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The Washington Capitals left Kettler this morning for their day-long business trip to Kansas City, Missouri. The Caps will take on the St. Louis Blues, tonight at Sprint Center. Puck-drop is 8:00 PM. The game will not be televised, but you can catch all of the action on Caps Radio.
The rosters for tonight’s game:
Philipp Grubauer will be getting the start in net for the Capitals, with Braden Holtby designated as backup. Trotz told media this afternoon, the plan is to have Grubauer play the entire game.
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Trotz told reporters at Kettler he doesn’t know if Johansson will play in another exhibition game. Said Sunday is possibility for Wilson.
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Tonight marks the first game Washington will play in Kansas City since Feb. 7, 1976, when the Capitals lost to the Kansas City Scouts 5-1. The Capitals and the Scouts both entered the NHL as expansion teams in 1974. Kansas City played two seasons in the NHL (1974-76) and posted a 27-110-23 record. Washington posted a 2-5-1 record against the Scouts and earned a win in Kansas City on Oct. 30, 1975 – a 6-2 victory over the Scouts. Mike Vogel and John Walton preview tonight’s tilt:
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By Jon Sorensen