Capitals Starting Lines and Goaltender for Game 3

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The Washington Capitals are in Columbus, Ohio staring at an 0-2 series hole. Prior to a pivotal Game 3, the team held a morning skate on Tuesday morning at Nationwide Arena. After Philipp Grubauer had a bad Game 1 and a dismal Game 2 during the first two periods, coach Barry Trotz put Braden Holtby in net for the third period. The Capitals were off on Monday but Trotz said in a conference call that he decided who the starting netminder for Game 3 is but didn’t reveal it. We found out the answer this morning. 



Braden Holtby was manning the starter’s net at the skate. He’s a go for Game 3. During the third period, Holtby stopped all five shots he faced and looked like he had his confidence back. In all, he stopped seven of the eight shots he faced as Matt Calvert rebounded a shot past Holtby to give the Blue Jackets the win.

By Michel Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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6 Responses to Capitals Starting Lines and Goaltender for Game 3

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Over the years, our goalies have never won a series. 3 to the Rangers, 1 to habs, 3 to the pens… I said all year they had to trade 1 G for a D… they never did… same song – outplaying the Jackets yet losing


  3. Anonymous says:

    Bad penalties at the worst time!


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