Category: ‘Quick Hits’

Washington Capitals Trade Dennis Wideman to Calgary Flames
June 27th, 2012 at 3:55 PM
As an impending unrestricted free agent, Dennis Wideman was expected to have plenty of suitors. He won't have to make a decision after the Washington Capitals traded Wideman's rights to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 2013 fifth round pick Wednesday afternoon. The Flames signed Wideman to...

PHOTO: Washington Capitals’ John Carlson Celebrates Goal with Verizon Center Crowd
May 3rd, 2012 at 12:58 AM
John Carlson celebrates his goal next to a ton of raving Washington fans in the second period. It was the 150th consecutive sellout at the Verizon Center. Unfortunately, it was the only goal the Caps could muster on Henrik Lundqvist Wednesday night/ Thursday morning. ***PHOTO1***

Washington Capitals Look to Continue Saturday Success Against New York Rangers
April 28th, 2012 at 2:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** Following two Saturday afternoon victories over the Boston Bruins in the first round, Capitals 101 did a little research regarding of the success of the Washington Capitals on the day of Saturday this season. If this season is any indication, the Caps need to hope for more Saturday games in the...

Washington Capitals to Face New York Rangers in Eastern Conference Semifinals
April 26th, 2012 at 9:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** After a 2-1 overtime Game 7 victory over the Boston Bruins last night, the Washington Capitals did not know its opponent for round two. There's no question now. The New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, and by doing so earned the right to face...

PHOTO: Washington Capitals Celebrate Joel Ward’s Game Winning Goal
April 25th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
The Washington Capitals won Game 7. Here is a photo that captured the moment after Joel Ward notched the game-winning goal 2:57 into overtime. Things to note: Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin getting some serious air time Keith Aucoin nearly catching a skate in the midsection This is awesome ***PHOTO1***

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game Five: Story in Photos (Part One)
April 21st, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Braden Holtby during his intense pre-game warm-up/ritual. If that's not the face of a determined netminder, Capitals 101 doesn't know what is. ***PHOTO2*** Alexander Semin corrals a Dennis Wideman rebound before giving the Caps a 1-0 lead over the Boston Bruins. Tim Thomas sits virtually helpless in front of the net. ***PHOTO1*** Brad Marchand...

Nicklas Backstrom Disciplinary Hearing Scheduled for 3:30 Today
April 17th, 2012 at 2:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** After giving Rich Peverley a cross-check up high last night after the final buzzer, Nicklas Backstrom will be faced with a disciplinary hearing today at 3:30 EST with Brendan Shanahan. It was first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie about an hour ago after Backstrom's hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday. As of...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Game Three: Game Photos
April 16th, 2012 at 11:43 PM
The Caps and Bruins get a little feisty after the second period buzzer, including Zdeno Chara deciding to pick on Mike Green. ***PHOTO1*** There may have not been much bad blood between these two teams before this series, but there sure is now. Karl Alzner gives the linesman a nice right hook...

Washington Capitals Receive Pick Number 11 in 2012 NHL Draft
April 10th, 2012 at 8:34 PM
While the Washington Capitals are vying for the franchise's first Stanley Cup, upper management had an eye on the NHL Draft Lottery tonight. The Capitals had acquired the Colorado Avalanche's first round pick in exchange for Semyon Varlamov last offseason. As well as a late first round pick of its own...

Washington Capitals-Boston Bruins Playoff Series Schedule Set
April 8th, 2012 at 1:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Washington Capitals wrapped up its regular season schedule with a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers last night. (recap and photos) By virtue of their victory coupled with an Ottawa loss, the Caps captured the seventh seed entering the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Dale Hunter's bunch will be tasked...

Washington Capitals-New York Rangers Game Photos: Brandon Prust Flies Over Braden Holtby
April 7th, 2012 at 9:39 PM
The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 4-1 on Saturday night to finish the regular season. Brandon Prust had a shorthanded breakaway in the third period when the Caps were up 4-1 thanks to a serious speed burst. These photos captured Prust going for the dive into the endzone as...

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Named NHL’s Third Star of the Week
March 26th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Thanks to notching at least a goal in all four contests in the last week, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for Mar. 18-25. As the Capitals recorded at least a point in each of the four games (2-0-2), Ovi registered six goals...

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Leaves Practice
March 15th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Just when the pieces of the complex puzzle seem to be coming together for the Washington Capitals, the biggest piece of it all fell off the table for a moment. And hard. During the morning skate for the Caps, Alex Ovechkin suffered an injury as the captain collided with the big bodied...

Washington Capitals Special Ticket Deal Promotion for Game Against Montreal Canadiens
February 23rd, 2012 at 5:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Having to pay too much money to attend Washington Capitals games? Well, Sports Media 101 is holding a special promotion on behalf of TiqIQ for the Montreal Canadiens game this Friday. The main link that you can go to to search for these tickets can be found here. The average ticket price...

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Out for Tonight’s Game Against Senators
February 22nd, 2012 at 5:28 PM
The Washington Capitals have announced that Alex Ovechkin will be out of the lineup for tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators, according to TSN's Brent Wallace. Ovechkin had to leave the morning skate just eight minutes in earlier today and was a gametime decision. Quite frankly, Capitals 101 is not too pleased...

Washington Capitals Remain Two Points Outside Playoff Picture Following Overtime Losses by Winnipeg, Toronto
February 21st, 2012 at 11:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Does anybody want to win the Southeast Division? After yesterday's 5-0 debacle in Carolina, the Washington Capitals will still have a chance to salvage a four game road trip by moving into a playoff spot and tying the division lead with a victory in Ottawa tomorrow night. It may appear bad that...

Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim Ducks Defeat Florida Panthers, Keep Washington Capitals Within Two Points
February 19th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** Even though he is no longer behind the Washington Capitals bench, Bruce Boudreau can still produce victories for the Caps. Gabby's Anaheim Ducks defeated the Florida Panthers 2-0 on Sunday evening at the BankAtlantic Center, keeping Dale Hunter's squad within two points of the Southeast Division lead behind the Cats. Teemu...

Washington Capitals Mike Green to Return Tonight
February 18th, 2012 at 6:53 PM
The Washington Capitals have announced that Mike Green will be in the lineup tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (As Capitals 101 predicted back on Thursday) Green hasn't played since Jan. 7, and the Caps have a record of 9-1-0 when number 52 is on the ice. He has three goals and...

Washington Capitals’ Brooks Laich Participates in Morning Skate, Gametime Decision Tonight
February 7th, 2012 at 1:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brooks Laich really is indestructible. A day after Laich was hobbling around in crutches due to a sprained knee, he was in full equipment for the Capitals morning skate this morning hopeful of playing tonight. Brooksy was hit into the boards by the Boston Bruins Dennis Seidenburg in Sunday's contest, and...

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Suspended 3 Games for Hit on Pittsburgh Penguins Zbynek Michalek
January 24th, 2012 at 1:05 AM
***PHOTO1*** During a period in which the Washington Capitals can ill afford to lose any more players to injury, the Caps were dealt another devastating blow in the form of discipline when the NHL suspended captain Alex Ovechkin for three games for his check on the Pittsburgh Penguins Zbynek Michalek in...