18 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: April 2009

"We're Not Friends … We Don't Call Each Other Every Day"

Alexander Ovechkin talks to Barry Melrose about Sidney Crosby and the Eastern Conference Semifinals

The Hart of the League

The finalists for the Hart Trophy were announced this week. To no one’s surprise, Alexander Ovechkin was nominated as Most Valuable Player; he will try to win his second in a row. We in Washington know a lot about Ovechkin of course, but maybe not as much about the other two candidates who were nominated. All have good reason to be nominated, and each of them was clearly the MVP of their respective teams. It certainly will be a tough decision, as all three of these players are worthy of the honor.

"Our goal isn't to win the first round; our goal is to win all the rounds."

Ever wonder how Bruce Boudreau is able to coach when the noise level at the Verizon Center is deafening? Gustafsson was able to ask that question and more during a conference call this afternoon. Here’s some highlights from the call with Gabby:

The Best of Round One

The Best of Round One

Postgame Gab with Gabby

Washington Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau and Sergei Fedorov talk about the Capitals’ Game 7 come from behind win.

I Love New York

Whenever I see the New York Post, I can’t help thinking of the Public Enemy song. And given the image below, they’re right on. Only in NYC would you see a website that features top stories like these. Farewell, New York.

Triumph Earned, but Most Arduously, Sapping Us Silly

Well that went according to script, didn’t it?
The thing about trying to script an NHL game 7 is this: it’s a fool’s errand. An hour before faceoff last night the story was already mythical up in the Verizon Center press box: Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella, at a morning press scrum, asked for a show of hands among the New York media to see who believed his team would prevail against the surging, stylish Caps.
Not one hand was raised.

Round 2 Dates/Times Set

Here are your game dates/times for round 2 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins:

Game 7 Images

Game 7 Images

Caps Win First Playoff Series Since 1998: Caps 2 / Rangers 1

Caps Win First Playoff Series Since 1998: Caps 2 / Rangers 1