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Caps Today, 3/6

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals will hold an optional practice today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 11 a.m.

Fehr’s three-point game was the second of his career and it came nearly five years to the day after his first, which also came against the Bruins at Verizon Center. Fehr had three assists in a 10-3 Washington win over the Bruins on March 3, 2008.

Fehr now has a point in seven of his last 10 games, with five goals and 11 points during that span.

For the second game in a row, Fehr established a single-game career high in ice time. He skated 19:26 on Saturday against Winnipeg, shattering his previous standard (17:20 on Dec. 5, 2009) by more than two full minutes. Fehr logged 19:57 in Tuesday’s game against the Bruins.

With 11 points on the season, Fehr is one of 176 NHL skaters with at least that many points this season. Fehr’s average ice time total of 11:57 per night is the lowest among all 176 of those players.

For more on last night’s Capitals overtime victory, visit


Upcoming Media
Today, 4:30 p.m.: Alan May on The Sports Reporters, 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 3-5-13: Caps 4, Bruins 3 (OT) / Hamrlik on Waivers, Oleksy Set to Make Debut
Monumental Network: Bruins Postgame Locker Room 3/5/13 / Claude Julien Postgame 3/5/13 / Adam Oates Postgame 3/5/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 3/5/13 / Eric Fehr Postgame 3/5/13 / Adam Oates 3/5/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 3/5/13 / Steve Oleksy 3/5/13 / Rinkside Update 3/5/13 / Two-Man Advantage 3/5/13 / Monumental Today 3/5/13

Capitals Voice: Hear Eric Fehr Deliver A Dagger To The Bruins, Caps Down Boston 4-3 In Overtime / Hear Tomas Kundratek’s First NHL Goal Here, Caps Back Within One At 3-2 / Hear Steve Oleksy’s First NHL Point Here, Caps Trail Boston 3-1 In The 2nd  / Chatting With Adam Oates, As The Capitals Take On The Bruins Tuesday / Your Capitals Minute for Tuesday, March 5

Washington Post: Capitals vs. Bruins; Eric Fehr nets game-winner in overtime to vault Washington past Boston / Capitals Insider: Eric Fehr’s highlight-reel, game winning goal against the Bruins (video) / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates: Steve Oleksy brings balance to Capitals defense / Capitals Insider: Capitals waive Roman Hamrlik / Capitals Insider: Troy Brouwer sick, misses Capitals’ morning skate / Capitals Insider: Capitals hope to ‘hang’ with Bruins / DC Sports Bog: Caps won’t raise season ticket prices next year

Washington Times: Eric Fehr overtime goal completes Capitals’ comeback victory / Capitals add grit with recent roster moves / Capitals notes: Little-used Roman Hamrlik placed on waivers / Capitals Watch: Eric Fehr scores a ‘highlight-reel goal’ in overtime / Capitals Watch: At the horn: Capitals beat Bruins in overtime / Capitals Watch: Bruins at Capitals: Troy Brouwer out, Wojtek Wolski in / Capitals Watch: Steve Oleksy with Caps for ‘balance,’ Adam Oates says

Washington Examiner: Eric Fehr caps epic rally with overtime winner for Capitals / Caps place veteran defenseman Roman Hamrlik on waivers

CSN Washington: For better or worse, vintage Ovi / Capitals push back in OT thriller / Joe B: For Caps, turnabout is Fehr play / Oates would welcome back Hamrlik / Capitals-Bruins instant analysis / Caps face the new Bourque on the Bruins / Capitals place Hamrlik on waivers Capitals rally from 3-0 down, beat Bruins in OT

Associated Press: Capitals rally from 3 down, beat Bruins 4-3 in OT

CBS Sports: Eric Fehr’s highlight reel goal completes Capitals comeback

WNST: Frankovic: Caps Have the Right Coach in Adam Oates

Yahoo! Sports: Eric Fehr’s dazzling goal completes Capitals’ comeback vs. Bruins
PennLive: Hershey Bears D Steven Oleksy makes inspiring NHL rise to Washington Capitals
Teds Take: Thank You Caps Season-Ticket Holders / Pixels About Tonight’s Game / Confidence / Wizards To Play First NBA Game in Brazil / Touching Reunion
Capitals Outsider: Caps Host Pick-a-Stick Night

Russian Machine Never Breaks: With Parents in Attendance, Steve Oleksy Scores First NHL Point in First Game / Steve Oleksy Found Out about his Call-Up after Watching Jack the Giant Slayer

Recent Transactions
March 4 Signed and recalled Steven Oleksy from Hershey
Feb. 28 Claimed Aaron Volpatti off of Waivers from Vancouver
Feb. 28 Assigned Philipp Grubauer and Casey Wellman to Hershey
Feb. 27 Recalled Philipp Grubauer from Hershey
Feb. 26 Recalled Casey Wellman from Hershey

Injury Update
D Mike Green – day-to-day
D Jack Hillen – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day
F Marcus Johansson – day-to-day