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Rob Parker

  • joined Jan 23, 2009
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Longtime hockey fan, Caps fan, and Steelers fan. Got called up to the big leagues to write for Japers' Rink.

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Moments that Mattered: Chimera's Icing on the Cake

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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

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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...

Moments that Mattered: Casual Costs Caps. Again.

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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

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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...

Moments That Mattered: A Two-Goal Swing

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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

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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

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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....

Moments that Mattered: Little Things Add Up Fast

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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...

Moments that Mattered: Ovi's Latest Game-Winner

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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...

Moments that Mattered: Dallas's Second Goal

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A closer look at Saturday night's game-winner

Three Big Questions... and Answers

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A hat trick of queries on what might make or break the Caps' 2013-14 season

Rink Mailbag: Trade Partners and Lefty D Depth

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Playing matchmaker and assessing port-side defensive depth in our latest installment of "you ask, we answer"

How Grabovski Fits In

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The addition of one player, Mikhail Grabovski, to the Washington Capitals' roster has dramatically changed the look of the team, adding depth and flexibility throughout the forward ranks.

Rink Mailbag: Lineup Quesitons Abound

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Lineup questions abound in our sixth installment of "you ask, we answer"

2013 Rink Wrap: Marcus Johansson

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From Alzner to Ward, we're taking a look at and grading the 2013 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards...

2013 Rink Wrap: Eric Fehr

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From Alzner to Ward, we're taking a look at and grading the 2013 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards...

2013 Rink Wrap: John Carlson

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From Alzner to Ward, we're taking a look at and grading the 2013 season for every player who laced 'em up for the Caps for a significant number of games during the campaign, with an eye towards...

Capitals-Rangers, Game 5: A Tale of Two Goals

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The Rangers got on the board early in game 5 when they caught the Caps napping. Fortunately, the Caps were able to battle back and win the game. A better start will be crucial to game 6.

Ribeiro Sends the Home Fans Home Happy

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The Washington Capitals overcame a sluggish start to hold home ice advantage. A power play strike from Joel Ward and an overtime goal from Mike Ribeiro mean the Caps have won the opportunity to...

Capitals vs. Rangers Overtime Open Thread

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For the second time this series, the fourth time in the last 11 playoff games between these two teams, it's Overtime. Next goal has the chance to close the series out on Mother's Day.

Capitals vs. Rangers Third Period Open Thread

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The sign of life the Caps showed to end the first carried over into the second as the Caps dominated the period until a couple penalties derailed their momentum. Both teams have owned a period and...

Capitals vs. Rangers Second Period Open Thread

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An awful period comes to an end at the worst time for the Caps. Hopefully the signs of life continue, because the Caps (fortunately) have a manageable hole from which to dig themselves.

Failure to Launch: The Caps' Power Play and Game 3

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The power play has been the biggest strength for the Capitals this season - but needing a goal late in Game 3, it came up empty.

Get to Know the Rangers: The Power Play

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In our final installment of the Get to Know the Rangers series, we will examine the New York Rangers Power Play.

Get to Know the Rangers: The Penalty Kill

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We continue our previews of the Capitals-Rangers series by taking a look at the New York Rangers' penalty kill, and how the Capitals might be able to exploit it.

Get to Know the Rangers: The Defenseman Match-Ups

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For the fourth time in five years the Washington Capitals face the New York Rangers in the playoffs. It's a familiar foe, but let's take a look at how John Tortorella is using his new-look lineup,...

Get to Know the Rangers: The Forward Match-Ups

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For the fourth time in five years the Washington Capitals face the New York Rangers in the playoffs. It's a familiar foe, but let's take a look at how John Tortorella is using his new-look lineup....

What Makes a Good Power-Play Look for Ovechkin

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Taking a look at what has, and hasn't, worked for Alex Ovechkin in the 1-3-1 power play.

Caps Unable to Build Off Friday's Win, Lose Again

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The Caps were unable to build on their win against the other Pennsylvania team, and now find themselves 2-6-1 and back in the Eastern Conference basement.

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