Reebok Pro Zig Energy – NHL Winter Classic Pack

Reebok Pro Zig Energy – NHL Winter Classic Pack

words_Brandon Richard

Undoubtedly the NHL’s current biggest rivalry, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will resume their bitter feud on the NHL’s largest regular season stage – the 4th Annual Winter Classic. Led by the game’s two biggest stars, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the Caps and Pens will square off at Heinz Field on New Year’s Day. The game is so big that it is the current subject of HBO’s critically acclaimed 24/7 series. As the official outfitter of the NHL, Reebok has decided to mark the occasion by dropping their Pro Zig Energy sneaker in Capitals and Penguins colorways. Both styles are currently available to purchase here at Eastbay.

Both sneakers feature black synthetic leather and mesh uppers with a section of patent running above the midsole. Below sits Reebok’s trademark Zig sole in white, which matches the provided laces. For Pittsburgh, a color called Winter Classic Yellow has been used as an accent. The Capitals get Winter Classic Blue, matching one of their team colors.

Available: Reebok Pro Zig Energy Winter Classic Pack

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Reebok Pro Zig Energy – NHL Winter Classic Pack

NHL: Top Seeded Washington Capitals Fall

words_Nick Engvall

It might not be quite as epic as David and Goliath, but the Montreal Canadiens seemed a minimal threat to the NHL‘s top team, the Washington Capitals. Washington was after all the first team to finish the regular season with over 120 points since Detroit did it in the 05-06 season.

For the Canadiens, the regular season came to a close with three straight losses holding on to the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs by just a thread. Going into the playoffs facing the team with the best record in hockey as their opponent, the doubters were plenty. Those that weren’t doubting probably weren’t aware that Washington, who went 30-5-6 at home throughout the regular season, would have the advantage of playing on their home ice four out of seven games.

Wednesday night, the culmination of one of the biggest upsets in recent years took place in Washington, thanks in large part to the goal keeping of Jaraslov Halak. The 24 year-old goalie played one of the best games of his career, in one of the biggest games of his career. Halak had been pulled in game 3 of the series, and benched in game 4, but more than seized the opportunity in his game 5 start.

Halak finished the night with 41 saves, as the Montreal Canadiens shocked superstar Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals, and their fans with a 2-1 victory.

The Canadiens will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round beginning Friday night, once again as the underdog, and once again without the home ice advantage. They will, however, have the advantage of having Jaraslov Halak in the crease.

via yahoo