On the Beat: Rafalski out, Jack Adams nominees in and Ovechkin back on the ice
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon:
- No Brian Rafalski tonight for Detroit. Big loss here, as that will require someone to eat those top four minutes up.
- The Jack Adams nominees are out. I’d rank them: 1. Murray, 2. Julien, 3. McLellan.
- In Boston, Andrew Ference looks like he’ll return to the Bruins lineup for tonight’s game. He’ll replace Shane Hnidy on the Bruins’ back-end.
- Capitals lines from practice today. Ovechkin back on the ice.
- Some Caps/Penguins notes from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. This series needs to start already.