Stephen Pepper

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It's Time to Bring the Red Reign


It's time, Washington Capitals fans, for the Red Reign to begin.

Get to Know a Canadien: Ryan O'Byrne


A look at Canadiens rearguard Ryan O'Byrne in anticipation of the first round playoff series between Montreal and Washington

Should We Be Grilling Tom Poti's Penalty Killing?


Does Tom Poti deserve particular blame for the Caps' PK woes?


Japers' Rink Radio Tomorrow!

Join host Pepper for another addition of Japers' Rink Radio this Saturday, April 3rd at 9:30am EST. We'll discuss goaltending and other fun stuff with esteemed guest Brett Leonhardt, try to make...

Recap: Senators 5, Caps 4 (OT)


Recap of the Capitals' 5-4 home OTL to the Senators.


Third Period Open Thread

Closer to a ten minute than a forty minute effort to this point, but the Caps are back in business.


Second Period Open Thread

Forwards not getting in lanes; D watching their opponents pass the puck. And, on offense, #needsmorelaich.

Does Joe Corvo Make the Caps a Better Puck Possession Team?


Does Joe Corvo Make the Capitals a Better Puck Possession Team?


Premiere Episode of Japers' Rink Radio to Air This Saturday

We're pleased to announce the launch of Japers' Rink Radio this Saturday, March 27th at 10am EST. I'll be your host, joined by my good friend Russell Waxman, talking all things Washington Capitals...

Recap: Caps 4, Penguins 3 (SO)


Recap of the Capitals' 4-3 home shootout win over the Penguins.


Third Period Open Thread

Tight defense. Sharp 'tenders. Heavy hits. Curious calls and non-calls. But while it seems that way, these aren't the playoffs yet.


Second Period Open Thread

José no longer cares if you're convinced. Without both Gordon and Laich, the PK bends but does not break. Now time to get some pucks on net.


Alex Ovechkin On His Suspension

"I am very sorry that Brian was injured and I hope he is able to return to his team soon. NHL hockey is a physical game. We all play hard every time we are on the ice and have battles each shift in...


Photos from WHL hockey in PDX

Just a view photos from a Portland Winter Hawks game I attended last month.  This one was in Portland's Memorial Coliseum.  Nice old barn.  Throwback atmosphere.  Dim, cozy lights.  Serious fans. ...


NYC Gold Medal Game Watch?

Anybody in The City want to get together to watch the game tomorrow at 3p?  Would be fun to watch in the company of friends and fellow NYC-area Caps fans.   Any venue suggestions, post 'em here...

Caps Playoff Tix Contest: And the Winner Is . . .


Caps Playoff Tix Contest: And the Winner Is . . .


Last Chance -- Win Caps Playoff Tix

Final reminder -- Japers' Rink and OptionIt are giving away two lower-level tickets to see the Capitals' first home game of the Stanley Cup Finals (of course, if they make it). Please visit our i...

A Speed Bump Ahead On the Historic Road?


The Washington Capitals are rolling, but a few wrinkles in their game has emerged, that hopefully can be ironed out by the end of the Olympic Break.

Capitals: Now Breaking the Hearts of Rival Teams' Fans Everywhere


The Washington Capitals: Now breaking the hearts of rival teams' fans everywhere.


Caps Recall Alzner

"The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Karl Alzner from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today." -...

Daydreaming, Part Two


Comparing (again) the Washington Capitals' offensive dominance this season to the "gold standard" of the early 80's Edmonton Oilers.

Reminder: Win Caps Playoff Tix!


Reminder: Win two lower-level tickets to see the Washington Capitals at home, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, courtesy of OptionIt and Japers' Rink.

Della Rovere: "You have to play on the edge, but you can't go over it"


Interview with 7th round pick (2008) and April '09 Washington Capitals' signee Stefan Della Rovere.

Cody Eakin: "I gotta keep pushing my game"


Interview with 3rd round pick (2009) and October '09 Washington Capitals' signee Cody Eakin.


Japers' Rink Ranked Top NHL Blog By Sports Media Challenge

Each year the Sports Media Challenge puts together a regular index of the Top NHL Blogs using "our proprietary algorithm of more than 10 key variables." The main criteria are Content, Community,...

Win Tickets to See the Capitals In the Finals!


Win two lower-level tickets to see the Washington Capitals at home, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, courtesy of OptionIt and Japers' Rink.


Really Remote Red Rocking

Thought to share, belatedly, what is perhaps my favorite photo of our honeymoon trip over the holidays, for obvious reasons.  This Caps shirt was one of the first things I packed. (The wild dog...


Capitals Launch Radio Player

"The Washington Capitals are partnering with American Media Services Interactive to launch "Capitals Radio," a customized audio-on-demand player on "Capitals Radio" will play...

Capitals Prospects in the World Juniors


A look at the Caps' prospects at the World Junior Championships.

Recap: Caps 5, Buffalo 2


Recap of the Caps 5-2 home win vs. Buffalo.

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