Capitals Goalies Determined for Back-to-Back Set


The Capitals are heading into their second back-to-back set of games in the last five days. With the new compressed schedule this season, more back-to-backs will be played, placing a slightly higher premium on back-up goalies. 

Coach Trotz stated on Wednesday that Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer would split the next back-to-back set of games (Tuesday against Columbus and Wednesday against the Penguins). Philipp Grubauer will get the start Tuesday night in Columbus and Braden Holtby will get the nod Wednesday night in Washington.

Trotz changed the morning skate to “optional” this morning. All players were at the skate with the exception of five players:

Barry Trotz addressed the media following this morning’s optional skate:


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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