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Japers' Rink 2 hours ago
Tuesday Caps Clips: The Mojo and Beagle Show

Tuesday Caps Clips: The Mojo and Beagle Show

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps eke out an overtime win over Buffalo, but problems with penalties and effort persist. Your savory breakfast links: Roundtabling the first quarter of the season, radio-style. [Rink Radio] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), AP, Peerless, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, FiCP, RMNB, Die by the Blade and Buffalo News. The Sabres held the lead at the end of the first and second periods, at which point Barry Trotz unleashed...
Andy Boron / Die By The Blade 11 hours ago
Sabres at Capitals recap: Sabres collapse late, lose 3-2 in OT

Sabres at Capitals recap: Sabres collapse late, lose 3-2 in OT

Despite a solid first two periods, the Sabres couldn’t hold on tonight in Washington. Good road games are often defined by their grind-it-out, game-controlling play by the visitors. They aren’t the prettiest wins, but the team in whites does enough to get the job done. Tonight, the Sabres played a solid road game for about 45 minutes...and then collapsed in the final ten to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory in overtime. Buffalo would get off to a fast start thanks to Zemgus Girgensons, who looked like the Girgensons of old scoring his second goal of the season just five minutes...
Japers' Rink 11 hours ago
Caps vs. Sabres Recap: MoJo Working, Beagle Biting, Caps Win 3-2 in OT

Caps vs. Sabres Recap: MoJo Working, Beagle Biting, Caps Win 3-2 in OT

The Capitals came back to force overtime and defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Monday night in Washington. 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 fought back from a closing-minutes deficit to force overtime and then, THEN, glorious victory! Goals from Jay Beagle and Marcus Johansson were the Platonic ideal of fan favorites. Here's Monday night's Plus/Minus: Plus: Marcus Johansson and Jay Beagle are big value, big league...
Becca H / Japers' Rink 15 hours ago
Capitals vs. Sabres: Game 24 of 82

Capitals vs. Sabres: Game 24 of 82

The Caps return home looking to snap a season-long three-game losing streak as they host the Sabres Next Game: Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres Monday, December 5, 7:00 PM ET Verizon CenterBroadcast Info: CSN-DC; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day Previews of this evening's battle against Buffalo from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, STATS LLC, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's matchup. Keep up with the latest Caps-related...
Andy Boron / Die By The Blade 19 hours ago
Sabres at Capitals Coverage: Game #25

Sabres at Capitals Coverage: Game #25

The Sabres take a heavily injured blue line with them as they travel to Washington to face the Capitals. Game #25 Buffalo Sabres (9-10-5) at Washington Capitals (13-7-3) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | Verizon Center | Washington, DC TV: MSG, CN-DC | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Capitals Blog: Jaspers’ Rink Three Questions 1. Can the Sabres contain Washington’s top line? If you haven’t been paying close attention, you might not know that the Capitals and Sabres share many of the same scoring woes. Washington is 22nd in the league in scoring, and has as many issues with secondary...
Becca H / Japers' Rink 21 hours ago
The Noon Number: Cruising Through the Atlantic

The Noon Number: Cruising Through the Atlantic

A look at how the Caps have fared against the Atlantic Division 76.9 - The Capitals’ point percentage against the Atlantic Division since Barry Trotz took over behind the bench. Dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season, the Caps have posted a sparkling record of 39-10-5 vs. Atlantic teams, outscoring opponents 151-103 over that span. Despite their overall success against the other Eastern Conference division, the Caps have dropped two straight against Atlantic teams - Saturday’s shootout loss in Tampa and the 4-2 loss in Toronto a week prior. And even with those two losses, they...
Andy Boron / Die By The Blade 21 hours ago
Sabres at Capitals preview: Who’s playing defense?

Sabres at Capitals preview: Who’s playing defense?

The Sabres take a heavily injured blue line with them as they travel to Washington to face the Capitals. Game #25 Buffalo Sabres (9-10-5) at Washington Capitals (13-7-3) Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | Verizon Center | Washington, DC TV: MSG, CN-DC | Radio: WGR 550 SB Nation’s Capitals Blog: Jaspers’ Rink Three Questions 1. Can the Sabres contain Washington’s top line? If you haven’t been paying close attention, you might not know that the Capitals and Sabres share many of the same scoring woes. Washington is 22nd in the league in scoring, and has as many issues with secondary scoring as...
Japers' Rink 22 hours ago
Japers’ Rink Radio Episode 31: 1st Quarter Round Table

Japers’ Rink Radio Episode 31: 1st Quarter Round Table

Last week, the rink posted our first quarter round-table discussion. There weren’t a lot of questions but they were good ones that could go in a lot of different directions: What has been the most surprising aspect of the first 20+ games of the season? What is your biggest concern as we head to the halfway point? What has happened to the Capitals’ once prolific offense? Is the defense’s propensity for big mistakes more concerning than the slumping offense? Rob Parker, Stephen Pepper, and Adam Stringham came together to help you pick your poison for this week’s episode of...
Japers' Rink Dec 5, 2016
Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day

