Capitals Lines At Morning Skate: Changes For Game 6

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The Capitals returned to Kettler Capitals Iceplex Monday morning for their game day skate prior to Game 6 tonight. Puck drop is just after 8:00 pm.

Head coach Barry Trotz has once again made a few tweaks to the starting lineup and subsequent forward lines. Most notable, he has reinstated Andre Burakovsky, who was benched for Game 5. Burakovsky is now on the third line with Brett Connolly and centered by Lars Eller. The top line remains unchanged. Jakub Vrana moves up from the third line to the second line while Chandler Stephenson moves down to the fourth line.

Alex Chiasson, who was Burakovsky’s replacement in Game 5, looks to be the healthy scratch for Burakovsky’s Return. The defensive pairs remain the same for Game 6.

Burakovsky led the team in final stretches this morning at the end of practice.

Game 6 is set for 8:00 pm tonight. You can read our game preview right here.

Caps head coach Barry Trotz left an odd little nugget for the media at the end of practice.

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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7 Responses to Capitals Lines At Morning Skate: Changes For Game 6

  1. The things Trotz says and the things he does don’t always rhyme…I often get the impression that he’d rather walk through fire drenched in gas than hold a press conference to discuss his stratagems…then again, that’s probably just as true of any other coach in any other sport as well…

    Go Caps!


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