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The Capitals (4-4-1) held their Wednesday practice at 12:15 PM (PST) at UBC Thunderbird Arena in Vancouver, British, Columbia. The team arrived in Vancouver on Tuesday in advance of their tilt with the Canucks Thursday night. Puck drop is 10:00 PM. The Capitals will close-out their Western Canada road trip with games in Edmonton on Saturday and Calgary on Sunday.
The Capitals will hold a game-day morning skate tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:30 AM (PST) at Rogers Arena prior to their game against the Canucks.
Out for a twirl in Vancouver! #ALLCAPSpic.twitter.com/4DyXA78UKb
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 25, 2017
As reported yesterday, Andre Burakovsky underwent successful surgery on his left thumb on Tuesday and will be out 6-8 weeks. As a result the Capitals called up Chandler Stephenson from Hershey.
THE LATEST LINES
The forward lines remained the same as Tuesday at Kettler.
The Capitals defensive pairings remained the same as well: Djoos-Carlson, Orpik-Bowey, Orlov-Chorney. The second power play unit was tweaked to address Burakovsky’s spot.
Eller taking Burakovsky’s spot on PP2. Running the half wall. So that unit now has a center for faceoffs.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) October 25, 2017
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
The red-hot Vancouver Canucks (5-3-1) are heading home from their recent road trip with eight of a possible 10 points, including a win in their final roadie of the trip at Minnesota on Tuesday night.The Canucks had the day off on Wednesday.
Another “Locker on the Road” adventure. Bike tour of Stanley Park in Vancouver. @NBCSCapitals @MayHockeyNBCS @Laughlin18 pic.twitter.com/jm6qB56ix8
— steve farrell (@capsbigbossman) October 25, 2017
- The Capitals won both games against the Canucks last season.
- Braden Holtby posted a 20-save shutout in his lone start against the Canucks last season while Philipp Grubauer stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced against Vancouver.
- Tom Wilson led Washington with two goals in two games against the Canucks in 2016-17.
- Wilson has scored four goals in seven career games against Vancouver, the most goals Wilson has against a single franchise.
- T.J. Oshie has tallied 21 points (7g, 14a) in 25 career games against the Canucks while John Carlson has earned eight points (2g, 6a) in nine career games against Vancouver.
✈️ DCA ➡️ ORD via @united. Next stop: Canada to see the @Capitals! #CapsCanucks #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/AlUta8n9CA
— Kelsey Ohleger (@KelseySocial) October 25, 2017
Road Ahead: Capitals face a big, early season test in Western Canada.
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