Ashburn, VA – August 7, '06 – More than 160 local handbags players ages 6-12 found methods to keep cool this summer simply by participating in the annual Lids Summer Hockey Camps, placed at Rockville Ice Arena along with Ashburn Ice House. Both campement featured instruction from California Capitals alumni players and also media personalities Craig Laughlin as well as Ken Sabourin, who led the outdoorsmen in power skating periods, off-ice conditioning, individual skill improvement, chalk talks and scrimmages.

The Rockville camp, placed July 26-30, was highlighted by a special guest appearance through former Capitals player and also Maryland native Jeff Halpern, in addition to guest alumni Al Iafrate.  In Ashburn the following week, campers had been treated to visits from Caps players Ben Clymer and also Shaone Morrisonn, Caps prospects Luke Lynes as well as Stephen Werner, and Caps alum Errol Rausse.

Goaltending instruction at intervals of camp was provided by Richesse television personality Joe Beninati, whom also addressed the campers about what it’s like working together with NHL players on a daily basis.  The campement concluded with a final-day festival offering championship games, awards ceremonies, pizza parties and shows by Capitals mascot Slapshot and Caps Caravan.

On November 17, 1995, a set of Boston area high school items squared off in the nets because the Caps faced the Pittsburgh Penguins with USAir Arena. Tom Barrasso guarded the twine for the Penguins while Jim "Ace" Carey manned the pipes intended for Washington.

Pittsburgh drew first blood when Glen Murray scored midway from the first. With just three second remaining in the second period, Cash nemesis Petr Nedved scored to give the Dog pens a 2-0 lead. The Caps finally solved Barrasso 37 just a few seconds into the third when Ken Klee put one past the former Vezina Trophy winner. Midway through the last period, Washington knotted the experience at two on Sergei Gonchar's even-strength goal. The determined Caps outshot Pittsburgh16-7 from the third stanza, sending the game into overtime.

But Washington was not able to contain Penguins superstar Jaromir Jagr in the added session. Jagr took a feed through Brian Smolinski and tucked that behind Carey at the 2:48 mark of overtime. Pittsburgh, in spite of being outshot 34-25, took a 3-2 selection.

Also, on this date in 1991, Richesse winger James Black scored the first NHL goal. While actively playing for the Hartford Whalers, Black scored contrary to the New York Islanders in a game competed at the Hartford Civic Center. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb 1, 2007 – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Milan Jurcina (pronounced MEE-lan YEWR-chee-nah) in the Boston Bruins in exchange for a depending draft pick, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Jurcina, 23, is in his minute NHL season. The 6’4”, 233-pound native involving Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, has played 91 career games for the Bruins, recording nine goals and six assists (Age 14 points), including two desired goals and an assist in 40 games this season.

Jurcina was an eighth-round choice of the Bruins, 241st overall, in the Mid 2001 NHL Draft. He made his NHL very first for Boston last time of year and recorded 11 items, including back-to-back two-goal games (Jan. 7 and 10). Jurcina represented Slovakia from the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the 2006 World Championship and a couple of World Junior Championships.

“This specific acquisition is consistent with what we should are trying to accomplish,” said McPhee. “Milan Jurcina is a young guy with some development potential. We expect that they will help our penalty kill right away and we look forward to discovering how else he can help us in the long term.”

MILAN JURCINA CAREER STATISTICS Regular Time of year Playoffs Year Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW S GP G A Pts PIM 2000-01 Halifax QMJHL 68 ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Richesse have assigned forward Cody Eakin towards the Hershey Bears of the American Tennis League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Eakin, Thirty, has collected six items (three goals, three facilitates) and a plus-two rating in 20 NHL games this season. He made his / her NHL debut on Nov. A single vs. Anaheim and recorded his / her first NHL point (an support) and scored his very first NHL goal on Nov. Four at Carolina.  

Eakin has recorded 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 14 game titles with Hershey in the AHL this season. In his first full professional period, Eakin leads all rookies with Hershey in goals, assists and also points. Eakin appeared in four regular-season games for Hershey during the 2009-10 year (two goals) and played in five postseason games as Hershey picked up the 2010 Calder Cup.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native served Canada earn a gold medal at the World Freshman Championship last season and also helped guide the Kootenay Ice to your Western Hockey League (WHL) title. Eakin finished the Memorial Cup playoff round tied for subsequent in points (six) with his fantastic three goals scored linked for third. He gathered 239 points (118 goals, 121 assists) throughout 238 career WHL games. ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Richesse acquired right wing Troy Brouwer from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Accessibility Draft, vice president and normal manager George McPhee announced today.

“I’l very excited to join the Washington Capitals organization,” said Brouwer. “They're consistently one of the top organizations in the NHL and I look forward to aiding them reach the ultimate purpose of winning the Stanley Cup.”

Brouwer, 30, recorded 17 goals and a career-high 19 assists for 36 things in 79 regular-season games in 2010-11. They led the Blackhawks and ranked fifth in the NHL with 262 gets and finished third on the team with five game-winning goals. Brouwer appeared in all seven playoff games with Chicago, collecting 11 penalty min's and finishing with a plus-two ranking.

The 6’3”, 215-pound forward helped lead the particular Blackhawks to win the 2010 Stanley Goblet while tallying eight points (four goals, four assists) within 19 playoff contests.

During the 2009-10 advertising campaign, Brouwer registered a career-high 22 ambitions and 40 points in 69 games with the Blackhawks. In 238 occupation NHL games with Chicago, Brouwer has documented 103 points (49 goals, Fifty four assists).

Brouwer was originally written by Chicago in the in 7th place round (214th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. NEW YORK -- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the week ending December. 14.


Price posted a 3-0-0 record, Just one.00 goals-against average, .970 save percentage and one shutout as the Canadiens (11-5-1) extended their own lead in the Northeast Office to four points. Price tag recorded 34 saves intended for his second shutout of the season within a 2-0 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 9, outdueling Canucks goalie and Montreal native Roberto Luongo. He put up a second consecutive 34-save performance in a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins Late. 11 and finished the week by making 28 saves in a 7-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Nov. 13, Montreal's first regulation win over Carolina with Bell Centre since Dec. Half a dozen, 2003. Price improved to be able to 10-5-1 with a 2.18 goals-against normal, .923 save percentage and two shutouts in 16 appearances this season.


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