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Admitting he was “pretty humbled” by a problematic right groin injury last season, Capitals forward Brooks Laich is taking a more patient approach this season as he remains sidelined indefinitely with a related ailment.
It’s been more than a week since the Capitals forward skated, and it’s unclear when he will be back on the ice.
Napping is the most common athlete game-day activity, but Oleksy likes to pass the afternoon in a different way.
News and notes from Thursday’s practice.
Washington boasted the league’s best power-play attack in the first month of the season, but has scored on just five of its last 37 chances with the man advantage.
Notes and observations from the loss to Carolina.
Braden Holtby allows four goals on 23 shots through two periods against the Hurricanes.
Carolina scores three goals in a span of 3 minutes 44 seconds in the second period as Braden Holtby is pulled and Washington’s two-game winning streak is snapped.
Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night.
Adam Oates recently sat down with the Caps defenseman and told him not to focus on the lack of goals.
Notes from the Capitals morning skate
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Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen discusses his recovery from a fractured tibial plateau.
Washington forward Brooks Laich is expected to miss a third consecutive game with a groin injury.
Tom Wilson will stay with the Capitals, rather than take part in the World Junior Championships in Sweden
The backup goaltender will be eligible to return to the Caps’ lineup Saturday while the team hopes their forward avoids last season’s fate.
Nearly a third of the way through the season, it’s impossible to predict which Washington team will emerge for any given game.
Notes and observations from the win over the Islanders.
Three minutes and 58 seconds that saw the Caps go from losing to an overtime win Saturday night.
Alex Ovechkin scores game-winner after Nicklas Backstrom records shorthanded goal late in regulation.
Discuss the game as the Capitals take on the Islanders Saturday night.
The performance of teammates makes the metric an unreliable barometer of individual performance.
News and notes from the Capitals’ morning skate on Long Island.
Notes and observations from Washington’s shootout win against Montreal.
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Braden Holtby finished with 35 saves in a game he wasn’t supposed to appear in.
Washington starts slowly and allows a goal 1:07 after tying the game yet pulls out a shootout win over Montreal to end a four-game losing streak.
A last-minute switch in net for Washington.
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