Washington Capitals Training Camp – Day Two

Photo: Kettler Capitals Iceplex

The Washington Capitals took to the ice this morning for day two of their 2016 training camp. The Capitals will play their first preseason game Monday night at Verizon Center when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Puck-drop is 7:00PM.

Conditioning Tests
Those dreaded conditioning tests continue for those who failed the test yesterday. Brooks Orpik, Jonas Siegenthaler, Brett Connolly, Jakub Vrana, Garrett Pilon, Christian Thomas, Josh Pitt, Dylan Margonari and Domenic Monardo all failed their first test yesterday and were required to re-take the test this morning. All nine passed the re-test.

According to the Washington Post, re: Brooks Orpik needing to do the skate test again, Reirden said he’s not worried. Said he’s in good shape and no lingering health issues.

Practice lines
Coach Reirden noted that Andre Burakovsky has the inside track for replacing Jason Chimera on the second power play unit.

Members from Team USA will be back at practice starting tomorrow (Sunday). All three will not play in the first two preseason games, as per Todd Reirden.

Coach Trotz was quoted over the summer saying he would give each of his players participating in the World Cup of Hockey one travel day and two days off following their completion of the tournament. Team USA finished up on Thursday night.

Washington Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt met with the media earlier on Saturday, and in typical Schmidty fashion,  covered a wide range of topics.  Schmidt mentioned that he has stayed in touch with former Capitals forward Jason Chimera, and that the two have been exchanging texts.

Coach Todd Reirden Media Session (Video)
Nate Schmidt Media Session (Video)

Scenes From Kettler

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Washington Capitals Training Camp – Day Two

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    I figure I’d be more worried about the guys’ conditioning if they had failed the skating test on Day 2 also. Nerves could have been an issue for them, too.

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