Capitals Practice Report: Where’s Carlson?


With just over 24-hours until their marquee playoff rematch with the Flyers, the Capitals held a practice on the Kettler ice before heading to Philadelphia. The Capitals and Flyers face off tomorrow night with an 8 p.m. puck drop. 

John Carlson wasn’t at practice due to an illness. However, head coach Barry Trotz has confirmed that he will travel to Philly and is expected to play in tomorrow night’s game.

Matt Niskanen was taking reps on the first power play unit while Andre Burakovsky was on the second unit. This could indicate that Burakovsky might likely return to the lineup tomorrow night.


Marcus Johansson spoke with John Walton for today’s Rinkside Update


  • Nicklas Backstrom has registered 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists) in 34 career games against the Flyers.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov led the team with five assists in four games against Philadelphia.


12 Days of Capitals: The Christmas Past and Present of Karl Alzner (Jill Sorenson/CSN)
Barry Trotz post-practice media session (Monumental Network)


7-year old Seth Parrish got a surprise from T.J. Oshie this morning. As part of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), Seth got to skate with the team following practice.

By Michael Marzzacco

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