Capitals Daily Report: Sanford’s Back, Kuzy’s Fine, and Caps Welcome Special Guest

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The Capitals returned to the Kettler ice after a 5-0 win last night over the Hurricanes. They recalled a player who was on the opening night roster and they welcomed a special fan to the game. 

PRACTICE
Zach Sanford was recalled from Hershey this morning, and was the first player on the ice before practice. Evgeny Kuznetsov was shaken up in the first period last night but he returned to the game and scored in the third. Jay Beagle took a shot to the knee in the third period while the Capitals were on the penalty kill. Both players were at practice today. Beagle was the last man on the ice.

There were no line changes:

After practice, Jay Beagle told reporters more of what happened.

“My leg, it went numb for a bit, it hit a nerve so I just had a numb leg. After about five minutes it came back and I had feeling in my leg again,” said Beagle.

PRACTICE VIDEO

SCENES FROM KETTLER

SHAVINGS

  • With their win over the Hurricanes last night, the Capitals have won 10 consecutive games at Verizon Center.
  • The Capitals have outscored opponents 50-12 during their winning streak.
  • Tuesday marked the ninth consecutive home game the Capitals have scored five or more goals.

DAILY LINKS
Caps Raze Canes 5-0 (Mike Vogel)
Capitals (Media) Wins Coveted Biscuit Cup for Third Consecutive Season
Capitals Recall Zach Sanford
Capitals Owner Goes on a Run of his Own…On Twitter
Epic Wizards-Cavs game had Capitals fired up (Isabelle Khurshudyan/Washington Post)
D.C. has more combined NBA and NHL wins this year than any other city (Scott Allen/DC Sports Bog)
What’s the Fouss? The NHL Could Learn Some Things From the NFL
Capitals Report 2/8/17 (Monumental Sports Network)
Barry Trotz 2/8/17 (Monumental Sports Network)

CAPITALS IN THE COMMUNITY
The Capitals are hosting Fatima Al Aii from Abu Dhabi from Feb. 5 through the 10th. Her stickhandling skills caught the attention of Capitals legend Peter Bondra while he was in Dubai recently. Last night she attended the game and met the players in the locker room, including her favorite player, Alex Ovechkin.  Today she was on hand for practice.

She even scored!

INTERVIEWS
Alex Ovechkin

Jay Beagle

Rinkside Update: Brett Connolly 

By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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