A SPECIAL SCENE The 2011 Winter Classic is in the books and it was the most fascinating Winter Classic thus far due to the hype surrounding the Penguins – Capitals rivalry and of course the weather conditions. In heavy rains during the third period, the Capitals topped the Penguins 3-1 in a grind it out kind of win, behind two goals from Eric Fehr and a strong performance from goaltender Semyon Varlamov who turned aside 32 of 33 shots in leading the Capitals to 3-1 victory in front of 68,111 fans at Heinz Field. The Capitals mindset has changed to being a more balanced team with a focus on having to win games with a grinders mentality and while the change was a struggle for the Capitals in the month of December, the Capitals are starting to learn they can win this way and on Saturday night, the Capitals notRead More »
The National Hockey League will explore all avenues to play the Winter Classic on Saturday and on-time. NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins held a conference call this afternoon and Collins said that the league is planning to start the game at 1:00 p.m. and pretty much go from there regarding potential delays.