Notes from Capitals’ Practice in Vancouver, BC


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The Capitals (4-4-1) held their Wednesday practice at 12:15 PM (PST) at UBC Thunderbird Arena in Vancouver, British, Columbia. The team arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday in advance of their tilt with the Canucks Thursday night. Puck drop is 10:00 PM. The Capitals will close-out their Western Canada road trip with games in Edmonton on Saturday and Calgary on Sunday.

The Capitals will hold a game-day morning skate tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30 AM (PST) at Rogers Arena prior to their game against the Canucks.

NEWS
As reported yesterday, Andre Burakovsky underwent successful surgery on his left thumb on Tuesday and will be out 6-8 weeks. As a result the Capitals called up Chandler Stephenson from Hershey.

THE LATEST LINES
The forward lines remained the same as Tuesday at Kettler.

Wilson-Backstrom-Oshie
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Chiasson
Vrana-Eller-Connolly
Walker-Beagle-DSP

The Capitals defensive pairings remained the same as well: Djoos-Carlson, Orpik-Bowey, Orlov-Chorney. The second power play unit was tweaked to address Burakovsky’s spot.

FROM THE OTHER SIDE
The red-hot Vancouver Canucks (5-3-1) are heading home from their recent road trip with eight of a possible 10 points, including a win in their final roadie of the trip at Minnesota on Tuesday night.The Canucks had the day off on Wednesday.

SHAVINGS

  • The Capitals won both games against the Canucks last season.
  • Braden Holtby posted a 20-save shutout in his lone start against the Canucks last season while Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced against Vancouver.
  • Tom Wilson led Washington with two goals in two games against the Canucks in 2016-17.
  • Wilson has scored four goals in seven career games against Vancouver, the most goals Wilson has against a single franchise.
  • T.J. Oshie has tallied 21 points (7g, 14a) in 25 career games against the Canucks while John Carlson has earned eight points (2g, 6a) in nine career games against Vancouver.

Related articles:
Road Ahead: Capitals face a big, early season test in Western Canada. 

Out west! 🇨🇦 #CapsNucks #ALLCAPS

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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