Caps Defeat Oilers 4-2

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The Washington Capitals protected their home ice with a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. It was one of their better peroformances. The fourth line produced two goals, the penalty kill only let one in, and Alex Ovechkin made power play goal history.  Continue reading “Caps Defeat Oilers 4-2”

Andre Burakovsky Scores First Goal of Season in Caps Loss to Oilers

The Washington Capitlas fell 4-1 to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night in the second of a four-game road trip. Their record drops to 4-2-2. The Caps will continue their trip on Saturday afternoon in Calgary. Thursday just wasn’t their night.  Continue reading “Andre Burakovsky Scores First Goal of Season in Caps Loss to Oilers”

The Pregame: Alex Chiasson Gets His Stanley Cup Ring, Preview of Tonight’s Tilt in Edmonton

After a big win on Monday night in Vancouver, the Caps continue their four-game road trip tonight in Edmonton against Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Puck drop is at 9:00 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The Stanley Cup ring tour made another big stop! After Jay Beagle got his ring, it was Alex Chiasson’s turn. Making the Capitals last year on a PTO, Chiasson was instrumental in the bottom-six forward corps. Continue reading “The Pregame: Alex Chiasson Gets His Stanley Cup Ring, Preview of Tonight’s Tilt in Edmonton”

Caps Strike it Rich Over the Oilers

The Caps squared off against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday with Jason Chimera facing his hometown team. Former Caps player Matt Hendricks –Hendy-retuned  to the Oilers tonight. It was good to see him again…right??? Before the game even started we had a near catastrophe when Justin Williams tumbled on top of goalie Braden Holtby during pre-game stretches. All was good though as Williams got up laughing.

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Holby down.

 

Here are the highlights of the game, along with more great pictures.

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Edmonton Oilers Starting Lineup

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Caps Daily Glass Bump: Nov 23, 2015

The Caps practiced at Kettler Iceplex this morning in preparation for their match with the Edmonton Oilers at 7 pm tonight. The line-up appears to be the same as that for their last game on Saturday:

 

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Practice Pics

Michael Latta (see photo above) was the only player working on faceoff drills. Given his 88 percent win on the faceoff last game, we can expect to see more of him in the faceoff spot tonight.

 

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Looks like we caught coach explaining to Andre Burakovsky that he is going to get a little more time to “clear his head.”

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Stanislav Galiev gets the nod again tonight–in for Burky.

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T.J. Oshie is back in the lineup tonight–did we ever doubt he would be? After a maintenance day to recover from some hard hits Friday, Oshie was back on the ice at morning skate.

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And then there is Nate Schmidt…does this guy ever not smile? Today we saw that behind that smile is a man with some power. Note the broken stick and his ever so sheepish look.

And lets not forget, today is Nicklas Backstrom’s 28th birthday. We wish him well and a night full of points!

Coming into the game tonight the Caps are 13-5-1 against the Oilers 7-12-1. Caps are 21-10-2 at home against the Oilers. This is the second and last meeting of the season for these two teams. Should be a fast-skating night to see if now that the Caps know they can score first if they have figured out how to win two in a row! Stay tuned for highlights later tonight.

What to Watch for Tonight:

John Carlson: One point away from passing Rod Langway’s record of 202 for eighth place in goals earned by a Cap’s defenseman.

Justin Williams: Three points to go to reach 600 career HNL points.