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Caps Today, 4/3/13

Today’s Storyline

The Washington Capitals will practice today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 11:30 a.m.  

The 2012-13 NHL Trade Deadline is today at 3:00 p.m. ET.

NHL clubs made 16 trades involving 32 players on the day of the Trade Deadline in 2011-12.

Since the 1979-80 season, the record for the most trades on the day of the Trade Deadline is 31 (2009-10).

Of the Capitals current roster, four players were acquired via trade, including Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera, Brooks Laich and Mike Ribeiro.

Capitals fans can follow all of the action on NHL trade deadline day live on as Mike Vogel, John Walton and Alan May host a special edition of Caps Report from 12 to 4 p.m.

Upcoming Media
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Caps Report – Trade Deadline Edition,

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: Caps 5, Canes 3 / Caps Land Gophers’ Defenseman Schmidt / Caps Ink Hillen To Two-Year Extension / Caps Road Rebound Helps Give Them Control of Destiny
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 4/2/13 / Caps Postgame Locker Room 4/2/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 4/2/13 / Jack Hillen 4/2/3 / Karl Alzner 4/2/13 / Jay Beagle 4/2/13 / Mike Ribeiro 4/2/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 4/2/13 / Two-Man Advantage 4/2/13 / Monumental Today 4/2/13

Capitals Voice: Listen to the Final Moments as the Caps Win 5-3 at Carolina / Caps Lead 5-3 At The End of Two, Listen to the Goals Here / Listen to Alex Ovechkin Score His 19th Goal of the Season

Washington Post: Capitals vs Hurricanes: Alex Ovechkin has three points, Nicklas Backstrom has four to rally Washington / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green put on a show as Capitals trounce Carolina / Capitals Insider: Caps re-sign Jack Hillen to two-year, $1.4 million deal

Washington Times: Capitals return to ‘good old days’ / Capitals shuffle defense as NHL foes beef up before trade deadline / Capitals Watch: Alex Ovechkin ‘playing with some energy’ on point streak / Capitals Watch: Matt Hendricks, Capitals in talks about contract extension / Capitals Watch: Capitals beat Hurricanes, creep closer to 1st place / Capitals Watch: Jack Hillen signs 2-year extension with Capitals

Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Caps 5, Hurricanes 3: Five Observations

CSN Washington: Capitals within two points of division lead / Joe B: Caps storm past Hurricanes / Weekly primer: Caps geared up for playoff run / Erskine returns, Orlov, Kundratek to Hershey / Capitals bring back ‘Wrecker,’ add defenseman / McPhee on goalie equipment, visors and more

NHL: Caps rally to beat Hurricanes / Capitals sign Gophers’ Schmidt to two-year deal

Associated Press: Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green lead Capitals to comeback win at Carolina

ESPN: Elias Says… (Alex Ovechkin mentioned)

Minnesota Daily: Schmidt leaves Gophers for NHL; others may follow soon

Minneapolis Star Tribune:  U defenseman Schmidt signs with Washington Trade: Caps, Coyotes flip AHL tough guys / Caps give d-man Hillen a two-year, $1.4 million extension With Trade Deadline Approaching, History Suggests Capitals Won’t Make Waves
CBS DC: Caps vs. Islanders: It Hasn’t Mattered This Much Since 1993

Pioneer Press: Gophers hockey: Nate Schmidt signs with Washington Capitals

St. Cloud Times: Former CHS star Schmidt signs 2-year deal with Washington Capitals

WNST: Frankovic: Ovechkin Sparks Caps Comeback Win in Carolina

Yahoo! Sports: NHL 3 Stars: Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals; Sabres foil Penguins’ streak
Ted’s Take: Left and Right / Caps on CSN Plus Tonight / POTUS, Wizards and Easter Eggs / SBJ Features Monumental Network / 500,000 Likes / Only Five Players in the NHL Have More Goals Than Alex Ovechkin / Okafor, Ariza, Webster and Nene / “Limitless Potential” / A Terrific Stat Month for John Wall
District Sports Page: Washington Capitals to Host Salute to the Military Night April 4
Russian Machine Never Breaks: Caps Sign University of Minnesota’s Nate Schmidt

Recent Transactions
April 2 Assigned Dmitry Orlov and Tomas Kundratek to Hershey; Signed Nate Schmidt; Acquired Joel Rechlicz from Phoenix in exchange for Matt Clackson; Acquired Dane Byers from Edmonton in exchange for Garrett Stafford


Injury Update
F Eric Fehr – day-to-day
D Tom Poti – day-to-day