Noted hockey fan Adam Jones had a special message for the Capitals ahead of the Baltimore Orioles are playing the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at Rogers Centre.
It’s been 338 days since the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced the Washington Capitals out of the 2015-16 playoffs. Tonight, it all starts again.
The Capitals could not be more prepared. They concluded the new season with the league’s best record for the second consecutive year. The Caps also led the NHL in wins (55), points (118), and goal differential (+81), winning 10 of their final 12 games. They landed the best player at the trade deadline: Kevin Shattenkirk.
In less than eight hours (or whenever you read this), Washington will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, trying to do the unthinkable: win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
Won’t you join us?
Wednesday morning, the TODAY show featured a quick segment with the 125-year-old Stanley Cup. Hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer plugged NBCSN’s extensive NHL playoffs coverage, which begins this evening at 7 PM.
Everything was going fine until Lauer declared his love for the Rangers. Then a loud person chimed in from the crowd, turning a meh segment into a great one.
Garrett Mitchell is set to play in his NHL debut tonight. Minutes ahead of puck drop between the Caps and Panthers, the Hershey Bears shared video of the moment when Mitchell first learned of his call-up.
Warning: this is emotional.
You loved the first one, now fall in love with the second. RMNB commenter Ben Scarbro has finally released the sequel to last year’s Capitals Fan Recap video.
Just as a reminder, these videos are very original. Completely Ben’s idea. Nobody else has this idea.
Easter is several weeks away, but Alex Ovechkin is already in the holiday spirit.
Wednesday night before the Caps’ tussle against the Avalanche, the Russian machine made an impromptu appearance on the team’s game preview, giving Mike Vogel and John Walton bunny ears.
Guys. I know it’s cool and all that last night the Caps set a new franchise record by beating the Yotes and that Ovi became the third player ever in NHL history to score 30 goals in each of his first twelve seasons, but something far more important happened.
There was a dog on the ice at Verizon Center.
The Rogers’ Hometown Hockey Tour recently made a stop in Braden Holtby’s hometown of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. In the accompanying profile, we learn more about Holtby’s upbringing in small-town Canada and his dreams to bring a Stanley Cup back to where he started.
NHL fights are usually angry and filled with obscenities. The following bout between the San Jose Sharks’ Brenden Dillon and the Nashville Predators’ Austin Watson is just the opposite.
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