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Capitals Insider: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Flames

Coach Bruce Boudreau definitely shook things up for the Washington Capitals tonight. Boyd Gordon and D.J. King are back in the mix after missing five and three games, respectively. But that's not all. Based on warm ups Brooks Laich will be at center on the second line, flanked by Tomas...

By Katie Carrera  | October 30, 2010; 9:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
Categories:  Calgary Flames, Lineups  
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Preparing for the Calgary Flames

As the Capitals look to bounce back from a disappointing showing in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild, they know they'll have to contend with a Calgary Flames squad equally intent on claiming a statement win of their own. The Flames enter Saturday's game coming off a sloppy 6-5...

By Katie Carrera  | October 30, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Calgary Flames  
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Boyd Gordon to return to Caps lineup against Flames

The Capitals are in midseason form when it comes to divulging line combinations for tonight's game at the Saddledome, there were no rushes at this morning's skate and Coach Bruce Boudreau is keeping things very close to the vest, but it's safe to say that things will be shaken up...

By Katie Carrera  | October 30, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Boyd Gordon, Calgary Flames, D.J. King  
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In Caps' team meeting, Boudreau preaches consistency

Rather than put the team through a grueling practice this afternoon at the Saddledome, which wouldn't have been all that surprising had it happened, Coach Bruce Boudreau opted to call the Capitals in for a lengthy team meeting. They watched film and, as Karl Alzner said, saw "how ugly that...

By Katie Carrera  | October 29, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Calgary Flames  
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Capitals seek a faster start

Last season, the Capitals consistently got off to fast starts in games. They tallied more first-period goals (92) than any other club and were first to score in 52 of their regular-season contests. In the small sample that is the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season, the Capitals have...

By Katie Carrera  | October 29, 2010; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
Categories:  Morning Roundup  
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Capitals in 'quicksand,' fall to Wild, 2-1

There isn't much good to come out of this game, one that may have been the Capitals' most disjointed of the season thus far. They looked slow, and not just because the Minnesota Wild like to bring the tempo of a game to a crawl. By the time Washington snapped...

By Katie Carrera  | October 28, 2010; 11:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Minnesota Wild  
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Open thread: Capitals at Wild

The Washington Capitals (6-3-0) look for their second straight road win as they take on the Minnesota Wild (3-3-2) at Xcel Energy Center. Chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter with beat writer Katie Carrera (@kcarrera). See your tweets here by using #caps....

By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 28, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  Minnesota Wild  
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Tonight's lineup: Caps at Wild

At the beginning of this season, who would have thought Michal Neuvirth would be making his ninth start in 10 games tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota? He and the rest of the Capitals' lineup that earned a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes 24 hours ago will see if they...

By Katie Carrera  | October 28, 2010; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Lineups, Minnesota Wild  
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Caps take on Wild searching for consistency

I caught up with Coach Bruce Boudreau before tonight's game at the Xcel Energy Center, which is as nice of an arena as advertised. No changes are expected to the Capitals' lineup from the arrangement that defeated Carolina 3-0 Wednesday, as Boudreau sees what the group that put forth Washington's...

By Katie Carrera  | October 28, 2010; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Michal Neuvirth, Minnesota Wild  
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Morning skate update

Lack of a private company plane prevented Katie from getting to Minnesota in time for today's optional morning skate, but here's some video from the Caps: The Wild enter tonight's game looking to avoid a three-game skid, a position that makes them dangerous to the Caps, according to Coach Bruce...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 28, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Minnesota Wild  
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Mike Green says he's nearly back to normal

Although he played nearly nine minutes in the first period of the Capitals' 3-0 win over Carolina last night, Mike Green didn't look completely comfortable yet. In his first full game back after missing three contests with a shoulder injury, Green was passing up open opportunities to take slap shots...

By Katie Carrera  | October 28, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Injuries, Mike Green, Morning Roundup  
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Capitals play 'most complete game' in 3-0 win over Hurricanes

Michal Neuvirth recorded his first NHL shutout in a 29-save performance in which he out-dueled former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Cam Ward to lead the Capitals to a 3-0 win over the Hurricanes. While Neuvirth's effort was crucial in a game that was particularly close for the majority of the...

