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The Washington Capitals made their way to Raleigh, North Carolina Thursday night following their 6-3 loss to the Florida Panthers at Capital One Arena. They next face the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night in the 2023 Stadium Series Game. Puck drop is set for 8PM.
The team held off-ice workouts Friday morning in Raleigh and held their first on-ice practice at Carter-Finley Stadium Friday night at 6PM.
Flock of Weagles pic.twitter.com/3uCpQscyzw
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 17, 2023
Marcus Johansson, who was dinged-up in last night’s game against the Panthers, fully participated in practice.
Tom Wilson, who has been practicing with the team most of the week, also practiced today.
Nic Dowd (lower body) also participated in today’s practice.
Cuteness Alert! It’s the #Caps Stadium Series family skate!
Mila Sheary has fun with Slapshot, @taylorpischke trades in beach volleyball sand for the ice with @tom_wilso, the Dowds share a kiss with Louie in tow, plus Backstroms, Hathaways and more!@nbcwashington #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/rbhV1hj2Xl
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) February 18, 2023
Capitals practice streams at Carter-Finley Stadium: Basic stream: Drone Stream.
STAT OF THE DAY
Today’s stat of the day takes a look at low danger goals against for all NHL goaltenders that have played more than 500 minutes (about 10 games). Low-danger area shots are generally shots from the perimeter. The stat is normalized per 60. [Click to enlarge].
Charlie Lindgren currently has the ninth highest rate among all netminders while Darcy Kuemper sits right around the league average of 0.389 LDGA/60.
DOWN ON THE FARM
Ivan Miroshnichenko, who played a pair of game’s for Avangard’s VHL team earlier this week, played for their MHL squad on Friday and recorded a primary assist on their first goal.
Ivan Miroshnichenko, with Avangard’s MHL squad today, providing the primary assist on their first goal. #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/McSlzCJVzy
— Capitals Prospects (@jon_m_sorensen) February 17, 2023
The Hershey Bears have a pair of games this weekend against the Checkers in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both games start at 4PM ET on Saturday and Sunday.
- Stadium Series By The Numbers [NHL.com]
- Stadium Series Game Preview [NoVa Caps]
- Capitals practice streams at Carter-Finley Stadium: Basic stream: Drone Stream.
2 points would be a miracle.
Man. Looks like Miro is all over the place over in Russia.
Yeah, dropping to the MHL was a bit of a surprise for me.
Is he dropping because or performance or is it to get him more ice time?
I think it’s for more ice time. His minutes dropped in recent games at KHL level. But they are also cycling through a couple of other knee de to get them some big league experience.