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.