It’s beginning to look a lot like the Winter Classic


This morning’s pregame skate at Kettler was a full house for the Capitals, complete with new Rudolph-Red helmets and Winter Classic hockey pants. 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies, and 4 coaches were on ice.



A. Gordo with your dome so bright….

The lines were:





Some random notes:

  • Don’t expect the D pairings to change even with Tyler Sloan back on ice.
  • Dean Evason was working with Perreault and Johansson on faceoffs, then Steckel and Beagle. He and Woods were especially keen on giving Johansson pointers, likely to help his 40% faceoff win % mark.
  • Where’s Hendricks?
  • Chimera looks about ready to break out of his slump, roofing shootout moves.
  • Green signed autographs after practice.
  • Schultz came out after practice and skated.
  • King and Sloan were out with Varlamov, Evason, and Irbe for extra work. It looks like Neuvy is starting vs the Devils.
  • It’s funny to see the assistant coaches doing windsprints with DJ King

M Green, Rockin the Red (pants)