The Washington Capitals were on ice Sunday morning for a very optional practice following their 2-1 double overtime win over the Boston Bruins in game two of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series Saturday afternoon. Some updates from Kettler Capitals Iceplex:
Michal Neuvirth was once again present to skate with his teammates as he continues to work his way back from a leg injury that has sidelined him since the penultimate game of the regular season. Despite the fact that Neuvirth continues to rehab and looks good, Dale Hunter would not concede whether he would be ready to back up any time soon. Regardless, Braden Holtby, who has allowed two goals total in just over seven periods of hockey, is the team’s starter for the foreseeable future, according to Hunter. The head coach also noted that Tomas Vokoun is not skating. Barring a miracle, it sure seems as though he has played his last game as a Capital, which is a shame.
The only players who took part in the skate were Neuvirth, Dany Sabourin, Dmitry Orlov, Cody Eakin, Mike Knuble, Jeff Halpern, John Erskine, and Jason Chimera. It sure seems as though Hunter has his lineup locked in; nothing is going to change, nor should it. This series is ready to be a dog fight down to the finish.
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Information from Adam Vingan was used in this post.