Capitals Winning Streak vs. Bruins Gets Halted at 14 Sunday

The Washington Capitals had simply owned the Boston Bruins. They had not lost to them since March 29, 2014. Since then, which was stretched to four seasons and nearly five, the Caps had won 14 straight against the Bruins. That is the longest active streak in the NHL. The Caps were coming off a thrilling win over the Calgary Flames Friday night with Evgeny Kuznetsov coming through win the game-winner with under a minute left that snapped a seven game winless streak. Washington was hoping to make it two in a row on Super Bowl Sunday in the second game of a season-long six-game home stand. This was the seventh consecutive season the Caps were part of the appetizer before the big game.  Continue reading “Capitals Winning Streak vs. Bruins Gets Halted at 14 Sunday”

Caps Daily Glass Bump: Jan 5th Pregame Info

Caps Meet Bruins Post-Winter Classic Loss

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Smiley Nate Schmidt

 

Caps held morning skate today at TD Garden after a hard practice at home Monday.

The Bruins had an optional skate this morning in which nine players participated.

Line Changes:

Looks like Michael Latta is out and Stan Galiev gets a turn, according to Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.

Marcus Johansson still center on third line.

Injury Report

Jay Beagle had hand surgery Sunday, according to the Washington Capitals and has been placed on the injured reserve list. Up to six weeks before his return. He has missed 2 games.

John Carlson skated before practice on Monday and traveled with the team to Boston. He will not skate in the game. He could be back in the lineup on Thursday according to Coach Trotz. He has missed 4 games. Carly did not skate today.

Brooks Orpik is on the Long-term Injured Reserve list for an undisclosed injury. He has missed 24 games and there is no timetable for his return; however, in his Monday presser Coach Trotz sounded positive about his return. He said he could begin to skate again soon, maybe even on the road trip. Continue reading “Caps Daily Glass Bump: Jan 5th Pregame Info”