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Japers' Rink 1 hour ago
Sunday Caps Clips: 30 Goals, 12 Seasons

Sunday Caps Clips: 30 Goals, 12 Seasons

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Gr8 joins The Great One and Mike Gartner, Winnik saves the day, the Caps set a record and more. Your savory breakfast links: Congrats are in order for Caps captain Alex Ovechkin, who joined Mike Gartner and Wayne Gretzky as the third member of the “30 Goals in Each of Their First 12 Seasons” club. In 100 years of the National Hockey League, only three men have achieved this. The secret handshake must be epic. [NHL.com, CSNMA, Sportsnet] ... and of course he notched number 30 with a steel-drum soundtrack from his office on Ovechkin Island....
Japers' Rink 13 hours ago
Caps vs. Coyotes Recap: Four Dog Night, Caps Tame Yotes 4-1

Caps vs. Coyotes Recap: Four Dog Night, Caps Tame Yotes 4-1

The Washington Capitals beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night at Verizon Center behind a pair of goals by fourth-line stalwart Daniel Winnik. 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 It took nearly 55 minutes for the Capitals to distance themselves from the Arizona Coyotes, but boy, did they, riding two goals from “Damn” Daniel Winnik to a 4-1 victory at Verizon Center. Here's Saturday night's Plus/Minus: Plus: Alex...
Japers' Rink 14 hours ago
Capitals vs. Coyotes Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Coyotes Third Period Thread

Lots of shots but no scoring in the second, and the score settles at 1-0 Washington heading into the final frame. Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink 15 hours ago
Capitals vs. Coyotes Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Coyotes Second Period Thread

The Great 8 got things going on Saturday night, ripping home a power play goal and his 30th on the season to give the Caps a 1-0 lead after one. Second period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink 15 hours ago
Capitals vs. Coyotes: Game 74 of 82

Capitals vs. Coyotes: Game 74 of 82

It's one last outing at the Phone Booth before the road trip, and the Caps look to get a win over the visiting 'Yotes Next Game: Washington Capitals vs. Arizona Coyotes Saturday, March 25, 7:00 PM ET Verizon CenterBroadcast Info: CSN+; WFED, Capitals Radio 24/7 Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Coyotes Game Day Previews of tonight's clash with the Coyotes from Vogs and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Five for Howling for the other side of tonight's matchup. Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 25, 2017
Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Coyotes Game Day

Saturday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Coyotes Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Previewing a visit from the ‘Yotes, Connolly gets a Masterton nod and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight's clash with the Coyotes from Vogs and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Five for Howling for the other side of tonight's matchup. The arrival of Kevin Shattenkirk in DC, and on the Caps' power play, has meant a change in John Carlson's usage with the extra man. [WaPo] Washington is so often a divided place, and now more than ever... but the quest for the Cup offers some respite and a rare bit of...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 24, 2017
The Noon Number: Four Play

The Noon Number: Four Play

A look at how the Caps have done when facing opponents four on four this year 0 - Number of goals scored by the Capitals this season when skating four on four. They are one of just two teams to not yet have a single four-on-four goal, the Hurricanes being the other; however, the Caps have played just under 84 minutes at four a side, sixth-most in the League, compared to the ‘Canes 57.8 minutes. Opponents have outscored the Caps 4-0 when even up at four, giving the Caps the second-worst goal differential at four on four (tied with Dallas); only St. Louis is worse at -6 (one goal for, seven...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 24, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and the coach) did last night A rare shootout win keeps the Caps rolling, and gives them a bit more cushion at the top of the increasingly crowded Metropolitan Division. Sounds pretty good... but how did each of the individual players do en route to the win? Cast your votes below.
The Cannon Mar 24, 2017
Recap: Blue Jackets Fall in Shootout to Capitals

Recap: Blue Jackets Fall in Shootout to Capitals

The Blue Jackets traveled to Washington for a monster matchup with the league leading Capitals. The Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to take on the Washington Capitals last night in the second night of a back to back. The Blue Jackets faced off against the league leaders on the heels of a waking nightmare of a hockey game on Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs that saw Nick Foligno get hurt on a fluke play, Oliver Bjorkstrand get demolished by Roman Polak on a dirty hit that left Bjorkstrand laying on the ice and knocked him out of the lineup for an undetermined amount of time,...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 24, 2017
Friday Caps Clips: Sochi Oshie Returns

Friday Caps Clips: Sochi Oshie Returns

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Osh hits the target in the shootout, the Caps are enjoying games that matter and more. Your savory breakfast links: Last night's game was meaningful, as the rest of the season's games likely will be - and the Caps wouldn't have it any other way. [Rink, WaPo (and again)] Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's shootout win from us, Vogs, Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, CSNMA, Frankovic, NoVa Caps (and again), FiCP, RMNB, Dispatch, and the Cannon. During warmups, Alex Ovechkin showed off his awesome custom-painted...
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Caps vs. Blue Jackets Recap: No Rushin’, Caps Rise 2-1 in Shootout

