Washington Capitals Daily Report – Monday (10/17)

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The Washington Capitals returned to Kettler Capitals Iceplex this morning, following a day off on Sunday, to commence preparations for the Colorado Avalanche. The Caps will host the Avalanche Tuesday night at Verizon Center. Puck-drop is 7:00PM. 

As expected, the team worked on the power play this morning, after going scoreless in the first two games (0-8). The Capitals have gone seven straight regular season games without a power play goal (0-for-20), dating back to last season.

The morning practice lines, as per the Washington Post:

Coach Trotz met with the media following this mornings practice. He stated he is looking to get Brett Connolly and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer into a game in the near future, possibly tomorrow.

Trotz said that ideally, Holtby would play three games, then Grubauer would get one. Circumstances could prevent that. Trotz on the struggles of the first line:

The Capitals schedule for the week can be found right here:

Capitals to Honor Holtby With Pre-Game Ceremony Before Tuesday Nights Game (Caps)
Evgeny Kuznetsov on Baked Patatoes, Family Feud and Meeting Alex Ovechkin (WaPo)
Coach Barry Trotz Wants the Caps to Improve three-on-three Play This Season (WaPo)
Jason Chimera Thanks ‘First Class’ ‘ Knowledgeable’ Caps Fans (CSN)
Be sure to catch “Caps Talk” every weekday from 4-6PM on Caps Radio right here:

Back to work:

Nicklas Backstrom led the team in final stretches before the end of practice.




The Hershey Bears held a team building exercise yesterday.


Alex Ovechkin shared a brief video from his gathering he held at his house on Sunday:


John Carlson, Brooks Orpik, Nicklas Backstrom, Taylor Chorney and their families visited Cox Farms in Chantilly, Virginia yesterday.



And last but not least, some important news regarding Slapshot


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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