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Washington Post Feb 28, 2015

Jack Hillen out, Tim Gleason in

Saturday afternoon, after the Washington Capitals finalized their first trade this regular season, defenseman Karl Alzner looked several feet to his left, at the locker stall of a ghost. The skates and pads were still on their hooks, the nameplate still hung over the shin guards, but the occupant was gone. Right before practice, Alzner and his teammates learned defenseman Jack Hillen and a fourth-round pick had been shipped to the Carolina Hurricanes for another blue-liner, Tim Gleason, and the shock was still fresh.Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Feb 26, 2015

Thursday Caps Clips: Pendemonium Part Two

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps fight their way to a loss to the Penguins, Commissioner drops by the Phone Booth, lots of trade talk and more. Your savory breakfast links: Recaps of a penalty-ridden loss from us, Vogs (plus game notes), Monumental video (Trotz, Holtby, Alzner, Carlson, Johnston, Pens room, 40th Anniversary Tribute - Dino Ciccarelli), NHL.com, AP, WaPo (gamer, blog), CSNW (gamer, blog), Frankovic, DSP (plus three stars), Stars and Sticks, RMNB and from the Pens' end of the ice, Pensburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pensblog and TribLive. ...
Japers' Rink Feb 13, 2015

The Noon Number: Iron Men on the Blue Line

A look at the Caps' top-four defensemen... for every game this season 4 - Number of Capitals defensemen - Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik - who have played every game this season. Not only is Washington the only team in the League to have four blueliners who have suited up for every outing, but the Caps' quartet has started each game as the team's top-four rearguards (Carlson with Orpik and Alzner with Niskanen). And for Carlson and Alzner, the streak extends back much further, as Carlson has played in the Caps' last 351 regular season games, and Alzner is right...
Washington Post Feb 3, 2015

Capitals’ Karl Alzner tries to explain the team’s recent slump

Not long ago, the Capitals had earned points in 18 of 19 games, finally discovering the consistency that they had hoped for under coach Barry Trotz.What immediately followed, though, was a 1-4-2 slump, and Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner found himself attempting to explain the disparity.Read full article >>
St. Louis Game Time Feb 2, 2015

No Supplemental NHL Discipline For Backes

The Blues' captain was ejected in the team's 4-3 win Sunday over the Washington Capitals. Here's some good news for the Blues, who just lost Kevin Shattenkirk to the dreaded "lower body" injury for who knows how long. David Backes won't be suspended for this hit on Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals: Alzner was bloodied on the play, which according to the NHL Rule Book necessitates an automatic game misconduct. The Blues killed off the five minute major that came after the play. The NHL's Department of Player Safety have determined that no extra discipline is necessary. The Blues still...

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