NewsApr 18, 2 years ago

Without Backstrom, Bruins’ focus still on task in hand

ARLINGTON, Va. — There’s no secret that both Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom deserve a lot of attention from opposing defenses when the Washington Capitals take the ice. But this year, without Backstrom for 40 games due to a concussio…

NewsApr 18, 2 years ago

Backstrom suspended for Game 4

After receiving a match penalty at the end of the Boston Bruins’ 4-3 victory in Game 3, Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom earned a one-game suspension from NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for his cross-check on Rich Peverley at …

UncategorizedApr 17, 2 years ago

DC diary, day two

So after 18-plus hours of leaving 128, arriving at Union Station in DC, arriving to the hotel via cab and finally getting to the Verizon Center, here I am one day later somehow not dragging. Postgame videos from last night are being uploaded, but for…

UncategorizedApr 17, 2 years ago

DC diary day one

Time to cross another thing off my bucket list as yours truly is on his way to Washington DC to cover Games 3 and 4 of the first round series between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals from the Verizon Center. The first part of the journey tak…

NewsApr 13, 2 years ago

Thomas delivers…again

For 40 minutes of the Boston Bruins’ 1-0 overtime win over the Washington Capitals in Game 1, Tim Thomas could have taken a nap, sipped on a pina colada, make another status update on Facebook or find another way to relax. After all, the reigni…

NewsApr 11, 2 years ago

Horton to miss 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with concussion

After appearing in his first postseason last year — scoring two overtime winners against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (Games 5 and 7) and the only goal in Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals last year against the Tampa Bay Ligh…