Capitals Keep Same Lineup For Game 6; Game Status For Svechnikov, Ferland, and Martinook To Be Determined After Morning Skate For Hurricanes

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The Washington Capitals came into Monday’s morning skate in all business mode with a chance to secure a spot in the Second Round on the line when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the First Round. News leading up to the game can be found below:

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After dropping Games 3 and 4 of the series on the road, the Capitals put an end to their tradition of doing the hot-lap to open their morning skate. The team did one on every postseason gameday on the road last season en route to winning the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship. The Capitals went 10-3 on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last year. Captain Alex Ovechkin and forward Andre Burakovsky did both of the team’s hot-laps this postseason.

Hurricanes

Forwards Michael Ferland (upper-body), Andrei Svechnikov (concussion), and Jordan Martinook (lower-body) all skated this morning, but the Hurricanes made their skate optional, not guaranteeing that any will play on Monday. Svechnikov wore a normal white jersey but Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour has yet to know whether or not that he can take contact. He will know the status of all three after this morning but did not rule out that any of them will play tonight.

Capitals’ Game 6 Lineup

The Capitals made no lineup changes after their 6-0 win in Game 5 on Saturday.

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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 watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals Keep Same Lineup For Game 6; Game Status For Svechnikov, Ferland, and Martinook To Be Determined After Morning Skate For Hurricanes

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lets Go!!!!
    Play heavy all game long and you will wear them down!
    Calling for Burakovsky to pot one.

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