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Schultz injured, too

The Caps just lost another defenseman.

Jeff Schultz has also suffered an injury and has left the bench, joining Mike Green in the visitors' dressing room here at BankAtlantic Center. The team says he may return.

Tyler Sloan, meantime, has been switched back to defense.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  November 6, 2009; 8:44 PM ET
 
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So who's coming up? Carlson... but no cap space, right?

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

semin needs to wake up

Posted by: _stevo | November 6, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

holy crap. What is happening to this team?!

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Are thoses Ameritel girls triplets or what?

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Old Mo!

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Shaone Morrison my man!!! Great goal!

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Old Mo, like 'older' mo, lol. Morrison was really patient with that shot, it was a beauty.

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Green and Schultz both out... all the haters happy now?

Posted by: butcherbaker | November 6, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Nice play by Stecks and Knubes. Too bad they weren't able to capitalize.

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

That play was all Steckel. Knuble needs to finish there.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Yikes they're dropping like flies. Look out - time for some call-ups after the game tonight unless they both aren't injured too badly. Ohhh my. Green ouch but Schultz - sorry just am not a fan. Hope he's ok but we can upgrade from him to a call up. Disagree all you want but it's a fact.

Posted by: Jonathan6 | November 6, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

The refs will be looking to give the Panthers a PP. I'd expect a call against the Caps within the first several minutes of the 3rd.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

With Schultz out, we are recalling Colonel Klink from our farm team in Deutschland.

The hard part is re-assigning Klink from his conditioning assignment on the Eastern Front. (He had a no-freeze movement clause, plus 1 qt of vodka per day.)

There will be multiple stoppages in play as Klink searches the ice for his monicle.

Posted by: tominfl1 | November 6, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

The injury bug is biting the Caps hard. The defence looked a bit sloppy (indecisive?) there in the first half of that period but probably because Sarge got injured. I thought they picked it up later though, Theo has been good. Now for the all important third period - play well!

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

OH NO Green and Schultz are out!! OH NO they better win or Chicken Little will have no one to blame it on!! OH NO need scapegoats!!! OH NO Chicken Little spend all his chicken scratch on big screen for his coop, and game broadcast in ChickenS&*t definition...OH NO..ComcastMinus...

Posted by: ChickenLittleCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

ChickenLittleCapsFan, LMAO, keep that up.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

OH NO FloridaCapsFan, why are you not at the game? OH NO looks like a few tickets were available!!! OH NO ChickenLittle would be there but Chicken Little can't fly...

Posted by: ChickenLittleCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Did Sarge get hurt from a hit into the boards by one of their forwards? Maybe he'll do that to a forward when he gets better.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

If anyone has FiOS but doesn't get CSN+, the place to let Verizon know you want it is in the Verizon Community Forum (FiOS TV Programming section, "Suggest Channels to Add to FiOS TV" thread).

Verizon Customer Service Reps have told some folks that the best way to have their voice heard is to request CSN+ in those forums.

Posted by: grackle5 | November 6, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

ChickenLittleCapsFan, too far to go without an overnight stay and not enough ChickenScratch. Spent it all on a big screen and NHL Center Ice. Got the game in HD though.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Shades of the Minnesota Wild game from last year where defensemen were dropping like flies. At least we're winning at the moment.

Wait -- third period is coming up. And we know what the track record of our boys is during third period.

But then again. Maybe since they're currently under adversity, they'll do better.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

The refs will be looking to give the Panthers a PP. I'd expect a call against the Caps within the first several minutes of the 3rd.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:16

What's your definition of "several?"

Posted by: tominfl1 | November 6, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Will either Green or Schultz be back tomorrow?

If not, Erskine, our "healthy" but not really healthy scratch, is back in and Sloan moves back to defense.

And who gets to be the 12th forward tomorrow? (Time to put Boyd Gordon on LTIR so we can bring someone up from Hershey.) This is, of course, assuming that Fehr is not back.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

for all verizon fios people, the game is on csn+ which is channel 1

Posted by: wowkanut | November 6, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

@ wowkanut

not for me

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

perrault is pretty freakin good. he looked like a man amongst boys during the prospect camp this summer......nice save sloan

Posted by: _stevo | November 6, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

For Howard County FiOS customers:

The game tonight is on CSN+. We won't see it.

I spent a long time on the phone with Verizon on Wednesday and eventually got a chance to speak to someone who actually knew what he was talking about (lol).

