Lineup Changes For Tonight’s Game vs the Blackhawks


With the Capitals about to play a back-to-back set of game’s Friday and Saturday, Barry Trotz has decided to make a few changes to the lineup. 

Barry Trotz confirmed that Taylor Chorney will make his first start of the season tonight against the Blackhawks. Nate Schmidt will be the healthy scratch.

Trotz would not say who would be on the Capitals fourth line for tonight’s game against Chicago. Zach Sanford told media he would be in tonight’s game.

Braden Holtby has confirmed he will get the start tonight. Look for Philipp Grubauer to get the start against the Hurricanes tomorrow night in Raleigh. Mike Vogel and John Walton preview tonight’s game in the “Two-Man Advantage:


Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed that Artem Anisimov will not play tonight against the Capitals. Artem Anisimov had an 11-game point streak end in St. Louis on Wednesday night. Anisimov had been on an offensive tear in recent games, which allowed the Blackhawks to go with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on the top line.

The Capitals held an optional morning skate today. The only players who did not participate were: TJ Oshie, Brooks Orpik, John Carlson and Matt Niskanen. Rosters for tonight’s game, before scratches:


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 interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Lineup Changes For Tonight’s Game vs the Blackhawks

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Gotta find the power play, and Kuzy needs a goal.

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