The Scrimmage will be streamed live on Capitals and NBC Sports Washington Twitter and Facebook Accounts
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The coverage will also be streamed live on the Capitals and NBCSW’s Twitter and Facebook platforms. All Capitals practices remain closed to the public and general staff of the Capitals.
Capitals radio voice John Walton will broadcast the action alongside Capitals radio analyst Ken Sabourin beginning at 3:45 p.m.
The scrimmage will feature Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin and alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson, as well as newly signed Zdeno Chara, Justin Schultz, Conor Sheary and Trevor van Riemsdyk. Additionally, the Capitals’ first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft, Hendrix Lapierre, will also participate in the scrimmage.
Thursday’s scrimmage will consist of two 20-minute stop periods. The Capitals will return to the ice for a short practice session following the scrimmage.
The Capitals begin the 2020-21 campaign against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 14 at KeyBank Center. The 2020-21 regular-season schedule will consist of 56 games beginning on Jan. 13 and concluding on May 8. Each team in the East, Central and West divisions will play every other team in its division eight times while each team in the Scotia NHL North Division will play every other team in its division nine or 10 times.