Caps vs. Blue Jackets Recap: No Rushin’, Caps Rise 2-1 in Shootout

The Washington Capitals eventually beat their division rival the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night at Verizon Center, squeaking out a 2-1 shootout victory. 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 What do you do when a division rival knocks on your door? If you’re the Washington Capitals, you choke the life out of each other slowly with your Vezina-calibre goalies. Who would blink first? Here's Thursday night's Plus/Minus: Plus:...
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Third Period Thread

Well....a ton MORE shots in the second period - the Capitals already have over 30 - but no goals again. It's still scoreless after forty minutes. Third period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Second Period Thread

A shovelful of shots in the first - 15 for the Capitals, 11 for the Blue Jackets - but no goals to report. It's scoreless after one. Second period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets: Game 73 of 82

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets: Game 73 of 82

A big divisional matchup looms as the Caps look to fend off the Blue Jackets Next Game: Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday, March 23, 7:00 PM ET Verizon CenterBroadcast Info: CSN-DC; WFED, Capitals Radio 24/7 Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day Previews of tonight's Metro clash with Columbus from Vogs, (plus game notes), AP, NoVa Caps and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at the Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup. Keep up with the latest Caps-related Tweets right here: Tweets from...
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Capitals Prepare For More Meaningful Late Season Metro Showdown

Capitals Prepare For More Meaningful Late Season Metro Showdown

With the Columbus Blue Jackets breathing down their neck in the standings, the Capitals are looking forward to a good game. When the Washington Capitals had 10 games remaining in the 2015-2016 NHL season, they had a 17-point lead in the Metropolitan Division and the President’s Trophy nearly locked up. But this season, the narrative is a bit different. With 10 games remaining on the schedule, both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins are nipping at the Capitals’ heels as they try to gain the sole lead of the Metropolitan Division. That’s fine with the majority, if not...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
The Noon Number: The Full Sixty

The Noon Number: The Full Sixty

A look at how the Caps have succeeded when jumping out in front - and some rare times that they’ve struggled 3 - Number of losses for the Capitals in games in which they led after two periods over the last season (one in regulation and two in overtime), second-fewest in the League over that span, to go along with the second-most wins when leading heading into the third (71, one behind Pittsburgh's 72). Of significant note, all three of those losses have come against tonight's opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on January 2 and November 15 and 20, 2016. But fear not - the last time these...
Japers' Rink Mar 23, 2017
Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

Thursday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Metro dogfight ramps up with Columbus in town, Ovi’s new kicks, Oshie’s 30th and more. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of tonight's Metro clash with Columbus from Vogs, (plus game notes), AP, NoVa Caps and Peerless, and be sure to check out our SB Nation pals over at the Cannon for the other side of tonight's matchup. All eyes will be on Alex Ovechkin’s feet in warmups tonight. Bidding is open now; all proceeds benefit the American Special Hockey Association. My latest ESPN piece has inside story on the custom-painted skates...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 22, 2017
The Noon Number: On Their Best Behavior

The Noon Number: On Their Best Behavior

A look at a recent stretch of much-improved discipline for the boys in red 3 - Number of times the Capitals have gone shorthanded over the last three games combined, taking just one penalty in each game. Per Ben Raby, that’s the first time in at least 15 years that the team has had to kill just three penalties over a three-game stretch; by our rough calculations, it’s not something that has happened since at least the 1996-97 season (although four PKs in three games is something that has happened as recently as this past February). Obviously it’s only three games... but after a...
Becca H / Japers' Rink Mar 22, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Flames

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Flames

Weigh in on how each of the Caps (and the coach) did last night Top-line dominance leads the Caps to a victory over the streaking Flames, including the goal that gave T.J. Oshie his first career 30-goal season. So that’s how the top trio did... but what of their teammates? Cast your votes below.
Japers' Rink Mar 22, 2017
Wednesday Caps Clips: Fanning the Flames

Wednesday Caps Clips: Fanning the Flames

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The top line leads the team to victory, the Caps still have much to fight for and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps and other assorted musings on last night's win from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, locker room), NHL.com, AP, WaPo, Peerless, CSNMA (gamer, rewind), Frankovic, RMNB, FiCP, NoVa Caps, Calgary Sun, Flames Nation and Matchsticks & Gasoline. Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal as a Cap! Probably. [CSNMA, RMNB] It seems to change every day, but at the moment, things do not look great for those NHLers...

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