Posts tagged: Jay Beagle

We Love The Playoff

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Jay Beagle scored and Ian Oland from Russian Machine Never Breaks tweeted this last night. Somehow, that led to me finding this and if you don’t watch it, I don’t think we can be friends.

The Washington Capitals clinched a playoff berth with their 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night (and a loss by the Buffalo Sabres to the Philadelphia Flyers). That was good. Really, really good.

The Washington Capitals lost goalie Michal Neuvirth after former Capital Marco Sturm fell on his leg. That was bad. Really, really bad.

The Washington Capitals got goals from both Alexes for the first time since, uh, the last time they played Florida (and Jay Beagle and Brooks Laich knocked in goals of their own, too). That was good.

The Washington Capitals let a 3-0 lead slip to a 3-2 lead in an all too familiar manner. That was bad.

The Washington Capitals scored a fourth goal before the Panthers managed to score a third goal. That was good.

The Washington Capitals power play was not very powerful. Again. That was bad.

The Washington Capitals penalty kill was very successful. That was good.

The Washington Capitals had lots of trouble removing the puck from their zone. Again. That was bad.

The second season begins sometime next week. I wonder if this team has found their identity.

Read more insightful thoughts at the regular places like On Frozen Blog, Japer’s Rink, Ed Frankovic, District Sports Page, and Russian Machine.

Oh, and what’s this? After missing 80 games with concussion like symptoms, the Capitals Outsider Box Score has returned!

My photos are below and on flickr.

Beagle’s Back and A Big Win

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We know that winning is better than losing. What else is there to say? When the Washington Capitals play like they did last night against the New York Rangers, they win. When they don’t…bad things happen. It’s not a question of whether they can do it. We (and they) know they can. Every night we ask will they? Last night they did. And that was cool, because you heard it here first (unless I missed seeing it on Twitter or someone else said it or something), the Capitals are undefeated this year when Jay Beagle plays. Welcome back.

Read real thoughts and observations at Japer’s Rink, On Frozen Blog, Russian Machine, District Sports Page (and see their pics, too), Ed Frankovic and the others that I apologize for not having enough time to read.

My photos are below and on flickr. Hope you enjoy!

Wrapping up the Preseason

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.

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    Meteor or Satellite?

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    Posted in People & Places by on May 25, 2014

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    And the Fans Cheered

    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 … Read More...

    Posted in Puck by on February 2, 2013

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    Happy To Win

    The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres yesterday evening to earn their first victory of the season. After coming from behind to take a lead and hold it for an extended length of time, they capped off the game with … Read More...

    Posted in Puck by on January 28, 2013

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    Still Time to Save Season

    There is still time for the Washington Capitals to save the season, but how much? When you get caught in the headlights, sometimes you have to ride it out. More of my photos from the Capitals loss to the Montreal … Read More...

    Posted in Puck by on January 25, 2013

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    Bowled Over

    It had been over eight months since Verizon Center hosted NHL hockey. Finally, last night, the Washington Capitals played the visiting Winnipeg Jets. A sellout crowd of fans showed up, were wanded upon entry, used their trick(y) new Season Ticket … Read More...

    Posted in Puck by on January 23, 2013