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Cruise with John Carlson, Meet the Team Prankster and Moreon This Week’s Capitals Red Line

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The eighth episode of Capitals Red Line presented by GEICO, a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes look at the team, airs on Monday, April 5, at 9:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. Capitals defenseman John Carlson discusses his wild rookie season playing for the Capitals and scoring the game-winning goal in the World Junior Championship, while Ask a Cap finds out who is the biggest prankster on the team, in two of the eight segments on this week’s episode.

 
This episode also will be available at Comcast On Demand. The first six episodes are now available online at WashingtonCaps.com (March 29 episode, March 22 episode, March 15 episode, March 8 episode, March 1 episode, Feb. 23 episode and Feb. 15 episode).
 
Coming up on Capitals Red Line on April 5:
 
American Service Center and Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria “Cruisin’”

Capitals defenseman John Carlson has had an amazing rookie season so far. Ride along with him as he drives to Dulles Airport for a road game and discusses his game-winning goal for the United States in the World Junior Championship. In the past two seasons the 20-year-old Carlson has played for the London Knights in the Ontario Junior League (OHL), the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL), the United States in the World Junior Championship and the Capitals. He has five points (one goal, four assists) and is +11 in 20 games for the Capitals, a rating that ranks fourth among rookies in the NHL.
 
Countdown to Puck Drop presented by Ford
Something very special that the Capitals do before their games is bring in youth hockey teams to play games on the Verizon Center ice. This is another way for the Capitals to help grow the sport of hockey in the area. Elliot takes viewers behind the scenes with the Caps Youth Hockey crew, which help the kids get ready for their game on the same ice as the Capitals. Watch as the crew tries to contain the excitement of 20-plus six-to-eight year olds anxiously waiting to play on the same ice as their hockey heroes.
 
GEICO All Access
You see the Red Rockers at games dancing, giving away prizes and trying to pump up the Verizon Center crowd. Now get a behind-the-scenes look at their photo shoot. GEICO All Access visits with the girls as they are photographed for their calendar.
 
X’s and O’s presented by SUBWAY
Take a look at the goaltending position with two experts: Capitals’ goaltending coach Arturs Irbe and Capitals’ goalie Semyon Varlamov. Watch as they discuss the finer points of defending the net from all angles. They will break down different situations and discuss what it is like standing between the pipes.
 
Press Pass presented by The Front Page

There have been a lot of new faces to join the Capitals this season, including three at trade deadline day. A group of Caps media breaks down the impact Eric Belanger, Joe Corvo and Scott Walker have had on the team so far.
 
Forces of Hockey presented by F.H. Furr Plumbing & Heating, a Lennox Premier Dealer
Hosted by Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D.
Professor Bloomfield – a physics professor at University of Virginia – last week broke down the science of the hockey stick. This week he focuses on the blade of the stick. Watch as he talks about the different types of blades and curves each player has on their stick. Does a bigger curve give you an advantage?
 
Caps Kids Club Red Light Trivia
It’s trivia time. How well do you know your Washington Capitals?
 
Ask A Cap presented by Caps Mobile
Caps players discuss the biggest prankster in the locker room. Watch out, Matt Bradley, all signs point to you.
 
Original show listings dates and times:
Monday, April 5          9:30 p.m.                     Comcast SportsNet
Tuesday, April 15*      7 p.m.                          Comcast SportsNet
            * Special playoff episode
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