|Apr. 17 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST2:54 UAE (+1)18:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Alzner (upper body) was back practicing Friday, but he will miss a third straight game when the Capitals host the Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their first-round series.
Analysis: When Alzner missed Game 3, it was the first time since Game 6 of the 2010 first-round series versus the Canadiens that he didn't play. The 28-year-old has appeared in 540 consecutive regular-season games. Alzner collected three goals and 10 assists this season while averaging just under 20 minutes of ice time.
|Jan. 14 7:22 AM PT8:22 AM MT9:22 AM CT10:22 AM ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST19:22 UAE10:22 ETNaN:� BRT - On Friday, Alzner became the first player in Capitals franchise history to play 500 consecutive regular-season games.
Analysis: Alzner joined Keith Yandle and Jay Bouwmeester as the only defensemen since 1943-44 to play 500 games in a row. Baseball ironman Cal Ripken Jr. was featured in a video message congratulating Alzner on the achievement.
|Nov. 2 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST18:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Alzner scored for the second time in three games Tuesday.
Analysis: The ninth-year defenseman is already halfway to his goal total from all of last season. He also has two assists, six penalty minutes and a plus-5.