Capitals Daily Report: “We’re In A Battle For The Playoffs”

The Capitals have made their way to Los Angeles following Thursday night’s loss to the Sharks in San Jose. The Caps and Kings do battle Saturday night at Staples Center. Puck drop is a dreadful 10:30 p.m.

On Friday the team held practice at the Toyota Sports Center, the Los Angeles Kings practice facility. As promised, Barry Trotz made significant changes to the Caps forward lines.

Trotz was asked about the changes after practice. “I think we’ve gone a little stale. We’re just not finding it.” Trotz said he designed the lines to have a scorer on every line. Trotz discussed the moves with the media following practice.


Alex Ovechkin was asked about the lines changes following practice on Friday. “I think the situation right now, it’s obviously not fun”.


Matt Niskanen



  • The Capitals are 5-4-1 since returning from the bye-week.
  • Kevin Shattenkirk earned an assist on Thursday at San Jose, extending his assist streak to three games.
  • Nathan Walker returns to the Bears lineup tonight for the first time since January 28th.

Caps-Sharks Notebook: Sharks Stars Come Out To Play (Mike Vogel)
Game 67: Washington Capitals at Los Angeles Kings, March 11th (The Peerless Prognosticator)
The Caps are 5-4-1 since their bye week. Are they headed for another late-season slide? (WaPo)
Caps Seek to Topple Kings in Los Angeles (Mike Vogel)

It was an off-day for the Capitals media. CSN and John Walton took advantage of the free time by visiting the set of “Wheel of Fortune”.

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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1 Response to Capitals Daily Report: “We’re In A Battle For The Playoffs”

  1. James Smith says:

    These Lines are horrible. I love Trotz but leave the 4th Line Alone! And let The first Line work out the issues.

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