Washington Capitals Daily Report (11-02-15)

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(Photo: Newsday)

The Capitals got back to work this morning after having the day off on Sunday.  The team is now headed to Gotham City to take on the New York Rangers tomorrow night. The Capitals will then return home to host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night and host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

scheduleMorning Skate
The Capitals wrapped up their visit to Florida this morning (Monday) with a morning skate at the Panthers Ice Den in Coral Springs.  Practice lines at this mornings skate:

Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Oshie
Johansson-Backstrom-Williams
Chimera-Beagle-Burakovsky
Laich-Stephenson-Wilson

Cooach Trotz appearrs to be happy with the switching of spots for Burakovsky and Wilson, although, Saturday nights game showed that starting lines mean very little at times for Coach Trotz. Defensive practice lines were not reported.

News and Notes
According to Isabelle Khurshudyan, “Trotz said change (to 3rd line) was to help fourth line and to help Burakovsky. And he’ll keep moving things”

Power Play Slump: In seven power-play chances in the last three games, the Capitals haven’t scored.Through its first seven games, Washington had one of the league’s most efficient power plays, scoring on 31.8 percent of its man-advantage opportunities.

Washington’s 8-2-0 record matches the best start to a season in franchise history. The Capitals also posted an 8-2-0 record through 10 games in 1991-92 and 2011-12.  Washington improved to 4-0-0 on the road this season, matching its best road start in franchise history (1991-92: 4-0-0).

oshie-bobbleThe Capitals have announced an additional promotion.  They are giving away T.J. Oshie Bobbleheads with the purchase of a 2015-2016 Holiday pack.  The Holiday Packs include tickets to two Capitals homes games.  For more information, please check the Capitals website for more details regarding the Holiday Packs.

The Capitals have released the first episode of Caps Red Lines (CRL) which can be watched here:

There are still tickets available for Caps Casino Night, to be held Saturday, November 14th at the Sheraton Pentagon City hotel.  Got more information, you can click here:

The Capitals Hockey Fights Cancer night, held last Wednesday raised $108,000 for Flashes of Hope and Cancer Train.  Five jerseys sold for more than $2,000, with captain Alex Ovechkin’s jersey selling for the most at $8,150. Holtby’s autographed mask sold for $8,500.   For more information on the event, please click here.

Latest Stories
Capitals’ Stephenson living his brother’s dream (CSN)
Capitals power play is in the middle of a slump (WaPo)
Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin approaches NHL record for most goals scored by a Russian player (WaPo)
Michael Latta: ‘It’s been tough’ to be scratched for five straight games (WaPo)
Capitals’ Chris Brown is stuck in hockey’s no-man’s land (WaPo)Jason Chimera proving he’s ‘still got it’ (WaPo)
Capitals drawing momentum from penalty kill (WaPo)
Prospect Report: A big week for Chandler Stephenson (CSN)
Caps Take On Canucks in Vancouver (Dump ‘N Chase)
Private museum lets Mitch Korn relive every moment of his hockey career (WaPo)

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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