Washington Capitals Daily Report – Saturday (10/22)

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Photo: @hokiegirl4ever

The Capitals host the New York Rangers at Verizon Center tonight in the first of four meetings between the teams this season. 

MORNING SKATE
The Capitals held their typical game-day morning skate this morning at Kettler. It appears the only change to the lineup will see the return of Zach Sanford, replacing Brett Connolly on the third line. Braden Holtby will get the start tonight. Practice lines at morning skate:

Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Oshie
Johansson-Backstrom-Burakovsky
Sanford-Eller-Williams
Winnik-Beagle-Wilson

Alzner-Niskanen
Orlov-Carlson
Orpik-Schmidt

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Nicklas Backstrom once again led final stretches this morning.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Capitals have scored first in all four games this season.
  • The Capitals have not allowed a goal in the 3rd period for all four games.
  • The Capitals are one of only three teams in the NHL without a regulation loss (Vancouver, Montreal).
  • All fans will receive red glow sticks at tonight’s Caps-Rangers game.

MORE GAME RELATED STORIES
Caps Have Saturday Night Date with Rangers (Mike Vogel)
Caps Today and Top Game Notes, 10/22/16 (Capitals PR)
Alex Ovechkin big hit with kids during skate (Capitals)
SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps’ Morning Skate (Mike Vogel)
Sanford Gets Back Into Lineup, Looking to be More Patient (CSN)

POST-SKATE INTERVIEWS
Coach Trotz

Andre Burakovsky

TJ Oshie

Alex Ovechkin

 

CAPITALS IN THE COMMUNITY

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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