Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly got in a fight with Connor Murphy in the third period of Saturday’s game, avenging an earlier hit on TJ Oshie. But it was what happened in the penalty box that had people talking after the game.
Four Blackhawks fans were ejected after getting in an altercation with a visibly angry Smith-Pelly. We later learned why he was upset.
On January 20, NASCAR driver and huge Caps fan Ryan Ellis got married near Asheville, North Carolina to longtime girlfriend Allison Bowman. Right after the couple said their I dos, news broke on Twitter that Ellis would get back in a stock car again at Daytona for the February 17 XFINITY race. The wedding reception celebrated the nuptials and his latest career opportunity.
Ellis, who stepped away from full-time racing to serve as Matt DiBenedetto’s PR person, drove the number 78 Densify Toyota Camry as the third car for BJ McLeod Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway.
After a late-race wreck, Ellis finished the race in 30th place.
The mentors trip continues on Saturday with the Caps in snowy Chicago, Illinois for a date with the Hawks. How will Ovi follow up his four-point night against the Wild? Can Andre Burakovsky keep his comeback going? What kind of argument will we have over Brooks Orpik next?
Tune into NBCSWA at 8:30 PM tonight and we’ll find out together. I’m your huckleberry.
Capitals prospect Travis Boyd had the biggest game of his AHL career Friday north of the border. Boyd scored four goals, registering his second career AHL hat trick in the Bears’ 6-3 win over Laval Rocket (Quebec). Boyd scored once in the first and the second periods, adding two more goals in the third.
According to the Hershey Bears, Boyd became the first Bear since Paul Carey last March against the Hartford Wolf Pack to score four times in a single game.
Tom Wilson is having a pretty fantastic season so far. After scoring two goals against the Wild, he set new a career high in both goals and points.
That success, however, apparently doesn’t impress Wilson’s former roommate, Andre Burakovsky. After the Capitals’ practice in Chicago Friday, Burakovsky did all he could to irritate and infuriate the first-line forward during an interview with NBC Sports Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir (follow here).
Today is February 16 which marks the first day of Chinese New Year. Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by an animal, based off an ancient folk story. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by recounting some of Jay Beagle’s finest moments as a Capital.
From Flipper the phone to the Capitals Risk fan club, there have been countless Beagle highlights over the years. So, get ready for some recent gems and a few blasts from the past.
Despite how down to earth he may seem, Alex Ovechkin‘s play on the ice is anything but relatable.
During the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild Thursday night, the Caps legend tallied points on four of the team’s five goals, giving him 1,100 (592g, 508a) in his career. Ovechkin also scored his 34th goal in the 57th game of his age-32 season.
Not only is Ovi defying age regression, he has more goals this season than he had all of last season and there’s 25 games left. 👀
To escape the winter cold, I planned a trip to Dallas for a few days to catch a Stars game and eat some good Texas BBQ. Though it was 70 degrees the day I arrived and left Dallas, it was in the high 30s every day in between.
I avoided the Dallas cold in an ice rink to see what Texas hockey is all about. Here’s what happened.
The Washington Capitals traveled to the land of 10,000 lakes to play the Western Conference’s Minnesota Wild in the second game of the Caps four game road trip. The good guys would prevail 5-2 over the Wild, majorly on the back of a stellar night from their first line forwards.
The Wild out-shot the Caps 34 to 27 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 46 to 39.
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