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Capitals Insider: March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008

Today's Lineup vs. Boston

Cristobal Huet will start in net for the Caps and is expected to oppose Boston backup Alex Auld. Meantime, Steve Eminger and Eric Fehr will be the scratches for Washington. Forwards: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Kozlov Fleischmann-Fedorov-Semin Laing-Gordon-Bradley Brashear-Laich-Cooke Defense: Morrisonn-Green Poti-Schultz Jurcina-Erskine Here are some other notes from Bruce Boudrea's pregame chat with...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 8, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (227)
 
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Clark Getting Close?

A few days ago, I reported that right wing Chris Clark was stepping up his skating in the hopes of returning in a couple of weeks from the groin injury that's kept him out of all but one game since Nov. 28. Today, we have some evidence that he could...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 7, 2008; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (143)
 
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Huet: 'I'm Ready'

Goalie Cristobal Huet said he's mostly recovered from the back spasms that sidelined him last night in Buffalo, and should be able to play Saturday in Boston. Coach Bruce Boudreau said Huet will start against the Bruins, but he wouldn't commit to a starter for Sunday's nationally televised showdown with...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 6, 2008; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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Steckel Out 2-3 Weeks

Checking line center David Steckel suffered a broken right index finger in the third period tonight when he was struck by a shot. He is going to miss two to three weeks, according to the team....

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 5, 2008; 11:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
 
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'OvechKam' Coming to a TV Near You

When the Caps host the Flames next Wednesday, viewers at home will be able to get a unique view of the action. A special broadcast on CSN+ will feature a camera focused on Alex Ovechkin for the entire game, giving fans an "unprecedented look at the most prolific player in...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 5, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (215)
 
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Kolzig to Start; Tonight's Lineup vs. Buffalo

Olie Kolzig will start in net for the Caps and is expected to oppose Ryan Miller tonight at HSBC Arena, where the Sabres are looking to complete a season sweep of Washington. Brent Johnson will back up Kolzig because Cristobal Huet still isn't 100-percent after suffering back spasms on Monday...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 5, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (191)
 
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Huet's Hurting; Ovechkin Gets a New Tooth

The Caps were smiling and joking around on the ice at KCI after last night's 10-2 rout of Boston. All but three players (Boyd Gordon, Sergei Fedorov and Milan Jurcina) factored into the scoring, the team's highest output since 2003. But all the news was not good: goaltender Cristobal Huet,...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 4, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tonight's Lineup vs. Boston

As expected, Cristobal Huet will start in goal for the Caps and will oppose Boston's Tim Thomas. The scratches are Tomas Fleischmann, Steve Eminger and Quintin Laing. Here's the lineup: Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Kozlov Laich-Fedorov-Semin Cooke-Steckel-Bradley Brashear-Gordon-Fehr Defense Morrisonn-Green Poti-Schultz Erskine-Jurcina Coach Bruce Boudreau said he inserted Fehr for Fleischmann to get...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 3, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Scouting the Bruins

With Saturday's 3-2 loss to Toronto significantly reducing their margin for error down the stretch, the Caps begin a challenging week tonight against Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins, who have won six straight overall, and five in a row in the District, dating back to Dec. 2003. Just about...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  March 3, 2008; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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