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The NHL Lockout can't keep the Capitals' Karl Alzner from the hockey rink. In addition to spending more time with his family in Canada, training with friends and teammmates and now coaching are helping to fill his days while Alzner and the rest of the Capitals wait for a resolution.
The Capitals are in New York for Game 5 Monday night, looking to take the lead in the series with the Rangers. Defenseman Karl Alzner says the game plan is to play simple.
That goes without saying. Literally. After four playoff runs with a coach who would talk your ear off, the Washington Capitals enter this postseason with a leader who keeps his answers short, gives his assistants more authority and saves his speeches for when he really needs them.