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Caps Today, 5/9/13

Today’s Storyline

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

Mathieu Perreault scored twice in Game 4 last night, his first two career playoff goals. Perreault has a two-game point streak and is tied for the postseason team lead in goals and points.

Joel Ward added two assists last night and now has three assists in his last two postseason games.

Jason Chimera assisted on Perreault’s first goal giving him 10 points (6g-4a) in 16 career playoff games vs. New York.


Upcoming Media
Today, 12 p.m.: Monumental Today (LIVE),

Tomorrow, 10 a.m.: Monumental Today (LIVE),


Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Postgame Notebook: Rangers 4, Caps 3 / Caps Seek Split on Broadway
Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame 5/8/13 / Alex Ovechkin Postgame 5/8/13 / Braden Holtby Postgame 5/8/13 / Troy Brouwer Postgame 5/8/13 / Joel Ward Postgame 5/8/13 / Adam Oates Pregame 5/8/13 / Jason Chimera 5/8/13 / Alex Ovechkin 5/8/13 / Braden Holtby 5/8/13 / Matt Hendricks 5/8/13 / Nicklas Backstrom 5/8/13 / Two-Man Advantage 5/8/13 / Monumental Today / Monumental Memories: Mike Gartner

Capitals Voice: Karl Alzner Makes the Score 4-3 NYR in the 3rd / Troy Brouwer Ties Game 4 Late in 2nd Period / Perreault Scores for Washington, 2-1 Rangers Late 2nd / Catching Up with Jay Beagle, Game 4 Tonight in New York

Washington Post: Rangers 4, Capitals 3: New York ties Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at 2 / Hamilton: Capitals’ Game 3 mistakes resurface in Game 4 loss / Capitals Insider: Martin Erat suffers apparent injury to left wrist or forearm in Game 4 / Capitals Insider: Capitals know they must remain patient against Vezina finalist Henrik Lundqvist / Capitals Insider: Alex Ovechkin on Ryan McDonagh: ‘I don’t care what he say’
Washington Times: Rangers down Capitals in Game 4 to even seriesSolving Henrik Lundqvist critical to Capitals’ chances / Capitals Watch: Martin Erat suffers apparent wrist injury / Capitals Watch: Rangers’ Marc Staal out, Ryan Clowe in / Capitals Watch: Alex Ovechkin ‘normal,’ not tired late in Game 3

Washington Examiner: Capitals’ mistakes prove costly as Rangers tie series with Game 4 win / Loose Pucks: Rangers 4, Caps 3: Five Observations / Loose Pucks: Caps forward Brooks Laich returns to ice

CSN Washington: Caps lose 4-3, series even at two games apiece / Caps have their hands full with Rangers / Joe B: Caps and Rangers all even / Ovechkin says it’s ‘nice’ not getting hit by RangersLaich returns to practice for Capitals / Around the NHL: playoff goalies Capitals’ Erat suffers upper-body injury / Ovechkin line remains cold in Game 4
Associated Press: Rangers hang on to beat Caps 4-3, tie series 2-2 Alex Ovechkin’s playmaking abilities on display through first three postseason games / Brooks Laich skates with teammates ahead of Game 4 Wednesday Rangers overcome Caps’ comeback, even series / Ovechkin: Capitals’ top line has to play better / Erat injured in collision with Ovechkin, Stepan
Sports Illustrated: New York Rangers top Washington Capitals 4-3, tie series at 2
PennLive: Providence Bruins win deciding Game 5 to eliminate Hershey Bears
Reading Eagle: No overtime magic for Royals
Ted’s Take: Groupon First Quarter Results / People Analytics – The Resume is Dead / The Making of a Legend / Game 4 Tonight / Mother’s Day Classics

Injury Update
F Martin Erat – day-to-day
D Tom Poti – day-to-day
F Brooks Laich – day-to-day