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Caps Today, 1/18

Today’s Storyline
The Washington Capitals begin the 2012-13 season tomorrow on the road in Tampa Bay against the Lightning at 7 p.m. Early this week the Capitals announced that all 48 of their regular-season games would be televised this season, with Comcast SportsNet set to televise 41 games and seven exclusive appearances on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live, will return this season to provide extended news, analysis and interviews surrounding games on Comcast SportsNet.

For more information about the 2012-13 Capitals broadcast schedule, visit

Upcoming Media
Today, 5-10 p.m.: Adam Oates, John Carlson, Mike Ribeiro and Mike Green on NHL Live/NHL Tonight on NHL Network
Today, 7-8:45 p.m.: Capitals Preview on FAN 106.7 FM

Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Caps Seek Power Surge
Capitals Voice: Your Capitals Voice for Friday, January 18
Caps365: 01-17-13 Ted Leonsis / 01-17-13 George McPhee / Troy Brouwer’s Gangnam Style Dance / Caps Fan Appreciation Special Event Recap / 01-17-13 Alex Ovechkin / 01-17-13 Braden Holtby /01-17-13 Joel Ward / 01-17-13 Eric Fehr / Press Row / CISCO NHL Live – Braden Holtby / Jason Chimera One-on-One / 01-17-13 Adam Oates / Hockey School at Capital City Public Charter / December Caps@School Winners / The Game Means Something
Capitals Overtime: John Walton / Caps Fan Appreciation Week
Washington Post: Capitals Insider: Ted Leonsis talks about the NHL lockout / Ted Leonsis will allow Alex Ovechkin go to 2014 Sochi Olympics / Capitals Insider: Tom Poti will rejoin Capitals for Thursday night practice / Capitals Insider: Will Ovechkin break Bondra’s goal record for a shortened season? / Capitals Insider: Capitals hold open practice Thursday night at Verizon Center / Alex Ovechkin finds contentment in more settled lifestyle  / DC Sports Bog: Ted Leonsis: ‘We have a lot to atone for’ / DC Sports Bog: Brooks Laich Finally Gets His Own Doll
Washington Times: Capitals Watch: Capitals go through game routine / Capitals owner Ted Leonsis ‘thrilled’ with new CBA / Tom Poti back with Caps after Hershey conditioning stint / NHL season unlike any other presents ‘a lot of unknowns’ / Capitals Watch: Ted Leonsis: Alex Ovechkin can go to Sochi Olympics / HARRIS: Putting Braden Holtby in goal a no-brainer for Caps
Washington Examiner: Loose Pucks: Why Caps remain a taker in NHL’s revenue sharing system / Loose Pucks: Leonsis on Ovechkin, 2014 Sochi Olympics: ‘I’m going to let him go’ / Loose Pucks: The quotable Ted Leonsis / Loose Pucks: Poti rejoins Caps; Could play first game in two years Saturday / Jim Williams: Joe Beninati excited to call Capitals’ games again / Capitals season preview / With lockout over over, Capitals’ Ted Leonsis hopes to break even
CSN Washington: Hillen making bid for Caps’ starting lineup / Caps pulling for Knuble / Ted Leonsis: ‘I’ve never made a penny of profit’
NBC Washington: At Career Crossroads, Wojetk Wolski Hopes To Rejuvenate His Career In Washington
NHL: Oates ready to lead new-look Capitals
Associated Press: Ovechkin, Capitals need to make quick adjustment to new coach Adam Oates during cramped season
WJLA-TV ABC 7: On the Fan Appreciation Special Event
WRC-TV NBC 4: Ted Leonsis Welcomes Back Capitals Fans
WTTG-TV Fox 5: On the Fan Appreciation Special Event
Ted’s Take: Gigmor – Connect with Bands / Stats Geek / You Decide – Which is Better? / Alex Ovechkin KHL Highlight Reel / They Are Watching You / Stadium Journey Ranks Verizon Center / Past Midnight / CSN on Dropping the Puck
Capitals Outsider: A Night of Practice and Fun at Verizon Center

Recent Transactions
Jan. 16 Assigned Tom Wilson to Plymouth (OHL)
Jan. 15 Assigned Cameron Schilling to Hershey
Jan. 13 Signed Eric Fehr
Jan. 13 Loaned Tom Poti to Hershey on conditioning assignment
Jan. 12 Recalled Braden Holtby from Hershey
Jan. 12 Recalled Cameron Schilling from Hershey
Jan. 12 Recalled Tom Wilson from Plymouth (OHL)

Friday, Jan. 18
10:30 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Next Three Days
Saturday, Jan. 19
11:30 a.m.: Morning skate, Tampa Bay Times Forum
7 p.m.: at Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Times Forum
TV: CSN | WJFK 106.7 FM and the Caps Radio Network

Sunday, Jan. 20

Monday, Jan. 21
10:30 a.m.: Practice, Kettler Capitals Iceplex
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