NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Calgary Flames are going to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number, Anders Bjork underwent surgery that will end his season and Braden Holtby is healthy and returning to action. Related: NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter Trade, Byron, Alzner & More Iginla’s Number to Be Retired The Flames are set to retire […]

Goalie Workloads and the Stanley Cup

The recent Stanley Cup Final featured a goalie matchup between Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights. And while many statistics were used to favor one goalie or the other, a surprising statistic favored both. It turns out, Stanley Cup winning goalies aren’t the regular season’s ironman goalies. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Way Canadiens Match Up vs. Final Four

No one can make a case the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens are world beaters. Case in point, the only thing they’re trying to beat right now is par on the golf course. They can’t even do that properly, starting wars on Twitter instead… and losing badly. That’s while four other, arguably championship-caliber teams continue to battle […]

Capitals Look to Shock Lightning

As Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the Game 6 overtime winner against Pittsburgh Monday, Alex Ovechkin looked to the rafters and let out a sigh of relief. The Capitals finally did it, exorcising the demons of the past and finally advancing to the Conference Final for the first time in 20 years. “It feels good,” captain Alex […]

Capitals Confident Despite Losing Leads

For the first 40 minutes of Friday’s Game 1 against Pittsburgh, a Washington Capitals victory seemed imminent, especially after they went up 2-0 early in the third thanks to a goal from Alex Ovechkin. However, Sidney Crosby’s line generated three unanswered goals as the Capitals experienced yet another collapse after leading by two goals, and […]

Washington Capitalizes on Comeback

Heading into Tuesday’s Game 3 matchup with Columbus, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made a promise: the Capitals would tie the series and head back to D.C. for Game 5. It was a necessity for Washington, who needed both wins to keep the series alive and shift the momentum in their favor. Ultimately, they got […]