Stephen Whyno @SWhyno
#Caps goalie Braden Holtby: "Everyone knows [confidence is] a bit lacking in the dressing room right now."
Why Neuvirth? #Caps' Oates: "Because he's played pretty good and we need a goalie to have a good game, and I think it's gonna be Michal."
#Caps coach Adam Oates: "The way we're playing I think is the way to do it. You fight through it, you stay with it."
Jay Beagle talked about sacrificing a cow to change bounces for #Caps. Told of dead mouse in media room, he said, "Good."
Marcus Johansson, who started Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to Toronto on the third line but finished skating with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Ribeiro, is on the left wing with Nicklas Backstrom and Troy Brouwer on the first line.
Jack Hillen (upper body) and Brooks Laich (groin) were both on the ice this morning prior to the start of full practice at 11 a.m. Laich stayed out for the start of practice with his teammates and has now been on the ice for approximately an hour.
Here’s what the lineup looks like today in practice:
Because so many Canadian and European hockey players with NHL aspirations go to college, right? The only Americans I see in that lineup are Poti and Hendricks (Beagle is Canadian, right?), and I think Poti did go to college.
Most of them are morons, but whether they went to college is hardly an indicator. Being a moron doesn't even close to preclude you from going to college these days anyway.