It appeared they thought there was a high stick penalty, and while they didn't add the penalty, the refs decided the goal wasn't allowed. Or there was a high stick. Or...ug...Whatevs. Someone please explain in comments!
Minutes later the Caps couldn't score on a powerplay and then the Stars scored posing this sarcastic pondering from Locker.
DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, October 2, 2013
DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Last year before the season started, Washington Post columnist and NBA player name dropper Mike Wilbon picked his preseason Stanley Cup Matchup; Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks. Well he was half wrong.
The Blackhawks went on to win the Stanley Cup while the Capitals sort of creeped into the playoffs (although winning the division) before being eliminated in the first round.
And just hours before the season opener, Wilbon has once again picked his Stanley Cup Matchup; Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks...again.
"They [Blackhawks] begin against the Washington Capitals, in what I am calling a preview of the NHL Finals" -MW
Kornheiser, when asked which would be better, the Hawks repeating or Ovechkin finally winning a championship, said both would be good. He added that Ovi winning would be good for I-95 (what?) before crushing him with facts seconds later.
"It's also a good thing, for I-95, if Alex Ovechkin not only finally wins a championship...he's never even gotten to the conference finals, he has been a 3x MVP, a total dud in the playoffs, most recently" -TK
Then Wilbon kind of yammered about the Caps needing to start fast, and yada yada yada before exclaiming how much he loves the Blackhawks. He didn't even mention Michael Jordan...
Rocking The Red
If you go to FedEx Field, you will often note that there are 5 billion people wearing the other team's jersey. There are a lot of Skins jerseys, but the stadium isn't packed to capacity with maroon & black (JZ). And my god is it annoying when there are 40,000 terrible towels waiving in Maryland, it makes you want to jump off of Gheorge Muresan's head and fall a thousand feet (or 7 and a half feet) to your death.
At a Caps game we call it "Rocking the Red". 95% of those in attendance wear red. The other 5% are Penguins/Rangers/Flyers fans who think it is funny to wear the jersey of a team that isn't even playing, people who didn't read the invitation (which clearly said to rock the red), and the classic Guys In Pink Shirts At Wizards Games (or Caps Games).
The Washington Football team is called the Redskins. The Washington Hockey team is called the Capitals. One is more racist than the other. Clearly the Caps. But I did hear that Capitals call each other Capitals, so maybe it isn't racist.
Somebody Left The Gate Open
I have now seen the Bud Light Rodney flips over cheese puffs while screaming at the TV commercial 400 times this Redskins season. It is pretty much the worst 30 seconds of my life x 400 times.
But for the Caps games we have something better. The Beatles meet Michael Jackson meet Picaso. It is called Somebody Left The Gate Open. While Skins fans see Rodney 400 times, Caps fans see the gate commercial 4,000,000 times (I counted). This is pretty much the greatest song ever created in the history of the universe. And to hear it 2 times during every commercial break for 82 games is just heaven. I guarantee by game 3 you will be singing it in the shower, and one day you may walk down the aisle to it. (shhhh don't tell them).
Joe B & Locker
Because hockey is like normal sports, and not like the NFL, we have our own personal Capitals announce team. While Redskins fans get to hear Dick Stockton pronounce Roy Helu 20 different ways while Rhonde Barber tries to compose a sentence, Joe B & Locker make for an entertaining, homerific hockey game. And oh the banter...that precious banter...
If Brian Orakpo looks at Tom Brady's Ugz, there is a 15 yard penalty and possible suspension. If John Erskine breaks Joe Thornton's face, there might be a 2 minute penalty...maybe.
After the Caps Alex Ovechkin won rookie of the year, the team made the playoffs...EVERY YEAR after that. After the Redskins RG3 won rookie of the year, he made a documentary about how great he was and then came back and started 0-3. (Although the Caps are from DC, so its not like they ever advance far)
It just sounds cool. You know you want to watch it.
D'Angelo Hall Is Not On The Roster
Ok, sure he has more TDs this season than RG3 (not really), but the Onion put it best: "Has an amazing knack for gaining separation from a receiver".
If you want even more fun, here is 2011's guide
DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, June 13, 2013
My favorite is the "government conspiracy" person:
I would much rather be watching @kevinhart4real on Leno right now than this hockey game. Just can't get into hockey.
— Ryan Chastain (@RyanChastain1) June 13, 2013
Annoyed the Stanley Cup started Wed and still playing on Thurs. I'm just tryn to see @kevinhart4real on Jay Leno. I need hockey to end!
— Sharon Caldwell (@sharon_n_ga) June 13, 2013
Thank you, hockey, for going into double fucking overtime while I'm trying to watch Kevin Hart on Jay Leno...
— Evan Fasciano (@evan_fasciano) June 13, 2013
This hockey game is making me miss Leno. I'm nothing at work tomorrow without being able to talk about those delightful headlines.
— M.F. (@bklynMF) June 13, 2013
Fucking hockey 2ot really where the fuck Leno and Fallon at?
— lockingitup (@misterbishi) June 13, 2013
.@jeremyscahill is supposed to be on Jay Leno right now but this hockey game is in double overtime *government conspiracy*
— Farah Sattar (@Farah_Sattar) June 13, 2013
God damn it, hockey. I AM MISSING LENO!— Morg (@mjportash) June 13, 2013
I just want to watch Jay Leno and its all about hockey omg— Natalie Martinez (@MessicanX14) June 13, 2013
Will this hockey game ever end??? I was really pumped for Leno tonight....— Chad Eichman (@ChadEichman) June 13, 2013
If i miss Jay Leno tonight because of this stupid hockey game im gonna be pissed off— BIG Mike (@michaelnisly) June 13, 2013
@traceadkins WTH...Dont these hockey teams know you are on Jay Leno!— Tammy McLendon (@tammyrenay) June 13, 2013
WHERE IS MY LENO DAMMIT TURN OFF THE HOCKEY— Ryan Papaserge (@RyanPapaserge) June 13, 2013