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The Powerful Redemption of These Washington Capitals

Say it once more with feeling—the Washington Capitals are the Stanley Cup champions. If it feels like the powers that be will have to pry the Stanley Cup from Alex Ovechkin’s cold, dead hands a year from now, that’s because most of us felt like this day would never come. While plenty of locals jumped on the bandwagon during the team’s magical postseason run, diehards know nothing has ever been guaranteed when it comes to this franchise. In order to […]

Steven Strasburg exits early, so does Nats’ chances of a win

Starting pitcher Steven Strasburg lasted just two innings before leaving the game due to tightness in his shoulder. The Washington Nationals can only hold their breath now and hope for a speedy recover for their ace. In the meantime, they are going to need a better all-around performance than this from those players who are healthy and remain in the lineup. It’s also worth noting that allowing the San Francisco Giants to rack up 15 hits and nine runs isn’t […]

How to Be a Bandwagon Caps Fan

The main reason the Washington Capitals have always been my favorite sports franchise is that the vast majority of people reading this didn’t care about them when I was growing up. My father worked with a guy who had a second job at the old Caps Arena, and because the building was almost never full back in those days, Tommy would regularly call us up and say, “If you guys can get here before the puck drops in 45 minutes, […]

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

The first time I saw Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform live was in a tiny venue in Philadelphia, back in 2015. Their breakout single, “S.O.B.” had just begun to generate some attention on a nation stage, and the band showed their appreciation by pouring everything they had into their set that evening. Whether you were on the stage with a musical instrument in hand or one of the fortunate souls who happened to purchase a ticket, you left […]

Rockies edge Nationals in early-season, low-scoring affair

The Washington Nationals still look very much like a team trying to get going in the early stages of the 2018 season. With the offense struggling out of the gate, the Nationals dropped their third-straight game, by a score of 2-1, to. fall to 6-8 on the season. Tanner Roark pitched admirably on the day, allowing only three hits and one earned run over six innings, but the Nats’ bats failed to support their starting pitcher.

  • Alex Ovechkin
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Braden Holtby
  • Jakub Vrana
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Nick Backstrom
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Jakub Vrana
  • Nick Backstrom

Holtby gets back on track in win over Islanders

Just 24 hours after thumping the Islanders 7-3 in Brooklyn, the two teams squared off again as the Washington Capitals hosted New York at Capital One Arena, March 16. Franchise goalie Braden Holtby, coming off a rare rough patch in which he was pulled from net in three of six outings, got the start and did not disappoint — stopping 22 of 25 shots he faced to earn his first victory, a 6-3 rout, in nearly two full weeks. While […]

  • Otto Porter
  • Markieff Morris
  • Marcin Gortat
  • Tomas Satoransky
  • John Wall
  • Otto Porter
  • Ian Mahinmi
  • Scott Brooks
  • Markieff Morris
  • Dwyane Wade

Beal and friends hold off Heat for overtime victory

Led by All Star shooting guard Brad Beal, the Washington Wizards jumped out to a huge first quarter lead over the Miami Heat at Capital One Arena, March 6. Unfortunately for the home team, by the time the opening quarter ended, Miami had already cut the deficit to just five points. At halftime, the Wizards led by nine. But once again, the Wiz were unable to close out the Heat. Thanks to 30 points from Beal, who made six of […]