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J.p. / Japers' Rink 1 hour ago

Capitals vs. Rangers: Game 76 of 82

The Capitals look to erase all memory of yesterday's game by heading to New York and stealing a win from the red hot Rangers. Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Look for updates in this story stream throughout the evening, including tonight's lines,...
Blueshirt Banter 2 hours ago

Pregame: Rangers Vs. Capitals, The Final Stretch

One more chapter in the battle for Metropolitan Division supremacy. Buy Rangers Tickets! | Capitals vs Rangers coverage | Japers' Rink This afternoon's game against the Washington Capitals is the eighth-to-last game of the 2014-15 regular season for the New York Rangers. Today the Blueshirts will be looking to bounce back after Henrik Lundqvist's anxiously awaited return to the lineup was spoiled by Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins yesterday afternoon. There weren't many positives to take away from yesterday's 4-2 defeat to the Black and Gold other than Rick Nash finally burying his 40th...
Japers' Rink 6 hours ago

Sunday Caps Clips: Perdatory; Capitals @ Rangers Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps look to put a disappointing loss to the Preds in the rear-view mirror as they take on the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Bears turned the tables on the Monarchs, the Stingrays lost for the first time since January 30th and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on yesterday's loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Backstrom, Niskanen, Brouwer, Laich, Laviolette, Preds' room, 40th Anniversary Tribute - Michal Pivonka), NHL.com, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW, Peerless, Frankovic, DSP,...
Japers' Rink Mar 28, 2015

Capitals vs. Predators Recap - Caps' Comeback Cut Short by Preds

Pekka Rinne didn't bring his A game and Nashville played without Captain Shea Weber but the Capitals fall at home 4 to 3. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice After a sloppy win over the Devils on Thursday night Barry Trotz's team came out flat against the Predators, giving up three goals in the game's first fifteen minutes. Braden Holtby's performance was cut short there, spelled by Justin Peters after Filip Forsberg's...
Japers' Rink Mar 28, 2015

Capitals vs. Predators Third Period Thread

Troy Brouwer kicked off Washignton's offense 19 seconds into the second period by firing a bouncing puck past Pekka Rinne and bringing the Verizon Center to life. Seven minutes later he would pierce Pekka again with a shorthanded slapshot that found its way past the Predator goalie's glovehand. Unfortuantely old friend Mike Ribeiro would extend Nashville's lead to two goals with his 15th of the year from Filip Forsberg less than five minutes later, and that's where we stand with twenty minutes left to play. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Mar 28, 2015

Capitals vs. Predators Second Period Thread

Mattias Ekholm got the game's scoring started at the nine minute mark with a sneaky backhanded shot that beat Braden Holtby on the short side. Washington had just failed to convert on a 53 second two man advantage when Ekholm put the visitors up one. Less than three minutes later Mike Fisher would put he Predators up by two with his 18th of the year. The period's final insult was scored by the Filip Forsberg, prompting head coach Barry Trotz to pull Holtby in favor of Justin Peters. Second period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 28, 2015

Capitals vs. Predators: Game 75 of 82

The Caps face off against Trotz's old team looking for a bit of revenge from their first go-round. Next Game Nashville Predators @ Washington Capitals Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:30 PM EST Verizon Center Saturday Caps Clips: Predators @ Capitals Game Day Previews of today's midday matchup against the Preds from Vogs, NHL.com, WaPo, AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at On the Forecheck (starting with their game preview) for the other side of today's game. In case you've forgotten (ha!), the Preds have some kid on their roster who is decent at hockey and is...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 28, 2015

Saturday Caps Clips: Predators @ Capitals Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Trotz's old team visits his new team, Ovechkin meets Messi, the Stingrays roll and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of today's midday matchup against the Preds from Vogs, NHL.com, WaPo, AP, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at On the Forecheck (starting with their game preview) for the other side of today's game. In case you've forgotten (ha!), the Preds have some kid on their roster who is decent at hockey and is sort of familiar to Caps fans. *sigh* [CSNW, USA Today] With four Caps' prospects (hopefully)...
On the Forecheck Mar 27, 2015

Nashville Predators @ Washington Capitals Preview: "Hard to Play Against"

