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Caps Today, 3/27/13

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals are off today and will practice on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Many Capitals prospects are in the midst of their respective leagues’ playoffs. Tom Wilson and Connor Carrick have helped the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) to an early 3-0 series lead against Sarnia. Tom Wilson is tied for second on his team in scoring (two goals and four assists) through the first three contests and scored the game-winning goal in Game 2 on March 23. Carrick is tied for the team lead in points for defensemen with four assists. Plymouth looks for the sweep tonight at 7 p.m.

Austin Wuthrich and Thomas Di Pauli helped Notre Dame win the Mason Cup CCHA Championship, defeating Michigan 3-1 on March 24. Wuthrich scored the game-winning goal and was named to the 2013 CCHA All-Tournament Team. Both Notre Dame and Riley Barber’s Miami University RedHawks, which captured the regular-season championship, will participate in the NCAA tournament. Both teams are set to open the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal on March 30, with Notre Dame facing St. Cloud State and Miami facing Minnesota State.   


Upcoming Media
Tomorrow, 8:45 a.m.: Brooks Laich on The Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM
Tomorrow, 8:45 a.m.: Troy Brouwer on Elliot in the Morning, DC 101.1 FM
Tomorrow, 4:15 p.m.: Braden Holtby on The Sports Reporters, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook 3-26-13: Islanders 3, Caps 2 / Caps Aim To Guard Against Schedule Letdown

Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Minute for Wednesday, March 27 / Caps And Islanders Tied At 2-2 At The End Of 40 Minutes / Chatting With Adam Oates, As Caps Return Home To Face The Islanders / Your Capitals Minute for Tuesday, March 26
Monumental Network: Caps Postgame Locker Room 3/26/13 / Adam Oates Postgame 3/26/13 / Jack Capuano Postgame 3/26/13 / Islanders Postgame Locker Room 3/26/13 / Mike Green 3/26/13 / Braden Holtby 3/26/13 / Joel Ward 3/26/13 / Troy Brouwer 3/26/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 3/26/13 / Two Man Advantage 3/26/13 / Monumental Today 3/26/13

Washington Post: John Tavares breaks third-period tie to lift visiting New York past Washington, 3-2 / Capitals Insider: Eric Fehr out with upper-body injury, won’t play against Islanders / Capitals Insider: Adam Oates’s ‘Ray Bourque’ rule for Mike Green / DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin on his haircut and his hot streak

Washington Times: Mistake destroys Capitals’ momentum in loss to Islanders / Mike Bourque? Oates wants Green, Caps defensemen to follow the Ray Bourque rule / Capitals Watch: At the horn: Capitals’ streak snapped by loss to Islanders / Capitals Watch: Capitals morning skate: Eric Fehr out vs. Islanders

Washington Examiner: Capitals stung at home by Islanders

NHL: Islanders snap Capitals’ winning streak / Backstrom seeing fortunes turn after trying stretch

Associated Press: John Tavares’ late goal sends Islanders past Capitals

CSN Washington: Joe B: Isles skate past Caps in 3rd period / Late goal costs Caps against Islanders / Pre-game notebook: Caps thinking payback / With Fehr out, Wolski gets his chance
Ted’s Take: Gotta Love RMNB / All of Wall’s 47 Points / Grantland: “John Wall Goes Electric” / Caps Vs. Islanders Preview / “Betty White – In Black And White” / As The Announcer At Verizon Center Said, “JOHN WALLLLL!!!!!!!!" / Honor The Bullets Championship

Recent Transactions
March 23 Assigned Joey Crabb to Hershey
March 18 Recalled Dmitry Orlov from Hershey

Injury Update
F Eric Fehr – day-to-day
D Tomas Kundratek – day-to-day
D John Erskine – day-to-day
D Tom Poti – day-to-day