Monday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Sabres Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Sabres pay a visit, coach and players ponder scoring droughts and penalties, Hershey tosses 20K teddy bears and more. Your savory breakfast links: The dismal Week That Was, volume 8. [Peerless, AAtJ, RMNB] Previews of this evening's battle against Buffalo from Vogs (plus game notes), NHL.com, AP, STATS LLC, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Die by the Blade for the other side of tonight's matchup. The low-scoring Sabres are sizing up the low-scoring Capitals and trying to determine whose scoring will rebound...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Dec 4, 2016
Sunday Caps Clips: Boyle-ing Point

Sunday Caps Clips: Boyle-ing Point

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The offense runs dry - again - in Tampa, talking All-Star rosters and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, Peerless, NoVa Caps, RMNB, Bolts by the Bay, and Raw Charge. News and notes from yesterday's pregame skate. [Dump 'n Chase, Monumental video (Trotz, Ovechkin, Beagle)] Recovered from his illness, Paul Carey was in the lineup last night so the Caps could, as his coach said, "find out about him". [WaPo,...
Japers' Rink Dec 3, 2016
Capitals vs. Lightning Recap: Bolts Best Caps in Shootout

Capitals vs. Lightning Recap: Bolts Best Caps in Shootout

Brian Boyle’s shootout goal was the difference in Tampa Bay. 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 Washington rolled into Tampa Bay coming off a shutout loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night and looking to rebound. 65 minutes of play wasn’t enough to determine a winner and in the shootout it was Brian Boyle with the game winner. First up, Saturday night’s Plus/Minus. Plus: Washington’s power play clicked on its...
Japers' Rink Dec 3, 2016
Capitals vs. Lightning 3rd Period Thread

Capitals vs. Lightning 3rd Period Thread

Nikita Kucherov fired home the game's first from forty feet away, a slapshot off the post and into the net behind Braden Holtby. The Lightning lead 1 to 0 after forty minutes. Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Dec 3, 2016
Capitals vs. Lightning 2nd Period Thread

Capitals vs. Lightning 2nd Period Thread

Washington gave their hosts two separate man advantage opportunities in the opening twenty minutes but escaped unharmed. The score is knotted at zero after the first period. Second period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Dec 3, 2016
Capitals vs. Lightning: Game 23 of 82

Capitals vs. Lightning: Game 23 of 82

It's a battle of two struggling squads as the Caps head south to face the Lightning Next Game: Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday, December 3, 7:00 PM ET Amalie ArenaBroadcast Info: CSN-DC; WFED-1500, Capitals Radio 24/7 Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Lightning Game Day Previews of tonight's visit to Tampa Bay from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, KRDO, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Raw Charge for the other side of tonight's matchup. Like the Caps, the Lightning have been scuffling of late, but their GM says no shakeups areforthcoming. Yet....
Becca H / Japers' Rink Dec 3, 2016
Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Lightning Game Day

Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals @ Lightning Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previews of a date with the Bolts, looking back at some notable debuts and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight's visit to Tampa Bay from Vogs, Peerless, NoVa Caps, AP, KRDO, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Raw Charge for the other side of tonight's matchup. Like the Caps, the Lightning have been scuffling of late, but their GM says no shakeups areforthcoming. Yet. [TBTimes] Leftovers from Thursday's loss to the Isles. [Rink, CSNMA, Newsday] Two turnovers, two goals, and Dmitry Orlov is taking sole ownership of the...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Dec 2, 2016
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Islanders

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Islanders

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and the coach) did last night. So...... that happened. It wasn’t all bad, though, right? Well, you tell us.
Japers' Rink Dec 2, 2016
Friday Caps Clips: Blanked by the Isles

Friday Caps Clips: Blanked by the Isles

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Vrana makes his rookie debut, Orlov makes some rookie mistakes, Kuznetsov is looking for cookies and more. Your savory breakfast links: Halfway to halfway - Rink thinks in the round. [Rink] After a game like last night’s, the only option is to grab some cocoa and cuddle up with eight more Alex Ovechkin hat tricks. [Rink] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night’s loss from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, WaPo, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), AP, RMNB, Frankovic, NoVa Caps, LHH, and Newsday. Dmitry Orlov is really...
Japers' Rink Dec 1, 2016
Caps vs. Isles Recap: Hate It Orlov It, Caps Choke 3-0

Caps vs. Isles Recap: Hate It Orlov It, Caps Choke 3-0

The Washington Capitals failed to put away a tired New York Islanders team Thursday night in DC, falling to the visitors in a 3-0 blowout. 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 You know how sometimes when one team is coming off of a back-to-back, the second game can be sloppy, ugly, and a blowout? Well, that happened tonight. Except the lost-looking team was the Capitals, as the visiting New York Islanders downed them 3-0 in a game...
Japers' Rink Dec 1, 2016
Capitals vs. Islanders Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Islanders Third Period Thread

Despite special teams chances both ways, as well as dueling breakaways, this one remains tied after forty minutes. The Capitals will have an oh-so-brief power play to start the third. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Dec 1, 2016
Capitals vs. Islanders Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Islanders Second Period Thread

The third-place team and the eighth-place team squared off and Capitals prospect Jakub Vrana got the first NHL start of his career. The young Czech recorded a sneaky backhand scoring chance, and Tom Wilson created a lovely shorthanded breakaway chance, but the score remained 0-0 after one. Second period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters

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