Posts Tagged ‘Washington Capitals

08
Oct
09

Rangers Knock off Caps

The New York Rangers battled the Washington Capitals until the final buzzer. In the end, the Rangers emerged victorious handing the Caps their first regulation loss of the season. (The last time the Rangers played the Caps, the Rangers were defeated in game seven of the East Conference quarter finals). Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves, but let up a soft goal in the third, which at the time tied the game at two. From there, it was the Marian Gaborik show. Gaborik scored the tying goal and game winner, both wrist shots that beat Jose Theodore between the legs. If Gaborik can stay healthy he can be one of the best in the NHL. He has it all; explosive speed, a great shot, and he is a smart two way forward.

The Rangers return to MSG on Sunday where they will face the Anaheim Ducks (fresh off their big 6-1 win over the Bruins).

This was the first time the Rangers beat the Caps in Washington since February of 2007.

Finally, I never thought I would say this, but I miss Sean Avery. That is the explanation for the video…

26
May
09

Bruins To Host Flyers or Capitals At Fenway

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This just in from Boston.com, the Bruins will host either the Washington Capitals or the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 1. Furthermore, they are also confirming that the 2010 Winter Classic will be played in Boston this year, gauranteed. Look for an official announcement from the NHL sometime in July.

From Boston.com

Yes, there will be a sheet of ice in Fenway Park for a Jan. 1 Winter Classic. It’s a done deal, Bruins vs. either the Capitals or Flyers. The league will make it official at the start of July, with a splashy media event in the old ballpark. NHL free agency begins July 1, which grabs headlines around league cities (except for Phoenix, of course) for 2-3 days. The Sox play at home July 3-12. If the league wants the day for full media attention, it likely will wait for July 13-14 to make official all details, including how to purchase tickets.

04
May
09

The $1 Million Question………..Ovie or Crosby??

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After watching tonight’s amazing show down of two of the game’s hottest all-stars, I have to see where Loge fans stand on the age old question of who the better hockey player is??  Crosby or Ovechkin!!  Each player has their own unique style which differs greatly from the other in my opinion.  I am not biased to either one of these two young stars because I think they bring tremendous passion and excitement to the game of hockey and each player is pretty much the best thing that has happened to their respective organizations in a really long time.  I will say this though………if you are looking for an all around hockey player that plays both ends of the ice well, then I’d say Crosby is the better of the two.  But, on the other hand, Ovie’s unparalleled “wear your heart on your sleeve” passion and uncanny ability to score clutch game changing goals, along with the capability to rise his team’s emotions and ability single handedly; makes him a priceless competitor that is unmatched, offensively, by anybody in the league.  So, Loge fans, who do you choose?

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30
Apr
09

The Kid and The Great

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It’s what we’ve been waiting for, or at least what Garry Bettman has been dreaming of since 2005, and thanks to some 3rdperiod heroics by the Carolina Hurricanes and a total collapse by the New York Rangers , we finally have a showdown between Sid the Kid and Alex the Great. Obviously this is a marketing dream for the NHL, having the two most recognizable faces of the NHL since Gretzky and Lemieux, (who never saw each other in the post season) squaring off in a Stanley Cup Playoff series. This has been a rivalry in the making since their respective rookie seasons. And with all great rivalries comes the age old question: Who is the best?

The Loge has had its fair share of debates over which player is better. While they both play very different styles of hockey, on paper they look almost identical. Since their rookie seasons of 2005-2006 Ovechkin has put 420 points on the board with 219 goals and 201 assists, while Crosby has 132 goals, 265 assists for 397 points.  A mere 23 points separates the two, while the differences in goals and assists between them can be attributed to their styles of play. Ovechkin, the flashier of the two, will shoot from anywhere , while Crosby is more of a playmaker. In head to head match-ups  they have faced each other 15 times, Crosby has the edge with a record of 11-4-0 to Ovechkin’s 4-8-3.

While this debate has been going on since their first games in the NHL and will surely continue on long after the Stanley Cup is hoisted this year, there is more to this series than these two individuals.

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28
Apr
09

Coach’s Corner

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Hello all, it’s the bench boss Coach, and after reading some comments and posts, I figured I had to put down the large amount of work I have due this friday, and write a little blurb about the Rangers vs. Capitals game 7 tonight.  Apparently I have been getting quite some heat from both reader and bloggers alike, and I’m not very happy about it.  I apologize for the absence, but I can assure you that it is not because my team is has blown a 3-1 series lead.  I was too busy winning my own championship, at the Gambler’s Cup in Atlantic City, NJ…pushing my men’s league hockey career to 5 tournaments with 5 championships!  If you all still want to talk smack thats fine, but I won’t listen until you can find a better dynasty than that.  But enough about me, and more about my Blueshirts.

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28
Apr
09

Links From Around The League

Alright, another busy day in the office so I’m going to post some links from around the league. It’s easy, and lets be honest, other people probably have a lot more interesting stuff. Getting right to it, I really  hope you were able to watch the Chicago Blackhawks eliminate the Calgary Flames last night. Unreal game and an even better outcome. Also, as evidenced by the video above, the Sharks made a first round exit thanks to the play of Anaheim. Also another great game with some huge fights. So, without further delay:

  • There are more videos of the guy breaking down after the San Jose loss here, here, and here. The original link came to me from Commissionerdangle, who has also informed me not to laugh because that’s the condition he will be in if the Bruins are knocked out. Anyway, I know these videos are kind of long, but absolute gems, here is fan dedication:
27
Apr
09

roller coaster ride continues tuesday

This has been one of the longest and crazies playoffs series I have ever seen. It literally has it all, multiple suspension (Tortorella, Brashear, and maybe Morrisonn), multi-game suspensions (Brasher and again maybe Morrisonn), cheap shots (Brasher and Avery), great goals (Ovechkin), lack of security (Verizon Center), great goaltending (Lundqvist, Varlamov), poor goaltending (Lundqvist, Theodore), and lack of discipline (Avery, Bashear, Tortorella and Caps fans with great seats behind the Rangers bench).

If either one of the teams can deal with distractions it’s the Rangers. In the past year they have let Sean Avery go,only to sign him again. Let Brendan Shanahan go, only to see him sign with rival New Jersey. Fire their head and assistant coaches and hire one that throws water bottles at women. The list goes on and on…

Now it all comes down to the all important game seven. Continue reading ‘roller coaster ride continues tuesday’




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