Tag Archives: Capitals Practice

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, … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Participates in Capitals Optional Practice Wednesday, “When Nicky is Ready To Go, He’s Ready To Go”- Trotz

Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last four games due to an upper-body right hand injury but has continued to make progress for a potential return. With the Washington Capitals dropping Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the … Continue reading

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Strong Turnout from Thursday’s Capitals Optional Practice Prior to Traveling to Tampa

The Washington Capitals held one final practice on Thursday morning before taking off for Tampa Bay for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Although it was optional skate, there was still a lot that went on. If you couldn’t … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Takes Another Step Forward Towards Return

Shortly after Nicklas Backstrom came off the ice from his individual conditioning skate session, some Washington Capitals players came out for an optional practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Thursday morning, before the team took off for Tampa Bay. Among them … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Skates Thursday Morning for First Time Since Game 5 Injury

For the first time since injuring his right hand in Game 5 of the Washington Capitals second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nicklas Backstrom was out skating before the Capitals’ optional practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday morning … Continue reading

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Going Down Under with One of Nathan Walker’s Biggest Fans

Nathan Walker has become a fan favorite among Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears fans everywhere, but none may be bigger than Mike Lyons. Lyons, like Walker, has Australian roots, as he grew up in Melbourne. In a country where cricket, … Continue reading

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Lineup and Scenes from the 1st Capitals Eastern Conference Final Practice in 20 Years

Photo: @Capitals It’s unfamiliar territory in 2018. Usually around this time of year at Kettler Capitals Iceplex players are cleaning out their lockers and conducting their final interviews with the media. Not this year! On Wednesday morning the team began … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Didn’t Practice Wednesday, Still Day-to-Day

When the Washington Capitals took the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for their first practice in preparation for the third round, there was one notable player absent: Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom left in the third period in Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Continues to Make Progress (Video), from Week-to-Week to Day-to-Day

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals held their first practice of the third round on Wednesday morning. One of the biggest storylines of the day was Andre Burakovsky and how close he is to returning to action since injuring his upper-body … Continue reading

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Notes from Capitals Optional Practice: Questions from Game 3 are Answered

After a thrilling win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an intense Game 3 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Washington Capitals got back to work. On Wednesday afternoon, select members of the team hit the ice … Continue reading

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