Caps Today, 1/21

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Caps PR

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will return to practice today at 10:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Washington will open the home half of its schedule tomorrow night against Winnipeg. The Capitals are 10-0-0 in their last 10 home openers and have not lost a home opener since the 2000-01 season.

Adam Oates will make his home Capitals head coaching debut tomorrow night.

Upcoming Media
Today, 7:20 p.m.: Karl Alzner on WTOP 103.5 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: 1-19-13, Bolts 6, Caps 3 / An Opening Night Look at the Caps / Caps Set for Opener
Caps 365: 01-19-13 Caps Postgame Locker Room / 01-19-13 Adam Oates Postgame / 01-19-13 Two-Man Advantage / 01-19-13 Adam Oates / 01-19-13 Alex Ovechkin / 01-19-13 Nicklas Backstrom / 01-19-13 Tom Poti / 01-19-13 Roman Hamrlik / 01-19-13 Jay Beagle
Capitals Voice: Capitals Minute for Monday, January 21 / Bolts down Caps 6-3 on opening night in Tampa / Chatting with head coach Adam Oates, as the Caps hit the ice Saturday / Your Capitals Minute for Friday, January 18
Washington Post: Washington Capitals’ unfamiliarity with new system compounds difficulties of truncated NHL schedule / Capitals vs. Lightning: Washington drops season opener, 6-3 / Capitals Insider: Joel Ward records first multi-goal game as a Capital /Capitals Insider: Adam Oates on Caps’ 6-3 loss to Lightning: ‘We got tired at times’ / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates to make Capitals debut where his coaching career began / Capitals Insider: Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Green named Capitals’ alternate captains / Capitals Insider: Tom Poti to make his return in Capitals season opener
Washington Times: Capitals Aptitude Adjustment: Team still learning Oates’ system after abbreviated camp / Caps’ Poti returns without the pain / Capitals doubled up by Lightning in season-opening loss /Adam Oates makes NHL head coaching debut for Capitals / Capitals Watch: Tom Poti making NHL comeback for Caps in season opener
Washington Examiner: Cheers and Jeers: Capitals trying to power up under Adam Oates / Loose Pucks: Finally, Capitals ready for season opener at Tampa Bay
CSN Washington: Ovechkin’s grade in season opener: incomplete /Tampa embraces Hamrlik, return of hockey / Caps struck by lightning in season opener / Instant Analysis: Lightning 6, Caps 3 / Penalties kill Caps in opening loss / Breaking down Caps’ loss to Bolts / Game On: News and notes on Caps’ season opener / Oates receives high praise from former players
Penn Live: Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green returns to participate in ceremonial puck drop / Overtime goal lifts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to win over Hershey Bears in Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic
Ted’s Take: Sundance Film Festival / Washington Capitals Media Guide / Caps Guy is Back Too / Wizards Win on Road For Fourth Win in Five Games

Recent Transactions
Jan. 18 Recalled Tom Poti from Hershey

Monday, Jan. 21
10:30 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Next Three Days
Tuesday, Jan. 22
10 a.m.: Morning skate, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
7 p.m.: vs. Winnipeg Jets, Verizon Center
TV: CSN | WJFK 106.7 FM and the Caps Radio Network

Wednesday, Jan. 23
11 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Thursday, Jan. 24
10 a.m.: Morning skate, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
7 p.m.: vs. Montreal Canadiens, Verizon Center
TV: CSN | WJFK 106.7 FM and the Caps Radio Network

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The 2012-13 Washington Capitals media guide can be found here.
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January 22, 2013

The Washington Capitals will open the 2012-13 regular-season schedule tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Capitals earned their fifth-consecutive playoff berth last season, finishing the regular season with a record of 42-32-8 (92 points). Washington went on to eliminate the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series in seven games before falling to the New York Rangers in seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last season the Capitals went 3-2-1 against Tampa Bay, earning all three victories at Verizon Center. Three of the six contests required overtime to be decided with one of those three going to a shootout.


Caps Today Schedule

Upcoming Dates
Sunday, Feb. 7
10 a.m.: Barry Trotz media availability, Verizon Center
12 p.m.: vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Verizon Center
Audio: 106.7 WJFK, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App,

Monday, Feb. 8
Day off

Tuesday, Feb. 9
11:30 a.m. CT: Morning skate, Bridgestone Arena
8 p.m. ET: at Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena
Audio: 106.7 WJFK, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App,

Wednesday, Feb. 10
1 p.m. CT: Practice, Xcel Energy Center

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