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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate

Caps face Flyers without Eller, Carlson is game-time decision, some remarkable Holtby playoff numbers, possible lineups, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Facing Philly - The Caps are back in action on Thursday afternoon in Toronto, facing the Philadelphia Flyers in the middle match of round robin play ahead of the start of next week's commencement of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Caps Face Flyers in Round-Robin Tilt

The two Metropolitan Division rivals will tangle on Thursday afternoon in Toronto

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

August 6 at Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Arena

Time: 4:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Washington Capitals 0-0-1

Philadelphia Flyers 1-0-0

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Bolts 3, Caps 2 (SO)

Lightning prevails in round robin shootout, Holtby's postseason shutout streak vs. Bolts ends, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Times Are Strange - Playoff hockey in August? It's happening. Three-on-three overtime and the shootout? Yes, those are happening as well, at least in the round robin contests in the NHL's return to play. The Caps and the Tampa Bay Lightning made history on Monday afternoon, engaging in the first ever NHL postseason game to be decided in a shootout. The Lightning prevailed 3-2 in the skills competition.

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Caps Fall to Bolts in Round Robin Shootout

Caps bounce back from two-goal deficit to claim a point in round robin standings, but lose 3-2 to Lightning in shootout

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

On Monday afternoon in Toronto, the Caps and the Tampa Bay Lightning hooked up in one of the more oxymoronic games in NHL history. It was a playoff game, because the league said it was and because there was a great deal of intensity and physicality through most of the contest. But after the first five-minute, 3-on-3 overtime in "playoff" history, the game ended with the ignominy of a shootout, an element that most fans of the game want no part of come playoff time.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps' Morning Skate 8/3

Caps return to "meaningful" hockey vs. Bolts on Monday, Carlson will be a game time decision, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

21 Jump Street - For the first time in exactly 21 weeks, the Caps are back in action on Monday afternoon, playing a "meaningful" hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the word "meaningful" is s relative term in this case.

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Caps Set for Round Robin Date with Bolts

Washington starts its 2020 postseason voyage on Monday afternoon against Tampa Bay

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

August 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena

Time: 4:00 p.m.

TV: NBCSW, NBCSN

Radio: Capitals Radio 24/7, 106.7 FAN

 

Washington Capitals 41-20-8 (90 points)

Tampa Bay Lightning 43-21-6 (92 points)

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POSTGAME NOTEBOOK - Caps, 3, Canes 2

Ovechkin supplies offense and Vanecek seals the deal in the third as Caps win lone exhibition ahead of qualifying round, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Bubble Hockey - The Caps got their first taste of bubble hockey on Wednesday - and their first taste of hockey against another NHL opponent in more than four and a half months - when they skated to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in an exhibition game in Toronto.

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Ovechkin Shines in Exhibition Win vs. Canes

Caps' captain scores twice and sets up another in 3-2 win over Carolina

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Over the final several weeks of the 2019-20 NHL regular season, few players on the planet were as hot as Alex Ovechkin. On Wednesday in Toronto, the Caps' captain picked up where he left off, scoring twice and assisting on another goal in Washington's 3-2 exhibition win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

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SKATE SHAVINGS - News and Notes from Caps Morning Skate

Caps set to take on Canes in Wednesday exhibition with two extra skaters and Vanecek backing up Holtby, more

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

Late July Hockey - It doesn't count for anything standings wise, and any stats accrued won't find their way to the back of anyone's hockey card. But the Caps will be back on the ice on Wednesday afternoon in Toronto, taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in an exhibition game leading up to a modified and delayed NHL postseason.

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Caps Take on Canes in Exhibition Clash

The two Metro rivals play their only tune-up tilt on Wednesday afternoon in Toronto

by Mike Vogel @VogsCaps / washingtoncaps.com

July 26, 2020 vs. Carolina Hurricanes at ScotiaBank Arena in Toronto

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: NBCSW

Radio: 1500 AM

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