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At 5-foot-10 (maybe on skates) and 185 pounds (maybe, just maybe soaking wet with his pads still on), Mathieu Perreault isn't in the Capitals' lineup to push guys around. More often than not, he's getting pushed around.
Arron Asham skated to the penalty box as Jay Beagle lay face-first on the ice. The Penguins tough guy was the victor in the fight between the two, and he celebrated that by motioning "it's over" with his arms, and then making a sleeping gesture.
The Bronx cheers filled the air at Verizon Center when Tomas Vokoun made a routine save. This was his Capitals debut, and he was in the middle of a nightmare performance of bad bounces and pucks winding up behind him when they shouldn't have.
When Matt Hendricks scored the tying goal in the third period of the Washington Capitals' preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, it looked familiar. It almost looked like a Mike Knuble goal.
The Washington Capitals are going to miss forwards Boyd Gordon and Matt Bradley in some ways. Gordon was a key penalty-killer and faceoff man, Bradley wasn't afraid to drop the gloves and both worked hard on the fourth line.
Matt Hendricks has a framed picture on his wall from a game he played in 2009 while with the Colorado Avalanche. But this special photo isn't of his first NHL game or first NHL goal.
It was 9:51 on the night of May 4 when the Capitals' 2010-11 season ended. In the words of strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish, some "not-too-happy exit meetings" followed the next day before players and coaches went their separate ways for much of the summer.
It wasn't pretty, but the Capitals used a third-period rally to earn their seventh straight win, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 at Verizon Center Friday night.
The New York Rangers were being blanked by a rookie goaltender when Marian Gaborik put the puck in the net — and didn't even know it.