Top 3 ways the Capitals can annihilate the Bruins

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#2 Youth movement

The young guys need to step up now more than ever. The Caps are without Rasmus Sandin and Nick Jensen for the remainder of the regular season and the best defenseman on the team in John Carlson will be getting a lot of minutes as it is.

The Caps will go with Charlie Lindgren in goal tonight via Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post on X/Twitter. She also noted that Spencer Carbery confirmed that Dylan McIlrath will draw in. With four right handers, Trevor van Riemsdyk will move ot the left side.

Johnson's guess is that the defensive pairs will be Fehervary-Carlson up top and then TvR-Iorio and then followed by Alexeyev and McIlrath to round it out.

Per the game notes, four of the Capitals seven available defensemen for Monday's game are age 26 or younger though Lucas Johansen did take the scratches skate after morning skate today at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. All four are Caps draft picks and have combined to play 111 games this season and 269 NHL games.

Fehervary skated a career high 27:06 in Washington's 4-2 win on Saturday over the Tampa Bay Lightning while Alex Alexeyev recorded a career high eight hits.