Morning skate suggested it, but pregame warmups confirmed it: Karl Alzner is out, and Nate Schmidt is in.
Alzner had not missed a game since 2010.
From the Caps:
#Caps Karl Alzner will not play tonight (upper body) and is listed as day-to-day.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 17, 2017
Game Three would have been Alzner’s 600th consecutive game, if you count the postseason.
Schmidt last played on April 9 against the Panthers. He’ll be paired with John Carlson tonight.
It’ll be great to see Schmidt get some action, but this is a rotten way for it to have happened.
Photo: Patrick Smith
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