Defensive-zone coverage was one of the Capitals' paramount changes last season as they turned into one of the more reliable teams in their own end of the rink.
BALTIMORE | Tuesday night was not just another exhibition game for the Washington Capitals. Usually, the first game of the preseason is a chance for veteran NHL players to get up to speed after a summer away and for younger guys to impress coaches and fight for roster spots.
From the perspective of the Capitals' organization and the city of Baltimore, there was a lot of buildup for Tuesday night's Baltimore Hockey Classic. This is a chance to expand a fan base further into Maryland, providing something of a novelty by playing at 1st Mariner Arena.
The Capitals were thrilled to get a sellout crowd of 11,082 at 1st Mariner Arena on Tuesday night for the Baltimore Hockey Classic. But in terms of the on-ice action, that many people packed into a building built in 1962 didn't help.
Training camp is barely a couple of days old, so the line combinations that Bruce Boudreau throws out there for the Washington Capitals aren't set.
The official start of hockey season is a little over three weeks away — when the Washington Capitals face the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on Oct. 8. There will be many questions about the Caps and the regular season then, but here are five pressing ones heading into training camp:
Since the Washington Capitals ran aground in the second round of the playoffs, their front office has had meetings with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Brooks Laich — the core Caps, in other words. The subject of the sit-downs? Leadership.
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