Capitals Daily Update: A Cold Start in Raleigh, Burakovsky Sits Again

Photo: Joe Benanati

The Capitals finally made it to Raleigh on Thursday, after enduring a multi-hour delay in their departure from New York. As a result of the delay, the Capitals had to cancel yesterday’s practice. 

After having two full days away from the rink (The Caps held a workout at their hotel yesterday in Raleigh), the Caps finally made it back on to the ice at 10:40 Friday morning, at the frigid confines of Raleigh Center Ice. NC State University was using the PNC Arena for a graduation ceremony this morning. The ‘Canes practice facility was not heated this morning.

It looks like Barry Trotz will go with the same lines as he used against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Andre Burakovsky will sit out a second straight game Friday night. Trotz said there’s no timetable for when Burakovsky might get back into the lineup. Said he thinks it’ll be good for him to watch some.

Philipp Grubauer will get the start tonight. Cam Ward will get the start for the Hurricanes tonight. Puck drop is 7:30 PM.

The Carolina Hurricanes have won seven straight games at home, coming into tonight’s tilt with the Capitals. The Canes also boast the league’s best penalty kill, which will make for interesting viewing when Caps go on the man-advantage. A complete game preview can be read here:

Jay Beagle spoke with the media following Friday morning’s practice:


Barry Trotz also spoke with the media following this morning’s practice:


Mike Vogel and John Walton give you the latest “Two Man Advantage”:


Caps Clash with Canes in Raleigh (MikeVogel)


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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