Washington Capitals Daily Report – Wednesday (10/25)

washington-capitals-edmonton-oilersPhoto: @Capitals

The Washington Capitals (3-1-1) are in Edmonton, Alberta, to face the Oilers (5-1-0)  tonight in the first of their four-game western Canada road trip. Puck-drop is 9:30 PM EST and will be carried on CSN. 

The Capitals held morning skate today at 11:30 AM (MT), 1:30 PM on the east coast. The practice lines at morning skate remained the same as yesterday’s lines.


It appears Trotz will go with Andre Burakovsky on the top line (in place of Oshie), possibly to counter the speed of Edmonton’s top line. Braden Holtby will get the start in net tonight for the Caps. Mike Vogel and John Walton discuss the road trip on Today’s “Two-Man Advantage”.

Barry Trotz met with the media following today’s practice at Rogers Place:

Alex Ovechkin met with the media following today’s practice:

Karl Alzner also met with the media following today’s practice in Edmonton:


Caps Open Western Canada Trip in Edmonton (Mike Vogel)
Caps Games Notecs From Edmonton (Capitals PR)
SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps’ Morning Skate (Mike Vogel)
Pre-game Notes: Caps Looking to Establish Identify During First Lon Road Trip (WaPo)
Game Preview: A New Edmonton Oilers (NoVa Caps)
Rogers Place: Edmonton’s New Hockey Cathedral (NoVa Caps)

Current standings in the Metropolitan Division:



  • The Capitals posted a 14-1-2 record against Canadian teams last season and outscored Canadian teams 60-34. (@CapitalsPR)
  • The Capitals posted a 2-0-0 record against the Oilers last season, including a 7-4 victory at Rexall Place on Oct. 25, 2015.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov earned his first career hat trick and added two assists at Edmonton last season, becoming the first Capitals player to record five points in a game since Nicklas Backstrom.
  • Andre Burakovsky and the Edmonton Oiler’s Connor McDavid were teammates on the Eerie Otters for the 2013-2014 season.
  • Be sure to check out John Walton on “Caps Talk” each weekday from 4-6PM on Caps Radio right here:


The Washington Capitals are teaming up with the National Hockey League Oct. 24 through Nov. 18 to educate the hockey community about cancer through Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. The Capitals will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night supported by Leidos during the game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday, Nov. 5. More information can be found here:

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation is hosting an auction featuring Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys, sticks, pucks and hats. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Flashes of Hope, Hope for Henry, Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. You can bid on-line right here:


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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