Zdeno Chara Out For Boston As Washington Looks To Sweep Bruins: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

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The Washington Capitals wrap up their regular-season clash against the Boston Bruins on Monday night (7:00 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Washington). Here is the latest from morning skate at TD Garden.


No changes are expected in tonight’s lineup. Goaltender Braden Holtby will most likely start for Washington.


Defenseman Zdeno Chara will be out of the lineup on Monday night. During Game 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, he sustained a broken jaw and is scheduled for a follow-up procedure.

The Capitals are on the verge of sweeping the three-game season series against Boston tonight. Forward Brad Marchand and head coach Bruce Cassidy spoke to the media about the importance of a win versus the Capitals.

Center Joakim Nordstrom is in the lineup for forward Chris Wagner tonight. Defenseman John Moore will play alongside defenseman Charlie McAvoy. Goaltender Tuukka Rask is likely to start for Boston.

The Goodest Boy: Daily Post on Captain

i wont let santa cancel christmas !!!

Screen Shot 2019-12-23 at 11.55.03 AM.pngPhoto: CapsPup via Twitter

Essential Links

A decade to remember for the Capitals (NBC Sports Washington)

NHL Network Coverage For 2020 World Junior Championship (NoVa Caps)

Ovechkin voted NHL All-Star captain for third straight year (The Washington Times)

#LueyStrongForever: Capitals Fan Alex Luey Passes Away (NoVa Caps)

‘Three Canadians?’ — Talk of Capitals’ dressing room is the shrinking number of Canadians (The Athletic)

An Evening At The Capitals Campfire At Camp Wharf (NoVa Caps)

Beyond Headlines: Capitals’ halt on Holtby extension stirs 2020 market (Sportsnet)

Holiday Cheer: 2019 Capitals Christmas List (NoVa Caps)

On the road with the Capitals dads as a lifetime of hockey memories play out in a new rink (The Athletic)

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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4 Responses to Zdeno Chara Out For Boston As Washington Looks To Sweep Bruins: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the Captain pic o’ the day!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Chara is a true warrior. Getting an infection 6 months after surgery is awful,

  3. Day One Caps Fan says:

    Excellent analysis, Della Young!

    Anybody at NovaCapsFans care to handicap this game? Caps have every reason to “mail it in” tonight while “visions of sugarplums dance in their heads”

  4. Day One Caps Fan says:

    They mailed it in. One of the most miserable Caps’ games of the past five years.

    Holtby. Kuznetsov. Vrana. Out. To. Lunch. I hope they all feel rotten for Xmas vacation. CBJ will whup their butts next Friday … if they take their s**k pills like they did tonight!

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