Lindgren To Make Capitals’ Debut In Toronto On Thursday

Head coach Peter Laviolette announced that goaltender Charlie Lindgren will make his Washington Capitals debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday (7:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market) after Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves in the team’s season-opening 5-2 loss against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old went 5-0-0 with a .958 save percentage and 1.22 goals-against average in five NHL games with the St. Louis Blues last season. He also posted a .925 save percentage and a 2.21 goals-against average in 34 games with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds before signing a three-year contract with Washington on July 13.
At five-on-five, Lindgren posted a .950 save percentage (including .913 at high-danger), 1.45 goals-against average, and a 3.42 goals-saved above average at the NHL-level. He also tallied a 1.000 penalty-killing save percentage.

In 29 career NHL games with the Blues and Montreal Canadiens, Lindgren has gone 15-12-2 with a .913 save percentage, 2.74 goals-against average, and two shutouts.

He has a 1-2-0 record, .888 save percentage, and 4.83 goals-against average in three career games against the Maple Leafs.

Ilya Samsonov will make his Toronto debut against his former team after the Capitals did not tender him a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Lindgren To Make Capitals’ Debut In Toronto On Thursday

  1. steven says:

    Ok Lindgren show the Caps management that they made the right chice in you over Sammy and VV! And please do better than last night.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Porn stache powers, activate!

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