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Caps Today, 12/6/17

December 6, 2017
The Capitals host the Chicago Blackhawks at Capital One Arena tonight in the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Washington is 42-41-11-1 all-time against Chicago and 27-15-5-1 all-time at home.

Since November, the Capitals are 11-5-0, a stretch that is good for a 113-point pace over the course of a full regular season. The Capitals' 22 points since November rank as the third-most in the NHL and the most in the Eastern Conference. At home since November, the Capitals are 9-2-0, and their 18 home points are the most in the NHL. Since Barry Trotz assumed the head coaching position in the 2014-15 season, the Capitals 94 home wins and 199 points rank first in the NHL.


Wednesday, 8 a.m.: Barry Trotz on The Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan

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

This Day in Caps History:

Dec. 6, 1986: The Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, extending their home unbeaten streak against Montreal to 14-consecutive games. Former Canadiens forward Craig Laughlin had two goals and an assist as the Capitals completed a three-game season-series sweep of the defending Stanley Cup champions. Additional info on the Caps history and behind-the-scenes stories can be found in '100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die'

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Dump ‘n Chase: POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Caps 4, Sharks 1 / Caps Host Hawks on Wednesday

Washington Post: D.C. Sports Bog Capitals’ Brett Connolly leaves Evgeny Kuznetsov hanging. Hilarity ensues. / Injury bug strikes Caps again: T.J. Oshie ‘doubtful’ to play against Blackhawks

Washington Times: Trotz on injury-bitten Capitals: ‘It’s just reality’ / Kuznetsov’s comfort has produced more points, production

NBC Sports Washington: T.J. Oshie misses Tuesday's practice / Brenden Dillon suspended for brutal slash on Madison Bowey

Sports Illustrated: Power Rankings: There's Little Quality Dropoff After NHL's Elite Teams

Washington Business Journal: This Washington Capitals player sweats a lot. Now it’s led to his first startup investment. (Video)

Japer’s Rink: Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Blackhawks Game Day


TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Barry Trotz | December 5 / Nicklas Backstrom | December 5  / Rinkside Update | Travis Boyd

Sports Junkies: Beagle reacts to Thornton's dirty hit against Oshie / Beagle on Ovi's year: 'That's what we expect from our leader'


Blackhawks Clips:

Chicago Daily Herald: Murphy finds left is right with Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Tribune: Wednesday's matchup: Blackhawks at Capitals / Blackhawks’ Jean-Francois Berube savoring another NHL shot, short as it may be

Fansided: Chicago Blackhawks Refusing To Change Ways, But Need To Quickly

Fox Sports: Streaking Capitals host slumping Blackhawks (Dec 06, 2017)

Second City Herald: Chicago Blackhawks become NHL’s 4th billion-dollar franchise, per report