Karl Alzner Sits With Injury in Capitals’ 4-3 Loss


Karl Alzner is one of the Capitals’ most valuable defenseman and penalty killers, and at times in the Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss, the team could have used their Iron Man, who sat out of his first game (regular season and playoffs) since he became a regular in the Caps’ lineup.

Tonight’s game was the first time the Capitals were without the longtime defensive stalwart since Game 6 of the 2010 Eastern Comference Quarter Finals against the Montreal Canadiens on April 26, 2010. Since then, Alzner has set the franchise record for consecutive games played and established himself as their best shutdown blueliner.

In 82 games played during the regular season, Alzner recorded 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) while averaging 19:47 of ice time. He once again led the Caps in blocked shots, with 162, and finished with a plus/minus rating of plus-23.

A pending unrestricted free agent, Alzner has set himself up for a nice pay raise from his $2.8 million salary.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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