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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at


Articles by Zac Boyer

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby reacts after allowing a goal to Philadelphia right wing Wayne Simmonds as defenseman Karl Alzner lies on the ice, in the third period of the Flyers' 3-1 victory on Sunday. The Capitals managed a paltry 14-shots on goal as they saw their three-game winning streak snapped. (Associated Press Photographs)

'Un-Capital-like': Washington fails to make statement, generate offense in loss to Flyers

Barry Trotz let out a long, pronounced sigh as he strolled six feet through the threshold of the interview room at Verizon Center and gripped both sides of the faux-wood lectern. The Washington Capitals had an opportunity to make a statement on Sunday afternoon — a win would have put them, potentially, in position to move atop the Metropolitan Division standings — and instead did something completely different. Published February 8, 2015

Capitals goalie Justin Peters had 36 saves on Sunday in a 4-3 loss to St. Louis, his first game since Jan. 17 against Dallas. (Associated Press)

Capitals tighten gap on Blues, but can't pull off win

When the Capitals last faced the Blues, visiting them a month into the season, they were a disjointed bunch still trying to get used to coach Barry Trotz and to each other. Sunday's performance still led to the same result, but growth can be measured. Published February 1, 2015