We all remember how great Holtby was last postseason, but is he the real deal? Honestly, I’m not sold.
Remember that time that a young Russian netminder by the name of Semyon Varlamov came up from Hershey to bail out the Caps in a best of seven series in the first round of the playoffs against the New York Rangers? If so, then remember how the Caps eventually lost game seven in round two of the playoffs to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins?
Or how about that time that a promising young goaltender by the name of Michal Neuvirth earned a full time roster spot with the Caps after coming off of winning back-to-back Calder Cup championships in the AHL, even winning playoff MVP one of those years? Yeah, the one that, like Varlamov, helped the Caps eliminate the Rangers in round one of the playoffs. Then, again similarly to Varlamov, Neuvy and the Caps were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs after they were swept, repeat SWEPT, by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
While things this past week didn’t start out as well as the Caps would have liked, they definitely were able to turn things around by the end. Earning W’s in two of the three games played, the Caps secured a spot only two points out of the division lead by the week’s end. Any complaints?
@ Los Angeles Kings – 1/9/12
So I thought those Kings couldn’t score this season?
Despite getting off to a commanding 1-0 lead quickly while on the road, nothing else really seemed to go the Caps way in this game. Momentum quickly shifted in favor of the Kings and never really seemed to shift back.
The Washington Capitals have announced the release date for HBO’s 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: The Road to the NHL Winter Classic DVD. To celebrate the release, the Caps will hold a special launch event at the Verizon Center’s store.
While the DVD will hit shelves everywhere on December 6, Caps fans will be able to secure a copy five days earlier at the Verizon Center store prior to the Caps game against the Penguins later that night. To celebrate the launch, the first 50 buyers will receive a copy of the DVD signed by Caps Coach Bruce Boudreau. Further, the next additional 50 buyers will receive a special gift pack along with the DVD. Finally, anyone who purchases the DVD on December 1 from the Verizon Center will receive a coupon for $20 off the new Caps Third Jersey; basically the same jersey as the Winter Classic jersey minus the patch and text inside the collar.