The Washington Capitals will play their fifth exhibition game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. This will be the final road contest of their preseason slate.
Alex Ovechkin will be appearing in his second preseason game after having an assist against the Detroit Red Wings back at Capital One Arena. His linemate back in that game, Ivan Miroshnichenko, will also play this Thursday night.
Matthew Phillips and Hardy Häman Aktell will be playing in their third consecutive preseason game. Phillips scored the overtime game-winner against the Boston Bruins and continues to push for an opening night roster spot.
Meanwhile, Connor McMichael will play in his second straight games after scoring a goal against Boston and registering a team-high 10 shots on goal.
Nick Jensen will return to action tonight after missing the last few practices due to personal reasons.
This morning, the Caps announced that they recalled Ethen Frank, Chase Priskie and Riley Sutter from the Hershey Bears. All three played in the 5-2 loss against Detroit.
It appears that Charlie Lindgren will start in goal and Darcy Kuemper will backup.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.
By Jacob Cheris