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Japers' Rink May 21, 2015

2014-15 Rink Wrap: Troy Brouwer

From Alzner to Wilson, we're taking a look at and grading the 2014-15 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards 2015-16. Next up, Troy Brouwer. Japers' Rink Player Card (click for a hi-res version, and a glossary of terms used in this post can be found here; data via NHL.com, war-on-ice.com, General Fanager and Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com): Brouwer's Career Rolling Shot-Attempt (Corsi) -For Percentage: Brouwer's HERO Chart (via Own The Puck): ...
Washington Post May 16, 2015

Caps Insider: Capitals looking for a ‘killer instinct’

Faced with the question of what’s holding the Capitals back from a deeper playoff run, Troy Brouwer struggled to find the right words. His playoff beard had been recently shaved off and only stubble remained. He sighed and started to try to explain, but inevitably trailed off.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 7, 2015

Caps Insider: After his two-goal outburst, Caps honored Burakovsky for a blocked shot

The deception began when forward Troy Brouwer stood, grabbed the Washington Capitals’ post-victory hat and started naming the criteria for his successor. “This guy,” he said, “had a lot of blocks, good plays on the wall.” He stepped forward, inching across the Verizon Center home dressing room, building up the suspense. Then he spun around and tossed the hat to forward Andre Burakovsky. The place exploded.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 4, 2015

Caps Insider: Burakovsky-Beagle-Brouwer line looking for more offenisve production

Late in the second period Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, linemates Troy Brouwer and Andre Burakovsky found themselves with a gift. The New York Rangers’ clearing attempt had struck Burakovsky’s chest at the blue line, which gave the Capitals forwards a two-on-one rush in a one-goal game. Burakovsky drew the initial attention of defenseman Marc Staal, who bent down and put his stick onto the ice to prevent a low pass. Brouwer faced Burakovsky and called for the puck.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 4, 2015

Caps Insider: Capitals’ penalty kill remains confident after ‘fluke’ goal

More than halfway through a first-period penalty kill Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, a goalmouth scrum stacked several bodies outside the blue paint, so when the puck slipped free, forward Troy Brouwer cranked it up the wall. He would later watch the replay and realize he had more time, but with such chaos behind him, “you’re usually just trying to get rid of the puck and get it out the zone.” No New York Rangers were anywhere near the left point. It looked like a safe clear.Read full article >>

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