The Capitals and Predators finish their narrative filled season series with an early date in our nation's capital. There's a real possibility that many of you won't even be awake at the time the players hit the ice for warm ups. Put your coffee on a timer, have your hangover remedy on hand and try to eat something to keep up your strength. The Predators invade Washington Capitals territory, and both teams are not only looking to solidify their playoff berths, but vie for the best possible match up as well. It's also Filip Forsberg's first return to DC since he was but a wee prospect, but...
J.p. / Japers' Rink Mar 27, 2015

The Noon Number: Alex Ovechkin vs. The Field

A look how Alex Ovechkin's goal-scoring has stacked up against, well, everyone. 10 - Difference between Alex Ovechkin's career regular-season goal total (469) and the combined total of the NHL's top non-Ovechkin goal-scorer in each season since Ovechkin entered the League (479). In other words, Ovechkin's average annual goal total is just a hair less than the average top contender the League has thrown at him. That speaks not only to Ovechkin's production, but his durability and consistency as well. Here's how it all shakes out (asterisk denotes League-leading goal...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 27, 2015

Friday Caps Clips: Devil of a Time

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps escape with an OT victory over New Jersey, women's pro hockey comes to the States and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's *whew* OT win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, Niskanen, Fehr, Wilson, Orpik, Holtby, highlights), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNW (gamer, blog), Peerless, Frankovic, DSP, RMNB, Starsand Sticks, NJ.com (and again), and In Lou We Trust. From Elias: Matt Niskanen scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career to give the Capitals a 3-2 win over...
In Lou We Trust Mar 26, 2015

New Jersey Devils Played for Pride in 2-3 OT Loss to Washington Capitals

After a poor start and despite a two-goal deficit, the New Jersey Devils played a competitive game against the Washington Capitals and took it to them to tie it up late before falling in overtime. This game recap is pleased with how it all went down.
Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Recap: Capitals 3, Devils 2 (OT)

Niskanen's overtime goal saves the Caps from a costly collapse. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: war-on-ice, hockeystats, Natural Stat Trick and more via Nice Time On Ice After four long days off, the Washington Capitals resumed their once-seemingly-inevitable march to the playoffs with a home game against the New Jersey Devils. Of the nine games remaining on the Caps' schedule, seven are against playoff contenders. That may not have made tonight's game against the Devils a must-win, but...
Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Third Period Thread

Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters One more for the Caps... and then a shorty brings the Devils within one. Third period straight ahead.
Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Second Period Thread

Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters One-Nil good guys... second period right ahead.
In Lou We Trust Mar 26, 2015

New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals: Gamethread #74

This is gamethread number seventy four of the New Jersey Devils season, in which they will face the Washington Capitals. Users are free to discuss the game as it happens here.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capital Lines: New-Look Bottom-Six

Per Mike Vogel, the streak-snapping loss in Winnipeg coupled with a lack of secondary scoring has led Barry Trotz to shake up his bottom six forwards, with Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson moving up to the third line to flank Eric Fehr. They'll also get Tim Gleason back after two games missed due to injury. So with that in mind, here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings... with Braden Holtby between the pipes, as always: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson ...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Capitals vs Devils: Game 74 of 82

After a lengthy break, the Capitals look to shake off the rust and prepare themselves for the playoffs. Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters Look for updates in this story stream throughout the evening, including tonight's lines, new open threads for each period, and more. And of course... have at it, people.
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

National Women's Hockey League Set to Debut This Fall

The first women's professional league will drop the puck on its inaugural season in October There was big news in the world of women's hockey today, as a new player appears ready to enter the professional sports scene: the National Women's Hockey League. Per the NWHL (via Outlook Hockey): The National Women's Hockey League is the first paid professional women's hockey league in North America. The founding four teams are the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, New York Riveters, playing out of Long Island, and the Connecticut Whale, playing out of Stamford, CT. We will boast the best of the best...
J.p. / Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

The Noon Number: Big Minute Backstops

A look at two of the NHL's biggest workhorses 3,629 - Number of shots faced by the two probable goaltenders in tonight's Caps/Devils game, Braden Holtby and Cory Schneider, who rank first and second in the League in shots-on-goal-against, irrespectively. Holtby and Schneider also rank first and third (respectively) in minutes and third and first (respectively) in saves. Schneider has a slight 2.17 to 2.18 edge in goals against average, and the advantage in save percentage, .928 to .924.

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