Notes from Capitals Morning Practice: Hello November and Major Home Cooking!


Photo: @CapitalsPR

The Capitals were back at it Wednesday morning for practice and final preparations for the New York Islanders. The Caps and Islanders faceoff Thursday night at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is 7:00 PM. 

NEWS
11-year-old Bethesda, Md., native Dariush Namin’s Make-A-Wish experience with the Capitals began today and continues through Thursday’s #CapsFightCancer game. More here.

The Caps surprised Namin with the news he will participate in the ceremonial puck drop with his favorite player, Nicklas Backstrom.

THE MORNING LINES
Brett Connolly did not participate in Wednesday morning’s practice. He has been out since sustaining an upper body injury in the Vancouver game last Thursday (10/26). Connolly underwent “Concussion Protocol Screening” following the game against the Canucks.

Forward lines and defensive pairs at Wednesday morning’s practice:

Vrana-Backstrom-Oshie
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Smith-Pelly
Stephenson-Eller-Wilson
Peluso-Beagle-Chiasson
Djoos-Carlson
Orpik-Bowey
Chorney-Ness

Power play: Defenseman John Carlson spent time taking shots from down low and left-handed, an atypical power play shot for Carlson.

This morning’s Rinkside Update is with T.J. Oshie:

 

  • SHAVINGS
    The Capitals will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night supported by Leidos on Thursday, Nov. 2 against the New York Islanders, with several initiatives surrounding the evening. More here.
  • Capitals radio play-by-play announcer John Walton has been named by NBC to provide the call for women’s hockey at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February.

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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