Thursday May 9
Capitals Notes: Erat will miss Game 5, Tom Wilson might make his debut
Martin Erat won't be in the Washington Capitals ' lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Friday against the New York Rangers after suffering an apparent left wrist or forearm injury in Game 4. Erat was injured in the first period Wednesday when he fell on his wrist while getting tangled up with teammate Alex Ovechkin .
Thursday May 9
NHL playoffs 2013: Could Tom Wilson play in Game 5?
Tom Wilson could make his NHL debut for the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Friday, judging from line rushes at Thursday's practice.
Caps forward Brooks Laich returns to the ice
Capitals forward Brooks Laich participated in the team's morning skate at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday morning.
Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Joel Ward back for Game 1
Joel Ward will play for the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Thursday night after missing almost a month with a bruised left knee.
The Noon Number: 7
The Noon Number: 7 - Number of players on the current rosters who have appeared in all 19 Capitals - Rangers playoff games between 2009 and 2012.
The Washington Post
Capitals set to face Rangers again
After 48 games exclusively against Eastern Conference opponents, the Washington Capitals acknowledged there was no avoiding a familiar foe in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Joel Ward takes part in Capitals skate, won't play vs. Senators
Joel Ward took part in the Washington Capitals' morning skate Thursday but is not expected to play against the Ottawa Senators.
Capitals re-sign Eric Fehr, Aaron Volpatti to 2-year deals
The Washington Capitals re-signed right wing Eric Fehr and tough guy Aaron Volpatti to two-year contracts, the team announced Wednesday.