Goaltender Pheonix Copley will start in net when the Washington Capitals host the Los Angeles Kings tonight, meaning that Braden Holtby will start at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, when the team begins a season-long six-game road trip. More news from Monday’s morning skate can be found below:
The Capitals made a lot of line changes prior to their game against the Kings, including swapping forward Dmitrij Jaskin out for forward Chandler Stephenson.
I asked Reirden about Jaskin getting scratched again: “I use him at the end of a penalty kill and then it ends up in the back of our net. Those are situations where we have to find people that can be used in all different areas of the game, especially back-to-backs.”
— JJ Regan (@JJReganNBCS) February 11, 2019
Capitals Lines vs. Kings
Caps expected lineup:
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) February 11, 2019
Forward Devante Smith-Pelly will draw into the lineup in favor of Travis Boyd.
Kings Lines at Capitals
Kings at morning skate in DC:
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) February 11, 2019
CAPS TODAY: Brett Connolly recorded his second career three point game (three assists against the Winnipeg Jets as a member of the Boston Bruins, Feb. 11, 2016) and his third career two goal game on Saturday. More info on Connolly and the Capitals at https://t.co/HecIC0ECg1 pic.twitter.com/xStA7uWYGN
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 11, 2019
By Harrison Brown