Capitals Day Five Training Camp Roundup: Prep For The B’s

_50A9860The Washington Capitals were back on the ice on Tuesday for the team’s fifth day of training camp. The team is gearing up for their game against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena, the second game of a home-and-home series with the B’s. Boston took a 2-1 shootout decision at TD Garden on Sunday afternoon in the Capitals’ preseason opener. Here is all of the news from day five of Capitals’ training camp. 

Capitals’ 2018 first-round draft pick Alexandar Alexeyev will suit up in his first game with the team. The Russian defenseman will ride shotgun with Connor Hobbs on a defensive pairing tonight. Capitals’ head coach Todd Reirden said that he wanted Alexeyev, 18, to play in a game with fellow Russian defenseman Dmitry Orlov, who is also in the lineup tonight. Alexeyev compared his playing style to Orlov’s. Reirden thought that Alexeyev picked a great player for him to look up to.

With Alexeyev in the lineup, the Capitals will dress their past three first-round picks.

Forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby will make his Capitals’ debut and will play with fellow-Swede Nicklas Backstrom and forward T.J. Oshie against the Bruins tonight.

Goaltenders Braden Holtby and Ilya Samsonov will split the net tonight with Holtby playing the first half.

Capitals’ Lines vs. Bruins

Scenes From Camp

 

Rinkside Update

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was seeing T.J. Oshie's hat-trick​ during Game 1 of the Caps' second round playoff series against Pittsburgh in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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