Michal Neuvirth turned aside shots in practice and looked to be showing few ill-effects from a lower-body injury suffered in the final week of the regular season. What's not obvious is how the Washington Capitals goaltender is feeling.
Michal Neuvirth was prepared last week when Tomas Vokoun left the Washington Capitals' game in Boston. Vokoun had been battling a groin injury, and Neuvirth quickly realized this was his net.
The Canucks are sending new center Steven Reinprecht to Chicago of the American Hockey League just two days after acquiring him in a big trade with the Florida Panthers.
The Vancouver Canucks acquired left wing David Booth, center Steve Reinprecht and a third-round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers on Saturday for veteran forwards Marco Sturm and Mikael Samuelsson.
After the first day of NHL free agency, here's a look at the Washington Capitals players who are gone and the new ones signed to fill the holes:
If the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was any indication, familiarity breeds some entertaining hockey. That, and contempt, of course.
Watch the Lightning play in the neutral zone and you'll either be amazed by their structure or bored by how they're not really doing much.
Marco Sturm wanted the pressure. As the No. 1 seed, he said even with a lead in the series the onus was on the Capitals in Game 2 – because there’s a world of difference between being up two games to none and being tied with the Rangers.
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is easily the Rangers' best player and is known for his vision - just about any shots he sees he's able to stop. "We just gotta ... get the puck to the net and get guys there and win the battles in front of the net," Caps center Marcus Johansson said. Putting traffic in front of Lundqvist is the way the Caps might be able to get to him. All-time, King Henrik is 11-6-2 against Washington.