Capitals adjusting to new coach Oates

Updated: January 13, 2013, 10:26 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals are back on the ice and adjusting to new coach Adam Oates virtually on the fly.

Washington opens the season on Saturday at Tampa Bay, giving Oates just six practices and a scrimmage to install his system, which is a cross between Bruce Boudreau's up-tempo scheme and successor Dale Hunter's defensive-oriented game plan.

Captain Alex Ovechkin, a two-time Hart Trophy winner, worked at right wing on Sunday instead of his usual left wing.

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