Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight, Lines: News From Capitals’ Morning Skate In Boston


The Capitals are back in action Friday night for game two of their two-game set against the Boston Bruins. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00 PM. The team held their game day morning skate Friday morning at Warrior Ice Arena in Boston. Here’s the latest from Bean Town:

The Washington Capitals face the Boston Bruins tonight for the fourth time this season (2-1-0).

MORNING SKATE

Lines

Vitek Vanecek will start in goal for the Capitals tonight.

Head coach Peter Laviolette was asked about using Jakub Vrana first in the shootout recently.

Tom Wilson was asked if he thought the Bruins were targeting Capitals players in the previous game.

After that, Tom did respond:

Daily Twitter poll:


MEDIA AVAILABILITY 

Tom Wilson

Justin Schultz

Peter Laviolette

SHAVINGS

  • Nicklas Backstrom leads the Capitals in points against the Bruins this season (1g, 2a), while Alex Ovechkin (1g, 1a), John Carlson (1g, 1a), Richard Panik (1g, 1a) and Jakub Vrana (2a) have all recorded two points.
  • The Capitals have won nine of their last 11 road games against Boston (9-2-0), dating back to March 6, 2014.
  • The Capitals allowed a season-low 19 shots against the Bruins on Wednesday and improved to 9-2-1 in games where they allow fewer than 30 shots per game.
  • Since Feb. 16 and during the past nine games, the Capitals are allowing an NHL-low 25.4 shots per game and have recorded a 51.3 shot attempt percentage at five-on-five, improving from 47.7 percent from the season opener to Feb. 14.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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