Rivalry Night in Philly. The official boxscore will read (see below). Two players were kicked out of the game for their efforts.
11:59 WSH Tom Wilson Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Luke Schenn
11:59 PHI Luke Schenn Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Tom Wilson
11:59 PHI Vincent Lecavalier Fighting (maj) - 5 min against John Erskine
11:59 WSH John Erskine Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Vincent Lecavalier
11:59 PHI Vincent Lecavalier Game misconduct - 10 min
11:59 WSH Tom Wilson Instigator - 2 min
11:59 WSH Tom Wilson Game misconduct - 10 min
11:59 PHI Wayne Simmonds Cross checking - 2 min against Connor Carrick
11:59 PHI Wayne Simmonds served by Steve Downie Slashing - 2 min against Connor Carrick
11:59 WSH John Erskine Game misconduct - 10 min against Vincent Lecavalier
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Washington's Dmitry Orlov suspended for boarding. Video: http://t.co/jXtTlSIsP1
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 3, 2014
That's a nasty hit, and these types of hits needs to be removed from the game of hockey.
- (Video) Dmitry Orlov Boards Brayden Schenn; Orlov has hearing for hit (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov will have a hearing with NHL's Department of Player Safety for this dangerous hit on Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. Orolov was given a five-minutes major for his efforts. The only thing that might save Orlov was that Schenn turned at the last minute. That's still a dangerous hit.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
|English: #19 Nicklas Backstrom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
New York Times --- A Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman told The Associated Press that Backstrom, 26, had tested positive for a substance found in an allergy medication he has taken for seven years. Backstrom, a top-line center, had four assists over Sweden’s first five games.Did the IOC expect him to suffer and not have him take his allergy medicine? Being a person that suffers from seasonal allergies, I would be miserable if I couldn't take my over-counter medication for my allergies. This is a rule that has to be looked at and then nuked.
The N.H.L. and the Capitals indicated in statements that Backstrom’s doping violation would not affect his status in the N.H.L. because the substance he tested positive for is not considered a banned substance by the league. Athletes competing in the Olympics are subject to tougher antidoping rules than those of the major professional leagues like the N.H.L.
The league’s deputy commissioner, Bill Daly, said, “We do not anticipate there being any consequences relative to Nicklas’s eligibility to participate in games for the Washington Capitals.”
Backstrom’s is the sixth known doping offense of the Sochi Games. The other athletes who failed drug tests were the cross-country skiers Johannes Duerr of Austria and Marina Lisogor of Ukraine; the men’s hockey player Vitalijs Pavlovs of Latvia; the biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle of Germany, who as a cross-country skier won two gold medals and three silver medals at previous Olympics; and the bobsledder William Frullani of Italy.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Tic-tac-toe, what a beautiful goal. Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad in a nice 2-on-1 breakaway with Senators forward Cory Conacher to even the score at 1-1 against the Washington Capitals.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Brendan Shanahan explained why the NHL's Department of Player Safety will not suspend Tom Wilson for his hit to injure on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. I totally disagree with this, but oh well. None of us should be shocked by this decision, Shanny gets them wrong about half of the time.
- Tom Wilson avoids suspension for hit on Brayden Schenn (cbc.ca)
- Tom Wilson's hit on Brayden Schenn, Ouch! Injury Ninja held at Bay (thehockeywriters.com)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tom Wilson's hit was called a "clean hit" by Oates and a "great hit" by McPhee. And yet he's gonna be suspended. This is why I hate Shanahan
— τhατ fly yοung lαχα (@flyyounglaxa) December 18, 2013
Hate Shanny for doing his job. Wow! Brendan Shannahan has no choice but to suspend Tom Wilson, it's a brutal, dirty, illegal hit. If he doesn't suspend him, he loses all credibility in my opinion.
WSH's Tom Wilson has a noon ET hearing tomorrow with NHL for his hit last night on PHI's Brayden Schenn.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 18, 2013
I would hardly doubt that Bob McKenzie would actually say something silly like that... Based on the hit, it was violent, and it was a predatory hit. Wilson takes about 6-8 strides and doesn't slow down, one bit. Absolutely blows Brayden Schenn up.
Bob Mckenzie is absolutely right... Nothing wrong with Tom Wilson's hit
— Kevin Groulx (@Grousy93) December 18, 2013
Good hit, didn't target the head from what I saw...just good hockey http://t.co/0BpR3qtDCE
— T Hype (@THypeSR) December 18, 2013
I find it funny how Flyer fans were all upset over Tom Wilson's hit. Clearly they've never heard of Bobby Clarke or Dave Schultz.
— Rob (@RobZ24) December 18, 2013
Capitals fans bringing up Bobby Clarke, they do have a point, I guess. Right?
“@TheHockeyVines: Tom Wilson's hit last night: https://t.co/xGHQbxUVGO” This was so clean!!
— zachary rehm (@rehm_z76) December 18, 2013
Yeah! Because it was such a clean hit... Doh!
Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson Puts Huge Hit on Flyers’ Brayden Schenn: Although the final score read 5-2 in ... http://t.co/DUoAsqEOAl
— Fansided NHL (@FansidedNHL) December 18, 2013
- (Video) Washington's Tom Wilson pounds Brayden Schenn into the boards (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
This is a blatant charging, and it's also a checking from behind penalty. If the NHL's Department of Player Safety doesn't suspend Tom Wilson for this dangerous hit on Brayden Schenn, they're derelict in their duties. There's no sense to these types of hits.
Someone is going to get killed on the ice and it's not going to be from a fight, it's going to be from a dangerous hit like this. Personally, I am more offended by these types of hockey plays than to goons dropping the gloves in a staged fight.
Tom Wilson sent a text to Brayden Schenn apologizing for last nights hit. Schenn accepted his apology, and said... http://t.co/J81RpNrk9F
— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) December 18, 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013
While the game between SCSU and UND was on going on last night, my twitter feed blew up with this game and incident. Nothing beats a good ole fashion Donnybrook in my opinion.That being said, Emery might be getting a call from the department of player safety for this one.
This is one thing about the sport of hockey, when the score gets out of hand you had better tighten the chin strap and keep you head on a swivel. Some say that Flyers goalie Ray Emery had no business skating down the ice and challenging Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to a fight. They’re probably right.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Ouch! Not a good hit, actually, this is a very dangerous hit by Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera on former Wisconsin Badger and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I would call this a push check. Chimera only received a two-minutes penalty for his efforts. Schultz appeared to be okay.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So, do you have an issue with the goal that Sharks forward Thomas Hertl scored against the New York Rangers? I don't know, I don't have a problem with this per se, it's over celebrating, but some players do that on every single goal that they score. I can think of a particular college hockey team that does that.
Apparently, the Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates does.
Capitals Coach Adam Oates can appreciate the cool play, but sides with those who don’t see that type of goal as appropriate.Sure, Hertl is showboating, but he does score an amazing goal. I suppose during the old days, someone would have come up and pounded on Hertl, or not. I am not sure if the Capitals have the moral high ground either. Alex Ovechkin scored a goal and then dropped his stick and pretended it was too hot to pick up.
“I’m upset. I was just talking to George [McPhee] and he said all the kids do that nowadays, which I understand. But would he have done it on his first goal?” Oates said. “He hasn’t scored yet tonight and he gets a breakaway, is he going to do that
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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Former Fighting Sioux forward Matt Watkins, has signed a one year, two way free agent contract, with the Washington Capitals.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Caps’ development camp group rosters http://t.co/SwVIpyAJZf #CapsYou can see by this link that UND senior goalie Clarke Saunders is attending the Washington Capitals Development camp.
— Capitals Outsider (@CapsOutsider) July 8, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Devils forward Ryan Carter knees Flyers forward Zach Zac Rinaldo, who ironically, took runs at three different players on his trip up the ice, then gets hit in the knee with this hit by former Minnesota State Maverick Ryan Carter. Notice, no one comes to Zac Rinaldo aid, who in my opinion is a reckless player.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Watch this hit by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin hit on Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly. The Bruins score on the ensuing power play with a goal by Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Even as a Bruins fan, I have to admit that was a bad call against Ovechkin.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
In the waning moments of last night’s game, Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczy was given a five minute major and a game misconduct for a hit that he put on Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault. Apparently, Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates is fine with the hit and didn’t think it was a dirty hit. After reviewing the hit again, I guess, I am fine, with the hit too then.
monumentalnetwork.com --- In the game’s final minute, Perreault was coming through the neutral zone when Philadelphia winger Harry Zolnierczyk checked the Washington center hard. Zolnierczyk was assessed a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct, but Oates didn’t see anything wrong with the hit.
“I don’t think it’s dirty at all,” says Oates. “It’s the product of our whole game, quite honestly. There’s 30 seconds left, the game’s over and Matty [Perreault] thought that he could stickhandle through the team. That’s not what we do, all of us tonight. Guys are sitting there waiting for you and you get hit.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
From the replay, it does look like the Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk catches Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault with a "dirty" knee check, just like Taylor Hall hit Cal Clutterbuck. It's a bit of a different angle so it's not as cut an dry in my opinion. If I was a betting man, and I am, I think a suspension is coming for Zolnierczyk
I would imagine that The NHL's Department of Player Safety will take a look at this hit. It's an unnecessary hit at the end of the game.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Check out this goal by Edmonton Oilers rookie forward Nail Yakupov. There is a school of thought that the NHL is starting to look like the European soccer leagues with some of the over the top celebrations of the players after they score a goal.
I don't know what to think... I don't like showing up an opponent. I get it the kid is excited as well.
Alexander Ovechkin took some heat after he scored a goal and then dropped it to the ice and acted like it was too hot to pick up.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
With the NHL Lockout in full swing NHL players are now deciding to play else where and Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is playing with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL - Ovechkin made an impression on his new team with this is a hit that he put on Dynamo Minsk player Libor Pivko.
Ovechkin has made the big and cleah hit in the middle of the ice.
— Pavel Lysenkov (@plysenkov) September 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Calgary Flames just pulled off what many would probably consider as one of the worst moves of the summer to date. In what universe is Wideman worth that kind of money? While Wideman is a is a good offensive defensman - he is not what I would consider a very good defenseman in the defensive zone and was a minus 26 in 2010-11.
Wideman also has a no movement clause as well.Thank God that Wideman is going to he Calgary Flames and not some team that I follow.
Wideman also has a no movement clause as well.Thank God that Wideman is going to he Calgary Flames and not some team that I follow.
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired and signed defenceman Dennis Wideman from Washington in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 5th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Wideman, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has played over 500 career games with 67 goals, 184 assists for 251 points over the course of seven NHL seasons with time spent in St. Louis, Boston, Florida and Washington. Last season with the Capitals, Wideman had his second best offensive season tallying 11 goals along with a team high 35 assists for 46 points in 82 games which tied him for third in team scoring and lead all blue-liners with the Capitals.
Contract terms: 5 year contract with an Average Annual Value of $5,250,000