Peter Laviolette Shakes Capitals’ Lines Up After Day Off; Conor Sheary Serves As Extra Forward

After the Washington Capitals‘ day off on Friday, head coach Peter Laviolette shook his team’s forwards lines up and gave goaltender Pheonix Copley a closer look. The team made no changes on defense.

Laviolette flipped forwards Alex Ovechkin and Jakub Vrana in the top-six group and forward Daniel Sprong got a look on the third-line. Conor Sheary came out in favor of Sprong.

The fourth-line of Carl Hagelin, Nic Dowd, and Garnet Hathaway stayed the same.

Craig Anderson was the Capitals’ third-string goaltender for Saturday’s practice.

The team opens the 2020-21 season on Thursday at the Buffalo Sabres (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) so Laviolette and the rest of his coaching staff will have a few more days to settle on a lineup for opening night.

You can see the lines from Saturday’s rushes below:

Images From Practice (by Joe Noyes)

By Harrison Brown

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