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Caps Today 4/7

The Washington Capitals face the St. Louis Blues tomorrow at Scottrade Center. Tomorrow’s game marks the second and final game between the teams this season and the first time Washington has visited St. Louis since Dec. 1, 2010. The Capitals defeated the Blues 4-1 at Verizon Center on Nov. 17, 2013, in the teams’ previous meeting this season. Washington has earned a point in six of its last eight games against St. Louis (5-2-1) and in nine of its last 10 games against Western Conference opponents. Alex Ovechkin has registered 11 points (4g, 7a) in eight career games against the Blues and Nicklas Backstrom has earned 10 points (4g, 6a) in seven career games against St. Louis.


Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.: Alan May, ESPN 980

Wednesday, 8:20 a.m.: Brooks Laich on Sports Junkies, FAN 106.7 FM

Wednesday, 2 p.m.: Caps Report on

Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.: Greg Wyshynski, ESPN980

Wednesday, 3:50 p.m.: Karl Alzner on LaVar & Dukes, FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump 'n Chase: Caps Halt Five-Game Slide with Skills Win on Island

Monumental Network: Adam Oates Postgame / Braden Holtby Postgame / Joel Ward Postgame / Nicklas Backstrom Postgame / Two-Man Advantage / Adam Oates Pregame / Troy Brouwer Pregame / John Carlson Pregame

Washington Post: Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal / Capitals Insider: Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win against the Islanders / Capitals Insider: Mike Green injured in win over Islanders

CSN Washington: Are Caps allowing too many shots to win? / It's getting late early for the Capitals / Instant analysis: Caps 4, Islanders 3 in SO / Dustin Penner scratched vs. Islanders / Pregame primer: Caps visit streaking Isles / Second thoughts as Caps try to regroup

Associated Press: Evgeny Kuznetsov's SO goal vs. Isles keeps Caps' playoff hopes alive

Canadian Press: Kuznetsov scores in shootout to lift Capitals to 4-3 win over Islanders Capitals rally, end five-game skid with shootout win / Capitals' Penner out; Grabner back in Islanders lineup

Hockey News: Getting To Know: Tom Wilson

NBC Sports: Caps grab shootout win vs. Isles, break five-game skid / Mike Green suffers upper-body injury, questionable to return

News Channel 8: Washington Capitals fitness

Capitals Voice: Ward ties it 3-3 / Nicky Backstrom pulls the Caps to within one / Kuznetsov ties the game 1-1

Ted’s Take: Natalie Portman is great in this film / Tale of Two Cities

Japers’ Rink: Monday Caps Clips: Stretching for the Stretch Run / Worst to First Jerseys: The Washington Capitals / Sunday Caps Clips: So You're Saying There's A Chance / Capitals vs. Islanders Recap: Caps Cap Off Comeback with Shootout Win, 4-3

Recent Transactions

April 4: Recalled Tyson Strachan from Hershey (AHL)

April 2: Signed Madison Bowey to a three-year, entry-level deal

April 2: Re-assign Chris Brown to Hershey (AHL)