Tag: Nicklas Backstrom

January 14, 2017 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals shut out the Chicago Blackhawks 6-0 Friday night to earn their eighth straight win. Holtby Shines Again: Washington goalie Braden Holtby saved all 24 shots dealt to him to earn his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. “This team seems to play better against good teams for some reason,” Holtby said, according…

January 11, 2017 Jacob Holmes No comments exist

Overview: On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals will host the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins enter the game 26-8-5, which puts them in second place in the Metropolitan Division. Ranking first in goals per game and fourth in power-play scoring percentage, the Penguins, as always, will put up a fight against the…

January 10, 2017 No comments exist

MONTREAL The Washington Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Monday night to win their sixth straight game. Ovechkin Chases History: Washington captain Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and earned two assists on the night to bring his career point total to 999. Ovechkin’s goal was the 544th of his career, tying him with Canadiens legend…

December 30, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals lost to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in a shootout Friday night. The Shootout: Washington used forward T.J. Oshie in its first shootout chance. Oshie attempted to curl the puck around New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid, but Kinkaid blocked his shot. On the Devils first opportunity in the tiebreaker, forward Michael Cammalleri…

December 18, 2016 No comments exist

The Montreal Canadiens ended the Washington Capitals’ six-game winning streak Saturday night, defeating them 2-1. Price Recovers After Poor Showing: After allowing four goals on 18 shots Friday, Montreal pulled goalie Carey Price from the game. “We pulled [Price] to send a message to the players,” Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Friday, according to…

December 4, 2016 No comments exist

The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 2-1 win over the Capitals Saturday night but needed a four-round shootout to defeat Washington. The Shootout: Once the five-minute overtime period ended, still tied at one, the game entered a tiebreaker. Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov struck first in the shootout, deking Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. Tampa Bay rookie Brayden Point immediately…

December 2, 2016 No comments exist

Ahead of their game in Washington on Nov. 16, the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a picture on Twitter of their Stanley Cup banner alongside the Capitals’ division champions banner. The troll sparked a flame in the Capitals, as they stomped Pittsburgh 7-1 that night. However, the whole situation perfectly suits Washington’s season. In the past four…

November 27, 2016 No comments exist

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2 Saturday night. Sluggish Saturday: Washington took the ice in Toronto less than 24 hours after it beat the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. The quick turnaround left the Capitals with a lagging defense. “The schedule might have got us a little bit,” Washington head coach Barry Trotz…

November 17, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals defeated their rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, 7-1 Wednesday night, ending their two-game losing streak. Raining Goals: After scoring two goals combined in the past two games, Washington’s offense awaken against Pittsburgh. Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom led the charge, scoring two goals and earning three assists. “We were hungry out there and we won battles…