Washington Capitals Daily Report – Monday (10/24)

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The Washington Capitals returned to practice Monday morning after having the day off on Sunday. The Capitals will be holding their season ticket holder party tonight at the National Museum of Natural History, then hold one final practice at Kettler on Tuesday morning, before heading west to Edmonton for the first of four games in the northwest. 

MORNING SKATE
Practice lines saw a couple of tweaks this morning with Andre Burakovsky taking rushes with the top line. TJ Oshie was repositioned with the second line. Zach Sanford was the primary player on the third line with Lars Eller and Justin Williams:

Coach Trotz was asked about the line changes this morning after practice.

Alex Ovechkin was asked about the new line changes, and playing with Andre Burakovsky:

John Walton‘s rink side update with Brooks Orpik:


NEWS AND NOTES

  • Washington defensemen have recorded an assist in all five games this season and have combined to register 11 assists. (@CapitalsPR)
  • All six defensemen that have played a game with the Capitals this season have earned an assist. (@CapitalsPR)
  • Be sure to check out “Caps Talk” with John Walton every weekday from 4-6PM on Caps Radio, right here.
  • The Caps are 25th in scoring thru 5 games (13 goals). That’s one reason Trotz stirred up the top – 6 today – jump start the offense.
  • Trotz also says Taylor Chorney will probably make his season debut on the road trip. He’s the only Capitals player who hasn’t suited up yet.

OTHER STORIES
POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers 4, Caps 2 (Mike Vogel)
Monday morning Caps Links: (Japers Rink)
ESPN releases ultimate standings, where do the Capitals stand among all teams?

CAPITALS AND THE COMMUNITY

  • This year, Capitals will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Verizon Center as they take on the Florida Panthers on November 5th, 2016. More information can be found right here.

Zach Sanford was asked about his karaoke performance last night at the Capitals Halloween party.

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 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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