The Caps held morning skate at 11:30 this morning at the Purdential Center in Newark. The Caps will face Marcus Johansson and the red-hot Mew Jersey Devils tonight at “The Rock”. Puck drop at 7:00 PM.
Practice lines at morning skate were essentially the same as yesterday’s’ practice. Also, Braden Holtby will get the start tonight, which means it’s very likely that Philipp Grubauer will get the start tomorrrow night in Philadelphia.
Caps lines look like this: pic.twitter.com/t2WzVGqtFW
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) October 13, 2017
It looks like Nathan Walker and Taylor Chorney will be your healthy scratches tonight for a second straight game.
From the Devil’s side:
The Devils held their morning skate prior to the Capitals. Following the skate, former Washington Capital Marcus Johansson met with the media and discussed what it’s like to be facing his former team.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikNBCS) October 13, 2017
It looks like Cory Schneider will get the start in goal for the Devils tonight.
Will confirm obviously later on but Cory Schneider is defending the starter’s net at #NJDevils morning skate.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) October 13, 2017
This is the first of four meetings with the Devils this season. Washington posted a 3-0-1 record against New Jersey last season and has a 22-9-9 record against the Devils since the 2007-08 season. The Capitals hold an all-time record of 105-74-13-9 against the Devils.
Last season, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov led the team with 4 points (2g, 2a each) against the Devils. Washington has earned a point in each of their last eight games against Devils (7-0-1).
Game rosters, notes and stats for tonight’s Capitals @ Devils game can be found here.
Not sure if pics can do justice to how MASSIVE this new scoreboard is at the Rock. Biggest arena scoreboard on earth they say. I believe it. pic.twitter.com/5M1IRa70Hk
— John Walton (@WaltonCaps) October 13, 2017