Clyde's Shots: Hits of 2013

The Capitals Greatest Hits of 2013. Perhaps not, but it sounds good, right?

What would NHL hockey be like without hitting? Probably something infinitely less than it is with hitting. The sound of the boards and the glass crashing with each impact. The sight of guys flying through the air and falling to the ice after violent collisions. Where everyone looks to give back just as much as they get. Shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, nose to glass. It all gets the players up, the crowd into the game and is an awesome spectacle.

Capturing those hits is all about anticipation and timing, which has some similarity to throwing the hits themselves with none of the risk. It's not easy and there are more misses than hits (uh, that pun should explain why I don't write much here), but when it connects, the results can be kind of cool. Even when you do miss, like Mike Green that one time, it can still be pretty cool.

So, please, enjoy these Capitals Greatest Hits of 2013 gallery as today's part of the Clyde's Shots 2013 series.

December 27: Best of 2013
December 28: Hugs of 2013
December 29: Hits of 2013
December 30: Fights of 2013
December 31: Penalties of 2013
January 1: Fans and more of 2013

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Join Japers' Rink

You must be a member of Japers' Rink to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Japers' Rink. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker