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Japers' Rink Apr 28, 2016

The Narrative: Game On, The Vezina and The Real Finals?

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps 1. Not much set-up needed here (and as for lineup updates, per reports, Karl Alzner is in, Brooks Orpik is a gametime decision (Taylor Chorney would go if he can't) and Conor Sheary is in for Pittsburgh)... #Caps Gameday! Preview Game One against Pittsburgh. Puck drop at 8 pm. #CapsPens #RockTheRed https://t.co/UiVdz38aPC pic.twitter.com/4Q080qHx76 — #RockTheRed (@washcaps) April 28, 2016 #WASvsPIT game day is finally here. We preview the @penguins Round 2 clash with the #Caps https://t.co/bVZWALCPTB...
CSN Washington Apr 28, 2016

Karl Alzner in, Brooks Orpik 'game time decision' for Game 1 vs. Penguins

Capitals coach Barry Trotz said Karl Alzner will be ready to go for Game 1 against the Penguins, but Brooks Orpik is still in question. 
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

Trotz provides updates on Alzner, Orpik

Karl Alzner missed a second straight day of practice on Wednesday but Capitals coach Barry Trotz said he expects him to be in the lineup
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

Vegas declares Caps and Penguins co-favorites to win Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals were considered the favorites to win the Stanley Cup heading into the playoffs. After one round, they still remain on top of the NHL, but theyre no longer alone.
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

Trotz provides updates on Alzner, Orpik

Barry Trotz gave updates on the status of Karl Alzner and Brooks Orpik heading into the second round.
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

TJ Oshie reacts to Brayden Schenn's suspension

Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie was asked Wednesday what he thought about the three-game suspension the NHL Department of Player Safety handed Flyers forward Brayden
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

Alzner misses second straight Capitals practice

With the start of their second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins just a day away, the Capitals practiced without defenseman Karl Alzner for the second
CSN Washington Apr 27, 2016

Alzner misses second straight Capitals practice

Karl Alzner missed practice for the second straight day on Wednesday.
CSN Washington Apr 26, 2016

Why Alex Ovechkin doesn't want this to be Ovi vs. Crosby

Alex Ovechkin has a simple request as he awaits Thursday night’s start of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs: Please don’t make this
CSN Washington Apr 26, 2016

NHL suspends Flyers' Brayden Schenn for hit on T.J. Oshie

T.J. Oshie brushed it off after Sundays game, but the NHLs Department of Players Safety ruled Brayden Schenns head shot on Oshie in the second
CSN Washington Apr 26, 2016

2016 NHL Playoffs: Schedule for Capitals-Penguins series announced

The full series schedule for the Capitals-Penguins second-round matchup has been released.Full details here, including times, dates, and television networks.Round Two Schedule
CSN Washington Apr 26, 2016

Stamkos returns to practice for Tampa Bay

While the Capitals-Penguins series is being viewed by many as a conference final, Steven Stamkos may have something to say about that. The star forward
Japers' Rink Apr 26, 2016

The Noon Number: Dynamite Duo

A look at the combined forces of the Caps' top defensive pair in Round 1 1 - Number of goals in the Capitals' first-round series against Philadelphia for which Matt Niskanen and Karl Alzner were on the ice, the lone goal coming in Game 4. The Caps were historically stingy overall, limiting the Flyers to a franchise-low six goals over the six games, but a big reason for that (aside from the play of Braden Holtby) was the work done by Niskanen and Alzner. Niskanen logged a team- and series-high 25:32 in average ice time during the series (20th in the League) while Alzner checked in with an...
CSN Washington Apr 26, 2016

Brooks Orpik returns to practice for Capitals, Karl Alzner does not

After missing the final three games of the Capitals’ series against the Flyers, veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik was back on the ice at Kettler on Tuesday wearing full-contact navy blue.
Japers' Rink Apr 20, 2016

The Narrative: Lineup Notes, Bellemare and Brooms

Three things we're talking about today when we're talking about the Caps 1. Brooks Orpik is out for tonight's Game 4 (and for more on the Caps with and without their big rig, check out this post from yesterday). So who's in? Defense pairs in rushes:Alzner-NiskanenSchmidt-CarlsonOrlov-Chorney — Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 19, 2016 Makes sense. Expect the Caps to lean on John Carlson, Karl Alzner and Matt Niskanen even more than they have so far. And while they'll certainly miss Orpik... Not to kick a dude while he's down, but Orpik has struggled so far this series....

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