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!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Practice: Nov. 20

The Washington Capitals were on ice Sunday afternoon at 12:30 for a practice following their 7-1 hammering at the hands of the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.  Some notes from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:

Bruce Boudreau: taking blowtorches to lines since 2007.  The Caps' coach debuted more fancy trios at the skate: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Laich-Knuble, Eakin-Johansson-Ward, and Hendricks-Perreault-Halpern-Semin.  Yes, you read that right.  Alexander Semin, on the fourth line.
The recently recalled Dmitry Orlov took part in practice as well, rotating in with Jeff Schultz on a pairing with Karl Alzner.  Roman Hamrlik was paired with Dennis Wideman and John Carlson with John Erskine.  Okay then.
Mike Green was absent from practice again and is clearly nowhere near being healthy enough to play in a game again.  Man, that stinks.

That's all for now.  Check back later for a game preview of Monday's tilt with the surging Coyotes.

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