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Caps Today, 1/21

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

Capitals Media Guide

The 2012-13 Washington Capitals media guide can be found here.
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