He confirmed that Howard County FiOS doesn't carry CSN+.

I pointed out that we got it last season on channel 1. So FiOS Howard county customers lost CSN+ and MASN2 in the recent channel shuffle. There is now nothing carried on channels 1 through 7. I asked if we would get them back and he said he saw nothing in the long term planning that shows CSN+ Mid Atlantic or MASN2 returning. I asked if he was sure and he said yes because he has access to all programming planning going forward for "several months."

We're hosed.

Posted by: grackle5 | November 6, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

@tominfl1

I hear you -- about Colonel Klink.

No, actually, they've called up my elder daughter to be the 12th forward. (Granted, she doesn't play hockey, but that's beside the point.)

Caps fans would not like her these days. She was born on Brendan Witt's 10th birthday and like Semin, is a Pisces with Moon in Pisces. I'm not ready for my real life child to be the whipping boy for the Caps.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

@ChickenLittleCapsFan

Your posts are definitely a parody of the doom and gloom constantly posted on the boards here.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

perrault is pretty freakin good. he looked like a man amongst boys during the prospect camp this summer......nice save sloan

Posted by: _stevo | November 6, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Perrault and Sloan have been money this game and last.

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Sloan played F just long enough to score and now he's played D just long enough to swat one out of the net.

And, Nathan Horton, did he hear a "Who?"

Posted by: tominfl1 | November 6, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

What's with the Chicken Little dude? Total downer.

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

@johnzilla

Boyd Gordon to LTIR retroactive to when he first went out. (But does he make more than any of the Hershey guys?)

Surprised that hadn't happened yet. (BG to ITIR)

Evaluate our other injured. (Fehr, Ovi)

Of course, if Ovi is put on LTIR, we can bring up anyone we want from Hershey, including a spare body or two who we can use when we want to healthy scratch someone to teach them a lesson.

(The callups will need plenty of notice since I hear Hershey's on a long, far away road trip.)

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

POTSY!!!!

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

is there a reason, besides the fact that it is terrible, that Perrault is getting more ice time than steckle? seems odd, but since I am watching on ESPN I can't have a real opinion.

Posted by: SFcapsfan | November 6, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

(The callups will need plenty of notice since I hear Hershey's on a long, far away road trip.)

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 9:37 PM
-------------------------
The Bears are in Portland tonight where they lost big time 5-0.

Posted by: tess2201 | November 6, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Hey SFcapsfan! Where are you from?

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Well, I didn't see this coming.

*sarcasm

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

It being ESPN not Perrault or Steckle.

Posted by: SFcapsfan | November 6, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

ChickenLittleCapsFan/MrObliviousCapsFan = f'n funny

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

originally from the DC area but living in San Fran now. lucky for me we get random caps games on Comcast

Posted by: SFcapsfan | November 6, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

@ SFcapsfan

Perrault has had the better game

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Our PK f-ing BLOWS!!!!! Chicken little can take that one to the bank.

Posted by: UnleashTheCaps | November 6, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

thx elicea. got to like when call ups play at a high level

Posted by: SFcapsfan | November 6, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

freakin A morrison

Posted by: _stevo | November 6, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Is it impossible to get through to these guys? I don't quiet understand where the disconnect is...

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Here we go...

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Laich was standing in no man's land. He should have been on the goal scorer.

Morrisonn with potentially a 5 minute major.

Meltdown in progress?

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Meltdown in progress....

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

just when i thought we learned our lesson about taking penalties... all was good until now. i'm holding my breath...

Posted by: rachel216 | November 6, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

That was Brooksie's guy, too...

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

this has been a really great rebound game from the last one, proving that we can win without ov. now lets kill this penalty..

Posted by: apollak8 | November 6, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

o baby a 5 minute major & the gate...so which other forwards do we have that can play defense? man its a good thing we dressed sloan as a forward or we wouldn't have enough D guys for a beer league pick up game.

Posted by: SFcapsfan | November 6, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

THEO!!!!

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

yeah! i've been real impressed with jose and our defensive effort tonight, especially considering the circumstances

Posted by: apollak8 | November 6, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Horrible penalty by Morrisonn. Reminiscient of last season.

Phenomenal PK though to make up for it.

These last few minutes won't be easy, esp. when they pull their goalie. Our guys are dog tired. Only 4 defensemen remaining out there.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Laich has played defense in the past, I believe and then of course there's Feds, too. He can .... oh... nvmd

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

How long has Ameritel been providing copiers to the VC?

