Capitals Notes from Morning Skate in New Jersey

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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.

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.

It looks like Cory Schneider will get the start in goal for the Devils tonight.


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.

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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