Here are a few photos from the morning practice yesterday, January 17, 2011 before the Washington Capitals headed to Philadelphia for a three game road trip.

LL Cool B - "Ladies Love Brooks"

Neuvy making a save

Coach Bruce Boudreau keeping the boys moving

Andrew Gordon looks happy to be back with Caps


Big John Erskine

Jay Beagle and his tongue

Ovi smiles during "Juice Boy"


Matty P

1st Line Combo - Ovi, MoJo and Brooksy

What happened towards the end of practice was a first for me and apparently a first for most, including players.  This kind of thing might happen behind closed doors, but not during an open to the public practice.  DJ King showed Matt Hendricks some fight techniques and shared trade secrets.  It was fun to watch.  It was slow and they talked out each of the movements and when do use them.  Here are a few photos of the fight lesson. You can read about "Caps fight club" from Homer McFanboy.

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