News and Notes from Thursday’s Capitals Practice: New Gear Arrives!

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The Washington Capitals got off to a sluggish start in the first 20 minutes of Wednesday night’s game, trailing the Philadelphia Flyers 2-0. In the final two periods, the Caps heated up, scoring five unanswered goals en route to a 5-3 win. On Thursday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the team returned to the ice to build off of last night’s big win as they’ll head up to state of Pennsylvania to take on that other team that happens to be from Pittsburgh. Here are the news and the notes from Thursday morning. 

The Caps took the ice on Thursday morning sporting the pants, helmets, and socks that they will wear for their Stadium Series game on March 3rd in Annapolis. The Capitals will take on Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs that night in what is sure to be a spectacle. You can purchase tickets here.

Here are some closer looks:


Scratches: Jakub Vrana and Taylor Chorney

There were no changes to the lines from last night. Jakub Vrana remained a healthy scratch at forward.


  • Chandler Stephenson scored two goals in a span of 47 seconds in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Flyers. That marked the quickest back-to-back goals by a single Capital this season (previous fastest: Alex Ovechkin: 2:31 vs. Ottawa on 10/5/17).
  • Stephenson’s back-to-back goals in 47 seconds also marked the quickest back-to-back goals in under a minute since Ovechkin scored a pair 53 seconds apart on Jan. 28, 2014 vs. the Buffalo Sabres.
  • Stephenson became the 10th player this season to score two goals in under a minute.



Look no further! NoVa Caps will be holding a watch party on Friday night at Miller’s Ale House in Sterling, Va as the Capitals take on the Penguins. We will be selling raffle tickets that will benefit Lab Rescue of the Potomac and will raffle off some cool Caps prizes. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. and you’re encouraged to arrive early as we anticipate a big turnout.

By Michael Marzzacco

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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