Caps Today, 3/8/13

Posted on March 08, 2013 by Ben Guerrero

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will practice today at 11 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.


Washington scored a season-high seven goals last night in a 7-1 win over Florida. Seven different skaters scored for the Capitals while 11 different players tallied at least one point. The Capitals scored four goals in the game’s first 8:10. That marks the second-fastest four goals scored to start a game in Capitals history. The first came in 6:49 on 1/21/86 vs. the Minnesota North Stars.

The Capitals have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and have won three games in a row.


Upcoming Media
Today, 2:45 p.m.: Alan May on Inside the Locker Room, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook 3-7-13: Caps 7, Panthers 1 / This One Goes to Eleven
Monumental Network: Caps Postgame Locker Room 3/7/13 / Adam Oates Postgame 3/7/13 / Kevin Dineen Postgame 3/7/13 / Panthers Postgame Locker Room 3/7/13 / Braden Holtby 3/7/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 3/7/13 / Two Man Advantage 3/7/13 / Rinkside Update 3/7/13 / Monumental Today 3/7/13

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Friday, March 8 / Caps Pound the Panthers 7-1 Thursday in Most Lopsided Win of the Year / Ovechkin Gives the Capitals A 5-0 Lead in the Second Period Over Florida / Caps With Four Goals in The First 8:10, 4-0 Leaders Over Florida Early / Adam Oates, on Tuesday’s Win Over Boston, Steve Oleksy, and Avoiding a Letdown Against Florida

Washington Post: Capitals’ 7 goals swamp Florida / Capitals Insider: Tyson Strachan may face suspension for hit on Jason Chimera / Capitals Insider: NHLPA approves realignment / Capitals Insider: Capitals weigh in on visor debate after Marc Staal injury / Capitals Insider: Capitals ‘fighting against ourselves’ to move up in the standings / Capitals Insider: Michal Neuvirth sick, Capitals recall Philipp Grubauer / Capitals Insider: Caps’ confidence is up after win against Bruins / Verizon Center façade to get new digital, billboard-size signs after city’s approval

Washington Times: Capitals take care of business by drubbing Panthers / Capitals Notes: Wojtek Wolski stays in lineup vs. Panthers / NHL players divided on visor use even after latest gruesome injury / Capitals Watch: At the horn: Capitals blow away Panthers / Capitals Watch: Tyson Strachan could face suspension for hit on Jason Chimera / Capitals Watch: Capitals get into record book with fast start / Capitals Watch: NHLPA approves NHL realignment plan / Capitals Watch: Adam Oates: NHL’s advent of helmets increased reckless play / Capitals Watch: Family makes NHL debut ‘very special’ for Steve Oleksy

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps 7, Panthers 1: Five Observations / Capitals score early, often in rout of Panthers / Loose Pucks: Caps recall goalie Philipp Grubauer from AHL Hershey / In NHL, freedom to add visor or not to add visor

CSN Washington: Joe B: First period puts Caps on Easy Street / Oleksy thrives in second NHL appearance / Will NHL review hit on Chimera? / Two stars shine bright on offensive end / No chest-beating after Caps rout / Caps throttle Panthers 7-1 / NHL visor debate heating up / Caps Notebook: Holtby in net again / Grubauer replaces ailing Neuvirth Capitals continue to dominate Panthers

Associated Press: 10 Capitals earn at least one point in 4-goal burst vs. Panthers

CBC Sports: NHL teams ready to embrace advanced statistics (Washington Capitals mentioned)

NBC Sports: Video: Panthers’ Strahan tossed for hit on Capitals’ Chimera

WNST: Frankovic: Caps blowout win helps weekend cause
Teds Take: Kinda Funny Video / Georgetown Vs. Syracuse – The Rivalry / Backstrom is Eighth in the NHL for Assists / Verizon’s Viewdini Makes Finding Films Easy on Your Mobile Devices / Details, Details / 25 Innovative Businesses in Washington, DC

District Sports Page: Fourth Annual Washington Capitals Convention Announced

Recent Transactions
March 6 Roman Hamrlik claimed off of waivers by the New York Rangers
March 4 Signed and recalled Steven Oleksy from Hershey

Injury Update
D Mike Green – day-to-day
D Jack Hillen – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day
F Marcus Johansson – day-to-day


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Caps Today, 3/7/13

March 07, 2013

The Washington Capitals conclude a brief two-game homestand tonight against the Southeast Division-rival Florida Panthers at Verizon Center.


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