The Washington Capitals are back in action tonight not only looking for their first win of the season but also their first goal of the season. They got shutout on Friday the 13th on opening night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight’s opponent is the Calgary Flames.
Today’s morning skate was an optional one but based on the line rushes from yesterday’s practice here’s what the lineup should look like:
Per Monumental Sports Network’s Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Darcy Kuemper is set to start in goal tonight but Charlie Lindgren left the ice early. His status tonight is unclear per Spencer Carbery. Lucas Johansen and Anthony Mantha took the scratches skate.
- Date: 10/16/23
- Time: 7 p.m.
- Where: Capital One Arena
- What Channel is Capitals Game On: Monumental Sports Network
- Radio: 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7
- Betting Odds: The Flames vs. Capitals betting odds on Caesars have the Capitals as +1.5 point underdogs at home. The Capitals have +110 moneyline odds, while the Flames are the favorite at -130. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 6.0 points.
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This game could be a big one for Matthew Phillips as he takes on his former organization. Players like that who didn’t get a chance with the former club usually get up for games like these.