The Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Verizon Center tonight. Washington has won four straight home games against the Maple Leafs and nine of their last 11 at Verizon Center (10/3/09-3/1/15: 9-1-1).
Practice lines from morning skate:
As noted yesterday, Coach Trotz will be going with an all-Swede second line tonight.
The Maple Leafs are playing the second night of a back-to-back set of games tonight. The Leafs lost to the Red Wings last night, 2-1 in Toronto.
James Reimer will make his fourth straight start tonight, per Mike Babcock. Leafs as a team playing the end of six in nine nights.
Projected scratches: Chandler Stephenson, Taylor Chorney and Chris Brown (finger).
News and Notes
- Brooks Orpik, who sat out practice yesterday for a maintenance day, returned to practice today.
- Alex Ovechkin needs one goal to tie Sergei Federov for all-time goals for a Russian player.
- Alex Ovechkin on if he would wait until Tues night in DET to pass Fedorov’s Russian goal-scoring record: ‘My plan is to get 3 tonight.’
- On this date in 1981, the Capitals retired Yvon Labre‘s no. 7.
- Nov. 6: Re-assigned Stanislav Galiev to Hershey (AHL) for conditioning purposes
- John Carlson is two points shy of passing Rod Langway (202) for eighth place on the Capitals franchise points by a defenseman list.
- The Caps and the MSE Foundation are partnering with Handbid to go mobile. Handbid will allow fans to purchase and bid on items from Capitals equipment sales and auctions right from their mobile devices! For more information, click here:
Capitals will have all-Swedish second line against Toronto (WaPo)
Lane Lambert provides Capitals with clue to a kill (WaPo)
Stanislav Galiev reassigned to Hershey for conditioning purposes (WaPo)
Dmitry Orlov knocking off rust (WaPo)
For Capitals’ John Carlson, extra work is yielding significant returns (WaPo)
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)
Private museum lets Mitch Korn relive every moment of his hockey career (WaPo)
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