some asinine stats. The Caps have scored five or more goals in eight of their last 11 games. They’ve also scored six or more goals in four of their last nine.
According to Tarik El-Bashir, 18 different Capitals have scored during the last 11 games. According to Ben Raby, the Caps have scored 25 times in the last four games and none of those tallies have come from Alex Ovechkin’s stick (6 assists).
Thursday in St. Louis, the Capitals chased goaltender Jake Allen twice. In the same game. Every Caps forward tallied a point by the second period.
I’m thinking this good luck can’t last forever so let’s enjoy this while it lasts. Here are all the Capitals goals from tonight.
RMNB reader Josh Robinson traveled from Ohio to see both Caps games this past weekend. Proudly holding up a handmade Believe In Beagle sign, Josh watched Jay Beagle score two goals and the Caps shutout their opponents 11-0. He also met Beags at Kettler. Josh describes his trip below.
It all started out as a joke. At the beginning of this season, I started howling at the television to make my roommate laugh whenever Jay Beagle would win a face off or do something spectacular. I noticed that I was howling at my TV more and more as the season went on. I quickly realized that Jay Beagle is a big deal.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup twice over the last four seasons (2012-13 and 2014-15). They are always at the top of the league. And they feature three of the best players in the league: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith. That’s why when you beat the Hawks, it’s a big deal.
That’s why Friday’s result was such a surprise. The Caps, using their blistering team speed in the neutral zone, put up a touchdown against the Central Division’s best team.
Let’s review all the goals.
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