Dmitry Orlov misses practice, John Carlson skates in non-contact jersey, Nicolas Aube-Kubel makes first appearance: Sunday Notes for Capital Practice


The Washington Capitals returned to work on Sunday morning after a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Capital One Arena on Saturday night.This Team holds practice 11:30am at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.

Nicholas Aub-Kuberwhich demanded a waiver on Saturday, made his first appearance at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Dmitry OrlovInjured in last night’s game and did not participate in training. He is listed as “everyday”, Every coach La Violet. John CarlsonInjured at the Nashville game, he skated in a non-contact jersey.

The team will hold a morning skating game before facing the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.

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Ovechkin scored his 787th career goal, surpassing Gordie Howe for the most goals on a single team (Howe: 786 goals in 1,687 games in Detroit).

Another angle on Alex Ovechkin’s historic goal last night. This particular fan said he flew 3,000 miles for last night’s game.

Ovechkin scored his 787th goal in his 1,287th career game with Washington, surpassing Howe’s mark in 400 fewer games. Ovechkin is now 15 goals behind Howe (801) for second place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.

Ovechkin and son Sergei did some work after Sunday’s team practice.

Today’s Data – Raising Expectations

Despite the loss, the Capitals had their best possession of the season on Saturday night. In fact, the numbers show a general improvement compared to the past few games.

While the improvement in offensive stats didn’t align directly with the win, the improvement was more encouraging in the long run.

The team has climbed from 29th to 25th in the league over the past few games, so the numbers will be interesting in the next few games.

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Clay Stevenson Stopped 38 of 40 (.950) and was named the game’s first star by the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday night.

Mitchell Gibson Stopped all the shots he faced in Harvard’s 4-0 win over Yale last night. So far this season, he has stopped 27 of 29 games in two games for an sv% of 0.931.

Alexander Suzdarev He scored his seventh goal of the season on Saturday night against the Swift Current Broncos.

a moment later Suzdarev Will make a nice move along the board to try it out in Michigan. He’s tried a few times this season and hasn’t turned around.

As we reported last night, the Capitals’ first-round pick Ivan Miroshnichenko Cleared to return to game action. He started the season for the first time on Sunday and recorded 15 minutes on the ice.

The Capitals host the Edmonton Oilers at Capital One Arena on Monday. The ice hockey drop is set for 8pm.

Jon Sorenson

About Jon Sorenson

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, playing his first game in 1974 in the heart of the capital. His interest in Caps has grown over the decades, including time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for over 10 years, focusing primarily on analysis, analysis and prospect development.

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