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Caps Today, 1/23/13

Today’s Storyline
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today launched Monumental Network, a hub for Monumental-controlled content platforms for fans and customers in the D.C. region and around the world. will serve as one of the region’s top destinations for sports and entertainment news, providing fans with exclusive, original content and programming.

Monumental Network will feature a blend of original programming and existing content, including Monumental Today, Scouting Report, Coaches’ Corner, Get to Know, Monumental Memories, Press Row, Caps Red Line (CRL) and Wizards/Mystics Magazine – The Journey.

Many popular programs that currently run on individual team sites will be syndicated and featured on, including: Capitals Rinkside Update, Capitals Two-Man Advantage and Capitals and Wizards pregame and postgame coverage.

For more information, visit

ECHL All-Star Game
Washington Capitals prospect Philipp Grubauer will start tonight for the ECHL All-Stars in the ECHL All-Star Game at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., at 9:05 p.m. ET.

Grubauer will lead the ECHL All-Stars, coached by Reading Royals head coach Larry Courville, against the host Colorado Eagles. Grubauer leads the league in wins (19) despite splitting time between Reading and Hershey (AHL), and ranks sixth in goals-against average (2.30).

The game will be rebroadcast on NHL Network U.S. on Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. ET.

Upcoming Media
Today, 2 p.m.: Caps Report,
Today, 5 p.m.: Joel Ward on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Tomorrow, 8:25 a.m.: Wojtek Wolski on 94.7 Fresh FM
Tomorrow, 8:30 a.m.: Joey Crabb on The Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: 1-22-13: Jets 4, Caps 2 / Caps Seek to Keep Jets Cool
Caps 365: 01-22-13 Adam Oates / 01-22-13 Caps Postgame Locker Room / 01-22-13 Claude Noel Postgame / 01-22-13 Jets Postgame Locker Room / 01-22-13 Two-Man Advantage / 01-22-13 Adam Oates / 01-22-13 Alex Ovechkin / 01-22-13 Jason Chimera / 01-22-13 Matt Hendricks / 01-22-13 Joey Crabb / 01-22-13 Rinkside Update

Capitals Voice: Caps fall to Jets 4-2 in home opener Tuesday / Checking in with Adam Oates, prior to the home opener

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Jets: Washington falls to Jets in 2013 home opener / Washington Capitals are back on ice, level of play hasn't yet returned / Capitals Insider: NHL makes rule changes on handling the puck, face-offs / DC Sports Blog: Morning Pixels: Caps set D.C opening night ratings record

Washington Times: HARRIS: Shortened preseason a bigger deal for Caps than most teams / Loss to Jets more evidence Caps are work in progress / Capitals bask in hockey's return to D.C. / Caps' Joel Ward dedicates season to late friend Drew Power

Washington Examiner: Capitals lose to Jets home opener / Capitals Game Night -- 7 p.m.

CSN Washington: Joe B's Blog: Jet-Lag / Capitals-Jets Instant Analysis / Brouwer on Caps start: ‘The grace period is gone’ / Better late than never: Green his 400 games / Kundratek, Crabb to make season debuts
Hockey’s Future: 2013 ECHL All-Star Game: Grubauer's ECHL swan song comes on a high note
Ted’s Take: "Can't Touch This" / "This is God's Work" / "It's There! It's There!" / Tribute to Alan May / New Kids on the Block in Concert/ Doors Open Early Tonight / Preview of Tonight's Home Opener
Capitals Outsider: Fans Show Spirit in Return to Verizon Center

Recent Transactions
Jan. 21 Recalled Tomas Kundratek from Hershey