Stars at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nic Dowd The Odd Man Out As Evgeny Kuznetsov Returns

With center Evgeny Kuznetsov returning to the lineup after serving a three-game suspension (inappropriate conduct) for the Washington Capitals, center Nic Dowd will come out of the lineup when the team hosts the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). Center Chandler Stephenson will center the fourth-line of himself, Brendan Leipsic, and Garnet Hathaway.

Practice -10:30 AM

As seen on Monday, Kuznetsov will skate on the third-line and first power-play unit against the Stars and defenseman Tyler Lewington will skate on the third-pair with Radko Gudas.

Capitals’ Lines vs. Stars

Stars’ Lines at Capitals

Goaltender Ben Bishop will man the nets for Dallas.

Reirden Media Session

Capitals Today

Shavings

  • The Capitals are 32-48-16-3 all-time against the Stars and 3-1-2 over their last six games.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov is one of nine forwards in the NHL on an active streak of four consecutive seasons with at least 40 assists, and he ranks 12th in the NHL in total assists over the last five seasons (204).
  • Kuznetsov’s 0.67 assists per game last season ranked second on the team and tied for 16th among forwards in the NHL among players with at least 70 games played.

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 Stars at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nic Dowd The Odd Man Out As Evgeny Kuznetsov Returns

  1. Pingback: Birdman Back in Action! Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores In First Game Back From Three-game Suspension | NoVa Caps

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