Category Archives: Morning Skate

Capitals Keep Same Lineup For Game 6; Game Status For Svechnikov, Ferland, and Martinook To Be Determined After Morning Skate For Hurricanes

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals came into Monday’s morning skate in all business mode with a chance to secure a spot in the Second Round on the line when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the First … Continue reading

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Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov, Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Pointing Fingers At One Another On Who Sparked Game 3 Fight

Photo: NBC Sports Washington One of the biggest subjects of conversations after Game 3 of the First Round series between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes was the fight between Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov … Continue reading

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Capitals Make Line Changes Ahead Of Game 4; Andrei Svechnikov Skates For Hurricanes

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals play a very crucial Game 4¬†against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at PNC Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NBCSN nationally). Among the major line changes by head coach Todd Reirden included … Continue reading

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Capitals Swap Jakub Vrana, Carl Hagelin On The Wing; Hot Lap Returns

Photo: @Capitals Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin did the team’s first “hot-lap” of the postseason. Last season, former Capitals center Jay Beagle started that tradition, which occurs at the beginning of the morning skate on the road to keep the team … Continue reading

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Capitals Bring Back Hot Lap Superstition At Morning Skate Prior To Game 3 vs. Hurricanes

Photo: YouTube You know what they say: if something works, do it again. After winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history last season, the Washington Capitals brought back their morning skate superstition that they used during their run to … Continue reading

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Capitals Call-Up Ilya Samsonov For Goalie Depth During Stanley Cup Playoffs; Petr Mrazek To Start Game 1 For Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Ilya Samsonov for goaltending depth for Games 1 and 2 of their first-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which begins on Thursday at 7:30 PM ET (NBC Sports Washington … Continue reading

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Capitals To Rest Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, and T.J. Oshie In Season Finale, Start Pheonix Copley In Net

Photo: Sportsnet The Washington Capitals will rest center Nicklas Backstrom, forward T.J. Oshie, and defenseman John Carlson for Game 1 of the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their regular season finale against the New York Islanders at … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Michal Kempny’s Timeline To Be Clearer Later This Week

Photo: 106.7 The Fan Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told reporters that defenseman Michal Kempny’s¬†recovery timeline will be known later this week. He is currently out indefinitely with a lower-body injury suffered from a hit into the boards by … Continue reading

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Brett Connolly Is The Latest Capital To Be Hit By Flu Bug, Will Be Game-Time Decision

Photo: @Capitals Forward Brett Connolly missed the Washington Capitals‘ morning skate prior to their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (7 PM ET on NBC Sports Washington locally or NHL Network nationally) on Saturday due to an illness, becoming the … Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Misses Capitals’ Morning Skate Due To Illness, Labeled As Game-Time Decision Against Hurricanes

Photo: NBC Sports Washington Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie missed the team’s morning skate at PNC Arena on Thursday due to an illness. Head coach Todd Reirden labeled him as a “game-time decision” for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. … Continue reading

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