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My Capitals Lost; Round 2 is over

13 May

Last night was a pretty horrible night. My Washington Capitals lost against the New York Rangers 2-1. I went straight to my bed right after the game ended, not saying a word to my cheering family (who of course had to support the Rangers) and I lay down, face against the pillow, crying. I was thinking the entire time what’s going to happen to my Sasha? What’s going to happen to Brouwer? Holtby? Green? Wideman? Holtby was the breakout star this post season, I don’t care what people say. If he hasn’t earned a spot in the line up next year, I don’t know what he’ll have to do.

I did tell myself before the game no matter what happened, no matter who won, they did something nobody thought they would do. They’re always underestimated or thrown down but they made it to Game 7 and nobody thought they would. I’m proud of them, I really truly am. I wanted them to win but they didn’t and that makes me really sad. The only thing that is really keeping me from crying right now is the fact that tonight I get to watch Game of Thrones but that’s besides the point.

Round 2 of the Playoffs is officially over. That means no more Capitals and no more Flyers. Two of my favorite teams gone from the Playoffs, just like that.

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Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers

28 Apr

Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are starting and I can barely keep myself sane. The first game of Round 2 is the Washington Capitals vs. the New York Rangers today, starting at 3 P.M. A tough showdown. I’m totally rooting for the Washington Capitals, that’s not a surprise. However, I try to use my head, and not my heart, when I’m thinking about who will win. My house is purely divided on the subject. Me, Shelby (my lovely sister) and Riley (my adorable dog) are rooting for the Washington Capitals 100%. Yes, my dog is too. He’s easy to influence. My father, my mother and my other lovely sister, Kelsey, are rooting for the New York Rangers. There’s going to be a showdown. But who will win and have bragging rights for the rest of the Playoffs?

In my head, I’ve tried to level out who will win this series. First off, the New York Rangers have Hart Trophy Finalist and as my sister likes to say ‘Mr. Beauty Personified’, Henrik Lundqvist. Henrik Lundqvist has been one of the top goalies this year for his amazing play and his ability to withstand hefty amounts of pressure. He’s a fantastic goalie, there’s not an argument there.

The Rangers have not just the most physically attractive hockey player everbut also some of the greatest players in the league. Their fabulous and underrated Captain, Ryan Callahan; their overly defensive forward, Brian Boyle; the again underestimated alternate captain, Brad Richards; and also some of the best defensemen in the league including Michael Del Zotto, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal. This team has star players galore and also the best chances to win but don’t underestimate the Washington Capitals.

After Joel Ward scored the series-winning goal in Game 7, many have now realized how talented the Washington Capitals really are. The star players like Alex Ovechkin, Alex Semin and Nicklas Backstrom are not the only ones getting the job done, it’s the rest of the team too! The Washington Capitals have some of the best players in the league too, not just including the star players. Players like Brooks Laich, former Blackhawk Troy Brouwer, Mike Knuble and Jason Chimera, to name a few, have been playing their hearts out this year and it’s showing! And who can forget the amazing play by the breakout star, Braden Holtby, beating defending Champion, Timmy Thomas.

It’s going to be an incredible series, I know that for sure. But what I don’t know is who will win! The New York Rangers are definitely one of the top 5 best teams in the league and have proved that throughout their season games as well as post season games. However, you can’t underestimate the power of the Washington Capitals, who has proven that hard work will most definitely pay off.

Back To Carolina

21 Oct

I’ve been unable to update due to school and pressure but I plan to update whenever I can! Now back to the games…

I’m currently watching the Carolina Hurricanes play at St. Louis against the Blues. It’s been a pretty good game. There’s only 7 minutes left and they’re tied 2-2. The Canes have been doing okay this year: they’ve won three and lost three. Although the Canes are missing a very important player (who recently moved to the Montreal Canadiens…hint, hint), I believe almost every player has improved over the summer. The players have matured and are seeing the Playoffs in the future.

But hey, that’s too far away to worry about now, anyway. Now for the Washington Capitals. They’ve been doing amazing; they’ve won all 6 games they’ve played. Alex Ovechkin is having a slow start but got two goals yesterday in the game vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Alex Semin has proved himself in this start of the season. He’s gotten two goals and three assists already and I’m ever so proud. Popular players like Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Knuble and Mike Green have also had good starts to the early season.

So far this start of the season has been good and I’ve been enjoying it. So far.

Hockey season is back!

9 Oct

I know I’m a few days late but still! Hockey is back! I can actually sit down and watch a game on my TV. This is fantastic news.

