44 Years Later, Capitals Hoist the Cup

It was the moment Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had been waiting 13 years for. He hadn’t stopped screaming since the final horn sounded to end Game 5; his excitement continued to spill over as he accepted the Conn Smythe. But the true moment didn’t hit for him, the team or for the thousands fans watching […]

Devante Smith-Pelly: Capitals’ Postseason Powerhouse

Devante Smith-Pelly (or DSP as he’s known in DC) wasn’t guaranteed a spot on one of the Capitals’ four lines for the 2018 NHL Playoffs. His play had been inconsistent, and head coach Barry Trotz could have opted for more youth and speed. Fortunately for the Caps, Trotz didn’t decide to scratch Smith-Pelly. Instead, he […]

What We Learned After Two Nights in Vegas

Games 1 and 2 are now in the books with the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals knotted even at 1-1 heading to the nation’s capital. But are things really that close? Did either team steal a win? Let’s take a look. Things Settled Down After Game 1 As expected, Game 2 had a more […]

Marchessault Always Doubted on Way to Stanley Cup Final

As the hockey world watched the Expansion Draft last June, almost everyone assumed this collection of castoffs and depth players would miss the playoffs by a considerable margin. Few of the players selected by general manager George McPhee were expected to be game-changers outside of Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal. But almost everyone recognized the […]

Golden Knights Success Embarrasses Rest of NHL

The inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights has been the greatest underdog story that the NHL has ever seen in its 100 years of existence. There were doubts at every step of the journey that they could overcome that next obstacle in their path, but each and every time they defied expectations. When they […]

Capitals Head to Vegas With DC Behind Them

The Washington Capitals were lacing up their skates and preparing for their first practice since advancing to their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years Wednesday when they felt the locker room begin to sway to the rhythm of “Let’s go Caps” cheers and pure screams and roaring applause. “We can all hear it from […]

Cup Final for the Capitals, Finally

Despite the fact that the Washington Capitals went to war in a historic Game 7 against the Lightning in Tampa Bay, Capital One Arena was still filled to the brim. Thousands of fans attended a live viewing party of the playoff match, hands clasped together and biting fingernails. But, an applause came with each goal […]

Jets’ Lack of Desperation Spells the End

The Winnipeg Jets came into Sunday afternoon’s Game 5 knowing their backs were against the wall and they’d have to leave it all out there on the ice to extend their season. But they didn’t play like they knew. The Jets launched a dud in their most important game of the season, losing 2-1 to the […]