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April 15, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Along with their desire to plot their way into the Eastern Conference semifinals, Bruce Boudreau, the Washington Capitals coach, and Flyers coach John Stevens have a few things in common. Both were promoted to the NHL after winning Calder Cup championships in the American Hockey League - Boudreau last season with Hershey and Stevens in 2005 with the Phantoms. They preside over the teams that made the most dramatic improvements in the NHL since last season. Both rely on players they helped develop at the AHL level.
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April 12, 2011
It turns out former Flyer Mike Knuble still has plenty left at age 38, enough for the Washington Capitals to give him a one-year, $2 million contract extension. The Capitals announced the deal Monday as they prepared for their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers. "He's like fine wine. He keeps getting better," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The last half of the year he's been arguably our best player. " Knuble looked his age early in the season, when he had only one goal and three assists over the first 13 games.
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January 21, 2013
NBC's television broadcast on Saturday, as the NHL's abbreviated season opened after the lockout, earned the highest preliminary rating for a non-Winter Classic regular-season game since 2002. The network said on Sunday its regional coverage of the Blackhawks-Kings and Penguins-Flyers games averaged a 2.0 overnight rating. That's up 67 percent from the average for regular-season games on the network last year. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned into a program.
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March 17, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
After Kari Lehtonen stopped all 10 of Alex Ovechkin's shots, the reigning NHL MVP was so furious that he refused to speak with reporters. It's no wonder, considering the league's leading goal scorer has beaten Lehtonen 16 times, more than any goalie he has faced. "Sometimes great goaltending stands on your head, and that's what he did," Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau said after a 5-1 road loss to the Atlanta Thrashers last night. "We just weren't very good. " Lehtonen made a career-high 49 saves, and Slava Kozlov and Tobias Enstrom each had a goal and an assist to help the Thrashers win a team-record sixth straight.
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April 10, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
On the play that gave Alex Ovechkin his 50th goal, overtaking Sidney Crosby for the NHL lead, Washington Capitals linemate Nicklas Backstrom collected his 100th point of the season with an assist. Ovechkin and Backstrom are the eighth set of teammates to reach those milestones in the same game, and first duo to do it since 1988. So who gets to keep the puck? "We're going to split it," Ovechkin said after his two goals and assist in Washington's 5-2 victory over the visiting Atlanta Thrashers also gave him the league lead with 109 points.
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March 29, 2011
Hossa lifts Blackhawks Marian Hossa scored on a power play 51 seconds into overtime, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win at Detroit on Monday night. The Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg was called for hooking Patrick Kane with 3.7 seconds left, putting Chicago on the power play to begin the extra session. Hossa's shot from the left circle was his first goal against Detroit as an ex-Red Wing. Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi was assessed a 5-minute elbowing penalty and a game misconduct when he hit Blackhawks' forward Ryan Johnson in the head in the first period.
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April 15, 2008 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was probably bad enough that NBC analyst Mike Milbury referred to the Washington Capitals during Sunday's telecast as the "Crapitals. " But what he said about Alexander Ovechkin could unleash the beast that lurks within the Russian sniper tonight in Game 3 at the Wachovia Center. Speaking about the Capitals' effort in the 2-0 Flyers victory, Milbury said of Ovechkin's play, "If it looks like a dog, barks like a dog, it is a dog. " According to fellow analyst Pierre McGuire, whose verbal sparring with Milbury has been nothing short of classic theater during recent games, Milbury apologized to Capitals owner Ted Leonsis for the "Crapitals" remark.
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January 15, 2013
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have ample motivation to do something remarkable in the Anaheim Ducks' shortened season. While they attempt to improve on the Ducks' recent past, they're also playing with their futures in doubt. Perry and Getzlaf will be unrestricted free agents this summer if they don't agree to new deals in Anaheim, their home for eight seasons as linemates and friends. Anaheim general manager Bob Murray opened training camp by expressing his strong desire to re-sign Perry, the goal-scoring former NHL MVP, and Getzlaf, the Ducks' captain and top playmaker.
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April 20, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Once the Capitals were down to the dreaded one-loss-and-have-a-nice-off-season scenario in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Flyers, coach Bruce Boudreau basically told them it was no big deal, they had climbed out of a deep hole before. These are the playoffs, and coaches tell little white lies. Thirteen of the Capitals had never been in the NHL playoffs before, let alone faced the long odds of coming back from three games to one in a best-of-seven series.
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April 7, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Alexander Ovechkin comes sailing down the wing, his skates trailing blue sparks, the best advice is to step aside or risk ending up pancaked like Wile E. Coyote in those old Roadrunner cartoons. That won't be an option for the Flyers. Possessing the NHL's most devastating combination of speed, power, skill and exuberance, Ovechkin will be a major headache for the Flyers when they play the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It will be the NHL playoff debut for the 6-foot-2, 217-pound Ovechkin, so he's likely to show more interest in winning than Pittsburgh did yesterday during the Flyers' 2-0 victory in the regular-season finale at the Wachovia Center.
