106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Latest Sports

Washington Capitals Practice Recap: Rebounding From Game 1 Loss

By Sky Kerstein
View Comments
Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game One
Sky Kerstein Sky Kerstein
Sky Kerstein grew up in Chantilly, Virginia and is a 2001 graduat...
Read More
Capitals Central
Shop for Capitals Gear
Buy Capitals Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries
More Sports

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Capitals skated onto the ice at TD Garden less than 24 hours after their game one playoff loss to the Boston Bruins. 

Despite a heartbreaking result, the Caps players were happy with how they played.

“I thought we played a very good game,”  Brooks Laich said.  “We looked at some video today.  There’s some things we’d like to clean up. We want to stay out of the penalty box a little bit more, but I think we only gave up four or five scoring chances 5-on-5. I still think we can play better, but we’ll look to do that tomorrow night.”

Goalie Michal Neuvirth took a few shots near the end of practice, but is still a little way off from returning.

“He practiced a little bit. He’s getting better,” Capitals Head Coach Dale Hunter said on Neuvirth. “It’s getting better, it’s gradually, basically it’s day-to-day and see how he feels the next day all the time.”

Rookie Braden Holtby, who had 29 saves last night in his NHL playoff debut, will is expected to start in net once again on Saturday.

With an abundance of players at the position, the Caps went with five forward lines at Friday’s practice. The fifth line is not expected to play in game two.

The lines looked like: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Backstrom-Semin, Hendricks-Beagle-Johansson, Aucoin-Perreault-Ward, Knuble-Halpern-Sjogren-Eakin.

All eight Caps defenseman practiced today.

The Capitals will look to get back on track tomorrow with a 3 p.m. puck drop for Game 2 in Boston.

Listen here to what Dale Hunter, Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Brooks Laich, Karl Alzner & Braden Holtby had to say following practice today.

Dale Hunter Practice Audio

Alex Ovechkin Practice Audio


John Carlson Practice Audio


Brooks Laich Practice Audio


Karl Alzner Practice Audio


Braden Holtby Practice Audio


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus