EDMONTON — Washington Capitals Coach Barry Trotz warned against reading too much into the team's special teams struggles to start the season, saying that the percentages for both units would improve with more games . “We know we can be better on both ends of that,” Trotz said Wednesday afternoon.
During warmups before Wednesday's game against the Oilers at Edmonton's new Rogers Place arena, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin spotted a young boy wearing his red No. 8 jersey in the crowd. Ovechkin skated over to the boy with an extra stick from the bench and flipped it over the glass. The smile
Following a year in which everything always seemed to go right for the Caps, this season they're not getting the lucky bounces. Braden Holtby and Karl Alzner spoke after the team's loss in Edmonton Wednesday.