Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson Miss Morning Skate, Vitek Vanecek Starts In Goal


Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin didn’t take part within the group’s gameday morning skate on Thursday. He stays listed “day-to-day” with a decrease physique damage, which he sustained within the third interval of the Capitals first sport with the Islanders on Thursday.

Ovechkin has missed the Capitals final two video games towards the Islanders and has not participated in group practices or morning skates because the damage occurred.

John Carlson additionally didn’t take part within the group’s morning skate, and shall be a game-time resolution for tonight (lower-body damage).

Justin Schultz did take part in morning skate and it seems he’ll return to the lineup tonight towards Pittsburgh. He’s missed the final three video games.

Tristan Jarry will begin in objective tonight for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin, Frederick Gaudreau and Brandon Tanev are a game-time selections.

Vitek Vanecek will get the beginning in objective tonight. He made 18 saves within the Capitals 1-0 shutout of the Islanders on Tuesday.

The Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins within the first sport of a two-game set tonight at Capital One Enviornment. Puck drop is ready for simply after 7:00 PM.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first sport on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the a long time, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and group organizer, and most not too long ago led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Previous Dominion College, and is a Techniques Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.


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