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Topic - Karl Alzner
With seven healthy defensemen, the Caps have sent Patrick Wey back to the Hershey Bears.
Watch Karl Alzner take a big hit from Richard Panik.
Adam Oates post-game comments praised some unsung players for the Capitals, specifically on defense.
Nate Schmidt made his NHL debut this season after an injury to John Erskine, on Saturday he scored his first career goal.
Karl Alzner scored his first-ever goal at Verizon Center, then challenged rookie Nate Schmidt to do the same.
Instant analysis of the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators Saturday night at Verizon Center.
Marty Erat, Joel Ward and Matt Hendricks will all be facing their former teams tonight when the Predators visit the Capitals [7 p.m., CSN].
Karl Alzner and Nate Schmidt scored their first goals of the season and Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer and Eric Fehr also found the back of the net as the Caps rolled over the Nashville Predators 5-2 for their third win in four games.
Mike Green says the Caps need to find a better way to respond to falling behind in games. 'Then why didn't he do it?' wonders Adam Oates.
The Capitals have used 11 different defensemen this season. Patrick Wey could be their 12th.
"You hate to say this, that it's a tough team to get up for," Alzner said. "Maybe if it was Boston it would be different for us, I don't know. That may be the case, even though it sounds really bad. ... We took them way too lightly."
Goaltender Michal Neuvirth and center Brooks Laich remain sidelined by lower body injury.
Inside the Capitals' wild 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated the second Monday of October, but that won't stop many of the Capitals from enjoying two American traditions -- turkey and football – Thursday.
The Penguins outplayed the Capitals in every phase of their 4-0 victory, leaving Adam Oates winless in four games against Pittsburgh.
"He said, ‘Hey, I got my first home goal of my career,'" Schmidt said just before he was presented with the puck from his first NHL goal.
"He said, 'Hey, I got my first home goal of my career,'" Schmidt said just before he was presented with the puck from his first NHL goal. "Might as well chip in."