The Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers last night and gave the fans something to cheer about in their 3-2 victory. I thought this photo captured it kind of nicely. Ted Leonsis thought the crowd was loud and pointed everyone to Japers’ Rink to read all about it in the clips. That’s cool because that’s where I would point you to if you wanted to see 42 more of my photos from the game. (They’re also on flickr if you’re into that.)
The Washington Capitals went up 2-0 against the Carolina Hurricanes, gave up 2, then another in the third. They kept fighting hard and Brooks Laich got that third goal back. A few minutes later it was overtime. Just over three and a half minutes in, after a couple quality chances for the Capitals, after 49 total shots for the Capitals…the Hurricanes scored. And just like that, the air went out of the Red Rally Balloon. Remember that thing? Yeah, no one else does, either.
When Justin Faulk score that goal in overtime, Verizon Center just went just dead quiet. Not a stunned silence, just dead. Gone.
There’s not much else to say. It all speaks for itself. Still, there’s some good commentary at Russian Machine, Japer’s Rink, Ed Frankovic and District Sports Page. Sick Unbelievable has a little bit about the future not looking all that bad if you need some cheering up. Once again, I think I got a few decent photos that you can see below or on flickr. I’d trade them for a win. Bah.
Washington Capitals forward Mike Knuble played in his 1,000th NHL game last night. Both the Capitals and some of his most dedicated fans celebrated the milestone before the Capitals game against the Nashville Predators. These are some of my photos (and they’re also on flickr).
Russian Machine compiled some more photos from other people, as does District Sports Page and On Frozen Blog has something nice, too. Quite a bit was written in the past few days about this…way too much to list here.
There was good news and bad news last night. The Washington Capitals lost their second game in a row to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals and dropped to 0-2 in their series. When we got home from the game, we heard the news that American forces had killed Osama Bin Laden and that a crowd was forming at the White House to celebrate. I wiped the memory car, stuck it back in the camera and drove back downtown to see what I could see. I saw a lot of Caps fans (including @cnichols14) and a lot of happy people.
The photos here (and on flickr) are of some of those Capitals fans. There’s also an odd one of a guy (I think) in a Penguins t-shirt with some kind of dragon mask/box on his head. Also check out Russian Machine Never Breaks and @rinkrebel‘s flickr steam for more Caps fans in the crowd outside the White House. (I’m sure there are others, but I don’t know what or where they are.)
I think I grabbed some other decent shots that have no Caps connection and should be the subject of a follow up post. I also have plenty of photos from the game, but those are going to wait until later, too.
The NHL’s 2011 Winter Classic was held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2011. The Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Washington Capitals in a rain delayed outdoor hockey game in a football stadium. Wow! It was incredible in every way.
I took too many photos to sort and select from. The first bunch of 42 is here and they cover up through Evgeni Malkin’s goal that opened the scoring in the second period. The good stuff (if you’re a Washington Capitals fan) should be posted tomorrow.
You can look at the photos here or on flickr. Once I have them all done, I will create a “best of” gallery that should be easier to get through. Thanks for your patience!
I took a lot of photos in Pittsburgh this Winter Classic weekend in Pittsburgh. Churning through them now and they’ll be posted when they’re posted…hopefully a decent sized batch late tonight, probably another tomorrow night, and an odd image here and there over the next few weeks.
Just totally blown away and still recovering from everything. What an amazing experience at every level!
WASHINGTON, DC – November 3, 2010: Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (#30) follows the puck after making a save against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL ice hockey game at Verizon Center.
In an uneven performance against the skidding Toronto Maple Leafs, the Washington Capitals scraped out a shootout win Wednesday night. After a 3 goal outburst in the second period, the Capitals gave it all up and more in the third before Alex Semin scored a nifty powerplay goal to tie it all up at 4…and then he scored the shootout clincher after overtime.
Something I haven’t seen mentioned elsewhere yet (I could have missed it) was how Tomas Fleischmann’s stick went flying into the crowd in the first period. During the TV time out that followed, linesman Brian Murphy assisted Fleischmann exchange another stick with the fan for the one that went flying. Flash scored with that stick in the second period. Maybe Fehr should take some notes?
It may also be worth noting that Colton Orr looked like he was having too much fun during his prolonged fight with DJ King. Or maybe he just likes fighting so much he can’t help but smile?
You don’t want to read about the game here. Many others like Russian Machine Never Breaks, Japer’s Rink, On Frozen Blog and all the usual suspects have already done it…and probably done a better job than I could do right now.As long as you’re here, and probably the only reason you’re here, is to look at the pretty pictures. See them below or on flickr.
WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2010: Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (#8) attempts to get a shot off on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (#30) after drawing a penalty during their NHL ice hockey game at Verizon Center. Ovechkin missed this attempt but score on his ensuing penalty shot.
The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 7-2 in their fight filled 2010-11 season home opener at Verizon Center last night. There is a lot to talk about from this game and you’ll find it on all the regular blogs like Japers Rink, Russian Machine Never Breaks, On Frozen Blog, and on and on…how many Caps blogs are there these days? I sure can’t keep up.
There is one thing they won’t talk about, but I’ll just point it out. WTF?! is with the guy standing in the front row and blocking the views of everyone behind him? And not content to just block with his torso, he has to throw his hands out to the side and hold them to make sure no one else can see anything. You can see at least five people suffering from CSS syndrome and straining to try to fix that. I mean, I understand that you spent a monthly car payment on that front row seat. And you’re excitable. And just can’t contain yourself being so close to Ovie when he might score. You know what? He’s not going to score with you, so sit down and let everyone else see. I hope you got your money’s worth. Blocking everyone else? That’s just a well played bonus, I guess.
Some of the photos I took are on Flickr and more will probably be added later. I took too many. Again.
To kick off the latest incarnation of clydeorama.com, I thought I’d go with one of my favorite photos. flickr says that it’s the most “interesting” image I have posted over there, so why not. In a little over a year it’s been viewed 3,639 times and been favorited 32 times…both numbers still slowly increasing.
This photo was taken before the second game of the Washington Capitals- Pittsburgh Penguins playoff series in May 2009, which was the second series for the Capitals. The arena had not been lit quite like this during their first series against the New York Rangers, and I was not expecting something so spectacular before game one against the Penguins, but there it was…and I had a super telephoto lens on the camera. I brought a Sigma 10-20mm and a clear idea of the image I wanted to game two and hoped that 1) they were going to do it again and 2) the lighting would stay consistent enough while taking the 36 source images. I got lucky on both counts. I even got lucky in being able to wait out the Nikon D200’s buffer when I filled it up part way through in a way that doesn’t show up in the final image.