I am an experienced sports journalist with a demonstrated history of generating engaging content in a major market. I have covered a variety of sports and events over my career, but am currently cover the Washington Capitals as a beat writer for NBC Sports Washington. I have been a member of the Pro Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) since 2016.
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Joe Beninati and Craig 'Locker' Laughlin knew each other only briefly before they were paired together to call Capitals games for the network that would become NBC Sports Washington.
The Seattle Kraken will be the 32nd team in the NHL and the franchise revealed its team name, logo and jerseys on Thursday. It's awesome. More importantly, Thursday was a good reminder that the expansion draft is just a season away.
When the Capitals take the ice each game, they represent Washington, D.C. Off the ice, however, the players are a collection of talent from all over the world. Washington is the team they play for, but neither Washington nor America is where many of them come from.
Tom Wilson has developed a reputation around the league, but the Capitals see something different in him. He has spent the 2018-19 season proving he is the top-six player Washington always thought he was, even if everyone else still sees him as a villain.
The rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby began as a media-driven storyline of two generational players entering the league at the same time. Whether they want to admit it or not, however, that rivalry has grown into one of the all-time great rivalries of the NHL and perhaps in sports.
Lars Eller saw his target. He quickly skated over to Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand at the blue line and the two exchanged a shove. Eller immediately dropped a glove and grabbed Marchand's collar. Marchand tried to skate away, but Eller held tight, dropped his other glove and continued tugging at Marchand's collar even as a linesman stepped in between the two players.
Before Madison Bowey leaves for the rink on game day, he has to take a shower at home. Once he gets to the arena, he has to put his equipment on his left side first before his right. For Dmitry Orlov, part of his preparation involves a warm up with just his hands.
In the fall of 2004, Todd Reirden had a conversation that would change the course of his hockey career. Reirden's first season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL was not going the way he had hoped. A three-inch tear in his oblique meant that not only could he not play, but he could not practice or skate.
The Capitals adopted a new offensive philosophy last season, one that bucked the trend of modern analytics and it came from a very unexpected source.
As good as the Caps played to beat Pittsburgh, they played their best hockey of the postseason after defeating their archrivals in the second round. That's because they were a confident team after getting over both the second round and the Penguins hump that had plagued them for so many years.