Alex Ovechkin Game Time Decision, Sonny Milano Out, Charlie Lindgren Starts

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media when arriving at Capital One Arena this afternoon. He announced that captain Alex Ovechkin (lower body injury) will be a game time decision, forward Sonny Milano will miss a second-straight game due to a non-Covid illness and Charlie Lindgren will get the start in goal tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.

Both Ovechkin and Milano missed last night’s 5-3 loss to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. This will be Lindgren’s first game since February 26, also against the Sabres in Buffalo.

The team did not hold a gameday morning skate this morning, so there were no line rushes. For reference, here are the forward lines and defensive pairs from last night:

Conor Sheary — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson
Joe Snively — Dylan Strome — T.J. Oshie
Anthony Mantha — Nicklas Backstrom — Craig Smith
Aliaksei Protas — Nic Dowd — Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Rasmus Sandin — Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Martin Fehervary — Nick Jensen
Matt Irwin — Alexander Alexeyev

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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4 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Game Time Decision, Sonny Milano Out, Charlie Lindgren Starts

  1. KimRB says:

    Ewwww, not liking our chances. We really don’t match up well against them, or NJ, or Carolina, or LA, or….

    I’m betting that Boston wants to face anyone but Buffalo, in the first round. They’re a handful, and they’ve got absolutely nothing to lose. Don’t plan your Stanley Cup parade just yet, Beantown. Remember TB-CBJ in 2019. Wonder if Buffalo would start Anderson, if they make the playoffs. Another Dwayne Roloson? 40 something goalie, on a Cinderella run?

  2. novafyre says:

    I just can’t Rock the Red when they are in blue uniforms. Must not have sold as well as they hoped so they’re pushing them.

  3. horn73 says:

    yep, very tired of seeing the blue and other non red jerseys at home….

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