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After his game-winning goal to tie the series 2-2, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin listens to questions from reporters in the locker room, Washington DC, April 19, 2012

After his game-winning goal to tie the series 2-2, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Semin listens to questions from reporters in the locker room, Washington DC, April 19, 2012

3/31/2012 — With his game-clinching shootout goal vs. the Montreal Canadiens tonight, forward Alexander Semin ended his day the way he started it: confident on the ice, thrilling his fans, and sharing a laugh with his Washington Capitals teammates.

Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, at team practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington VA, 2011.  He talks us through his mental and physical pre-game warmup, sideways splits and all, in our new 4-minute audio slideshow.  See what he says about his “stupid stick handles”…

Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, at team practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington VA, 2011.  He talks us through his mental and physical pre-game warmup, sideways splits and all, in our new 4-minute audio slideshow.  See what he says about his “stupid stick handles”…

Wall of gloves, Washington Capitals equipment room, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington VA, February 2012

Wall of gloves, Washington Capitals equipment room, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington VA, February 2012

Sneak preview of a new Hockey Diaries feature coming this week. As Capitals’ Head Equipment Manager, Brock Myles prides himself on being ready for anything, anywhere, anytime.

Sneak preview of a new Hockey Diaries feature coming this week. As Capitals’ Head Equipment Manager, Brock Myles prides himself on being ready for anything, anywhere, anytime.

what it feels like

On game day today, thinking back on our trip to Pittsburgh a year ago for Hockey Diaries: Winter Classic 2011 and probably our favorite made-for-radio quote about skating outdoors, from then-Penguin forward Michael Rupp. 

MEDIACHAMELEON: "Can you describe to someone on the radio what it feels like to skate outside, what are the sensations that are different to you?  What would you say?”

RUPP: “Did you ever go swimming in the nude? It’s kind of similar to that, I guess. It’s (laughs) it just feels, I don’t know, it feels… you just, it’s just… it’s freeing experience. Like you’re just in there, and you got the air around you, you can see it, it just… it’s a pretty cool feeling. I guess that’s a bad example, but it’s what I got.”

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For the season-long radio documentary “Hockey Diaries: Change The Game”, Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau recorded a diary entry in early Dec 2010 about the emotion of trading forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche.  (Fleischmann is now under contract with the Florida Panthers.)