Scenes from Wednesday’s Capitals Optional Practice


After dropping Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, numerous Washington Capitals players hit the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for an optional practice on Wednesday. If you couldn’t make it out this afternoon, NoVa Caps has you covered with what went on!

Jay Beagle, Andre Burakovsky, Alex Chiasson, Brett Connolly, Nicklas Backstrom, Shane Gersich, Travis Boyd, Jakub Vrana, Chandler Stephenson, Nathan Walker

Jakub Jerabek, Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, Pheonix Copley

Nicklas Backstrom continues working towards returning to action. He practiced in the optional on Wednesday. Read more here on how Backstrom looked.

On the other side, defensemen Jakub Jerabek, Madison Bowey and Christian Djoos worked on puck handling and shooting.

Nicklas Backstrom, Shane Gersich, and Travis Boyd took part in this unique puck handling drill. This drill involved a bit of light contact and some stick checking.

The practice ended with breakaways. Here’s Andre Burakovsky vs. Pheonix Copley.

The Capitals will be back at Kettler Thursday for a morning skate prior to Game 4.

By Michael Marzzacco

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