TXHT Career Retrospective: Craig Laughlin

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this special edition of TXHT as we do a career retrospective on former NHL player and current TV color commentator for the Washington Capitals, Craig Laughlin. Craig Alan Laughlin was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 19th, 1957. In 1977 he would be drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, but … Continue reading TXHT Career Retrospective: Craig Laughlin

Third Time’s a Charm?: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins (R1; G4)

 Postseason RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals1-0-2Ilya Samsonov2.12 / .930Boston Bruins2-0-1Tuukka Rask1.41 / .946 The Washington Capitals are hoping to avoid taking a third straight loss to the Boston Bruins as they play Game 4 at TD Garden in the best-of-seven First Round series. Heading into Wednesday’s eventual win for the Bruins, Boston was 25-18 when tied … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm?: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins (R1; G4)

Back to Beantown: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins (R1:G3)

 Postseason RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals1-0-1Craig Anderson1.18 / .955Boston Bruins1-0-1Tuukka Rask2.81 / .907Predicted Goaltenders This Wednesday, May 19th, both the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins look to break a series tie and take the two games to one lead. But with Washington tallying one win and one loss on home ice, the two teams will now … Continue reading Back to Beantown: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins (R1:G3)

Round 1… Fight: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins

 Season RecordPredicted GoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals36-15-5TBD---Boston Bruins33-16-7Tuukka Rask2.28 / .913Predicted Starting Goaltenders The playoff field is final, and the matchups are set. The Washington Capitals are taking on the Boston Bruins in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Capitals have the longest current playoff appearance streak, with seven straight postseason berths. The Bruins … Continue reading Round 1… Fight: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins

Capitals v. Rangers – Oshie’s Hat Trick the Perfect Tribute

Washington Capitals (33-14-5 71pts) v. New York Rangers (26-21-6 58pts) Game Recap: Back at Madison Square Garden for the final regular season game against each other, the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers would start with an explosion as we would finally see the fallout from the last 48 hours. Right off the bat we … Continue reading Capitals v. Rangers – Oshie’s Hat Trick the Perfect Tribute

Penguins v. Capitals – Caps Lackluster in Defeat

Pittsburgh Penguins (33-15-3 69pts) v. Washington Capitals (32-13-5 69pts) Game Recap: Back in Washington it would be the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins for the second time in three days, and for the final time this regular season. In the first period it would be a bad bounce and break for Garnet Hathaway as he would … Continue reading Penguins v. Capitals – Caps Lackluster in Defeat

Penguins v. Capitals – Playoff Berths Clinched

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-15-3 67pts) v. Washington Capitals (32-13-4 68pts) Game Recap: In the seventh game of their eight game regular season series, the Washington Capitals would host the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first period the Caps would strike first thanks to an Evan Rodrigues delay of game penalty. On the powerplay TJ Oshie would deflect … Continue reading Penguins v. Capitals – Playoff Berths Clinched

Islanders v. Capitals – Vanecek Blanks the Isles for Caps 1-0 Win

New York Islanders (29-14-5 63pts) v. Washington Capitals (31-13-4 66pts) Game Recap: With fans in Capital One Arena for the first time in over 400 days, the Washington Capitals would host the New York Islanders for the final game of their eight game regular season series. In the first period the Daniel Sprong would strike … Continue reading Islanders v. Capitals – Vanecek Blanks the Isles for Caps 1-0 Win

Sabres v. Capitals – Caps Fall Short to Sabres

Buffalo Sabres (10-25-7 27pts) v. Washington Capitals (28-11-4 60pts) Game Recap: In Washington celebrating Nicklas Backstrom's 1000th career NHL game, the Capitals would host the Buffalo Sabres. In the first period things would start slow for both teams, and then midway through the period Backstrom would be called for interference, but the Sabres would be … Continue reading Sabres v. Capitals – Caps Fall Short to Sabres