Washington Capitals Daily Report (11-30-15)

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The Washington Capitals returned to practice at Kettler this morning (Monday), following a day off for the team on Sunday.  The Caps (17-5-1) took over first place in the Metropolitan Division and extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto Saturday night.

Morning Skate
Brooks Orpik returned to practice this morning, but is doubtful for Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, as per Isabelle Khurshudyan.  The Capitals held a very competitive and spirited practice today. Barry Trotz included a skate test with wind-sprints.  The Capitals will have the day off tomorrow (Tuesday) before returning to practice and travel to Montreal on Wednesday.

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News and Notes

  • scheduleBraden Holtby set a personal winning streak at seven consecutive games with the win over the Leafs. More about Holtby here:
  • Braden Holtby was selected as the NHL’s 2nd star of the week: Holtby went 4-0-0 last week (1.75 GAA, .945 SV%, 1 SO) to backstop the Capitals to top of Metropolitan Division standings.
  • Jason Chimera won a first-place trophy for having the Caps’ best mustache in Movember.
  • 26 save shutout for Ilya Samsonov today – The Capitals first round draft pick in 2015.
  • Voting for the 2015 NHL All-Star Game opens tomorrow, December 1 and 12 PM
  • New York Rangers are reporting that Derek Stepan will miss 4-6 weeks due to broken ribs.
  • Montreal Canadiens goalie sensation Carey Price will be out six weeks, according to a statement released by the team.  The Caps are in Montreal on Thursday and host the Canadiens on December 26th.  This would mean Price will miss both December games against the Capitals.

Latest Stories
Brooks Orpik back at practice, but doubtful for game at Montreal (WaPo)
Braden Holtby named NHL’s ‘Second Star’ of the week (WaPo)
Jason Chimera: The Capitals’ surprise ‘secret weapon’ (WaPo)
Capitals getting a boost from their second power play unit (WaPo)
Capitals defenseman Taylor Chorney is a young veteran at 28 (WaPo)
Organized Chaos (Dump N’ Chase)

Standings
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Team Snapshot

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(Source: ESPN)

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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