By Katie Carrera  | October 27, 2010; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Carolina Hurricanes, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Open thread: Capitals at Hurricanes

The Washington Capitals (5-3) take on Southeast Division foe Carolina (4-3) tonight at RBC Center. Chat about the game in the comments below, or join the conversation on Twitter with beat writer Katie Carrera (@kcarrera). See your tweets here by using #caps. Faceoff: 7 p.m.; TV: CSN; Radio: 820, 1500...

By Lindsay Applebaum  | October 27, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
Categories:  Carolina Hurricanes  
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Tonight's lineup: Caps at 'Canes

Michal Neuvirth (2.53 GAA, .919 save percentage) gets his eighth start out of nine games this season and will oppose Carolina's Cam Ward (4-2, 2.78 GAA, .923 save percentage). Matt Bradley makes his return to the lineup and, based on warm ups, Karl Alzner and John Carlson will skate together...

By Katie Carrera  | October 27, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Carolina Hurricanes, Lineups  
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Preparing for the Carolina Hurricanes

"You again?" Brooks Laich is shown during the Caps' 4-3 overtime win over Carolina on March 10. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) For reasons no one can fully explain, games between the Capitals and Hurricanes last regular season were some of the toughest in Washington's schedule. Of the six contests,...

By Katie Carrera  | October 27, 2010; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Carolina Hurricanes, Michal Neuvirth  
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Injury update: Matt Bradley to return, Mike Green says he'll play

Greetings from RBC Center in Raleigh, where the Capitals are slated to play in yet another opposing team's home opener tonight to kick off this three-game road trip. As has been the case over the past several days, here's the injury update from this morning's skate. --Matt Bradley will be...

By Katie Carrera  | October 27, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Carolina Hurricanes, Injuries, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Matt Bradley, Mike Green  
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On Mathieu Perreault and making the most of each call up

Mathieu Perreault let out a deep sigh as he sat in his stall in the dressing room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Tuesday and looked around. With all of the injuries that mixed up the Capitals' lineup, who was on injured reserve and who wasn't, he was just glad to still...

By Katie Carrera  | October 27, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  Mathieu Perreault, Morning Roundup  
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Injury and roster update as Caps ready for three-game road trip

The Capitals called up defenseman Brian Fahey this morning, because for at least the start of their three-game road trip Tom Poti (lower-body injury) won't be available. There is a chance though, Coach Bruce Boudreau said, that Poti could join the team later this week. By reassigning Jay Beagle to...

By Katie Carrera  | October 26, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Brian Fahey, Carolina Hurricanes, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Matt Bradley, Mike Green, Tom Poti  
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Pick 'em: How many games should Michal Neuvirth start on the road trip?

When the Capitals elected to reassign Dany Sabourin to Hershey yesterday and bring up Braden Holtby, 21, a logical conclusion was that the latter could potentially have the opportunity to make his NHL debut, should the team elect to give Michal Neuvirth a rest during their first major road trip....

By Katie Carrera  | October 26, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth, Morning Roundup, Pick em  
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Capitals recall defenseman Brian Fahey

Washington announced that it has recalled defenseman Brian Fahey from Hershey, which likely means that either Tom Poti (lower-body injury) or John Carlson (leg) will not be fully available on the three-game road trip that begins Wednesday in Carolina. More to come....

By Katie Carrera  | October 26, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Brian Fahey  
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Monday injury update

With at least seven players injured or suffering from bumps and bruises that we know about, here's your full injury rundown after this morning's practice at KCI. One thing's for certain though: The Capitals refuse to use this growing list of injuries as an excuse. "I hate teams that make...

By Katie Carrera  | October 25, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  Boyd Gordon, Bruce Boudreau, Injuries, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Matt Bradley, Mike Green, Semyon Varlamov, Tom Poti  
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Live video chat with Coach Bruce Boudreau: Today, 12:30 p.m.

"Ask away!" (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) Here's your friendly reminder about today's live video chat with Washington Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau. If you haven't already, you can submit questions here and then return to that same page for the chat at 12:30 p.m. Boudreau will take your questions about the...

By Katie Carrera  | October 25, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau  
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Braden Holtby recalled from Hershey

The Capitals have recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from Hershey and reassigned Dany Sabourin to the AHL. Holtby is 4-0-1 with a 1.97 goals against average and .933 save percentage through five games with the Bears this year. Sabourin was recalled Saturday afternoon prior to Washington's 4-3 overtime win against Atlanta...

By Katie Carrera  | October 25, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Boyd Gordon, Braden Holtby, Dany Sabourin, Tom Poti  
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