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Japers' Rink Apr 15, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Game On for Game One

Per Mike Vogel, Eric Fehr and Jay Beagle are on the mend - or at least healthy enough to play in a playoff game - and will draw back into the lineup tonight for Game 1. Because of that, the bottom six get a shuffle while the top six remain the same from the end of the regular season. With that in mind, here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings... with Braden Holtby, of course, between the pipes to kick things off: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Jay...
Japers' Rink Apr 8, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Stan the Man

Per Alex Prewitt, the Caps will send out an all-rookie fourth line to face the Bruins tonight, with emergency recall Stanislav Galiev set to make his NHL debut. Since Eric Fehr is still ailing a bit, the third line gets a bit of a shuffle but the top six remain mostly in tact from Sunday's big win in Detroit. With that in mind (and with Braden Holtby starting his franchise-record 24th straight) here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Curtis...
Japers' Rink Apr 4, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Laich, Glencross Swap Spots

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps are sticking with what's been winning, with one change - a flip of bottom-six left wings. So expect these lines and defensive pairings in front of Braden Holtby when the Caps visit Ottawa with a chance to clinch a playoff berth: Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Joel Ward Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer Curtis Glencross - Eric Fehr - Jason Chimera Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson Brooks Orpik - John Carlson Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen Tim Gleason - Mike Green ...
Washington Post Mar 31, 2015

Caps Insider: Nearing another 50-goal season, Ovechkin continues shattering records

The number of shattered milestones left in forward Alex Ovechkin’s wake had long since reached preposterous levels, to the point that his teammates now struggle keeping up. To wit, Tuesday afternoon, with Ovechkin on the doorstep of both his sixth 50-goal season and the Capitals’ all-time mark for goals, forward Troy Brouwer looked confused when asked about Ovechkin breaking an unidentified record.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 29, 2015

Caps Insider: Brouwer ends personal goal drought, but in defeat, ‘it doesn’t matter’

NEW YORK — He stammered at the question, trying to balance the personal moment with the team-wide failure. As a 12-game goal drought grew longer and longer, forward Troy Brouwer insisted harder and harder that the Washington Capitals’ success took precedent. And now, after two goals in Saturday afternoon’s 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators lay waste to the streak, Brouwer again confronted this crossroads.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 28, 2015

Brouwer orchestrates his own two-score run with 2nd goal vs NSH

Troy Brouwer entered today's game with zero goals in March. He scored two in the second period.
CSN Washington Mar 28, 2015

Brouwer scores his 19th goal of the season vs. Predators

Capitals Troy Brouwer scores the Caps first goal against the Predators, which also happens to be his first goal of March.
Japers' Rink Mar 26, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capital Lines: New-Look Bottom-Six

Per Mike Vogel, the streak-snapping loss in Winnipeg coupled with a lack of secondary scoring has led Barry Trotz to shake up his bottom six forwards, with Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson moving up to the third line to flank Eric Fehr. They'll also get Tim Gleason back after two games missed due to injury. So with that in mind, here's a look at tonight's lines and defensive pairings... with Braden Holtby between the pipes, as always: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson ...
Japers' Rink Mar 19, 2015

Tonight's 8-Bit Capitals Lines: Wheel O'Blueliners

Per Mike Vogel, the Caps will get one bruised blueliner back in the lineup tonight... but another may be coming out. Brooks Orpik makes his return after sitting out the last two weeks, sliding into his old spot alongside John Carlson, while Tim Gleason appears to be out with an upper-body injury. Michael Latta also seems set to make his return, which means the lines and defensive pairings (in front of Braden Holtby, natch) should look something like this: Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer Jason Chimera - Eric...

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