Which Capitals Miss Out on the Cup?

It took the Washington Capitals just five games to end the cinderella story that was the Vegas Golden Knights’ inaugural season. After playing into the Stanley Cup Final, the Golden Knights were defeated at the hands of the Caps who won four straight games to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. As Louise […]

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 […]

The ‘Real Deal’ James Neal

Life is pretty great for Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal. He’s coming off a 25-goal season, two more than last year. He is the de facto leader of the Golden Knights forwards, bringing considerable postseason experience. What is lacking in Neal’s resume, however, is a Stanley Cup ring. This is his second consecutive Stanley […]

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 […]

Golden Knights Robbed of Tying Goal, Lose Physical Game 2

Any NHL team would tell you that it is incredibly difficult to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final without acquiring a hint of luck. The Golden Knights of Vegas, settled in a city where luck can build fortunes or bust dreams in a heartbeat, have relished in the narrative that destiny […]

Three Key Capitals not Named Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, or Holtby

The Washington Capitals have gotten a lot of key performances en route to the 2018 Stanely Cup Final. Three players that have stood out as the best for the Caps in the postseason are Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Braden Holtby. Kuznetsov leads the playoffs with 24 total points (11 goals, 13 assists). Ovechkin is […]