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.
Hockey’s version of a drive-thru wedding happened at the Golden Knights game Thursday.
During the first TV timeout, Steven, wearing a polo shirt, proposed to his girlfriend Cari. She said yes.
A little over an hour later, the Golden Knights held the couple’s marriage ceremony.
10:14 into the second period, Devante Smith-Pelly took a two-minute holding penalty against Zach Parise. DSP has taken eight minors this season, but this trip to the penalty box was anything but routine.
As Smith-Pelly fan sat in the box, a Minnesota Wild fan heckled the Caps forward through a gap in the glass.
The Caps and their dads visited Minnesota for a Thursday night tilt against the Wild.
The first period ended with no scoring. About a minute into the second, Tom “Laser Tom” Wilson put the Caps up 1-0. About six minutes into the period, Alex Ovechkin buried a nice feed from Andre Burakovsky to give the Caps a 2-0 lead.
In the third, Burakovsky went end-to-end to put the Caps up 3-0. But less than two minutes later Nino Niederreiter got about 78 whacks at the puck and put it home while Dmitry Orlov did nothing that looked like defense. Nick Backstrom put the game out of reach without five minutes to go. Eric Staal scored a late power play goal, but then Tom Wilson added an empty netter.
Caps win 5-2!
Who’s got two thumbs and could probably grow a beard if you just give him a month or two? Andre Burakovsky!
After months of consternation over whether Burakovsky has fallen off or is incapable of becoming a top-tier scorer in the NHL or if injury has spoiled his offensive creativity, Burakovsky delivered a 200-foot effort to dazzle Devan Dubnyk.
Capitals forward Tom Wilson just set a new career high in goals and he did so in front of his biggest fan.
Keven Wilson, Tom’s papa, was in attendance at XCEL Center as part of the Capitals’ annual Dads Trip. Tom gave the Capitals an early 1-0 lead.
As the Carolina Hurricanes bring their moms on the road this week, the Caps Dads are joining their sons for their annual Mentors Trip.
The mentors, which include dads and brothers, were welcomed by the Capitals at the hotel in Minnesota. The cutest part? When Olaf Eller spotted Lars, he was so excited to see his son that hugged him through the leaves of a large potted plant. Stop the cuteness!!
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