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Becca H / Japers' Rink 17 hours ago
The Noon Number: Unlucky Seven

The Noon Number: Unlucky Seven

A look at some high-offense but ultimately futile efforts in Caps history 6 - Number of times in Capitals’ franchise history, including last night, in which they’ve scored at least seven goals and lost. To find the last time it happened you have to go back almost 30 years, when they again suffered an 8-7 loss (albeit in regulation) in Pittsburgh early in the 1988-89 season. The most eventful of the six, however, was likely the first one of the six back in February 1981. That night resulted in an 11-7 drubbing at the hands of the Quebec Nordiques... a game in which the famed Stastny...
Becca H / Japers' Rink 22 hours ago
Tuesday Caps Clips: One Goal Too Many

Tuesday Caps Clips: One Goal Too Many

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps and Pens combine for 15 goals, the streak ends (but the team’s still good) and more. Your savory breakfast links: Check out the ups and... well, (spoiler alert!) mostly ups for the Caps over the past week. [Rink] Recaps and other assorted musings of last night's wild OT loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, CBC, The Score,PHT, WaPo, Frankovic, StarsandSticks, RMNB, NoVa Caps, Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, and Pensburgh. The second period was a wild one, and included three goals by Evgeni Malkin... or two...
Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
Caps Lose in OT on “1980’s Night” in Pittsburgh, 8-7

Caps Lose in OT on “1980’s Night” in Pittsburgh, 8-7

It was as if the clock turned back to 1988 as the Capitals and Penguins dueled in an old fashioned goal-fest that took an overtime to settle. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: hockeystats, When the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins meet, odd things happen, usually not good for the Caps. But when the Caps took a 3-0 lead, it seemed as if the hockey demons, they would take the night off. Turns out they didn’t, as the Pens and Caps played a game unlike just about any other in...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 44 of 82

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 44 of 82

The Caps put their nine-game winning streak on the line as they get set for another round against the Penguins Next Game: Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, January 16, 7:00 PM ET PPG Paints ArenaBroadcast Info: NBCSN; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Monday Caps Clips: Blankadelphia; Capitals @ Penguins Game Day Previews of tonight's fling with the Flightless Fowl from Vogs (and game notes), NHL.com,AP, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight's matchup. Keep up with the latest...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Nicklas Backstrom Named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Super Swede! A day after being honored for his 500th career assist, the NHL is recognizing Backstrom for adding to that assist total (and throwing in a few goals for good measure) over the past week by naming him the First Star of the Week. Backstrom led all players in scoring last week, piling up 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in four games. He recorded multiple points in each of the games, with goals in three of them, and moved into the League’s Top 10 in scoring with 42 points. Here’s more from the Caps: ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been named...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
The Noon Number: Even Up

The Noon Number: Even Up

A look at the Caps’ recent dominance at even strength 0 - Number of goals allowed by the Capitals at even strength over the past six games. In fact, the last even-strength goal scored on the Caps was a third-period tally back on January 3 against Toronto - they’ve played 369:18 of hockey since with only three goals-against over that span, all on the power play. Per Corsica, the Caps have skated just under 281 minutes at five on five (and about 299 minutes at even strength overall) without giving up a goal, outscoring opponents 21 to 0 over that span. Since the start of 2017, the Caps...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
Capital Ups and Downs, Week 14: Routs and Shutouts

Capital Ups and Downs, Week 14: Routs and Shutouts

The latest edition of our weekly look at individual Washington Capitals ups and downs. Your weekly look at individual Washington Capitals' ups and downs: Forwards Trend Notes Nicklas Backstrom UP Last Sunday, Backstrom became the first player in franchise history to accumulate 500 assists; this week he started in on the next 500, and has already made a significant dent in that total. Backstrom racked up seven more helpers last week, and added three goals to give him a League-best 10 points over that span. Jay Beagle UP If the Caps and 'Hawks played in the same division,...
Broad Street Hockey Jan 16, 2017
Capitals 5, Flyers 0: 10 things we learned from an ugly intro to the bye week

Capitals 5, Flyers 0: 10 things we learned from an ugly intro to the bye week

The Flyers will have five days off, just as they’ve reached their lowest point of the season. Morning Observations is a feature where we break down the previous night's game with an analytical eye. #1: Total collapse in the third period Considering the Flyers’ recent quality of play, it’s understandable if a fan who missed Sunday afternoon’s game against the Washington Capitals would simply assume that it was more of the same — Philadelphia getting blasted from start-to-finish by a superior foe. But the truth is a bit more complicated. In fact, the Flyers got off to a fantastic...
Japers' Rink Jan 16, 2017
Monday Caps Clips: Blankadelphia; Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

Monday Caps Clips: Blankadelphia; Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ streak runs to nine, Nick gets a gold stick, Niskanen gets a gr8 assistanen and more. Your savory breakfast links: To cap off a week laden with player (and coaching) milestones great and small, the Capitals franchise itself reached a milestone on Sunday afternoon: @Capitals Congrats on 1500 wins! #CapsFlyers pic.twitter.com/qUud5gdIQs— Jason (@smrtcar) January 15, 2017 Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday’s whitewash from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA...
Japers' Rink Jan 15, 2017
Capitals vs. Flyers Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Flyers Third Period Thread

