On Monday, the Capitals took to the ice at Kettler for their annual team photo. Everyone came out fresh, cleaned, and groomed for the photo, except for Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky, who came out well poofed.
We have broken down each look — from ultimate dad to the very special Holthair, Holtfade, and Holtbeard.
Maybe this three-game losing streak and miserable road trip through California is giving Barry Trotz a migraine headache. Maybe the pollen’s high in Anaheim or maybe he ran out of saline solution for his contacts. Whatever the reason, Barry is wearing glasses behind the bench on Sunday night.
Several years ago, Ovie The Bulldog and his parents were forced to relocate to San Diego. But just because the pup is out in California, doesn’t mean he’s shed his allegiance to the Capitals.
Saturday after the Caps’ morning skate, Ovie posed with many of his favorite players before they bussed to the team hotel. He took pictures with TJ Oshie, Lars Eller, and Justin Williams as well as Coach Trotz.
Thursday night, the Washington Capitals lost their second-consecutive game, falling to the San Jose Sharks 4-2. The loss marked the first time in the new calendar year that the Caps have lost two-straight games in regulation. The last time the Caps did so was around the Thanksgiving holiday from November 26 through December 1 (4-2 loss to Leafs, 3-0 loss to Islanders).
Friday afternoon, Head Coach Barry Trotz, in an attempt to jumpstart his team, completely reshuffled the lines.
Earlier this season against the Leafs, Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz got struck in the head by a puck. Despite bleeding from the forehead, Trotz stayed in the game. Later his toughness went viral after a soccer coach dived when hit by a paper airplane.
Thursday night in San Jose, Trotz nearly got nailed by the biscuit again.
The day after an over-aggressive gaffe by Brooks Orpik led to an early Dallas Stars goal, Barry Trotz revealed that talented, puck-moving defenseman Nate Schmidt might be getting back into the lineup soon.
It’s not what you think.
Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, Barry Trotz reached an impressive personal milestone. After Washington’s 4-1 throttling of the New York Rangers, the Capitals head coach became the sixth bench boss of all-time to reach the 700-win plateau.
Four of those six coaches have won Stanley Cups.
Early in the second period, CSN Mid-Atlantic aired their nightly Thompson Creek Window Company’s Window Of Opportunity. On this night, they featured a clip from the Capitals’ morning skate which was incredible.
Head Coach Barry Trotz scored a goal on reigning Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby. And then he taunted his own goalie.
“Obviously it’s a hand injury,” Trotz said. “He’s going to be out until probably mid to the later part of March. No surgery. He’ll have plenty of games to get back.”
When asked if Burakovsky had any broken bones in his hand, Trotz replied, “I’m not a doctor. I’m going to say he has a hand injury.”
Five hours earlier, in an interview with DC101’s Elliot in the Morning, defenseman Brooks Orpik said Burakovsky broke his hand.
Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz had some bad news regarding Andre Burakovsky’s injured right hand. While speaking to reporters after practice Friday afternoon, Trotz revealed that Burakovsky’s hand injury is significant and will keep him out of action until mid to late March (four to six weeks).
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