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Caps Today, 3/28/13

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

Nicklas Backstrom currently ranks tied for fifth in the league (with teammate Mike Ribeiro) in assists (24). Backstrom tallied a goal and an assist on March 24 at New York, tying him with Capitals head coach Adam Oates for 10th place all-time in Capitals history in assists (290). Backstrom ranks fifth in the league in assists since his rookie season (2007-08).


Upcoming Media
Today, 4:15 p.m.: Braden Holtby on The Sports Reporters, ESPN 980 AM


Must Read/See/Hear Material
Monumental Network: Capitals Report 3/27/13 / Monumental Today 3/27/13 / Monumental Memories: Alan Hangslebn Trade 3/27/13

Washington Post: Feinstein: After letting Isles game slip away, Caps are quickly running out of chances / Capitals Insider: One-timers: Capitals can’t prevent rough start against Islanders

Washington Times: Capitals notes: Mathieu Perreault learns visors don’t eliminate danger / Rest, adjustments on docket for Capitals’ days off / Capitals Watch: Morning After: Islanders 3, Capitals 2 / NHL visor debate: Mathieu Perreault cut when shield breaks

Washington Examiner: Cheers and Jeers: Capitals look like they need the restLoose Pucks: Analyzing the options: Caps star center Mike RibeiroLoose Pucks: Islanders 3, Caps 2: Five Observations

CSN Washington: Former goalies support NHL crackdown / Green: Oates was 'outstanding' choiceCaps among league's hardest hit by injuriesHunter: One year later / Wednesday rewind: Caps get a day of rest / Ovechkin plays street hockey outside Verizon Center / Two Caps take time off to give back to the community

NBC Washington: Late Turnover Costs Capitals in 3-2 Loss to Islanders
Ted’s Take: Virtual Internet Mobs “Iggy And The Stooges: Raw Power Live, In The Hands Of The Fans” / More On John Wall In The Washington Post / “The Devil Is In The Details”

Russian Machine Never Breaks: Alex Ovechkin Shoots Commercial For Verizon, Plays Pickup Hockey with Fans on F Street

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