Capitals and Predators Pregame Update & Line Projections


DON’T FORGET: It’s a 8pm puck drop tonight. Watch on CSN and listen 106.7



Preds are predicting a little ‘challenge’ between Michael Latta and Filip Forsberg.

We still have no Jay Beagle, or Brooks Orpik.

Andre Burakovsky, the birthday boy, has recorded six goals and nine points in his last seven games.

The Predators will acknowledge Mike Riberiro’s 1,000th NHL game, which he played on Saturday. Part of that was played with the Washington Capitals.

 Caps Forward Lines

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

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

Chimera (25) Johansson (90) Wilson (43)

Laich (21) Richards (10) Latta (46)

Defensemen Parings

Alzner (28) Niskanen (2)

Schmidt (88) Carlson (74)

Orlov (9) Chorney (4)


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

** Expected in the net tonight.

Healthy Scratch: *Stan Galiev

Injury List

Brooks Orpik (37 missed); Jay Beagle (15 missed)

Reachable Milestones:

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

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

 The Predators Projected Lineup

Colin Wilson, who had seven points in eight games before his injury, returns to the lineup tonight, according to the Preds.


Jamkrok (19) Johansen (92) Neal (18)

Forsberg (9) Ribeiro (63) Arvidsson (38)

Wilson (33) Fisher (12) Smith (15)

Watson (57) Gaustad (28) Bass (16)

Defensive Pairings

Josi (59) Weber (6)

Ekholm (14) Ellis (4)

Jackman (5) Bitetto (2)


**Renne (35) Hutton (30)

** Expected in the net.

Injury List

Gabriel Bourque and Eric Nystrom

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