The Washington Capitals returned to practice after the Snowzilla Blizzard at Kettler on Monday. Their next scheduled game is against the Flyers on Wednesday January 27 at Verizon Center which will be their last game before the All Star Break.
Injured defenseman, John Carlson practiced with the team, but Coach Barry Trotz said that he does not know if he’ll be ready for Wednesday’s game and also says that if he’s not 100%, he won’t play until after the All Star Break.
This is apparently very exciting. pic.twitter.com/T2tWKBVzxM
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) January 25, 2016
News and Notes
- The Capitals, Penguins, Ducks and the NHL continue to work on rescheduling the postponed games from this past weekend. No dates have been finalized at this time.
- Washington has won 12 consecutive games at Verizon Center, marking the longest home winning streak in the NHL this season and the Capitals longest home winning streak since they won a franchise-record 13 consecutive games during the 2009-10 season. The Capitals will be looking to tie the franchise record Wednesday night when they host the Flyers.
- The Capitals currently have the most “Goals For”, and fewest “Goals Against” in the NHL.
- As per Isabelle Khurshudyan, Mike Richards said Saturday’s weather was “pretty crazy, even for a Canadian guy.” But he thought the Caps still could’ve played on Friday.
- Ted Leonsis now says he’ll invite the two Swedish fans who had flown into Washington DC for this past’s weekend’s game to sit in his owner’s box. These were the two fans featured in the Washington Post’s story over the weekend.
- As per Isabelle Khurshudyan, Brooks Laich gave a tour of Kettler to a German fan he had run into over the weekend in front of the White House. That particular German fan had flown in to see the games this weekend.
- Trotz also says the snowed out games will NOT get played anywhere but Verizon Center, saying, “It’s our home game.”
- With the postponement of games against Anaheim and Pittsburgh, in addition to the upcoming All-Star break, the Capitals will play just one game (Wednesday) in a 13-day span.
Exclusive amateur footage of @Caps_Slapshot enjoying this snowday! #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/zaTJjauoGr
— Washington Capitals (@washcaps) January 24, 2016
Capitals’ Backstrom ready to take All-Star stage (NHL.com)
Mother Nature called for icing: Red-hot Capitals still waiting to play (WaPo)
John Carlson may not return to lineup until after all-star break (WaPo)
This time around, Marcus Johansson is finding his groove at center (WaPo)