Once again the Capitals essentially split into two groups for game-day and training camp preparations this morning. Those on the roster for tonight’s pre-season game against the Boston Bruins took the ice at 10 a.m., to run through practice lines and game day preparations. Those not on the roster for tonight continued with training camp activities.
Capitals @ Bruins, Tonight, 7:00 PM
The Capitals are right-back at it again tonight, as they take on the Bruins in Boston. Tonight’s roster will include no players that played in last nights game against the Hurricanes. Tonight’s roster will make it a day-trip to Boston, leaving after morning skate at Kettler. Practices lines and projected starting lines for tonight’s game include:
Justin Peters gets the start tonight in Boston, splitting evenly with Grubauer. Carlson’s wearing the captain’s C. Tonight’s game will include another 3-on-3 trial overtime following regulation, regardless of the score. The game will not be carried on TV. You can listen to the game on Caps radio, or the Caps mobile app.
The complete line-ups for tonight’s game in Boston:
Capitals – Hurricanes Recap
The Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 on Monday in their 2015-16 preseason opener. Braden Holtby (14 saves) and Dan Ellis (12 saves) combined to stop 26 shots and Tom Wilson and Derek Roy scored for Washington. For a complete game recap and key take-aways, please check here.
The 3-on-3 overtime format made a trial run last night. You can read a complete summary here. Video recap of the game winner can be found here.
News and Notes
As per Alex Prewitt, Trotz said first cuts are coming by the weekend, plans to trim down to two teams. Prefers to carry 22 for the final roster: 1 extra F and D.
Small step forward for Brooks Orpik and his wrist, able to do some light shooting during his morning on-ice workout with Backstrom.
Derek Roy was the first player Trotz praised postgame. Getting a long look. Only he and Oshie had >2 min PP and >1 min PK among forwards.
Trotz said Marcus Johansson “has a little injury somewhere on his body.” Wouldn’t disclose where. Expects him on the ice tomorrow.
Back with the Capitals again, Chris Bourque still chasing ‘the ultimate goal’ (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
New Capital Justin Williams: ‘I’m not a savior by any means of the word’ (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Capitals-Bruins pregame notes: Johansson sidelined with minor injury, cuts coming (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
What the Capitals learned from their first three-on-three OT experience (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Postgame notes: Wilson, Roy find the net in Capitals’ preseason opener (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
In scrimmages and preseason games, Capitals testing lines and pairs (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Andre Burakovsky to start at center (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
MacLellan, Trotz: Third-line center, depth defense among camp battles to watch (by Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
Nicklas Backstrom on playing in season opener: ‘I don’t know.’ (Isabelle Khurshudyan/WaPo)
Capitals expect no surprises in second camp under Barry Trotz (Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
2015-16 Washington Capitals training camp preview: Defensemen )Alex Prewitt/WaPo)
This daily report is updated in real-time, as news and notes emerge, until 5pm each day. So check back for updates!