Beninati:There Was Lots Of Action

Beninati:There Was Lots Of Action

Saturday, February 13, 2010

By Joe Beninati
Capitals Play-by-Play

There were a few points that jumped out with me at me with this game in St. Louis. The most noticeable was the amount of hitting over the course of 65 minutes. Whenever I have seen the Blues this year, I have noticed their willingness to throw the body, and tonight was no exception. The fans inside of Scott Trade Center loved the action and the intensity. It's one of the loudest buildings in the league, and the Mardi Gras party spilled over inside the arena.

This was a better defensive effort from the Caps than we saw in either of the first two games of the trip in Montreal or Ottawa. Jose Theodore was very strong in goal. His glove save on Alex Steen will be on every highlight show for weeks. The Caps were down two men at the time, and Theodore was clutch at the right moment, and the penalty killers around him were determined to succeed. It was a nice job by David Steckel, Boyd Gordon and Jeff Schultz to make sure the Caps arrived at the overtime after 60 minutes tied up at 3.

Let's go back to the beginning of the night. The initial six minutes of the game featured at ugly incident involving Matt Bradley and Blue's tough guy Cam Janssen. Janssen blind-sided Bradley along the boards long after Matt had moved the puck. The Cap's winger was knocked woozey and did not return. It was the type of hit the league is looking to eliminate and Janssen should face supplementary discipline on top of the game misconduct he received this evening. The Caps power play produced a pair of Mike Knuble goals. The big winger was camped in the slot for both tallies, looking very comfortable in the high-traffic area.

We were told this morning that the league had asked the referees to clamp down on interference calls. They took that advice to heart and called 4 of them, plus several other hooking and holding minors tonight. I especially didn't like the one called on Karl Alzner, who barely grazed the forechecker along the boards before he was hit with the interference minor.

This was a fun game to call even if it didn't turn out DC's way. Chris Mason and Theodore were very strong in goal and it easy to see why the Blues are high on people's list for the future. Their youngsters are pretty good.

Best wishes to all the Olympians league-wide. The tournament in Vancouver will be extremely competitive. Let's hope everyone returns home healthy and in the end that they put on a great show. I know I will be watching with interest.

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Ravens vs. Colts preseason: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Ravens vs. Colts preseason: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After 10 days and two skirmish joint practices with the Colts, Ravens football is back.

The guys are in Indianapolis to take on the Colts in their third preseason game of the season. You can expect to see Lamar Jackson and RGIII getting more reps in, but it's unclear how much of Andrew Luck we'll see after he missed the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury.

While the joint practices brought a few brawls, head coach John Harbaugh has been nothing but impressed with how his team has been handling training camp and the preseason thus far.

"I think about as good as [I’ve] ever seen,” Harbaugh said via the Ravens' website. “I’d have to say our best camp in terms of guys focused on improving every day and becoming one percent better at what they do from one day to the next and keep building on that. That’s what I’m proud of.”

Ahead of their matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.

Ravens vs. Colts Preseason Game:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts 

What: Preseason Week 3

When: Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana 

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock, ESPN Radio

Weather: 78 degrees, scattered thunderstorms

Preseason Schedule:

Hall of Fame Game: Thurs., 8/2 vs. Chicago Bears. 8:00 p.m. (W: 17-16) 

Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. Los Angeles Rams, 7:30 p.m. (W: 33-7)

Week 2: Mon., 8/20, at Indianapolis Colts (Monday Night Football, ESPN), 7:00 p.m. 

Week 3: Sat., 8/25 at Miami Dolphins, 7:00 p.m.

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30 vs. Washington Redskins, 7:30 p.m.

Ravens 2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1: Sun., 9/9 vs. Bills, 1:00 p.m.

Week 2: Thur., 9/13 @ Bengals, 8:20 p.m.

Week 3: Sun., 9/23 vs. Broncos. 1:00 p.m.

Week 4: Sun., 9/30 @ Steelers, 8:20 p.m.

Week 5: Sun., 10/7 @ Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Week 6: Sun., 10/14 @ Titans, 4:25 p.m.

Week 7: Sun., 10/21 vs. Saints, 4:05 p.m.

Week 8: Sun., 10/28 @ Panthers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 9: Sun., 11/4 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 10:  BYE week

Week 11: Sun., 11/18 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Week 12: Sun., 11/25 vs. Raiders, 1:00 p.m.

Week 13: Sun., 12/2 @ Falcons, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: Sun., 12/9 @ Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Sun., 12/16 vs. Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: Sat., 12/22 or Sunday 12/23 @ Chargers, TBD

Week 17: Sun., 12/30 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

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Heroes on the ice: Every Capitals player's superhero character

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Heroes on the ice: Every Capitals player's superhero character

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Washington Capitals!

It's not hard to picture your favorite athletes as superheroes. What the Caps are able to do on the ice seems almost superhuman at times.

Heck, they even have uniforms!


But the similarities don't just end with the physical attributes and abilities. When you begin to really think about each player, you can see a lot of similarities between each of them and some well-known superheroes.

If each Caps player was a superhero, which one would they be? Check out each player's superhero character here.