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May 27, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It's no wonder the players on the Tampa Bay Lightning have respected and responded to Jon Cooper, now in his second full season as head coach. They can look behind their bench and know the guy standing there was a great player in his time, a four-year letterman at Hofstra University . . . in lacrosse. And it's far from a shock that the Anaheim Ducks have gotten deep into the conference finals this season because they have a coach in Bruce Boudreau who played for 20 years, all but 141 games in the minors, then needed 15 years as a minor-league coach before getting his shot in the NHL. This is his eighth season in the NHL and the first time he has gotten a team beyond the second round of the playoffs.
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January 21, 2013
NBC's television broadcast on Saturday, as the NHL's abbreviated season opened after the lockout, earned the highest preliminary rating for a non-Winter Classic regular-season game since 2002. The network said on Sunday its regional coverage of the Blackhawks-Kings and Penguins-Flyers games averaged a 2.0 overnight rating. That's up 67 percent from the average for regular-season games on the network last year. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned into a program.
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January 19, 2013 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
(In predicted order of finish) EASTERN CONFERENCE   New York Rangers 2011-12 finish: 51-24-7 (109 points); 1st in East. Skinny: Acquiring burly winger and two-time 40-goal scorer Rick Nash from Columbus should give the Rangers the scoring they lacked last season.   Washington Capitals 2011-12 finish: 42-32-8 (92 points); 7th in East. Skinny: Struggling Alexander Ovechkin clashed last season with coaches Bruce Boudreau and Dale Hunter.
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January 15, 2013
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have ample motivation to do something remarkable in the Anaheim Ducks' shortened season. While they attempt to improve on the Ducks' recent past, they're also playing with their futures in doubt. Perry and Getzlaf will be unrestricted free agents this summer if they don't agree to new deals in Anaheim, their home for eight seasons as linemates and friends. Anaheim general manager Bob Murray opened training camp by expressing his strong desire to re-sign Perry, the goal-scoring former NHL MVP, and Getzlaf, the Ducks' captain and top playmaker.
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January 4, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
ALEX OVECHKIN and Troy Brouwer scored power-play goals, Nicklas Backstrom had three assists, and the Washington Capitals kept rolling in the New Year with their fourth straight win, beating the visiting Calgary Flames last night, 3-1. Dennis Wideman also scored, and Tomas Vokoun made 18 saves for the Capitals, who improved to 9-6-1 since Dale Hunter became head coach. Curtis Glencross had the lone goal for the Flames, who have dropped four straight with one game left on a seven-game trip.
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November 29, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TWO TEAMS made coaching changes yesterday, hoping former All-Star players with no NHL coaching experience will reverse tailspins. Tuned out by his players, Bruce Boudreau was fired by the Washington Capitals after winning 200 games faster than any coach in modern NHL history but stumbling regularly in the playoffs despite a talent-laden lineup featuring two-time league MVP Alex Ovechkin. Boudreau was replaced by former Capitals captain Dale Hunter, who was greeted by loud cheers from more than 100 fans when he skated onto the ice at practice.
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October 21, 2011 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
ALEX OVECHKIN read the press clippings. The headlines that said last year's "average season" - in which he posted 85 points - was already carrying over to this year. The articles that pointed to his decreased ice time - down nearly 3 minutes from his career average - and claimed he doesn't hold Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau's trust. The stories that said Ovechkin has lost his mojo. He laughed them off. And his smile, sliding into the boards at the Wells Fargo Center and rattling taunting Flyers fans, was never bigger than when he scored with 11 seconds left in the first period last night.
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April 12, 2011
It turns out former Flyer Mike Knuble still has plenty left at age 38, enough for the Washington Capitals to give him a one-year, $2 million contract extension. The Capitals announced the deal Monday as they prepared for their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers. "He's like fine wine. He keeps getting better," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The last half of the year he's been arguably our best player. " Knuble looked his age early in the season, when he had only one goal and three assists over the first 13 games.
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March 29, 2011
Hossa lifts Blackhawks Marian Hossa scored on a power play 51 seconds into overtime, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win at Detroit on Monday night. The Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg was called for hooking Patrick Kane with 3.7 seconds left, putting Chicago on the power play to begin the extra session. Hossa's shot from the left circle was his first goal against Detroit as an ex-Red Wing. Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi was assessed a 5-minute elbowing penalty and a game misconduct when he hit Blackhawks' forward Ryan Johnson in the head in the first period.
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April 14, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most physically demanding tournament in professional team sports begins Wednesday with the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's a time of the year when injuries become closely guarded secrets, coaches can't be taken at their word, nerves become frayed, and razors and shaving cream are set aside as players carry on the tradition of growing playoff beards. Eight weeks from now, a grubby-looking captain of one of the 16 clubs involved in the playoffs will hoist the Stanley Cup. It's likely his face will reveal the pain and sacrifice it took, but his smile will light up the arena or, in the game's vernacular, the building.
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