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Hendricks and King Explain the Nuances of Fighting in This Week’s Episode of Caps Red Line

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va.Capitals Matt Hendricks and D.J. King explain the nuances of fighting, learn the history behind goalie mask while Semyon Varlamov explains his different masks and experience game-day through the eyes of John Carlson in Episode 4 of Caps Red Line, presented by GEICO. Caps Red Line is back for its third season with Episode 4 on Comcast SportsNet Saturday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m.

Caps Red Line airs at 9 a.m. every Saturday on Comcast SportsNet through March 26. Replays are shown on Comcast SportsNet, through On Demand where available and on the Caps Red Line page on and the Red Line Channel on Caps365.

Coming up on Caps Red Line on Saturday, Feb. 26:

The Season with John Carlson presented by
Experience a typical game day through the eyes of the rookie defenseman John Carlson. Caps Red Line is following Carlson on and off the ice throughout his first full season in the NHL.

Take a ride with Jeff Schultz, as he talks about playing in Washington, D.C. The 24-year-old defenseman has played 299 games with the Capitals registering 64 points (nine goals, 55 assists) and a +80 rating. Last season Schultz recorded a +50 rating to lead the NHL and becoming the first NHL defenseman to record a plus/minus rating of +50 or better since Chris Pronger, who was +52 in his Hart Trophy-winning season of 1999-00.

GEICO All Access
Go behind the scenes of goaltendering. Goalies didn’t wear masks on a regular basis until 1959. A mask is a big part of the goaltender’s identity and goaltenders have been decorating them since the 1970s. Watch as Caps goalie Semyon Varlamov talks about the stories behind his different masks.

X’s and O’s presented by SUBWAY Restaurants
Capitals forwards Matt Hendricks and D.J. King break down the dynamics of fighting. They each discuss what strategies each player uses during a fight along with what techniques work best for them. Watch a preview of this segment here.

Hilton Garden Inn - Washington, D.C. Downtown presents One-on-One with Mike Vogel's Mike Vogel sits down with assistant coach Bob Woods as they talk about defensive schemes. Woods discusses the development of defensive partners Karl Alzner and John Carlson.

Forces of Hockey presented by your Local Ford Dealer
Hosted by professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D., and special guest professor Matt Bradley
This week the professors discuss goalie skates. Watch as the two of them explain the differences between a regular skate and a goaltender’s skate. Did you know there was a difference?

Original show listings dates and times:
Saturday, Feb. 26 9 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, March 5 9 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, March 12 9 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, March 19 9 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
Saturday, March 26 9 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
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