Rosters for Tonight’s Game: Capitals @ Blues

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Photo: Washington Capitals

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:

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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.

In other roster moves, The Capitals waived goalie Joe Cannata. He is projected to be the No. 1 goalie in Hershey. The Capitals practice lines from this morning:

Forwards
8-92-77
65-19-14
16-82-10
26-83-39

Defensive pairs:
27-2
44-74
4-88

Injury updates:

Game Preview
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:

 

The Capitals game preview can be found here: Today’s game-hype media is provided by @couchchris

 

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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