Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media this morning. He announced that Darcy Kuemper will get the start in goal and that Dmitry Orlov would remain out of the lineup this afternoon against the Calgary Flames.
Darcy Kuemper will start in net for the Capitals vs. the Flames this afternoon, coach Peter Laviolette said.
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov (lower body) will miss his ninth straight game.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) November 25, 2022
The Capitals host the Calgary Flames today at 2 p.m. at Capital One Arena for the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Washington has earned at least one point in six-straight games against the Flames (5-0-1).
Today’s game against Calgary marks first time in 13 games the #Caps will take the ice without any lineup changes (in/out, not within lineup itself, though there are none of those today, either) from the prior game. #CapsFlames
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) November 25, 2022
It is expected that Charlie Lindgren will get the start against the Devils tomorrow in New Jersey. Lindgren played vs. the Devils on Oct. 24 (38 saves in 6-3 victory).
After a dismal start and season-low on 10/24, the Capitals xGF% at 5v5 rolling average has been steadily improving. The Capitals have an xGF% of 52.01% in their last 10 games.
By Jon Sorensen