Jay Beagle C WAS 7 Months
Even though the Capitals hung with the Rangers, their parade to the penalty box early on set them back.
They took six minor penalties in the first 27 minutes of the game. The Rangers only capitalized on one (and scored just as one expired), but it kept the Capitals on their heels and kept their offensive players glued to the bench. "Your momentum gets killed," Jay Beagle said, "and it's tough to get going again. We need to keep our sticks down and stay off the refs." Mike Green also added: Anytime you're taking penalties, it's losing momentum and it's tough to get that flow of the game. Guys get tired and we can't have that."
Jay Beagle C WAS 7 Months
Jay Beagle and his Washington teammates have had to adjust to coach Adam Oates' new penalty kill system.
The Capitals improved their penalty kill over the course of the season. They surrendered 20 power-play goals in the last 39 games after giving up 15 in the first 11 and they killed all seven of the Rangers' man advantage situations in the playoffs after two matches. Washington has been credited with 38 blocked shots in the postseason, but Oates doesn't like his players to drop down in front of the opposition when they do it. "With a PK that's so structural, you can't afford to kind of get out of position," Beagle said. "There's also the time like [Saturday] when Fehrsie goes down and blocks that shot. That was a huge block. It's kind of a read. It's kind of like a player's read. If you see that he's going to make the shot and you have a chance to get down and block it, we obviously need to get those blocks, too. But it's a balance. You've got to keep it in the back of your mind."
Jay Beagle C WAS 10 Months
The Capitals have been whistled for 33 minor penalties through six games this season.
It's a big reason why they've started 1-4-1, as nine of the 22 goals they've allowed have come on the penalty kill, which is good for the league's 25th-ranked unit. Some of the Capitals believe things are getting called tighter thus far. "It's been called tighter than I've really ever been a part of, I think," center Jay Beagle said. "Just with some of the penalties called, you know you can't get away with anything right now."
Jay Beagle C WAS 12 Months
The lockout has forced Jay Beagle to wonder what life would be like without hockey.
"It's crazy because you always kind of wonder what you'd be doing if you weren't playing hockey so this really makes you think," he said. "I've thought about what I'd like to go into after hockey. My wife's working a lot so there's a lot of time by myself and being bored. I've had to try and find things to do to not go crazy. I learned that I like to try and do home renovations on my own and that I don't like painting that much -I'm not very good at it. I apprenticed to be an electrician when I was playing Juniors, so I have a bit of an electrician background. I've done a lot of electrical work on the house -mostly minor stuff- and some dry wall repair, which I'm getting better at." Prior to the lockout, Beagle signed a three-year deal worth $2.7 million with Washington, so his potential future in home repair will probably have to wait.
Jay Beagle C WAS Nov 06 '12
Jay Beagle has been working out at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and getting lockout updates from workout partnersr Jason Chimera and Jeff Halpern.
"We're not used to this," Beagle said. "This is tough to be in November and not playing games and not playing hockey. It's definitely a different experience. We're looking forward to hopefully something getting done in the next couple weeks and playing some games and getting back to our normal routines." Beagle will play on Washington's fourth line when the lockout is settled.
Jay Beagle C WAS Jul 05 '12
Washington has re-signed Jay Beagle to a three-year deal worth $2.7 million.
That's a nice raise from the $525,000 he made last season. Beagle was praised for his defensive efforts, faceoff prowess and physicality during the 2012 playoffs. He played in 41 games with the Capitals in 2011-12, while earning five points and 23 penalty minutes, and sat on the shelf for 31 contests because of a concussion. He suffered a broken foot in the postseason, but is expected to be fine for training camp.
Jay Beagle C WAS Jun 15 '12
Jay Beagle has been issued a $577,500 qualifying offer by the Washington Capitals.
Beagle had four goals and five points in 41 games last season. He suffered a broken foot when he blocked a shot in Game 5 of the Capitals' second round series against the New York Rangers, but he should be fine for the start of training camp.