Capitals Morning Skate News Roundup: Back In Vegas Baby!

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The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in preparations for their first visit to see the Vegas Golden Knights since they hoisted the Stanley Cup there on June 7. Puck drop from the desert will be at 10 PM Eastern and NBC Sports Washington will have the coverage. Here are all of the news heading into Tuesday night’s Stanley Cup Final rematch against the Golden Knights: 

Forward T.J. Oshie has started skating at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, according to head coach Todd Reirden. Oshie, 31, has missed the past seven games due to an upper-body injury (likely a concussion) and did not travel with the team on their three-game road trip. He is still labeled as day-to-day.

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-The Capitals have won five consecutive games against the Golden Knights dating back to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final

-Center Nicklas Backstrom recorded a goal in the Capitals’ 6-5 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, his second straight game with a goal (four goals) and his third straight game with a point (four goals, eight points)

-forward Tom Wilson has seven goals in a six-game goal-scoring streak and 13 points in an eight-game point-streak

-Captain Alex Ovechkin is four shots shy of becoming the ninth player in NHL history to record 5,000 shots

-Over the last four seasons, the Capitals are 37-10-9 in the month of December. That’s the most wins and points (83) by any team in the NHL during that span; additionally, the Capitals’ 171 goals for and their 119 goals allowed during that time frame are the highest and the lowest total, respectively, during that span

-The Capitals’ 94 goals rank fifth in the NHL, and the Capitals have scored three or more goals in 19 of their 26 games this season, including 10 games with five or more goals

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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  1. Anonymous says:

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