Game Day Preview: Islanders @ Capitals 

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Photo: AP / Kathy Willens

The Washington Capitals wrap-up their 2016 preseason schedule tonight when they host the New York Islanders at Verizon Center. Puck-drop is 5:00 pm. 

Rosters for tonight’s game:

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GAME NOTES:
Today’s game marks the second of three games between the Capitals and Islanders in a 15-day span. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 on Oct. 1 in Bridgeport, Conn., and will face New York in the Capitals’ regular-season home opener on Oct. 15.

Former Washington Capital Jason Chimera will make his first appearance at Verizon Center after signing with the Islanders this past offseason.

Lars Eller (1g, 2a), Jay Beagle (3a) and Daniel Winnik (3a) lead Washington in points this preseason, Braden Holtby has posted a 1.53 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage and Philipp Grubauer has registered a 1.29 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.

John Walton and Mike Vogel get you set for tonight’s final tune-up in their “Two-man Advantage”:

 

ROSTER MANAGEMENT:
Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler has been released from training camp roster and will play for Zurich this season. Dealing w/ family matters.

 

All roster waivers made on Saturday cleared (were not claimed by other teams), including Stan Galiev.

All NHL teams will be required to reduce rosters to a maximum of 23 players by 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Barry Trotz has mentioned that he thinks the Capitals will roll with 22 players for the opening night roster.

OPENING NIGHT LINE PROJECTIONS:

 

“Capitals Today” for 10/9/2016 is here:
Mike Vogel’s game preview is here:

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

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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