24 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Matty’s Back

Early last month, of Mathieu Perreault, I wrote, “He especially is a compelling photo-op at local elementary schools, perhaps leading floor hockey stick-handling clinics among schoolchildren not much smaller than he.” In the interim he actually made a schoolhouse appearance for the Caps. He can do so again if called upon, as today Matty was […]

Readers React: On Thoroughbreds Being Asked To Be Clydesdales

I’m highly suspicious of the likelihood that the actual jockey for the great Secretariat, Ron Turcotte, is an OFB reader; nonetheless, a commenter identifying himself as such had over the weekend what I regarded as the best reflection related to my Saturday morning cup-a-joe, which dropped the gloves on this stinker of a Caps’ season: […]

A Legacy PK Effort by the Bears

The Hershey Bears held off the Charlotte Checkers in a Saturday matinee at Giant Center today, 1-0, the only goal coming off the stick of Sheldon Souray. It was Hershey’s sixth win in a row. Braden Holtby earned his fifth shutout of the season in the process, and the game’s no. 1 star, stopping 24 […]

Uninspired and Unwatchable

Like many in the region, I lost power in my home during Wednesday night’s storm. But I’ve a four-wheel drive and a flatscreen-laden Chili’s nearby, and I really wanted to watch the Capitals’ final game before the All Star break. Bruce Boudreau had identified Wednesday night’s game in Atlanta as a big one. (Like those […]

The Capitals’ Organization Completes a Hat Trick of Broadcast Triumph This Season

Big-time congratulations are in order to the Hershey Bears’ John Walton, who called his 1,000th American League game last night in Hershey’s 4-3 win over Springfield at Giant Center. Thursday’s game was a reschedule from Wednesday night, when thundersnow struck the central PA community just as it did D.C.’s. It’s been a hat trick of […]

Horn Guy Hits the Airwaves

Congrats to Sam on his starring role in a Capitals commercial. Check it out:

OFB TV: A chat with a young star

Lis got the rare opportunity to talk to rookie goaltender Braden Holtby about his time with Caps, his playing style and the AHL All-Star game.

OFB TV: Strong energy, but similar results

Lis and Andrew, who makes his OFB TV debut, talk about the Caps’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers on Monday night. They talk about Holtby’s performance as well as which line was the strongest for the team. They also discuss the welcome return of a certain players style Washington has missed.



Down on the Farm, a Champion’s Resolve

It was quite a weekend for the Hershey Bears. Fairly decimated by a bevy of Capitals’ callups late in 2010 and early in the new year, they just keep plugging along: they swept a three-game slate this weekend, outscoring their foes to the tune of 18-5 in the process. The Bears are just 2 points […]

The View from Charlottesville (Take II)

Will speedster Jason Chimera shift the Caps’ first line into high gear? Also, hockey ratings are on the rise… but you wouldn’t know it to watch the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”