RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-1Vitek Vanecek1.00 / .968Pittsburgh Penguins1-2-0Casey DeSmith2.12/ .889Predicted Goaltenders After dropping their first game of eight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout, the Washington Capitals are looking to add to their five of six possible points through three games as they take on Pittsburgh once again to close out their four-game road … Continue reading Momentum Swings; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-1Ilya Samsonov2.77 / .889Pittsburgh Penguins1-2-0Casey DeSmith2.77 / .870 TLDR: In a game of trading chances, Alex Ovechkin scores his first of the season and the Capitals keep Crosby off the score sheet, but ultimately fall in the shootout to drop their third game, 4-3. It has been 316 days since the Capitals … Continue reading Capitals Succumb to Pens in 4-3 Shootout Loss in the Steel City
2020-21 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-0Ilya Samsonov4.00 / .846Pittsburgh Penguins0-2-0Casey DeSmith1.25 / .923Predicted Goaltenders The Washington Capitals kicked off their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back wins in Buffalo to get a 2-0-0 jump-start. Now, they’re hoping to write the same story in Pittsburgh. The Capitals were looking to defeat the Sabres for a second time in two … Continue reading Rivalry in the ‘Burgh; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
2020-21 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals1-0-0Vitek Vanecek2.26 / .917 (AHL)Buffalo Sabres0-1-0Linus Ullmark2.69 / .915 The Capitals, now considered the underdogs of the division, were looking for their first win of the season as they opened up their abbreviated 56-game campaign on the road. Would Zdeno Chara pick a fight? Would Alex Ovechkin score the Caps’ first … Continue reading Buffalo Back-To-Backs; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres
Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft featured picks 32 through 217. As expected, Alexis Lafreniere was drafted first overall by the New York Rangers last night, and Quinton Byfield went 2nd, making history as the highest drafted African American prospect in NHL history. The Washington Capitals drafted four additional players in addition to … Continue reading Capitals Select Trineyev, Hughes, Bjorklund, and Magnusson on Day 2 of 2020 Draft
Night 1 of the 2020 Entry Draft took place on October 6th, and as expected Alexis Lafreniere was drafted first overall by the New York Rangers (who had been chosen to draft first overall during the Return to Play phase). The Capitals were initially slated to draft 24th overall, but the Calgary Flames who had … Continue reading Washington Capitals select Hendrix Lapierre 22nd Overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft
RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Dallas Stars14-9-0Anton Khudobin1.35 / .951Tampa Bay Lightning15-5-1Andrei Vasilevskiy2.02 / .909 TDLR: IT’S NOT OVER YET! The Dallas Stars hold on thanks to one goal from Pavelski, and two goals from Perry, including the double-overtime game winner. In Game 5, the Tampa Bay Lighting had the chance to Finish the Fight win their second … Continue reading Dallas Stars Win Game 5 in 2OT, 3-2 to Stave off Elimination
TLDR: In a game of trading chances, it was a botched penalty call against Jamie Benn of the Stars that led to the game-winning goal from Kevin Shattenkirk of the Bolts. The Stars now face elimination in the back-half of this back-to-back.
RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Dallas Stars13-8-0Jake Oettinger0.00 / 1.00Tampa Bay Lightning14-4-1Andrei Vasilevskiy2.07 / .913 TLDR: Tampa captain Steven Stamkos makes a short-lived return to play, and Stars’ backup goaltender Jake Oettinger came in as relief for Khudobin. Despite shifts in momentum, it was the Lightning that would win a 2nd straight game to take Game 3 by … Continue reading Lightning win Game 3 by a Score of 5-2, Take a 2-1 Series lead
TLDR: Three goals from Tampa in the First Period, including two PPG’s and four killed penalties, give the Bolts the momentum they needed to take down the Stars in a 3-2 series-tying defeat.