The Washington Capitals lost to the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-1 today at Verizon Center and Brooks Laich to a leg injury and Dimitri Orlov to a second puck to the face in a second consecutive game. After Marcus Johansson’s third period goal for the Caps, my brother texted me “So much for the beautiful symmetry of 3-0, 0-3,” having done the 0-3, 3-0, 0-3 thing just a few weeks ago.
I spent a fair amount of time talking to the guy that has the two seats next to me. He and I both got our seats in 420 in April 2008.
He’s thinking about not renewing for next year.
Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine, On Frozen Blog, and Ed Frankovic share some thoughts on the game, but what else is there to say?
My photos are below and are on flickr. Thanks for looking.
For weeks I’ve been watching Washington Capitals rookie defenseman Dimitri Orlov come so close to scoring so many times. For some reason, it just felt like when he finally put on in, the emotion that would come out would be something to see. With his first NHL goal last night against the Carolina Hurricanes, he did not disappoint, as described by Elisabeth Meinecke at On Frozen Blog. These things make for my favorite photos.
Orlov’s goal turned out to be the game winner for the Capitals after an apparent goal by Brooks Laich in the second period was disallowed. I kind of liked the photos from that goal, too, despite being shooting through the netting…and the lack of focus that often comes from shooting through it. The other photographic high point for me was absolutely nailing Alex Ovechkin’s check nailing Tuomo Ruutu. Expect for the netting, that is. And the support cables holding the netting in place. Look at the photos and you’ll see what I mean.
So what else happened in the game? Read some good stuff from Ed Frankovic, Michael Hoffman, Kings of Leonsis, and Russian Machine to find out. They’re all much better at that recap with words stuff than I am. Looks at my photos below or on flickr. Thanks for stopping by!
The Washington Capitals wrapped up their 2011-12 preseason schedule last night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Some stuff happened, but it was the preseason, so unless you’re a guy fighting for a spot on the roster what does it matter? I have a lot of photos below of some of those guys on the Capitals, like Mathieu Perreault, Dimitri Orlov, DJ King, and Jay Beagle. And the Verizon Center crew must have been having some preseason issues, too, as seen by “Windows Error Recovery” on the scoreboard. I hate it when that happens. Like I said, a lot of photos. I think there are about 105 here, which is WAY, WAY, WAY too many. I really don’t like it when there’s more than 20. I also took too many last night and my fancy new system for semi-automating the process has some more kinks to work out. On the other hand, that I output 105 processed photos this quick is something I can marvel at. No one else will. Or should. Anyway, some of the photos might look a little funny because of it, too, but with it being preseason, I can tolerate that for now. See the photos below or on flickr.