Capitals at Devils Pregame Notebook: Ilya Samsonov To Go Up Against MacKenzie Blackwood

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The Washington Capitals did not make any new headlines entering their game at the New Jersey Devils on Friday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). Center Nic Dowd will draw back into the lineup after sitting in their 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday and goaltender Ilya Samsonov will start as the Capitals begin a set of back-to-backs. Braden Holtby will get the net when the team hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood will start for the Devils on Friday night. Here is the Capitals game preview sheet (in really, really, tiny fonts).

While Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and captain Alex Ovechkin will play their 900th career NHL game together at Prudential Center, Devils defenseman Andy Greene will appear in his 900th game.

Capitals Lines at Devils

Devils Lines vs. Capitals

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NHL News

  • New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck, who was cut in the wrist by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron in their 3-2 shootout win on Thursday, flew home with the team and no further update will be given until tomorrow
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday morning that defenseman Justin Schultz is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury. As a result, the Penguins have recalled former Capitals prospect Thomas DiPauli.
  • Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski will play in his 1000th career NHL game at the Florida Panthers on Friday night

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