Capitals preseason continues in Boston

Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Darcy Kuemper, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight with preseason game number four. They will head to Boston to take on the Bruins.

Here’s who will be suiting up for the Caps tonight:

Forwards: Sonny Milano, Dylan Strome, Nicklas Backstrom, Aliaksei Protas, Connor McMichael, Nic Dowd, Anthony Mantha, Tom Wilson, Matthew Phillips, Beck Malenstyn, Alex Limoges, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicolas Aube Kubel

Defense: Vincent Iorio, Hardy Haman Aktell, Rasmus Sandin, Lucas Johansen, Trevor van Riemsdyk, John Carlson

Goalies: Hunter Shepard, Darcy Kuemper

Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery said Darcy Kuemper will start in goal and play the entire game.

The Caps head into this game with a 1-1-1 record on the exhibition slate. Their last contest was a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday night. Dylan Strome and Matthew Phillips scored for the Capitals and both players are expected to dress for tonight’s game.

Kuemper enters his second season with the Capitals. He appeared in 57 games last season which tied his single season career high in games played, having done so the previous year. Among goaltenders with at least 50 starts, Kuemper ranked eighth in goals against average (2.87) and save percentage (.909). His five shutouts were tied for the second most in the NHL.

Hardy Haman Aktell will be a part of the defense. He’s a dark horse to make that sixth defenseman spot. He recorded 36 points with nine goals and 27 assists in 51 games with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League.

Matthew Phillips recorded 76 points with 36 goals and 40 assists in 66 games with the Calgary Wranglers of the AHL last season. The 25 year old led the AHL’s top regular season team in scoring and ranked second in the league in goals and fifth in points.

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The game starts at 7 p.m. and you can catch the game locally on Monumental Sports Network and nationally on NHL Network.