Tag Archives: 2017-18 Stanley Quips

Day 20 of 2018 Stanley Quips: [Alex] Jonesing for the Rest of the Capitals-Penguins Rivalry

So the Washington Capitals found a way to overcome some minutia of adversity last Sunday to pull off the 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. While such a scoreline indicates the Capitals blew out the Penguins from start to finish, that definitely was not the case if you are to look at the shot attempts […]

Day 16 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Opportunities Keep Knocking

One of the greatest sporting memories I have had over the past couple of years was my alma mater, Penn State, pulling off the upset on Ohio State football in a 2016 showdown at home. It not only put my University back on the College Football map, but it eventually placed the group of players […]

Day 13 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Bring on Pittsburgh, I Guess

I can’t believe they did it. Not only that, I can’t believe it was that easy. There was just too much data (or number playing depending on how you see it) to prove that the Capitals always make it hard on themselves. They started this series down 0-2 despite having home ice advantage. They could […]

Day 9 of 2018 Stanley Quips: When Nationwide is Not on Your Side

Somehow, someway, this Washington Capitals refuses to die. It’s really why us fans find a way to feel tortured every postseason. We give up hope early on. We then notice this team find a way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat only for defeat to be snatched from the jaws of victory. It’s […]

Day 7 of 2018 Stanley Quips: A Chance of Fluerys

So I could have talked about my Capitals again, except after an overtime [make that, double overtime!!!] win and avoiding further embarrassment to this city’s history. But that’s a story for another time because we actually have someone pull off the sweep. And it was from the expansion team that everyone wants to talk about […]

Day 6 of 2018 Stanley Quips: The Joy of Pepsi

So I ended up watching the Avalanche-Predators game last night and, man, I was not expecting this series to be as competitive as it has been! As I was stating in my power rankings, Colorado looked like a team that was about to breath its last breath coming into the their playoff clinching game against […]

Day 5 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Capital Won’t Arena

So I decided to go to only my second ever Stanley Cup playoff game in my entire life last night. My first one was back in 1998. It was Game 2 of Washington’s first round series against a Boston team that was still home to Ray Bourque and some 18-year old rookie named Joe Thornton. […]

Day 2 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Blue Barrys

Just because you expect pain to hit you in the soul doesn’t mean it won’t hurt. That’s basically how I felt after Game 1 last night as Washington once again blew a 2-0 and 3-2 lead over a younger and fresher Columbus team with a changed head coach and different ideas. I mean, Thomas Vanek […]

Day 1 of 2018 Stanley Quips: Yeah, let’s talk about that 7-0 beatdown…

And just like that, Philadelphia’s season is over. At least, that’s how the city and their fans will tell you how the series is going. Or at the VERY least, that’s how Pittsburgh and their fans will tell you how it’s going. That’s just how that state works. The collective mood swings of those two […]