Caps Today, 2/2/13

Posted on February 02, 2013 by Ben Guerrero

Today’s Storyline
The Capitals will hold an optional practice today at 12 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Last night in Washington’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia, Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal of the season and assisted on Troy Brouwer’s goal. It was Backstrom’s 30th and 31st career points (8g-23a) in 19 career games vs. Philadelphia, his highest point total against any non-Southeast Division opponent.

Braden Holtby stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced from Philadelphia for his first win of the season. The win came against the team he recorded his first career NHL start against on Nov. 7, 2010. 


Upcoming Media
Today, 11:30 a.m.: Greg Wyshynski on Sports Saturday, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook 2-1-13: Caps 3, Flyers 2
Caps 365: Adam Oates Postgame 2/1/13 / Flyers Postgame Locker Room 2/1/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 2/1/13 / Braden Holtby Postgame 2/1/13 / Adam Oates 2/1/13

Capitals Voice: Adam Oates, on the Flyers Friday night

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Flyers: Adam Oates and Washington continue to find themselves quickly / Capitals vs. Flyers: Troy Brouwer, Wojtek Wolski score third-period goals, lift Washington to 3-2 win  / Capitals Insider: One-timers: Another lead after two periods lost / Capitals Insider: Braden Holtby will start vs. Flyers

Washington Times: Capitals get ugly win they needed vs. Flyers / Capitals Watch: Capitals vs. Flyers: Adam Oates changes up lines / Capitals Watch: Braden Holtby starts for Capitals vs. Flyers

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps 2, Flyers 2: Five Observations / Loose Pucks: Caps Game Night - 7 pm vs. Philadelphia / Loose Pucks: Former Cap Mike Knuble returns to Verizon Center with Flyers

CSN Washington: 3-2-Won / Capitals score 2 goals in 3rd, top Flyers 3-2 

NHL.com: Capitals hold off Flyers for 3-2 win

Associated Press: Capitals beat Flyers for second win

Sports Illustrated: Capitals show signs of life in tense win over Flyers
WNST: Any Way You Slice It, The Caps Defeating The Flyers is Always Fun
Ted’s Take: More Kudos for "The Good Son" / A Beautiful Moment / Music and Murder / Ugly Road Trip / "The Good Son" / "Unnatural History: Vampires and Witches"


Recent Transactions
Jan. 31 Acquired Casey Wellman from Florida in exchange for Zach Hamill
Jan. 31 Acquired Peter LeBlanc from Chicago in exchange for Mathieu Beaudoin

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Caps Today, 2/1/13

February 01, 2013

Alex Ovechkin has registered 38 points (23g-15a) in 26 career games against the Flyers, including three goals in the series last season.

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Caps Today Schedule

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Sept. 22

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Group Hunter practice (Arlington Rink)

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Group Hunter scrimmage (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m.: Group Hunter media availability


10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Group Bondra scrimmage (Capitals Rink)

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Group Bondra practice (Arlington Rink)

1:10 p.m.: Group Bondra media availability


7 p.m.: at Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center

TV: CSN

Audio: WFED 1500, Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com


Tuesday, Sept. 23

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Group Blue practice (Arlington Rink)

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Group Blue practice (Capitals Rink)

12:30 p.m.: Group Blue media availability


11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Group White practice (Arlington Rink)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Group White practice (Capitals Rink)

2:00 p.m.: Group White media availability


12 p.m.: 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Capitals uniform unveil, Nationals Park


12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Group Red practice (Arlington Rink)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Group Red practice (Capitals Rink)

3:30 p.m.: Media availability


Wednesday, Sept. 24

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Group Gartner practice (Capitals Rink)

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Group Kolzig practice (Arlington Rink)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Group Gartner and Group Kolzig scrimmage (Capitals Rink)

1:30 p.m.: Group Gartner and Group Kolzig media availability


7: p.m.: at Boston, TD Garden

Audio: Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com


Thursday, Sept. 25

Day off


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