Capitals and Flyers Game Line Projections

 

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The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers played on Saturday—both games ending in an OT shootout. Only difference is the Caps won their game with a magic shot by Alex Ovechkin while the Flyers goalie Steve Mason let a shot through to lose the game.

The Caps gave up an OT goal to fall to the Flyers in January. Michael Neuvirth, who was in the net then, injured himself during practice on 2 February and won’t return to cause problems for the Caps. Given the run they had in NY, we can expect Philadelphia to fire hard on Holtby to get that first goal of the day.

  • We still have no Marcus Johansson, Jay Beagle, or Brooks Orpik.
  • Andre Burakovsky is a scoring machine!
  • We think it’s time for a Kuzy bomb for his 100th game!!
  • Paul Carey (Hershey) in for Marcus again.
  • Connor Carrick is up from Hershey as ‘just in case” D.

Caps Forward Lines

Ovechkin (8) Backstrom (19) Oshie (77)

Burakovsky (65) Kuznetsov (92) Williams (14)

Chimera (25) Richards (10) Wilson (43)

Laich (21) Carey* (28) Latta (46)

*Could be Galiev, we will know for sure in the morning.

Defensemen Parings

Alzner (28) Niskanen (2)

Schmidt (88) Carlson (74)

Orlov (9) Chorney (4)

Goalies

Braden Holtby (70)** Philipp Grubauer (31)

** Expected in the net tonight.

Healthy Scratch: *Stan Galiev

*Will update when available

Injury List

Marcus Johansson (4 missed); Brooks Orpik (36 missed); Jay Beagle (14 missed)

 Reachable Milestones:

Tom Wilson plays his 200th NHL game on Sunday,

Evgeny Kuznetsov only needs two points to reach 100 NHL/Caps career points.

Nicky Backstrom one goal away from a new Caps franchise milestone: (162) for 12th place.

Karl Alzner needs two points for 100 NHL and Caps career points.

 The Flyers Projected Lineup

Forwards

Voracek (93) Giroux (28) Simmonds (17)

Gagner (89) Laughton (21) Schenn (10)

VandeVelde (76) Bellemare (78) White (25)

Raffi (12) Cousins (52) Read (24)

Defensive Pairings

DelZotto (15) Gostisbehere (53)

Schultz (55) Streit (32)

Medvedev (82) Gudas (3)

Goalies

**Mason (35) Stolarz (65)

** Expected in the net.

Injury List

Michal Neuvirth (30) Sean Couturier (14)

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