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Boycott Capital One bank for putting “Ole’s Moving Company” on van instead of “Ovie’s” in commercial

October 3, 2010

Two weeks ago I noticed a commercial starring Donovan McNabb and Alexander Ovechkin.  It’s about Ovie moving McNabb’s stuff into town.  The problem is that at the beginning of the commercial the moving van says “Ole’s Moving Company” instead of “Ovie’s.” They misspelled the name of the best player in Caps’ history.  I can just imagine the ad person who did the ad.  Would you do that to LeBron James?  He probably remembered “Olie” in the back of his mind from Olie Kolzig being the Caps’ most popular player for several years.

Anyway, it’s an inexcusable mistake.  I just assumed they would redo the commercial – they should have been able to redo the first two seconds of it.

So people should boycott Capital One Bank.  Also, their logo and the font on their signs looks amateurish and bad.  Chevy Chase had a nice local feel to it.  I talked to someone who worked for Capital One and she said since they have primarily been a credit card company, they’ve been scrambling to hire people who know mortgages and banking, etc.

Shocker: Montreal Canadiens upset Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 7 as Halak makes 41 saves

April 30, 2010

The Montreal Canadiens stunned the top-seeded Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 7 of their first round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night at Verizon Center.

The Canadiens came back from a 3 games to 1 deficit and dashed the Caps’ Stanley Cup hopes after Washington’s most successful regular season ever.

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Halak and Cammalleri lead Montreal Canadiens over Washington Capitals 4-1, Habs force Game 7

April 30, 2010

Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak made 53 saves as the Habs beat the Capitals Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference first round series.

Mike Cammalleri scored two goals in a two minute span in the first period and has five for the series for the eighth-seeded Canadiens.

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Halak leads Montreal Canadiens to 2-1 win over Washington, Caps lead series 3-2

April 25, 2010

The Montreal Canadiens returned starting goalie Jaroslav Halak to the net and he made 37 saves as the Habs beat the Caps 2-1 at Verizon Center Friday night. Washington leads the best of seven Eastern Conference series 3-2.

Halak shut down the highest scoring team in the NHL and Washington’s power play woes continued as the Caps failed on five extra man opportunities. The Caps are now one out of 24 on the power play for the series.

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Ovechkin and Varlamov lead Caps to 3-1 series lead over Canadiens with 6-3 win

April 22, 2010

The Capitals took a commanding 3-1 lead in their first round series with a 6-3 win over the Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal Wednesday night.

Alexander Ovechkin led the Caps with two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves including several brilliant stops during the second period when the Habs had 21 shots.

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Varlamov and Washington Capitals rout Montreal Canadiens, 5-1, take 2-1 series lead

April 20, 2010

If the Capitals are going to advance deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they’ll need to get some easy wins. Washington got one Monday night, 5-1 over the Canadiens in Montreal.

The Caps scored four unanswered goals in the second period and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves as Washington cruised to a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Caps outshot the Canadiens 36-27 in winning their second straight game.

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Backstrom leads Washington Capitals past Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 with hat trick, OT goal

April 17, 2010

Down by three goals, the Capitals mounted a furious comeback and defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 of their opening round playoff series, thanks to a hat trick and an overtime goal by Nicklas Backstrom.

The fans got their money’s worth in a wild contest at Verizon Center that saw the Caps come back from a 4-1 deficit and featured 11 goals including hat tricks by Backstrom and Andrei Kostitsyn.

Alexander Ovechkin rebounded from a lackluster effort in Game 1 to score a goal and assist on three others, and got involved in the game early with physical play.

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Montreal Canadiens edge top-seeded Washington Capitals 3-2 in OT in playoff opener

April 17, 2010

The Montreal Canadiens surprised the Washington Capitals with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 of their best-of-seven playoff series Thursday night at Verizon Center.

Tomas Plekanec beat Jose Theodore 13:19 into overtime during a three-on-two break for the game-winner.

Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak made 45 saves to lead the Habs past the league’s highest scoring team in just his second playoff start and, incredibly, Montreal held MVP candidate Alexander Ovechkin without a shot.

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Caps sweep season series from Penguins with 6-3 win, Ovechkin and Crosby tied with 48 goals

April 7, 2010

The Capitals swept the season series 4-0 from the Penguins with a 6-3 road win over Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

Alexander Ovechkin’s power play goal at 2:37 of the third period past Marc-Andre Fleury gave the Caps a 5-3 lead. Ovechkin also scored an empty netter to give him 48 for the season, tying him with Sidney Crosby for the league lead.

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Kovalev leads Ottawa Senators past Washington Capitals, 5-4 in overtime

April 1, 2010

Alexei Kovalev scored a power play goal with 19 seconds left in overtime to lead the Ottawa Senators past the Washington Capitals, 5-4 tonight at Verizon Center.

Nicklas Backstrom was called for tripping Kovalev and was sent to the penalty box with 33 seconds left in overtime.

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