Well I watched the Carolina Hurricanes first official game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday and I was so disappointed.They played so well until our defense decided to shut down. The game ended 5-1, how horrible. They brought themselves back yesterday when they battled against the Washington Capitals. They actually made it into overtime until Mike Green scored the game winning goal. Yesterdays game was so awesome! First, Jeff Skinner scored the first goal of the season for Carolina on Friday and then Sasha scored the first goal of the season for Washington yesterday!

Oh, life is good.

 

Eric Fehr, Jason Arnott and Semyon Varlamov, say goodbye to the Capitals

9 Jul

So yesterday, I learned that Semyon Varlamov is going to the Colorado Avalanche. And I was dancing around my room for 5 minutes straight. YES. I can’t believe this!
I’ve never been a big fan of Varly, I’ve always liked Michal Neuvirth better. Well I have to say, I used to like Varly. He was on the “he’s the goalie for my second favorite team so I kind of have to like him” list until I figured out that he was trash-talking American women. I’m not the most patriotic person in the world but I am an American chica and I wasn’t “down with this” at all. So from that very moment, me and Varly went from being semi-friends to downright enemies. So bye bye, Varly! Props to making it to your “childhood dream team.”

Now when it comes to Eric Fehr and Jason Arnott, I feel like punching a wall (but my pillow will have to do). How can the Capitals do this to me?!

Am I going to miss this bromance? Yes.

Brooks Laich staying in Washington!

28 Jun

So today the Washington Capitals added a 6 year extension to Brooksy’s contract and I’m so excited!

6 more years of Brooksy=6 more years of happiness. If Sasha and Mikey G are still Capitals, of course. I have a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach that something’s about to happen and I’m not going to like it. But I’ll remain positive; Sasha & Mikey G are great athletes and they’re future is in good hands. I think.

30 Day Hockey Challenge; Day 5

28 May

Day 5: Picture of your all-time favorite forward(s)?

 

Jeff Skinner and Alex Semin are my favorite forwards. Besides the fact that Jeff Skinner’s the youngest hockey player in the NHL right now, he’s incredibly talented and I can’t wait to see him next season with the Carolina Hurricanes! Although the future for Alex Semin is uncertain with the Washington Capitals, I think he’s the most talented on the team. He may seem inconsistent and bad at fighting but he’s got a lot to play for and when the Capitals need him most, Alex is always there.

San Jose Sharkies lost… again.

22 May

Ignore my advice earlier. No pictures of hockey players, no matter how adorable and funny they are, can make me feel better. Well maybe an Alex Semin picture will do the job with some well deserved vegetable fried rice and some peanut butter chips after. Maybe. But probably not.

And I digress.

I’m tired of losses. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I can’t stand them. As of right now, minutes after the ridiculous loss, I’m beginning to think I am really plagued with bad luck. First the Carolina Hurricanes, then the Chicago Blackhawks, then the Pittsburgh Penguins and then the Washington Capitals. And now the San Jose Sharks.

Why am I bad luck to my favorite teams? Why?!

O, the mysteries of life.

Nope, not even that.

Tampa Bay… failed me once. Don’t fail me twice.

18 May

I’m not going to even comment on last night’s game. All I’m going to say is that I’m tired of losses. First, the Hurricanes didn’t make it into the Playoffs (because of the team that I was rooting for last night.) Second, the Blackhawks couldn’t defeat Vancouver in Game 7 of Round 1. Third, my precious Capitals failed me and lost to Tampa Bay (the team I was rooting for last night.) I had hope in my Capitals; lots of hope and they failed me. After last nights game, I’ve lost hope that Tampa Bay will win tomorrow.

There is one thing for sure: I’m crazy for rooting for the team that beat my Hurricanes and my Capitals. One other thing is for sure: Boston’s back in the game— and I don’t think they’re going to let Tampa Bay win any more games.

Pressure’s on the San Jose Sharks!

13 May

I took the Capitals loss very badly. So badly, in fact, that I’m scared to root for any other team but I’ve got to keep my hopes up. Unfortunately, I’m plagued with bad luck and it seems San Jose, the new team I’m rooting for, is going to lose tonight against the Red Wings. I’m re-cleaning my room, pacing back and forth, straightening out my ridiculously messy bun, and biting my nails in anticipation for the game that will be on, starting at 9:00 p.m.

The only thing that’s keeping me from biting my nails off is that I have the IIHF World Championships tomorrow with Russia vs. Canada. And I won’t lie, I’m also excited about seeing Alex Semin’s gorgeous face.

Oh Sasha!