Capitals begin weekend against Red Wings

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Capitals embark on a back to back road trip beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. against the Detroit Red Wings. They’ll conclude the road portion of the preseason tomorrow night at the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tonight’s game isn’t going to be televised but apparently you can watch a live stream of the game on You can listen on Capitals Radio 24/7 as well as the TEAM 980.

The lineup tonight looks less like a Hershey Bears lineup and more like a Washington Capitals lineup. We’ll even see Alex Ovechkin.

Here’s the full roster of players who will suit up:

Alex Ovechkin
Henrik Borgstrom
Dylan Strome
Lars Eller
Garnet Hathaway
Hendrix Lapierre
Axel Jonsson Fjallby
Beck Malenstyn
Brett Leason
Aliaksei Protas
T.J. Oshie
Joe Snivey
Evgeny Kuznetsov

Nick Jensen
Vincent Iorio
Martin Fehervary
Lucas Johansen
Erik Gustafsson
John Carlson
Bobby Nardella

Darcy Kuemper
Charlie Lindgren

We’ll get to see Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie and we’ll also see new goaltender Darcy Kuemper for the first time. It’ll be exciting seeing a lot of the varsity players on the ice today.

After an overtime loss from the Buffalo Sabres, the Caps rebounded on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 3-1 win. The effort was led by Dylan Strome who had two goals and an extra one in the practice shootout. Connor Brown added a goal of his own.

The two newest guys had the most impact on the win which is exactly what the Caps are hoping for in the regular season with no Nicklas Backstrom or Tom Wilson.

Obviously you can’t replace those guys and there’s some big shoes to fill but both have the potential to elevate their careers to the best of their abilities.

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Anyway I hope they go through with the online web stream because we’ve all been waiting to see these guys in action.