It's 1-0 through 40. The Capitals lead, 1-0, courtesy of a gift from Michael Del Zotto (cashed in by Andre Burakovsky). Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Jan 15, 2017
Capitals vs. Flyers Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Flyers Second Period Thread

It's scoreless through 20. It was a weak first by the Caps, but it's still 0-0. Second period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Jan 15, 2017
Capitals vs. Flyers: Game 43 of 82

Capitals vs. Flyers: Game 43 of 82

Can they make it nine? The Caps will find out as they wrap up the homestand with a visit from the Flyers. Next Game: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers Sunday, January 15, 1:00 PM ET Verizon CenterBroadcast Info: NBC, CSN-DC; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game thread Previews of Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters Have at it, people.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 15, 2017
Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Sunday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Flyers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The homestand concludes with a visit from the Flyers, the Caps have gone streaking and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of a matinee game against the Flyers from Vogs, Peerless, AP, Stars and Sticks, CSN Philly, and be sure to visit our pals over at Broad Street Hockey for the other side of today's matchup. A win today wouldn't just extend the streak to nine; it would give the Caps their 1500th win in franchise history. [Caps Outsider] Welcome back, Chandler Stephenson. [Caps, WaPo, CSNMA, RMNB, NoVa Caps] A few leftovers from Friday...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 14, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Blackhawks

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Blackhawks

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and coach) did last night. Now that the Caps have finally stopped scoring goals, it’s time to reflect back on all six of them - and all zero they gave up - for a little post-game evaluation. So how did everyone do? You know the drill.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 14, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Blank-Hawks

Saturday Caps Clips: Blank-Hawks

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: the Caps demolish the best in the west, Braden Holtby is really good at this hockey thing and more. Your savory breakfast links: Checking in on the Caps at the halfway point. [Rink] We've gathered some of the best pictures of the Caps' talented twosome over the past decade or so. [Rink] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, PHT, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, RMNB, StarsandSticks, FiCP, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, CSN Chicago, Committed Indian, and Second...
Japers' Rink Jan 13, 2017
Caps vs. Blackhawks Recap: Caps Open a Six Pack, Smash Hawks 6-0

Caps vs. Blackhawks Recap: Caps Open a Six Pack, Smash Hawks 6-0

The Washington Capitals threw the kitchen sink at the Chicago Blackhawks Friday night in DC, recording their eighth straight win. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice The Capitals took it to the Chicago Blackhawks like a delivery service on Friday night, knocking down, dragging out, and booting-in-the-behind the would-be dynastic dynamos for a 6-0 stomping. Here's Friday night's Plus/Minus: Plus: Karl Alzner played in his 500th...
Second City Hockey Jan 13, 2017
Blackhawks vs. Capitals final score 2017: Chicago shutout on short road trip

Blackhawks vs. Capitals final score 2017: Chicago shutout on short road trip

The Hawks gave up three goals in the first, and barely looked competitive the rest of the game. It’s not unusual for the Blackhawks to come out flat in the first period. It’s happened too many times to count this season. More often than not they break out of it before opponents can do any real damage. The Washington Capitals did real damage. The Caps scored three goals in the first period — two in 13 seconds — en route to a 6-0 victory against the Hawks. The rest of the first period was marred by sloppy passing, poor puck possession and few shots on goal. Chicago looked as far...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 13, 2017
Capitals vs. Blackhawks: Game 42 of 82

Capitals vs. Blackhawks: Game 42 of 82

The milestones are behind them but the winning streak keeps on rolling as the Caps look to make it eight in a row against the visiting 'Hawks. Next Game: Washington Capitals vs. Chicago Blackhawks Friday, January 13, 7:00 PM ET Verizon CenterBroadcast Info: NHLN, CSN-DC; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Friday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day Previews of tonight's battle against the 'Hawks from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, Peerless,NoVa Caps, Caps Outsider, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports, and the 'Hawks, and be sure to stop by our SB Nation pals over at Second City...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 13, 2017
Gallery: Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin Through the Years

Gallery: Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin Through the Years

12 years’ worth of pictures capturing the Caps’ talented duo This has been a big week for major milestones, as Nicklas Backstrom picked up his 500th career assist and then set up Alex Ovechkin’s 1000th career point. They are just the latest in a long line of amazing moments for each of them over the years - and now you can relive so many of them in the gallery below.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Jan 13, 2017
The Noon Number: Count on Karl

The Noon Number: Count on Karl

A look at the Caps’ iron man on the blueline 499 - Number of consecutive games played for Karl Alzner coming into tonight’s game, which continues to be a franchise record (Alzner topped Bobby Carpenter’s 423 consecutive games last season). That stretch dates back to the start of the 2010-11 season, and is tied for the fourth-most games played over that span; only Keith Yandle (503) has played more among NHL blueliners. Over the past six-plus seasons, Alzner has absorbed 870 hits (per corsica.hockey) and blocked a whopping 963 shots, sixth-most in the NHL (teammate Carlson sits just...

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