Check out our post-game interviews from Washington Capitals John Carlson, Jay Beagle, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Karl Alzner, Troy Brouwer and Dale Hunter following the team’s 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alex Semin, Anders Lindback, Dale Hunter, David Legwand, Dennis Wideman, Dmitry Orlov, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Matt Hendricks, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Knuble, Nashville Predators, Nicklas Backstrom, Roman Hamrlik, Roman Josi, Sergei Kostitsyn, Troy Brouwer
Below are interviews from Washington Capitals Karl Alzner, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Troy Brouwer, Nicklas Backstrom, and Bruce Boudreau following the team’s 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers.
The Capitals are coming off two exciting 4-3 wins against the Phoenix Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets and are hoping to head to Buffalo this weekend with a 9-1-1 home record. They close out their three-game homestand today against the New York Rangers today at 4 p.m.
The Caps lost their last three regular season contests against New York and were outscored 15-1 in those games. However, the Caps handled the Rangers in the opening round of the playoffs, eliminating them in five games.
The Rangers come into Verizon Center as one of the hottest teams in the league riding a seven-game winning streak before dropping the last two by a total of six goals to one.
The Rangers boast the league’s third best goals against average while the Caps are third in the league in goals scored. It will be very interesting to see how the Capitals offense matches up against the Rangers defense. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Artem Anisimov, Brad Richards, Brian Boyle, Buffalo Sabres, Cody Eakin, Dmitry Orlov, Henrik Lundqvist, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Marian Gaborik, Michael Sauer, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Knuble, New York Rangers, Nicklas Backstrom, Phoenix Coyotes, Roman Hamrlik, Ruslan Fedotenko, Ryan Callahan, Sean Avery, Troy Brouwer, Winnipeg Jets
Coming off a four-game losing streak, the Caps returned to Verizon Center on Monday night and improved their home record to 7-1-1 with a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Now the Caps hope to build off of that win against a Winnipeg Jets team that has won three straight after a five game winless streak. That streak included a 4-1 win over the Caps in Winnipeg last Thursday. The Jets, formerly the Atlanta Thrashers, become the first team from Winnipeg to travel to Washington since the old Jets (now the Phoenix Coyotes) tied the Caps 1-1 on January 16, 1996 at USAir Arena.
Right winger Eric Fehr also makes his return to the nation’s capital as a member of the Jets after being traded this summer in return for a 2012 4th Rounder and prospect Danick Paquette. Fehr made his season debut on Saturday after spending the first 19 games on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury. In six seasons with the Capitals, he logged 46 goals and 93 points in 230 career games.
Tonight Alexander Semin returns to action after sitting out Monday night as a healthy scratch while Joel Ward is benched for sleeping in and missing a team meeting yesterday.
Fehr will be in the starting lineup. He received a nice cheer from the Verizon Center crowd when his name was announced on the big screen.
Another familiar friend, the Rally Balloon is featured on tonight’s intro video. That was quick. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler, Brooks Laich, Danick Paquette, Dmitry Orlov, Dustin Byfuglien, Eric Fehr, Jason Chimera, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Kyle Wellwood, Marcus Johannson, Mark Stuart, Matt Hendricks, Matthieu Perreault, Mike Knuble, Nicklas Backstrom, Nik Antropov, Ondrej Pavelec, Phoenix Coyotes, Rally Balloon, Tomas Vokoun, Troy Brouwer, USAir Arena, Verizon Center, Winnipeg Jets
1st Period Overview:
– The Caps strike first just 37 seconds in with Mike Knuble knocking in a rebound from a John Carlson shot in past Jhonas Enroth, who is in goal for Ryan Miller tonight.
– Alexander Semin sends a Nicklas Backstrom rebound in to put the Caps up 2-0 just 4:41 into the game.
Tags: Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Brad Boyes, Brooks Laich, Buffalo Sabres, Drew Stafford, Jason Arnott, Jhonas Enroth, John Carlson, Marco Sturm, Marcus Johansson, Michael Neuvirth, Mike Knuble, Mike Weber, Nicklas Backstrom, Paul Gaustad, Ryan Miller, Steve Montador, Thomas Vanek, Washington Capitals