Holtby Vs. Halak To Start; 2019 USA Hockey Hall Of Fame Ceremonial Puck Drop Tonight- News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

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The Washington Capitals held a morning skate at Medstar Capitals Iceplex ahead of tonight’s tilt with the Boston Bruins (7:00 P.M. on NBCSN). Here is the latest from Wednesday’s practice.


Goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start.


Former Capitals goaltender Jaroslav Halak will be in net for Boston. Head Coach Bruce Cassidy spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of this evening’s matchup. There could be a change for the Bruins’ blue line.

Special Events

The Capitals will be hosting their “Caps Care” Toy Drive tonight. Bring new, unwrapped toys to any entrance of Capital One Arena to receive a poster of forward Carl Hagelin. Toys will benefit The Salvation Army and Martha’s Table.

There will also be a ceremonial puck drop featuring members of 2019 USA Hockey Hall of Fame class. Participants include NHL alumni and Olympians Brian Gionta and Tim Thomas, Olympian Krissy Wendell, and Fort Dupont Ice Arena Founder Neal Henderson.

Captain Alex Ovechkin will be honored as the Wayne Gretzky International Award recipient during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction on December 12. For more information on Thursday’s enshrinement of the class, click here.

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