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Caps Today, 2/6/13

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals fell by a 3-2 score last night to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Marcus Johansson scored Washington’s first goal of the game, his first goal of the season. Since breaking into the league in 2010, Johansson currently ranks tied for fifth in his 2009 draft class in points (74) and sits fifth in goals (28).

Upcoming Media
Today, 4:30 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Reporters, ESPN 980 AM
Tomorrow, 12:45 a.m.: Greg Wyshynski on The Sports Fix, ESPN 980 AM
Tomorrow, 6:15 p.m.: John Walton on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: Postgame Notebook 2-5-13: Leafs 3, Caps 2 / Bondra's Five Spot
Caps 365: Maple Leafs Postgame Locker Room 2/5/13 / Adam Oates Postgame 2/5/13 / Randy Carlyle Postgame 2/5/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 2/5/13 / Two-Man Advantage 2/5/13 / Rinkside Update 2/5/13 / John Carlson 2/5/13 / Alex Ovechkin 2/5/13 / Adam Oates 2/5/13 

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Wednesday, February 6 / Adam Oates on Tuesday's Game with Toronto 

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Miscues drop Washington to bottom of NHL standings / Capitals Insider: Frustrated Capitals undone by compounding mistakes once again / Capitals Insider: Neuvirth will start vs. Toronto, Ovechkin talks about scoring woes / Capitals Insider: Brooks Laich making progress, 'looks a lot better' / DC Sports Bog: Caps players react to Nicklas Backstrom garden gnome

Washington Times: Details doom Capitals in loss to Maple Leafs / Screen plays torment Capitals' goaltenders / Capitals notes: Brooks Laich could return to practice soon / Alex Ovechkin can relate to Phil Kessel's scoring drought / Capitals Watch: 'What a compliment:' Nicklas Backstrom as a garden gnome / Capitals Watch: Adam Oates gives update on Brooks Laich's groin injury / Capitals Watch: Capitals morning skate: More of same vs. Maple Leafs

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Maple Leafs 3, Caps 2: Five Observations / Another night with no answers as Washington Capitals fall to Toronto 3-2 / Loose Pucks: Caps Game Night - 7 pm vs. Toronto / Loose Pucks: A Brooks Laich injury update

CSN Washington: Capitals Talk: Feeling Deflated / Capitals Talk: Capitals short on answers after loss / Capitals Talk: Capitals again fall to Toronto / Capitals Talk: Leaf's Kessel hasn't hit groove yet / Capitals Talk: Ex-Cap Steckel: It's been difficult / Capitals Talk: Laich nearing return for Capitals / Capitals Talk: Oates turns to Neuvirth against Maple Leafs / Capitals Talk: Capitals weekly primer

NBC Washington: Capitals Continue to Come Up Short, Search for Answers / Adam Oates: Brooks Laich "Looks A Lot Better," Continues to Recover from Groin Injury Maple Leafs hand Capitals another loss

Associated Press: Van Riemsdyk's pair leads Leafs over Capitals

Yahoo! Sports: Ovechkin encourages Kessel / The biggest coaching challenge in the NHL: Adam Oates tries to turn around the Washington Capitals
Ted's Take: RIP Silent / Where Did the Bees Go? / Fast Cars - How They Are Made

Recent Transactions
Jan. 31 Acquired Casey Wellman from Florida in exchange for Zach Hamill
Jan. 31 Acquired Peter LeBlanc from Chicago in exchange for Mathieu Beaudoin