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Capitals Skate to Slow Start

Washington Capitals' Matt Hendricks and Winnipeg Jets' Chris Thorburn fight in the third period of their NHL hockey game in Washington

Going into the lockout shortened season, many speculated that players’ endurance levels would be somewhat of a factor in the first few games. The Washington Capitals have proven this to be the case as, for the second time in as many games, they were unable to maintain the high energy level of play they sustained for the first half of a period or so. Tuesday night, the Caps were back at it on the ice, trying to erase a sloppy and disorganized 6-3 loss in Tampa Bay on Saturday night. The game, this time against a visiting Winnipeg Jets team on the second leg of a back-to-back, bore a similar storyline to the game this past Saturday. The Caps started off on a good note. They seemed to have a better understanding of the new offensive forechecking system that Adam Oates has installed, creating turnovers deep in Winnipeg’s zone, resulting in a couple of scoring chances. Ultimately, it was Matt Hendricks who cashed in on a beautiful tick-tack-toe play that started with a cross ice pass from Alex Ovechkin to Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom majestically threw a slap-pass down to the goal mouth where Hendricks was able to redirect the puck into the net with his skate. Washington also seemed to have a nice flow to their power play, and although they did not score on it until a meaningless goal late in the third period, they seemed to have good puck movement and were able to generate chances.

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Growing Pains for Caps

NHL: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning

Well, at times it wasn’t pretty, but hockey was back in full-fledged action on Saturday. Mistakes are still to be made, and rust still to be shed, but for now, it will do. The Washington Capitals and Adam Oates made their long anticipated debut Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but ultimately fell short in a 6-3 loss. The Caps looked to be in control, even dominant at times, early on in the first. Much of that had to do with an early interference penalty drawn by Alex Ovechkin followed almost immediately by another penalty by Tampa which ultimately led to the Capitals being on the power play for four of the game’s first five minutes. The Caps had plenty of chances, but Tampa’s newly acquired goaltender Anders Lindback proved that he was up for the challenge of being a starting goaltender for the first time in his career.

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The D and C DC Sports Podcast- 4/17/12

Segment 01- Tom and Mike begin this episode talking about the new Nike NFL Uniforms.

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Segment 02- Tom and Mike talk about who the Redskins could potentially pick in the 3rd Round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Segment 03- Tom and Mike cover the Washington Nationals’ great start to the season.

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Segment 04- Tom and Mike discuss the Capitals’ playoff battle against the Boston Bruins.

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Crashing The Net- 3/5/12

Segment 01- Tom and Mike start this week’s show talking about the trades that happened this past week in the NHL and what happened during the NHL Trade Deadline.

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Segment 02- Tom and Mike continue to talk about the trades that happened during the NHL Trade Deadline.

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Segment 03- Have the Washington Capitals hit rock bottom?

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Crashing The Net- 2/21/12

Segment 01- Tom and Mike start this week’s show talking about the trades that happened this past week in the NHL.

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Segment 02- Tom and Mike talk about the seven teams Rick Nash could potentially be traded to and what Columbus could get in return.

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Segment 03- How can the Washington Capitals fix themselves going into the NHL Trade Deadline?

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Crashing The Net- 2/10/12

Seg 01-Tom and Mike talk about Sam Gagner’s 8 point game against Chicago

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Seg 02- 2013 NHL Winter Classic

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Seg 03- Tom and Mike talk about the Washington Capitals and the issues they’re having.

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