Capitals head to Detroit for Saturday night rematch

Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Mantha, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

After getting their first preseason win on Thursday over the Detroit Red Wings, the Washington Capitals head to Mo Town to face them again.

Here’s the Capitals roster for this Saturday night tilt:

Sonny Milano
Dylan Strome
Aliaksei Protas
Hendrix Lapierre
Anthony Mantha
Matthew Phillips
Beck Malenstyn
Ethen Frank
Riley Sutter
Bogdan Trineyev
Joe Snively
Nicolas Aube Kubel

Hardy Haman Aktell
Dylan McIlrath
Alex Alexeyev
Jon McDonald
Martin Fehervary
Chase Priskie
Trevor van Riemsdyk

Hunter Shepard
Charlie Lindgren

Martin Fehervary and Nicolas Aube Kubel weren’t at todays morning skate, per Sammi Silber of The Hockey News. Looks like they could be the healthy scratches for tonight. Coach Spencer Carbery said that Hunter Shepard will be in goal the entire game. The other night it was Charlie Lindgren in net the whole game.

Five Capitals who dressed in Thursday night’s win are on the roster again tonight. Those folks are Hardy Haman Aktell, Alex Alexeyev, Joe Snively, Shepard and Lindgren.

Lindgren made 26 saves in the winning effort on Thursday night while Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Rasmus Sandin, and John Carlson provided the goals for Washington.

Tonight’s preseason game is the first of three straight road games. After the games we’ll be halfway through the preseason. On Tuesday night they’ll play the Boston Bruins and on Thursday will begin a two game home and home split with the Columbus Blue Jackets which finishes off the preseason on Saturday night in Chinatown.

The Caps game the other night had a mix of seasoned veterans and youth hopefuls. No matter how much NHL experience was under each ones belt, everyone played together as a team which pleased everyone from the coaching staff, management and fans.

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The game starts at 7 p.m. and you can catch it on Monumental Sports Network. Reminder that MSN is the rebrand from the old NBC Sports Washington.