Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Practice: Apr. 18

The Washington Capitals were on ice this morning for a skate following yesterday's disappointing 3-2 loss in New York.  Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Today was an optional skate, with only four players who played yesterday participating. Those players were Hendricks, Bradley, Chimera, and Erskine, and they were joined by Poti, Varlamov, Sloan, Fehr, King, and Collins.  Not much was done in terms of practice with so few players present; it was more like a skate to keep people in shape.
Even if there was a lack of action on the ice, there certainly was not off of it. Bruce Boudreau made his displeasure with the Rangers' tactics quite clear during his post-practice media availability.  Boudreau called out Marc Staal's high hit on Mike Green, as well as the Rangers' constant battering of Michal Neuvirth, despite being warned to not do what they were doing.  It remains to be seen how these comments will be taken in context, and the firestorm they will inevitably create.

That's all from a relatively quiet day at KCI.  Check back later.
Information from Sky Kerstein was used in this post.

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