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Caps Today, 2/10/18

February 10, 2018
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 15 th goal of the season and added an assist to lead the Caps to a 4-2 win over Columbus on Friday night. In his last six games, Kuznetsov has led the Capitals with nine points (2g, 7a) and is riding a team-high six game point and assist streak. Kuznetsov's 37 assists lead the team this season and are tied for 14th in the NHL. This season, Kuznetsov has recorded an assist in 25 games, with the Caps posting a record of 18-4-3 in those games. Kuznetsov's 166 career assists are seventh among players selected in the 2010 draft, while his 1.94 assists per 60 minutes of play ranks first. In addition, Kuznetsov’s 166 assists rank 29 th in franchise history, six shy of Joe Juneau franchise mark of 172, which ranks 28 th in franchise history.

Washington will host Detroit tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Caps won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime in Detroit on Oct. 20.

Media Advisory

The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host nearly 150 surviving military children and adult loved ones who have found healing through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for an event at Kettler Capitals Iceplex today at 11 a.m. TAPS families will be treated to lunch as they watch the Caps practice with Slapshot and Red Rockers, then skate with American players Taylor Chorney, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik and T.J. Oshie for an hour after practice. The event kicks off the 2017-18 Courage Caps campaign sponsored by Telos Corporation. Courage Caps are team-issued branded hats and T-shirts that will go on sale beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, when the Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Military Appreciation Night.

The Capitals also are granting the wish of 6-year-old Arvada, Colorado native Owen Meyer Saturday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 11. Meyer’s wish to meet and skate with the team will come true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic. On Feb. 10, Meyer will join the Capitals on ice at the conclusion of practice, skating with select players. He also will receive a tour of Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the locker room. On Feb. 11 Meyer’s wish will continue with the ‘Ultimate Fan’ experience at Capital One Arena as part of the team’s Kids Day presented by Giant.

This Day in Capitals History

Feb.10, 1975: With a record of 4-45-5 in their inaugural season, the Capitals acquired veterans Garnet 'Ace' Bailey and Stan Gilbertson from the St. Louis Blues for Denis Dupere. Bailey would spend parts of four seasons with the Capitals, recording 43 goals and 114 points in 207 games. He died tragically on United Flight 175 on Sept.11, 2001, while working as a scout with the Los Angeles Kings. 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

Washington Capitals: Capitals Acquire Adam Chapie and Joe Whitney from New York Rangers

Dump ‘n Chase: Caps Clip Columbus Again, 4-2

Washington Post: Capitals have all the answers in 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

NBC Sports Washington: 3 stars of the game: Caps complete two-game sweep of Columbus / 3 reasons why the Caps beat the Blue Jackets / NHL Awards tracker: Russian vs. Russian Capitals conquer Blue Jackets with two quick goals / What We Learned: WSH 4, CBJ 2 / Russian familiarity runs deep between Blue Jackets and Capitals

AP: Beagle's 50th helps Capitals to 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

Reuters: Eller, Kuznetsov help Capitals defeat Blue Jackets / Capitals, Rangers work four-player trade

The Hockey News: NHL Trade Watch: Three Teams That Shouldn’t Waste Any More Time Before Making A Move (Washington Capitals mentioned)

WJLA: Capitals host UAE Woman's hockey team

WNST: Kuznetsov And Eller Lead The Caps To A 4-2 Victory Over Columbus

TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Postgame Locker Room | February 9 / Caps 365 | February 9 / Barry Trotz Postgame | February 9 / Team UAE Ceremonial Puck Drop / UAE Women's Team drops puck / 2018 Hockey 'n Heels / Team UAE Practices with the CapsNBC Sports Washington: Hockey is for Everyone ceremonial puck drop

WRC-TV NBC 4: On the United Arab Emirates Women’s National Hockey Team and the Caps (11 p.m.)