It wasn’t as easy as it appeared to be when the Caps held a 3-0 commanding lead in their first round series against the Philadelphia Flyers, but they were able to defeat the Flyers in 6 games following a 1-0 road victory in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.
Although the Caps lost in Game 5, they dominated most aspects of that game, and Frankovic talked about how they were able to carry that over to Game 6.
“I was thrilled with the way the team played,” Frankovic said. “I thought they followed up on a dominating performance from Thursday, when they lost, but I thought they carried that right over and really took it to the Flyers. They played physical and didn’t sit back like they did in Game 4.”
The Capitals now move onto the second round to play the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins as they attempt to move onto the Eastern Conference Finals or the first time since 1998.
To hear Ed Frankovic’s full conversation with Nestor Aparicio, click here:
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Ed Frankovic and Nestor made the pilgrimage to the City of Brotherly Love for Game 3 Washington Capitals series vs the Flyers, and any thought the the Flyers would grab momentum back on their home ice was eliminated midway through the game as the Capitals took a commanding lead and things got out of hand inside the Wells Fargo Center.
“Very embarrassing to the NHL what transpired in that third period on Monday night,” said Frankovic. “The Capitals took advantage of the Flyers essentially melting down, not only their players but the fans. I go back to maybe fans throwing rats on the ice in Florida where there were some delay of games, but I’ve never actually been at a game when the people in attendance were whistled for a delay of game for throwing things on the ice.”
Frankovic continued to discuss the Flyers fans and he didn’t have great things to say about his experience.
“Last night, it wasn’t so much overzealous, but they were just being sore losers,” Frankovic said. “They were clearly frustrated. It’s kind of a shame to see that on what was supposed to be a glorious night of celebrating Ed Snider. I don’t think Mr. Snider would have been pleased with that. The Capitals certainly made them pay, they didn’t retaliate with their firsts. Instead, they retaliated by putting the puck in the net.”
Ultimately, the Capitals are looking like the clear best team in hockey as they have taken a commanding 3-0 lead over the Flyers. While they look to be in prime position to advance to Round 2, how will they fare once they advance as the pressure mounts given the recent playoff failures of the Caps?
“There’s nothing not to like about the Capitals right now, except for their history,” Aparicio said.
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Our resident WNST hockey expert Ed Frankovic hopped on with Nestor to give a Washington Capitals update.
Though the Caps fell short to Dallas 4-3 over the weekend, they made a furious comeback after being down 4-0.
“The Capitals threw the kitchen sink at Dallas in the 3rd period,” Frankovic said. “It really was their best 20 minutes of hockey in a long time. They got back to playing a style that fits them, and a style that they’re going to have to play in the playoffs if they’re going to win that trophy that they want in June.”
“When the Capitals play the way that they did in that 3rd period, I don’t think there’s a team in the league that could beat them,” Frankovic said.
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Attention Capitals fans: Come join us at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bel Air as we’ll be spending “Leap Day” with Caps head coach Barry Trotz on Monday, February 29th at 730PM. Click here for all info!
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The Washington Capitals are off to one of the best starts in their storied history, and we at WNST will be joined by head coach Barry Trotz as we Rock the Red at Buffalo Wild Wings Bel Air on Monday, February 29th at 730PM.
There’s something special about February 29th. It only comes around once every four years, and with the Capitals leaping towards the Stanley Cup this season, it’s only fitting that we spend this special evening with Coach Trotz and all you Caps fans out there!
We’ll talk to Coach Trotz about his second year in the district and how this team compares to all of the teams that he’s coached both in Nashville and Washington. Why should we believe that the Caps will finally move past the second round of the NHL playoffs? Coach Trotz will answer all of these questions plus many more! We’ll also have some very special Washington Capitals giveaway items for you to win.
Furthermore, There Goes My Hero Foundation will be on hand swabbing in an effort to add as many people as possible to the bone marrow transplant database. We’ve done some amazing work with them since March of 2014, raising thousands of dollars and swabbing thousands of people in our effort to save lives!
A big thanks to our good friend Carl Delmont and our presenting sponsor Freedmont Mortgage for their continued support of our mission here at WNST. We also appreciate the support of Joe Enoch, Rick Donovan, and the good folks at Enoch Office, as well as everyone involved with Planet Fitness, the official gym of WNST. Also, we’ve now had a several year partnership with our friends at Buffalo Wild Wings Bel Air, and somehow, the food just gets better and better!
We hope that you’ll rock your red and join us as we hang out with Coach Barry Trotz on this very special leap day. The puck drops at 730PM. Come hungry with an appetite for delicious food and a night of Caps fun!
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Attention Washington Capitals fans: This is your chance to ROCK YOUR RED! We at WNST, in conjunction with Comcast SportsNet, are pleased to announce a live appearance with Capitals head coach Barry Trotz on Wednesday, December 10th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bel Air. The puck drops at 730pm! We’ll reminisce with Coach Trotz about his old days leading the Baltimore Skipjacks, and we’ll talk about his transition back to Washington D.C. as head coach of the Caps. Does he feel that the Caps are close to contending for a Stanley Cup? We’ll cover all of that and much more in a night of great food, fun, and puck talk at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bel Air!
Coach Trotz will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, but there will be a limit of one per person (time permitting).
As has become a WNST tradition, the great folks from There Goes My Hero will be in the house swabbing anyone who has not yet been added to the bone marrow transplant database. If you are between the ages of 18-55 and have not yet “swabbed,” please visit There Goes My Hero and learn more about how you can save a life by swabbing a Q-Tip inside your mouth for 30 seconds. Seriously! We’ve swabbed over a thousand people and have raised tens of thousands of dollars since we began our #JennStrong initiative this past spring. It’s our mission here at WNST to save as many lives as humanly possible, and we thank Coach Trotz for helping us work towards that goal!
As always, a special thanks to our friends at Freedmont Mortgage for presenting all of our live events here at WNST. If you’re looking to buy or refinance a home, don’t make a 30 year mistake by choosing the wrong lender – visit Freedmont Mortgage now! Also thanks to Enoch Office and Rugenix for their continued support. Rob and the gang at Buffalo Wild Wings in Bel Air will take care of making sure your food is delicious as always – all YOU have to do is show up rocking your red! See you on December 10th, Caps fans!
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Ed Frankovic joined Nestor to discuss the Washington Capitals season thus far. They have struggled as of late losing 2 games over the weekend. They look to get back on track Tuesday night as they travel to Arizona. LISTEN HERE.
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