Capitals continue preseason against Flyers

Garnet Hathaway, Washington Capitals (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Garnet Hathaway, Washington Capitals (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight looking for their first preseason win after falling in overtime on home ice Sunday to the Buffalo Sabres. Tonight they’ll hit the road and face the Philadelphia Flyers. Let’s take a look at the roster, lines, power play units and everything you need to know.

First the roster:

Henrik Borgstrom
Dylan Strome
Garnet Hathaway
Connor Brown
Mike Vecchione
Axel Jonsson Fjallby
Beck Malenstyn
Henrik Rybinski
Aliaksei Protas
Ludwig Persson
Kale Kessey
Marcus Johansson
Joe Snively

Gabriel Carlsson
Dylan McIlrath
Lucas Johansen
Benton Maass
Matt Irwin
Trevor van Riemsdyk
Bobby Nardella

Zach Fucale
Charlie Lindgren

Here were the lines this morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex per Tom Gulitti of




And finally here are the power play units:

PP1: Nardella (pt), Snively (left circle), Brown (bumper), Strome (half wall), Johansson (down low)

PP2: Johansen, TvR, Vecchione, Borgstrom, Protas

The Flyers are entering their third preseason game. They won the opener against the Boston Bruins 2-1 on home ice. Last night they played on the road and fell 2-1 to the Sabres. This is the second leg of a back to back for Philadelphia.

Tonight’s game will feature plenty of new faces and some players that played in the previous preseason game. Teams are required to dress at least eight veteran players but it’s loosely defined so you’ll see some regulars in the lineup but not too many.

This is the first of three straight preseason road games before the Caps finish up at home. During this road stretch you’ll see plenty of players from the Hershey Bears and even some potential impact players on the AHL team this season.

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You can catch tonight’s game at 7 p.m. locally on NBC Sports Washington or nationally on the NHL Network. You can watch on your mobile device via the My Teams app. Or you can listen to the game on Capitals Radio 24/7.