Capital Moments That Mattered

Moments that Mattered: How it's Supposed to Look

A couple of Caps goals on Friday night were just as they drew 'em up...

Moments that Mattered: Neutral vs. Demilitarized

The Capitals played a solid game last night, but a couple of neutral zone breakdowns against the Penguins' top line cost them much-needed points.

MtM: A Hat Trick of Defensive Breakdowns

Picking up right where they left off before the Olympic break, spotty defensive coverage nearly cost the Caps what should have been two relatively easy points.

Moments that Puzzled: Who Covers the Shooter?

Just before the Olympic break, the Capitals put together a pair of wins to stay in the playoff hunt. Despite the wins, one goal-against in particular leaves us scratching our heads.

Moments that Mattered: Toughness Can't Make Plays

For all the inexperience on the Caps' blue line, last night it was the play of the elder statesmen that cost the Caps the game-winning goal.

Moments that Mattered: A Defenseless Defense

Poor defensive coverage on each of Buffalo's goals Tuesday night meant the difference between another rout and an overtime nail-biter.

Moments that Mattered: Return of Game-Over Green

Mike Green has had a bit of a rough season for the Caps, to date, but last night he capped off a vintage Mike Green game with an overtime game-winner

Moments that Mattered: Power Play Triple Threat

The Carolina Hurricanes made a concerted effort to not let Alex Ovechkin beat them on the Caps' Power Play and in doing so won the battle... but lost the war

Moments that Mattered: Ovi's Last Minute Heroics

Something happened en route to the Caps dropping a divisional game at home to the Flyers on Sunday: Alex Ovechkin.

Moments that Mattered: Ovechkin Opens the Scoring

Some sloppy neutral zone play by one of the best teams in the West opened the door for Alex Ovechkin last night, and he barreled through it.

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Moments that Mattered: MoJo Quiets the Haters

Complaints about Marcus Johansson have been frequent and varied. He's soft. He can't win puck battles. He won't shoot. He won't go to the tough areas. Last night, he put all the haters on notice...

Moments that Mattered: A Costly Lack of Discipline

A couple of breakdowns - in discipline and in coverage - cost the Caps a regulation win and an exceptional streak of penalty killing success.

Moments that Mattered: Ward Opens the Flood Gates

Joel Ward turned defense to offense and a close game into a blowout Friday night in Philly.

Moments that Mattered: Backstrom Starts a Beatdown

With the Capitals and Flyers renewing their rivalry on Friday night, a late first period goal by Nicklas Backstrom broke a scoreless tie... and there was plenty more where that came from.

Moments that Mattered: Chimera Goes Streaking

Jason Chimera kept up his recent stretch of hot play on Monday and helped illustrate how dump-and-chase still has a place in hockey

Moments that Mattered: Chimera's Icing on the Cake

Jason Chimera had a second-period goal awarded to him, then taken away. Some nice work between Grabovski and Chimera in the third period got the Edmonton native back on the score sheet.

Moments that Mattered: Nick's Nail in the Coffin

With a 2-0 lead in the third period, the Caps' top line took the ice and put on a dominating shift that culminated in the team's third goal of the night, effectively ending any chance the Oilers had of a comeback.

Moments that Mattered: Casual Costs Caps. Again.

Last night the Capitals skated out of Winnipeg with two points thanks to a shootout win. It wasn't exactly smooth sailing for the Caps, and Mike Green in particular had a rough night.

Moments that Mattered: Ovi's Familiar Spot, Result

During the wild second period between the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets, Alex Ovechkin moved back to his old position (temporarily) but kept up his new results (which are the same as his old results)

Moments That Mattered: A Two-Goal Swing

Saturday night the Caps secured a victory that was closer than the score would indicate, thanks to a couple of individual efforts in the second period

Moments That Mattered: Brouwer Kills a Caps PP

Wednesday night with the game still scoreless and the Caps on the power play, Troy Brouwer made an ill-advised pass which started a chain reaction of bad things. Let's take a closer look...

Moments That Mattered: The Backbreaking Goal

Less than two minutes after the Rangers took the lead on a four-on-four goal, the Capitals went down by two when some sloppy defensive coverage gave Ryan Callahan an open shot on top of the crease. Let's take a closer look...

Moments that Mattered: Little Things Add Up Fast

On Monday night, the Capitals secured the victory, but not before a series of sloppy plays made Boyd Gordon's trip back to his old stomping grounds a personally successful one. Let's take a closer look...

Moments that Mattered: Ovi's Latest Game-Winner

The Capitals rode a three-goal second period to their first regulation win of the season against Edmonton Monday, with the captain's even-strength tally proving to be the game-winner. Let's take a closer look...

Moments that Mattered: Dallas's Second Goal

A closer look at Saturday night's game-winner

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