Russian Machine Never Breaks
[The Caps] were taking a risk and it hasn’t paid off. Holtby has been below-average this season, but it’s hard to blame him, considering how terrible the Capitals have been overall.
Braden Holtby laughs after a ref encourages him to play a puck and he can’t in the third period. (Photo credit: Welshhockeyfan)

Braden Holtby laughs after a ref encourages him to play a puck and he can’t in the third period. (Photo credit: Welshhockeyfan)

Braden Holtby visualizing

Braden Holtby visualizing

FINALLY: The “Holtbeast” Braden Holtby t-shirt. Illustrated with love by Rachel Cohen.
See this and our other new shirts over at RMNB. Alzner’s Amigos! Brooks Laich Tire Repair! SCOAR MOAR GOALS!

FINALLY: The “Holtbeast” Braden Holtby t-shirt. Illustrated with love by Rachel Cohen.

See this and our other new shirts over at RMNB. Alzner’s Amigos! Brooks Laich Tire Repair! SCOAR MOAR GOALS!

RMNB coverage of Caps vs Rangers in round 2:
Know Your Enemy by Ana 
The full game schedule
A look back at last year’s series by Peter

RMNB coverage of Caps vs Rangers in round 2:

From NHL.com’s Game Summary, this is our world now.

From NHL.com’s Game Summary, this is our world now.

Peter and Ian debate when to play Dany Sabourin
Me: chances we see Sabs in net?
Ian Oland: really
Ian Oland: like less than 0
Me: really
Me: let's say Holtby is bleeding from the neck
Me: like arterial spray
Me: does DH put Sabourin in?
Ian Oland: I think they would then lay Schultz on the goal line, Hamrlik above him, and then maybe Alzner, and then play with 3 guys
Me: okay what if Holtby starts projectile vomiting
Me: like all over Lucic
Ian Oland: stays in net
Me: got it okay
Me: what if Holtby gives up 4 goals on the games first 2 shots
Me: the other 2 goals he just tracks down and throws in his own net
Me: and then he starts high fiving the Bruins bench
Ian Oland: oh man
Ian Oland: Sabourin time then
Me: he's got a boombox and he's blasting Dropkick Murphys
Ian Oland: lol
Ian Oland: that's my limit hahaha
Me: got it okay
Ian Oland: oh my gosh
Me: this is going on tumblr
Hershey Bears Outdoor Morning Skate in PhotosPhotos by SHOE’s Kyle Mace, who will one day rule us all.

Hershey Bears Outdoor Morning Skate in Photos
Photos by SHOE’s Kyle Mace, who will one day rule us all.

Braden Holtby woozily lays on the ice after taking a friendly-fire elbow from Danny Richmond (Photo credit: @Kyle_Mace)

Braden Holtby woozily lays on the ice after taking a friendly-fire elbow from Danny Richmond (Photo credit: @Kyle_Mace)