July 3, 2022

Washington Capitals Game 27 Recap: Lifeless Caps dumped by Panthers


(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

You’d think the boys would have had a little bit more energy playing in front of their pops on the annual Father’s Weekend trip.

The Washington Capitals were thoroughly outplayed by the Florida Panthers Thursday night in Sunrise, Florida, falling 4-1 before their family and friends — and very few others in the desolate BB&T Center.

The Caps (19-6-2-39) managed a measly 21 shots on goal and didn’t register until Alex Ovechkin’s 14th of the season with 2:08 left to play. [Read more…]

Building a lineup out of the Caps’ castaways

Mike Ribeiro addressing media during Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler,  7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Mike Ribeiro addressing media during Washington Capitals Development Camp Day 6 Scrimmage at Kettler, 7/14/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

After seeing Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro torch the Washington Capitals last Saturday, fans in the Verizon Center were left wondering, what if?

What if former general manager George McPhee had held onto the team’s top prospect in Forsberg and found a way to re-sign Ribeiro? Would those players be producing at the rate they are now for the Nashville Predators? How much better would a Caps’ team that lacks secondary scoring look with Forsberg’s 59 points and Ribeiro’s 60?

Those are the questions that will keep fans up at night. [Read more…]

Dealing with the Devils: Why trading for Jaromir Jagr makes little sense

The NHL deadline is fast approaching and the Washington Capitals are in need of a right wing. It just so happens that the New Jersey Devils stink and have a pretty good right wing on the last year of his contract.

That wing, of course, is Jaromir Jagr.

Of all the players the Caps could target at the deadline, Jagr is the most intriguing given his history with the team.

Jagr came to Washington amid much fanfare and excitement in 2001. After two lackluster seasons, he was traded to the New York Rangers as the Caps dismantled their team in order to rebuild.

Now with the team in need of a right wing, many are wondering if Jagr could return to Washington in a deadline deal.

[Read more…]

Washington Capitals Game 36 Recap: Capitals lose to Jagr’s Devils 5-4 in OT

Photo by Patrick McDermott

Photo by Patrick McDermott

“We played a good 40 minutes, but we needed 60 tonight,” said Mike Green after the Washington Capitals fell 5-4 in overtime to the New Jersey Devils. “We were successful in the second period, and we had to keep that going in the third.”

The Capitals scored three goals in the second period, and entered the third period with a 3-1 lead. After giving up three goals in six minutes to the Devils, the Capitals were lucky to escape with an extra point. Andy Greene scored the game-winner for New Jersey in overtime, which was assisted by former Capital Jaromir Jagr. [Read more…]

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