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

If we win, Theo easily player of the game, even over Pothier.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

SFcapsfan:
i think either laich or laing could handle some d for a couple of shifts

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

My, oh my, was that a clutch PK! Great effort by Jose & company!!

Posted by: Terptwin | November 6, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

So tired of ChickenLittle's Oh No comments. If it is supposed to be funny it is missing the mark.

Posted by: Caps4Life1 | November 6, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

tmac2yao:
theo 1st
pothier 2nd
sloan 3rd

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Much better performance in the third, than the last game. Though overall, I think it was a mediocre game, at best. We got lucky on a few calls as well as plays, and if it weren't for Theodore making some huge saves, this game would be much different.

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Man, so many times now the goalie deserved the SO, but I'll take the win... That was at least 55min of work tonight. Good rebound game from the last one.

Posted by: johnzilla | November 6, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Where was the Panther's goalie on that last one? Totally out of position.

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I can sleep well tonight. Great game Caps!

Posted by: cbs75 | November 6, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Three Stars of the Game (in my mind):

1. Theodore
2. Pothier
3. Morrison

Honorable Mention: Sloan (goal and a huge save on the goal line)

Pothier played outstanding on both ends of the ice.

Good team effort.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Capt_Kirk,

I could accept that as well. Sloan was terrific.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Caps4Life1:
it's the perfect parody for the 'sky is falling' posts - chicken little should be encouraged to keep it light in here

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Honorable Mention: Sloan (goal and a huge save on the goal line)

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 6, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I'd add Perrault to that list

Posted by: elicea | November 6, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

MrObliviousCapsFan:
i'm get weird looks from my family after every post of your i read - this is so much more fun when they win

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

POSTGAME THOUGHTS:
Well that was a workmanlike effort. Run and gun is fun but I'll take this effort every night. Hard fought defensive effort.

I'd say the move to take Erskine out and put Pothier in was a pretty good one don't you? Great job by Pothier tonight.

When was the last time the Caps lost 3 d-men in a game. Morrison's major left them with not too many blueliners out there. Yikes. It will be interesting to see what happens on the injury front. Time will tell.

Hats off to Tyler Sloan for being Mr. Versatility so far.

Jose Theodore - HUGE between the pipes tonight. This team shows it's capable of clamping down on D and winning without Ovie and Greenie. A solid effort.

It's been a 2-point night. Back to DC to take on these cats again. Bring it.

ICE BREAKERS GOAL SHAKERS.

Posted by: Jonathan6 | November 6, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Ten+ minutes remaining, 7 minutes on the PK - sounds about right. Happy for the win though. I wonder how many shots on goal Semin had.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | November 6, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

three stars were:
pothier 1st
theo 2nd
horton 3rd

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

My three stars of the game

Pothier
Our goalie
Sloan
The Morrison who didn't get tossed

Posted by: MrObliviousCapsFan | November 6, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

FloridaCapsFan:
semin - 1 shot

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

finally the kinda penalty killing effort we used to see from the Caps' teams of the past...

you never wanna see them take stupid penalties but if you keep harping on them, it may take away some aggresiveness.

doesn't matter if it's a good penalty or a bad penalty, you still have to kill them off with the same effort... actually saw the PK forwards carry the puck into their zone and take a few shots instead of just simply dumping the puck... that's what I wanted to see

Posted by: joek443 | November 6, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

@Capsfan75

pretty sure Boyd got moved to LTIR when Flash came back. That move had to be made in order to stay under the cap at that point. I could be wrong but im pretty sure I am not. We just havent seen it mentioned.

Posted by: ThePat | November 6, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

joek443:
i think about 4 minutes into the major the caps had 2 shots and fla had none

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 6, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

@MrObliviousCapsFan

ChickenLittle's posts are a parody of the doom and gloom expressed here.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to all who posted asking for CSN+ on FiOS in verizon forum.

Make sure you give your county when you do it.

Posted by: grackle5 | November 6, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I saw the Janitor at kettler put the skates on one afternoon. I hear he use to play in the midgets. He would be cheap.

Posted by: washingtoncapitals | November 6, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

@ThePat

From what I heard, they moved Gordon to Injured Reserve but not Long Term Injured Reserve.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

@ joek443

At least they killed off the major by Shaone Morrisonn. I recall a home game vs Florida when they had to kill off a major by -- guess who -- Shaone Morrisonn.

