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Caps Today, 10/12/17

October 12, 2017
In Christian Djoos’ NHL and Capitals debut, the 23-year-old Swedish defenseman scored a goal and added an assist in 13:20 of ice time. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Djoos became the first Capitals defenseman to score a goal in his NHL debut since Steve Poapst scored in his first game on April 10, 1996 against the New York Rangers. Djoos also became the first defenseman in franchise history to record two points in his debut game. Djoos factored in to every Capitals goal, the first rookie defenseman to factor into every goal in a two-goal game since John Carlson did so on Feb. 17, 2011 in a two-assist effort against the San Jose Sharks.

Djoos set career highs in the AHL last season in games (66), goals (13), assists (45) and points (58) with the Hershey Bears and lead all Hershey defensemen in the respective point categories. Additionally, Djoos ranked second among AHL defensemen with at least 25 games played in primary assists, averaging 0.38 per game. Djoos was also 11th in the AHL in goals (13), despite only averaging 1.29 shots per game, which ranked 119th in the AHL.


Friday, 8:40 a.m.: Jay Beagle on The Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan

Friday, 3:30 p.m.: John Carlson on Chad Dukes vs. The World, 106.7 The Fan

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: Pens Overpower Caps, 3-2 / SKATE SHAVINGS: News and Notes From Caps Morning Skate

Washington Capitals: Capitals Launch First Professional Sports Team Alexa Skill

Washington Post: Capitals-Penguins redux ends with another Washington loss / Caps defenseman Christian Djoos to make NHL debut against Penguins

NBC Sports Washington: Insider's Take: Christian Djoos has a big night in debut, but Caps fall to Pens, 3-2 / Braden Holtby was not happy about Sidney Crosby's hit / Christian Djoos clearly left an impression on his teammates and coach in his debut / Sidney Crosby knocks Braden Holtby over, does not get a penalty / Barry Trotz moves Aaron the right / After a hot start, Alex Ovechkin signs with CCM

NHL: Penguins win latest showdown with Capitals

AP: Hornqvist's return sparks power play as Penguins edge Capitals

Tribune Live: Patric Hornqvist's return fuels Penguins to win over Capitals / Penguins' Sidney Crosby says Matt Niskanen reached out after playoff cross-check

Washington Times: Capitals fall, again, to Penguins in first rematch since playoff series

Japer’s Rink: Thursday Caps Clips: Penned In / Caps vs. Pens Recap: Djoos Looses Deuce, But Penalties Sink Washington 3-2.

TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Caps Postgame | October 11 / Barry Trotz Postgame | October 11 / Caps 365 | October 11

CNN: Meet The NHL’s First Australian Player