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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 […]

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, […]

  • 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 […]

How Jason Chimera got a beer named after himself

This has been a pretty damn good week as far as Jason Chimera is concerned. Not only did he score the game-winning goal as the Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Monday night, but less than 24 hours later the 36-year-old veteran forward joined an illustrious group of D.C. athletes who have a beer named in their honor. Joe Theismann has the “Broken Leg Lager.” John Riggins has the “4th and 1 Pilsner.” And now Jason Chimera has “The Chimmer.” […]

  • Braden Holtby
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Karl Alzner
  • Nicklas Backstrom
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Brooks Laich
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Philipp Grubauer
  • Tom Wilson
  • Braden Holtby

Practice makes perfect for Caps

The Washington Capitals, who are currently tied with Dallas for the most points in the NHL, conducted a morning practice session at Kettler Iceplex, Dec. 19. After completing a thrilling 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning the previous night, one might think the Caps deserved the morning off. Barry Trotz clearly disagreed. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture of the hottest team in hockey. The full gallery of my photos can […]

caps complete their annual postseason meltdown

(photo by Greg Fiume) This is why we can’t have nice things. It really doesn’t matter which D.C. sports team you root for these days. They all end in heartbreak and disappointment. Long-time fans of the Washington Capitals know that this franchise has never really done well in the postseason. Whether we’re talking about multiple overtime games or going up three games to one in a series and being unable to finish off an opponent on the ropes, the Caps […]

caps find themselves in a familiar situation

Welp. Here we go again. Longtime fans of the Washington Capitals know this feeling. They know that while 87 percent of all NHL teams that take a 2-0 series lead go on to win, the Capitals are just 2-4 in the same situation. Those same longtime Caps fans probably also know that this franchise is 0-6 when leading a series 2-1 and then dropping Game 4. Hell, even newer fans of this franchise – the ones who have only been […]