Several members of the Washington Capitals have achieved or are close to achieving significant career milestones.
-On Saturday night against Ottawa, Bruce Boudreau won his 193rd game behind the Capitals bench, passing Ron Wilson for second place in team history. Now he just needs to double that number now to pass Brian Murray (343).
-When defenseman Roman Hamrlik stepped on the ice that night against the Senators, it marked the 1,315th game of his career, surpassing Bobby Holik for the most games played by a Czech-born and trained player. The Hammer also scored his first goal and point as a Capital last night against the Flyers.
-Joel Ward scored his first goal as a Cap against the Flyers, as well. Ward’s first point as a Capital, an assist on opening night, was also his 100th career point.
-Troy Brouwer‘s first goal as a Capital came on October 10 vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning; it was also his 50th career goal. That same night, Jason Chimera scored his 100th and 101st career goals. Chimmer is also 13 games from 600 in his career.
-Jeff Halpern is two games shy of 800 for his career and Alexander Semin is two games shy of 400. For the record, Bad Sasha already picked up his 400th penalty minute on an offensive zone diving call against the Flyers.
-Tomas Vokoun‘s win over the Flyers was his 267th career win, getting him back to .500 for his career. He also posted his first shutout a Capital over the Panthers on Tuesday.
-And Mike Knuble, just 26 games from 1,000 in his career, is also sitting 3 points away from 100 as a Capital.