Caps Today, 4/30

Posted on April 30, 2013 by Ben Guerrero

Today’s Storyline

The Washington Capitals will practice today at 11 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Goaltender Braden Holtby has posted a 2-2-1 record with a 1.93 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in five regular season games vs. the Rangers. Holtby’s .942 save percentage vs. New York is the fourth-highest of his career against teams he has played at least three games against.

Holtby collected a 3-4 record with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in seven playoff games last season against the Rangers.

In his career, Holtby has compiled a 2-1 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .954 save percentage in three career regular season games at Madison Square Garden.


Upcoming Media
Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.: Brooks Laich on The Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM

 

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F Brooks Laich – day-to-day
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Caps Today, 4/29/13

April 29, 2013

The Washington Capitals will practice today at 11 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The 2012-13 NHL regular season officially ended yesterday. The Capitals (#3) will open the 2013 NHL Playoffs at Verizon Center on Thursday, May 2, against the New York Rangers (#6).

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Caps Today Schedule

Monday, Dec. 22
10:15 a.m.: Morning skate, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
7 p.m.: vs. Ottawa Senators, Verizon Center
TV: CSN
Audio: WJFK 106.7, WFED 1500, Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Tuesday, Dec. 23
5 p.m.: Barry Trotz media availability, Madison Square Garden
7 p.m.: at New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden
TV: CSN
Audio: WJFK 106.7, WFED 1500, Caps Radio Network, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Wednesday, Dec. 24
Day off

Thursday, Dec. 25
Day off

Friday, Dec. 26
Day off

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