Oh, is the trade or bench Shaone Morrisonn lobby going to speak out? (The Caps won, so that contingent will remain quiet.)

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

The Cardiac Caps are back.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Schultz had already been replaced in the designated scapegoat department.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow. I couldn't watch until I heard Green was down, then I had to. I saw that PK we had to deal with. Five minute boarding major, and oh LOOK who the referee is: Bill McCreary! Gee, I'm surprised. NOT!

Admittedly, it was a boarding, but JoeB and Locker were both saying they'd seen less penalty handed out for worse infractions...

Of course, there WAS blood involved.

But hey - a big W in the W column tonight, and from what I'm hearing, a solid 60 minute effort from the guys.

That last PK was *outstanding!* and so was Jose Theodore, from everything I saw. Wow. Ten-bell saves when we needed 'em most! Well done!

Posted by: irockthered | November 6, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

@grackle, CSN+ on FIOS is Channel 1 during Caps game.

Game notes:
1. I thought the major/toss on ShaMo was a little weak. Yes, he did hit him a bit from behind, but it was kind of an awkward arm check and not the kind of vicious body board that gets people ejected.

2. For a team that sucks on the PK, the kill of the ShaMo major was excellent. Almost textbook.

3. Great work from Sloan with the goal and the flexibility to switch back to his natural position mid-game.

4. I'll reserve panic until we know how long Green and Schultz are out. Guys will get hurt.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | November 6, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Very good win on the road! A real gut-check win! Keep it up!

Posted by: JohnWWW | November 6, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Flash led all forwards in ice time tonight.
Question: who gets kicked off the top line when Ovi gets back?

I think they'll leave the KLM line together, for now, since it's finally working again. (They had a LONG dry spell.)


Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Brendon Morrison had two goals and one penalty. Overall, a good game. (No, he isn't the right person to call any of his teammates for undisciplined penalties since he keeps getting penalized himself.)

At least he and his line did well.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

@irockthered

McCreary, as ref, doesn't do the Caps any favors.

It seems the Caps get a jillion icing and off-sides calls and are, thus, taking so many faceoffs in the defensive zone. (Well, if we're always in the D-zone, the other team will eventually score.)

Luckily, the Caps did a great job of killing ShaMo's major penalty. (Not so good on BMo's minor.) But, ah well, they won anyhow and basically shut Florida down for the most part.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

@ oldtimehockey

thanks, but...

For Howard County FiOS customers:

The game tonight is on CSN+. We won't see it.

I spent a long time on the phone with Verizon on Wednesday and eventually got a chance to speak to someone who actually knew what he was talking about (lol).

He confirmed that Howard County FiOS doesn't carry CSN+.

I pointed out that we got it last season on channel 1. So FiOS Howard county customers lost CSN+ and MASN2 in the recent channel shuffle. There is now nothing carried on channels 1 through 7. I asked if we would get them back and he said he saw nothing in the long term planning that shows CSN+ Mid Atlantic or MASN2 returning. I asked if he was sure and he said yes because he has access to all programming planning going forward for "several months."

I believe the same is true in AA and Harford counties, but I'm not 100% sure.

Posted by: grackle5 | November 6, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Grackle, I forget that there's Caps fans on that side of the Potomac Ocean. ;)

Am I alone in thinking that a major on ShaMo seemed a bit excessive? It didn't even look like a full check. If he does get suspended, they should appeal and dither around until at least Green is back, since he seemed to be 50/50 on getting back soon. Sounds like a 55 for 4 trade for tomorrow, though.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | November 6, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

@oldtimehockey

Oisk is back tomorrow, I assume. Sloan is back at defense. If ShaMo is suspended, we're down to 5 defensemen who can play.

We can't borrow a forward to play D since we have only 11 healthy forwards. If Green and/or Schultz is not able to go, we'll need to call up someone from Hershey. Only problem, Hershey's on a road trip.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

The KLM line looked good today. They probably won't get broken up.

The "first" line couldn't do anything at even strength (but they were on the ice for our power play goal).

If they weren't scoring, I would have rearranged them as the "Good Boy" line and the "Bad Boy" line.

The Good Boy line is Flash/Backstrom/Laich.

The Bad Boy line is Semin/Morrison/Knuble.

I call them the "bad boys" since they keep getting penalized. Well, one of our "bad boys" actually had a good game, in spite of taking a penalty.

I'm glad we won. I'd like to see the "first" line get their act together again.

Posted by: CapsFan75 | November 6, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

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