Sick Bug Gets Capitals Kuznetsov

Missing from practice Saturday was Evgeny Kuznetsov. Coach Reirden told reporters that he sent Kuzy home rather than have him skate. All hope is that he will rest up and come back strong when the Caps meet the Flyers on Sunday. Kuznetsov has upped his game and is a key component for a Capitals victory, which has alluded them the past two games. For now the Caps are planning to make some line adjustments in case he can’t bounce back for the matinee game.

Where to See the Caps this Week

Now that the Capitals are back from their road trip, fans have a chance to catch them this week at practice and a home game Tuesday February 26 against the Senators, before they hit the road again.

Tickets are available through the Caps and fan resale one Ticketmaster.

News from Morning Skate: Brooks Orpik is Close to Returning

MEDSTAR CAPITALS ICEPLEX – The Washington Capitals went back to work on Thursday morning gearing up for a Metropolitan Division clash with the Carolina Hurricanes. We sent our team to a packed morning skate to see how the Caps will line up for this game and see how close Brooks Orpik is to returning.  Continue reading “News from Morning Skate: Brooks Orpik is Close to Returning”

Caps Goalies Doing Goalie Things

We may be a bit enchanted with the Washington Capitals’ franchise goalies.

After all they look so cute scooting across the ice!

And then there are the medicine ball drills we have come to love.

But mostly we love the goalies because we think they are part of the reason the Caps will go back-to-back – right??

It’s Like a Goalie Festival at MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Wednesday was the target date for most of the players to return to MedStar Capitals Iceplex for some conditioning prior to the start of training camp 14 September.

Although not everyone is here yet – no Tom Wilson sighting – we do have four of the franchise goalies in attendance.

Everyone’s favorite goaltender – Smiling Braden Holtby is back an in command of the situation. Actually -he was pretty good today chatting and encouraging the other goaltenders, especially his number two guy, Pheonix Copley, who wears number 1.

Iiya Samsanov seemed more comfortable in the net, with his new red goalie mask, than when last we saw him at development camp. His name is now on the Capitals roster with Holtby and Copley, so it is anyone’s guess who will be sitting number two.

And up from the Hershey Bearss we find Vitek Vaneck, who was holding his own against the incoming shots. He an Evgeny Kuznetsov shared a little secret on the ice…

The Caps are in a fortunate position. Although they lost Philipp Grubauer they have great potential to fill the number two spot behind the Holtbeast. The next few weeks of testing combined with a few preseason games will help the powers that be determine who sits between the posts when giving Holtby a rest. And they are watching all the prospects to size them up – as in assistant general manager Ross Mahoney who kept a watchful eye Wednesday.

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Oh and did we mention that Ovi is back??!!

Alex Ovechkin is Back, Setting Good Examples for Prospects at Camp Nemo

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More Washington Capitals players have trickled into the DMV to gear up for the season and a chance to defend Lord Stanley’s Cup. No seriously, the keg stands are stopping and they’re getting back to business. A lot prospects took to the ice early on during Wednesday morning’s unofficial practice and were soon joined in by the vets including team captain Alex Ovechkin.

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The Caps Practice Before the Madness

The Caps had their last practice before the big game 3 tonight and they were nothing but happy and relaxed.

Because we know this is what you really want look no further- here are our favorite photos from the day!

Caps Morning Skate Videos- pre Game 3

We shot a bunch of videos this morning. Most are on twitter, but not all of you follow us there. It’s a good thing to follow us on Twitter @incoldplacesdc and Instagram @friendsincoldplaces for great photos and videos.

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Capitals Weekend Practice: Ready for the Final Run

The Washington Capitals touched down in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon. First they held a crazy practice at Kettler Ice Plex, got cheered on by fans, and walked a runway to their cars. We have pictures!

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