By Elaine Donnelly
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In moves made over the past week, they've gotten much tougher. First they claimed Aaron Volpatti off waivers and then signed Steve Oleksy, adding two fighters and altering the dynamic of the roster.
After a bumpy ride during his first four full NHL seasons, Eric Fehr was a healthy scratch for the Washington Capitals, then a fourth-liner. When given the opportunity with more minutes and an increased role, Fehr took advantage, scoring three goals in the past three games.
Capitals players were skating for a long time before the official start of camp Sunday. But their most recent game experience varies. Here's how each guy spent the NHL lockout
As the NHL lockout drags on and more games are canceled, it's hard to find any winners. Owners are losing revenue; players, arena workers and team employees are losing paychecks; and fans are losing the chance to watch the sport they love.
Braden Holtby was 14 hours removed from a nice victory for the Hershey Bears, making 34 saves on 35 shots, when he got the call at 9:30 Monday morning that he was coming up to the Washington Capitals.
The Washington Capitals tried just about everything.
Tomas Kundratek thought his career was going nowhere in the New York Rangers' organization. Not only was he in the American Hockey League with the Connecticut Whale, but he wasn't playing a whole lot, either.
Five points and a minus-1 rating doesn't scream progress. But Dmitry Orlov's stats don't tell even half the story.
Here's Dmitry Orlov, with the Washington Capitals, getting his first taste of the NHL at the tender age of 20.
Mathieu Perreault remembers the 2009 Calder Cup-clincher well — maybe not for the right reason.
John Walton served as the radio voice of the Hershey Bears until getting the call this past summer to fill the same role with the Caps. And he has begun the task of expanding Caps country up into his old area and further into the south.
There's an ill-placed column in one of the alternate locker rooms at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. It cuts off the corner of the room and makes one or two players have to deal with it while getting ready.
Chris Bourque admits that when he was overseas last year playing in Russia and Switzerland that he read box scores from around the NHL, with obvious emphasis on the Capitals. Washington drafted Bourque in the second round of the 2004 draft, and he was part of the organization for almost his entire time in North America, save for a short time with the Penguins after being claimed off waivers.
It's a goalie matchup that hardly seems like a fair fight. The New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist started more games this season (67) than the Washington Capitals' Michal Neuvirth has started in his NHL career (64).
Center Jay Beagle has signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals.