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Caps Today, 2/11/13

February 11, 2013

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals practice today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 10:30 a.m.

Washington scored a power-play goal for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday against Florida and is now 5-11 (45.5%) in its last five games with the man advantage. Washington ranked 18th in the league in power-play efficiency on Feb. 1 (17.9%), and with its current run now ranks ninth in the league (22.7%).

Upcoming Media
Tomorrow, 12:45 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Fix, ESPN 980 AM
Tomorrow, 6:15 p.m.: John Walton on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM
Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Reporters, ESPN 980 AM
Thursday, 8:45 a.m.: Brooks Laich on The Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM
Thursday, 6:15 p.m.: John Walton on LaVar and Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: Postgame Notebook, 2-9-13: Caps 5, Panthers 0 / Ribeiro Gives Caps Power Play a Power Boost
Caps 365: Caps Postgame Locker Room 2/9/13 / Adam Oates Postgame 2/9/13 / Kevin Dineen Postgame 2/9/13 / Braden Holtby Postgame 2/9/13 / Panthers Postgame Locker Room 2/9/13
/ Two-Man Advantage 2/9/13 / Rinkside Update 2/9/13 / Karl Alzner 2/9/13 / Adam Oates 2/9/13

Capitals Voice: End of Game Tonight: 5-0 Caps Win Over Florida Saturday at Verizon Center / Ovechkin Makes it 4-0, Perreault Makes it 5-0 / Joel Ward Finds His Fifth Goal of the Year, Caps with a 3-0 Lead End of Two / Troy Brouwer Scores in the Second Period to Make the Score 2-0 Washington / Caps Take a 1-0 Lead After One, Listen to the Goal Here / Adam Oates on the Panthers, and Playing the Southeast Division

Washington Post: Capitals break out of their funk with a 5-0 win against the Florida Panthers / Capitals goalies Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth hope to build off shutout win over Panthers / Capitals break out of their funk with a 5-0 win against the Florida Panthers / Capitals Insider: Braden Holtby records shutout, assist in Caps' win over Panthers / Capitals Insider: One-timers: Caps 'did a lot of things well' against Panthers / Capitals Insider: Unit of Mathieu Perreault, Eric Fehr and Joel Ward stands out for Capitals 

Washington Times: Capitals need better goaltending from Braden Holtby, Michal Neuvirth / WHYNO: Lopsided victory shouldn't obscure Capitals' big picture / In rare win, Capitals execute Adam Oates' blueprint for success / Capitals Watch: Caps come alive in 5-0 win over Florida / Capitals last in NHL, first in waiver priority order / Capitals Watch: Mathieu Perreault brings 'tons of energy' to Capitals lineup / Capitals Watch: John Erskine and his snarl back on defense for Capitals

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Capitals 5, Panthers 0: Five Observations / Cheers and Jeers: With win vs. Panthers, Capitals finally meeting expectations

CSN Washington: Capitals Talk: Holtby urges Caps to keep foot on the gasDineen understands Caps' growing pains / Capitals Talk: Caps' win is just what the boss ordered / Capitals Talk: Total team effort for Caps / Capitals Talk: Instant Analysis: Caps 5, Panthers 0 / Capitals Talks: Laich getting closer, Johansson struggling

NBC Washington: The Washington Capitals’ 12 Steps Toward Recovery Brouwer, Holtby lead Capitals to 5-0 Win

Associated Press: Brouwer Scores 2 as Capitals Blank Panthers 

WNST: Caps Get Much Needed Blowout Victory
Ted's Take: Time to Laugh / "Cuban America" / A 5-0 Home Win / Cultural Change / A Positive Week
Russian Machine Never Breaks: Braden Holtby Gets Second Career Assist on Sick 110 Foot Saucer Pass / A Day Before His Shutout, Braden Holtby Helped Host Extreme Recess Hockey at Kettler

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