Category Archives: Morning Skate

Capitals Stick With Same Lineup After Dominant Win In Pittsburgh: Sunday’s Practice Notebook

Photo: @SamanthaJPell The Washington Capitals stook their same lineup during practice at KeyBank Rink in Buffalo on Sunday after their dominant 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon, meaning that Radko Gudas remained the extra defenseman. The team … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny Appears To Be Scratched vs. Flyers; Braden Holtby To Start For Capitals: Tuesday’s Practice Notebook

Defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler will draw back into the lineup when the Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night (7 PM ET, NBCSN) in favor of defenseman Michal Kempny after head coach Todd Reirden had a discussion with Kempny … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov To Start For Second Time In Seven Games At Jets: Wednesday’s Practice Notebook

Goaltender Ilya Samsonov, who is 16-5-1 with a .916 save percentage, a 2.41 goals-against average, and one shutout this season, will start in goal when the Washington Capitals visit the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk Starts On Third-Line; Richard Panik Demoted; Braden Holtby Starts: Jets at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Photo: @Capitals Forward Ilya Kovalchuck, who was acquired in a trade that sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night, will make his Washington Capitals‘ debut against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday (7 PM ET, NBC … Continue reading

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Kuznetsov Takes The Ice In Normal Jersey, Did Not Participate In Line Rushes; Holtby vs. Raanta In Net: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate In Glendale

Photo: Samantha Pell/WaPo The Washington Capitals held morning skate ahead of tonight’s game against the Arizona Coyotes (10:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from Gila River Arena.

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Braden Holtby vs. Philipp Grubauer In Goal; Avalanche Place Andre Burakovsky On PP1 Against Former Team, Evgeny Kuznetsov Skates After Morning Skate: Capitals at Avalanche Pregame Notebook

Photo: Samantha Pell/WaPo Goaltender Braden Holtby will start in net for the third time in four games when the Washington Capitals visit the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on Thursday night (9:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NBCSN … Continue reading

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz: “If I Was A Betting Man, I Would Bet On [Alex Ovechkin] Breaking That Goal-scoring Record. In My Mind, There’s No Doubt He’s Going To Do It.”

Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz met with the media Monday morning following the Islanders morning skate at Capital One Arena. Trotz was asked about his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, who is heading into Monday’s game against Trotz and … Continue reading

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Radko Gudas Scratched In Favor Of Nick Jensen, Ilya Samsonov To Start, T.J. Oshie And Tom Wilson Flip Back: Islanders at Capitals Pregame Notebook

With rookie defenseman Martin Fehervary continuing to impress, the Washington Capitals will keep him in the lineup against the New York Islanders on Monday night. He will once again be paired with Dmitry Orlov.

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Nick Jensen Will Be A Healthy Scratch With Martin Fehervary Up, Braden Holtby To Start, Evgeny Kuznetsov Back On PP1: Flyers at Capitals Pregame Notebook

Nick Jensen skated as the extra defenseman in the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate on Saturday morning after Martin Fehervary, who was solid in the team’s 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey … Continue reading

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Capitals Recall Martin Fehervary From AHL Hershey

Photo: WaPo The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday morning that they have recalled defenseman Martin Fehervary from the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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