Jay Beagle C WAS 5 Months

Jay Beagle scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 win over Chicago.

It marked the first two-goal game of his career in his 191st NHL regular season contest. Beagle has four goals and nine points, while averaging 11:09 of ice time, in 61 matches this year.

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Jay Beagle is projected to play alongside Alex Ovechkin in Thursday's game at Los Angeles.

He'll play between Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson, while Nicklas Backstrom will be flanked by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Troy Brouwer. Beagle has seven points in 50 games this season.

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Jay Beagle potted his first goal of the season Saturday.

Beagle has three points in 32 games this season and has no fantasy value.

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Jay Beagle will finally reenter the Capitals' lineup on Friday.

Beagle hasn't been given an opportunity since Oct. 16. He's projected to play alongside Joel Ward and Jason Chimera.

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Jay Beagle didn't skate on Wednesday because of an illness.

The Washington Capitals don't play until Friday, so if he has the flu then there's a good chance that he won't end up missing a game. Still, we'll err on the side of caution and list him as day-to-day for now.

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Jay Beagle will probably get back into Washington's lineup Thursday night.

He was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's opener, but the Capitals have sent down Michael Latta.

Jay Beagle C WAS May 07 '13

Even though the Capitals hung with the Rangers, their parade to the penalty box early on set them back.

They took six minor penalties in the first 27 minutes of the game. The Rangers only capitalized on one (and scored just as one expired), but it kept the Capitals on their heels and kept their offensive players glued to the bench. "Your momentum gets killed," Jay Beagle said, "and it's tough to get going again. We need to keep our sticks down and stay off the refs." Mike Green also added: Anytime you're taking penalties, it's losing momentum and it's tough to get that flow of the game. Guys get tired and we can't have that."

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Jay Beagle and his Washington teammates have had to adjust to coach Adam Oates' new penalty kill system.

The Capitals improved their penalty kill over the course of the season. They surrendered 20 power-play goals in the last 39 games after giving up 15 in the first 11 and they killed all seven of the Rangers' man advantage situations in the playoffs after two matches. Washington has been credited with 38 blocked shots in the postseason, but Oates doesn't like his players to drop down in front of the opposition when they do it. "With a PK that's so structural, you can't afford to kind of get out of position," Beagle said. "There's also the time like [Saturday] when Fehrsie goes down and blocks that shot. That was a huge block. It's kind of a read. It's kind of like a player's read. If you see that he's going to make the shot and you have a chance to get down and block it, we obviously need to get those blocks, too. But it's a balance. You've got to keep it in the back of your mind."

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The Capitals have been whistled for 33 minor penalties through six games this season.

It's a big reason why they've started 1-4-1, as nine of the 22 goals they've allowed have come on the penalty kill, which is good for the league's 25th-ranked unit. Some of the Capitals believe things are getting called tighter thus far. "It's been called tighter than I've really ever been a part of, I think," center Jay Beagle said. "Just with some of the penalties called, you know you can't get away with anything right now."

Jay Beagle C WAS Dec 18 '12

The lockout has forced Jay Beagle to wonder what life would be like without hockey.

"It's crazy because you always kind of wonder what you'd be doing if you weren't playing hockey so this really makes you think," he said. "I've thought about what I'd like to go into after hockey. My wife's working a lot so there's a lot of time by myself and being bored. I've had to try and find things to do to not go crazy. I learned that I like to try and do home renovations on my own and that I don't like painting that much -I'm not very good at it. I apprenticed to be an electrician when I was playing Juniors, so I have a bit of an electrician background. I've done a lot of electrical work on the house -mostly minor stuff- and some dry wall repair, which I'm getting better at." Prior to the lockout, Beagle signed a three-year deal worth $2.7 million with Washington, so his potential future in home repair will probably have to wait.