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Laval Rocket vs. Belleville Senators game recap: Six unanswered goals propel Rocket to second straight win

Laval Rocket vs. Belleville Senators game recap: Six unanswered goals propel Rocket to second straight win

Laval takes command in 6-2 victory over Belleville. While the Montreal Canadiens ran into trouble against the Washington Capitals, their minor-league club handled their business in their second game of the season. Four Laval Rocket players registered multi-point efforts in a 6-2 win over the Belleville Senators on Saturday night at Place Bell. The Rocket came back from two goals down with six unanswered goals for the victory, their second in two nights against Belleville to begin the season. Laval's offence buzzed in the first period, leading the Senators in shots, but it was the Senators...
Canadiens vs. Capitals 5 Takeaways: Try and Fix You

Canadiens vs. Capitals 5 Takeaways: Try and Fix You

When you try your best but you don’t succeed. 1. That was less than ideal There’s no real way to dress this game up: the Montreal Canadiens came out and got knocked out in the first three minutes of the game. It’s very hard to recover in a game where the opposing team has the most dominant scorer in modern history, and one who seems to be the most determined he’s ever been in his career. Alex Ovechkin was so locked in that even a prime Carey Price would be hard-pressed to deny him his goals. It was a perfect storm of bad things waiting to happen for Montreal. The defence had some...
Japers' Rink Oct 7, 2017
Caps vs. Habs Recap: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Ovi Ovi Ovi! Capitals Win 6-1.

Caps vs. Habs Recap: Aussie Aussie Aussie, Ovi Ovi Ovi! Capitals Win 6-1.

Washington set the home season off with a bang, as Alex Ovechkin notched four goals and Nathan Walker scored his first ever NHL goal on the way to a blowout victory. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: Corsica, hockeystats and Natural Stat Trick On a night where rookie Nathan Walker made history by becoming the first ever Australian-born NHL player, Karl Alzner returned to Washington for the first time since signing with the Canadiens, and the home season began at Capital One Arena, fans had...
Canadiens vs. Capitals Top Six Minutes: More work to be done

Canadiens vs. Capitals Top Six Minutes: More work to be done

Ovechkin nets four goals as Washington beats Montreal 6-1. First Period Second game of the season! Well. That first goal came quick. Alex Ovechkin gets one just 20 seconds into the first. It’s ok, we will get this ba... T.J. Oshie scores 26 seconds later. It’s going to be one of those nig... Ovechkin scores his second two minutes later Habs are looking absolutely flat footed, may as well pull Carey Price and have him fresh for tomorrow And there’s the hat trick for Ovechkin. Second in as many nights. Unreal Second Period Okay - let’s get it back! Al Montoya starts the second,...
Japers' Rink Oct 7, 2017
Capitals vs. Canadiens Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Canadiens Third Period Thread

Third Period Thread EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING. Alex Ovechkin scored AGAIN, as did Devante Smith-Pelly to make it 6-1 Caps after two! Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Oct 7, 2017
Capitals vs. Canadiens Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Canadiens Second Period Thread

Second Period Thread AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE, OI OI OI!!! Congratulations to Nathan Walker on becoming the first Australian-born player to make it to the NHL, and on, well, making it to the NHL! Way to be, kid! The game? It was a wild one. Alex Ovechkin already has a hat-trick, and TJ Oshie has a goal. You read that right. It’s 4-0 Capitals after the first. Second period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The Habs play their first game of a back-to-back set on the NHL’s opening weekend. After spoiling the Buffalo Sabres’ home opener on Thursday night, the Montreal Canadiens will attempt to accomplish that feat again tonight, this time at the expense of the Washington Capitals. The Canadiens opened their season with a shootout victory, with the top offensive players leading the charge. Claude Julien liked what he saw in the game, and will leave his lines intact for the second game of the season. Being the first game of a weekend back-to-back set, it will be interesting to see how the head...
Japers' Rink Oct 7, 2017
How Caps Fans Should NOT React to Karl Alzner’s Return to Washington

How Caps Fans Should NOT React to Karl Alzner’s Return to Washington

Karl Alzner makes his return to Washington on Saturday night when the Capitals take on the Montreal Canadiens. Emotions, and temptations, will run high. Here’s a helpful guide for fans on how to handle it. [Ed. Note: We would never tell hockey fans how to express themselves. That’s one of your Constitutional amendments, we’re pretty sure. But, if we were the type to suggest how to treat a returning fan-favorite, it might look like this.] Karl Alzner, the Washington Capitals’ all-time franchise leader for consecutive games-played (532), is set to make his return to Washington on...
Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

Canadiens vs. Capitals: Game preview, start time, tale of the tape, and how to watch

An exciting Saturday night matchup between two of the best goaltenders in the game. With both the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals coming off shootout victories Thursday evening, tonight's game at the Verizon Center should be a great matchup between two of the best goaltenders in today's game; Montreal's Carey Price and Washington's Braden Holtby. For Montreal, their first game of the season saw them claw back and inch by the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout, led by Jonathan Drouin. Captain Max Pacioretty scored in the second period, while Phillip Danault sent the game to overtime...
Japers' Rink Oct 7, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Canadiens Game Day

Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Canadiens Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps open up their home slate against the Habs, Walker prepares for his historic debut and more. Your savory breakfast links: Delve into the history of Alex Ovechkin’s many, many hat tricks. [Rink] Previews of tonight’s home opener against Montreal from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, Montreal Gazette, and be sure to swing by our SB Nation pals over at Eyes on the Prize for the other side of tonight’s matchup. The day is finally here: Nathan Walker will be in the lineup tonight, making him the first Australian to play in the NHL. [Caps, Caps...
Saturday Habs Headlines: Karl Alzner prepares for his first home opener as a visitor in Washington

Saturday Habs Headlines: Karl Alzner prepares for his first home opener as a visitor in Washington

Your daily links, including a look at the Rocket’s opening day roster, Karl Alzner’s return to Washington, a clean slate for Brendan Gallagher, and more Montreal Canadiens news and notes Karl Alzner will attend another Washington Capitals home opener, but for the first time, he’ll be wearing another team’s colours. [Canadiens] What can fans expect from the inaugural season of the AHL’s Laval Rocket. [RDS] Laval announced their opening night roster, which didn’t include Jakub Jerabek. [EOTP] It’s a new season and a clean slate for Brendan Gallagher. All signs point to a...
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Caps' Walker set to become first Australian to play in NHL

Caps' Walker set to become first Australian to play in NHL

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker is set to become the first Australian player to dress in an NHL game when he makes his debut Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens.
Sports Illustrated Oct 6, 2017

NHL’s First Ever Australian Player Set to Debut Saturday for Capitals

Nathan Walker will make history against the Canadiens.

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