Posts tagged: Andrew Gordon

The Doldrums Continue…

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The Washington Capitals hosted the NHL leading Vancouver Canucks last night at Verizon Center in Washington, DC and came up just a little short.  It was not the Capitals best recent game, but it wasn’t their worst either.  Three things to note: 1) The Canucks looked good. Really good.  Good like last year’s regular season Capitals. 2) While the Capitals may not have played well enough to win, they got the short end of the officiating stick for the second consecutive game. 3) Eric Fehr took it in the right shoulder when he collided with David Steckel in the third period.  Hopefully it’s not too bad, but it did not look good.  Will @AndrewGordon10 be on his way back up to the big club? Will Brian Willsie make a rapid return?  We’ll find out on Sunday.

I have nothing else to say.  Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine, The Peerless and the rest do, but not me.  I have photos. You can see them below or on flickr.

A Goal, A Kiss, A Win

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The Verizon Center in Washington, DC was filled with happy fans for the first time in about a month.  The home team Washington Capitals slowly put their foot on the gas and never let up, defeating the sliding New Jersey Devils by a score of 5-1.

Andrew Gordon was the fun story of the game. After spending a few minutes at the bench long before warm ups began, he had a smile on his face all night. Scoring his first career NHL goal on the Devils’ future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur in the first period was well deserved for a guy that went to the net and banged it in. The follow up kiss he gave Marcus Johansson on the bench was one of the oddest hockey moments witnessed in Verizon Center in some time. but just added to the feel good nature of events.

I’m sure you can find better commentary and analysis at places like Russian Machine Never Breaks, Japer’s Rink, On Frozen Blog and the others.  I have some photos here and on flickr. Enjoy!

Remember When the Red Was Rocked?

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Remember rocking the red?  Remember when Alex Ovechkin looked like a caveman?  Remember when the Capitals used to win…like all the time?

Last night the Washington Capitals turned in one of their few complete 60 minute efforts (64 minutes, in fact), they had a lead for a good part of the game, and still couldn’t finish to break their (now) seven game losing streak.  An overtime point or not, if you don’t win, you lose.  It’s depressing and disheartening to watch, but there’s no way left to get through it other than by winning.  And they will. Soon, I hope.

I don’t have much to say.  Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine, and The Peerless have plenty.  I have photos; see them below or on flickr.

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