Capitals Recall Siegenthaler from the Hershey Bears
Defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler has been recalled
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
Fort Holtby - Caps goalie Braden Holtby came within a whisker of a shutout in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flyers, but the win and the two points was all that mattered to he and the Capitals. The Caps took a 1-0 lead into the second period, but a desperate Philadelphia team came up against its playoff mortality; the Flyers emptied their tank on the Capital One Center ice sheet in that middle period, drawing three penalties and pumping 20 shots on Holtby.
Capitals Raise More than $177,000 for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Capitals Better Halves presented Homeward Trails Animal Rescue with a check for $177,700.49 on behalf of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
Capitals Better Halves Katrina Connolly, Paige Dowd, Tasha Maltman (Stephenson) and Taylor Pischke (Wilson), along with photographer Virgil Ocampo, presented Homeward Trails Animal Rescue with a check for $177,700.49 on behalf of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation to Sue Bell, founder and executive director of Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, during the March 24 Capitals game.
From the beginning of Washington's NHL existence in 1974-75, it took six years for the Caps to be able to beat the Philadelphia Flyers; the Capitals went 0-19-6 before finally earning their first victory over the Flyers. So there was certainly some satisfaction in Washington's 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.
Metro Matinee - The Caps finish off their 2018-19 season's series with the Philadelphia Flyers when they host Philly in a Sunday matinee at Capital One Arena, the final afternoon game of Washington's schedule. After Sunday, it's nothing but 7 p.m. starts for the Capitals in their final half dozen games of the season.
Missed Opportunity - The Caps were the only Eastern Conference team in action on Friday night, and as such, they had a chance to stick a psychological dagger into the teams in hot pursuit of them in the Metropolitan Division standings. A win would have increased their lead over the New York Islanders to five points with two weeks remaining in the season, and even a single point would have been welcome as all points are precious at this stage of the season.