20 April, 2014

Category Archives: OFB in Russia

Knee-jerks: Russia 4, Sweden 2

Today we continue an OFB tradition and provide knee-jerk reactions to the Russia-Sweden game in Khodynka Arena.
A surprisingly chippy game tonight, with Sweden running the Russian goalie a few times and Russia angrily responding. Sweden dominated early, but the momentum shifted early in the second period when a Swedish shot hit the post, careened off the Russian goalie Alex Eremenko’s shoulder, and skittered through the other side of the crease out of harm’s way. Russia scored a few moments later, and what could have been a 2-1 Swedish lead became a 2-1 Russian lead. From that point Russia controlled most of the play, though Sweden’s goal at the end of the second to make it 2-2 kept things close.

OFB / Washington Caps Photo Gallery

The boys have started a photo gallery during their time in Russia. Spike Parker (l), pucksandbooks, Mike Vogel, OrderedChaos (r)


Moscow – May 5, 2007 – In refreshingly chilly Russia today I learned of the greatest summer job ever held by any human being in the history of humankind. Back in 1985, 15-year-old Ontario resident Macpherson spent his summer vacation from school in his hockey skates, for upwards of 15 hours every day, skating as […]

Moscow TravelBlog

MOSCOW–In addition to the wonderful U.S. Embassy folks we’ve been fortunate enough to meet, we encountered two other U.S. citizens who made the long trip to Moscow to watch the World Championships. Alan Houseman is a Washington, D.C., resident and self-described loyal Caps fan. He’s here in Moscow to work with the Russian Rule of […]

Moving Right Along …

Moscow – We are in a Twilight Zone of time. Since our last grasp of legitimate sleep, we’ve traveled across a vact ocean, a fair portion of an enormous continent, taken up lodging in remarkably congested downtown Moscow, been credentialed at the World Championships Media Center, been received as Friday afternoon guests at the U.S. […]

Cinco de Moscow

MOSCOW — The World Championships The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Thus ends Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” I feel the same way on this trip; I’m constantly awed […]

OFB Reports from Russia: You Decide

While in Russia, the primary responsibility of OFB is to cover the World Championship for the Washington Capitals. After all, they are the reason we are there. This does not mean that our foreign correspondents won’t file other reports as OFB exclusives. Here’s where you, the reader, come in. It is Ted’s hope that this […]

Diary of a Dream Roadtrip: OFB as Foreign Correspondents (Part II)

(continued from Thursday, 3 May, 2007) April 7: At the Blogger’s End of Season Soiree at Clyde’s all four of us meet James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail. Before we can finish shaking hands with him he asks us about “this Moscow gig . . . is this really happening?” We’re stunned, as […]

Diary of a Dream Roadtrip: OFB as Foreign Correspondents (Part I)

The seldom-designated OFB Code 5 is defined by a call to cease all work and routine, immediately, and respond to unfathomable news of an exhilarating nature by embarking upon a beer-damaging of our respective livers. I say seldom, because prior to April 5 we’d yet to sound its siren. During the early evening commuting hours […]

To Russia with Love

Monday evening, April 2: I’m preparing to pick up my fiancee and head over to my friends’ house for Passover. I’m not Jewish, but joining them for the Seder has become a greatly-anticipated annual tradition (and the fact that they’re excellent cooks doesn’t hurt).