Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are on their way to defend their Stanley Cup title and the first stop is against the Carolina Hurricanes. The defending champs enter first in the Metropolitan Division, while the Hurricanes are locked in the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. This marks the first playoff berth for Carolina sinceContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals”

Sabres: Jeff Skinner is Thriving in Buffalo

Friday was a very good day for Jeff Skinner, at least in the aggregate. The Toronto-born winger made his return to the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time since being traded to the Buffalo Sabres in August and it was darn sure personal. Granted, his Sabres lost to the hosts by a final score ofContinue reading “Sabres: Jeff Skinner is Thriving in Buffalo”

Capitals: Washington Rolls On, Will (Probably) Repeat as Cup Champs

The Washington Capitals have all the tools to repeat as Stanley Cup champions and they put it all on display Saturday as they wiped away the sinking Ottawa Senators. The victory was Washington’s fourth in a row, bringing them to a 24-10-3 record. Conversely, the Senators dropped four in a row. That’s another story forContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Rolls On, Will (Probably) Repeat as Cup Champs”

Capitals: Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Washington Capitals forward has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His Capitals polished off the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday and secured their first Cup in franchise history. The Conn Smythe winner is chosen by a panel of members from the Professional Hockey Writers Association.Continue reading “Capitals: Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy”

Capitals: Washington Wins Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Alex Ovechkin and Co. took hockey’s ultimate prize on Thursday night with a 4-3 Game Five win over the Vegas Golden Knights. This is the first Cup victory in Washington’s franchise history. The first period was scoreless, with Jakub Vrana opening the scoring in the second periodContinue reading “Capitals: Washington Wins Stanley Cup”