The Washington Capitals will be on national television Wednesday as they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The Capitals lineup will look mighty different.
The Capitals announced in the morning that they will be without first-line center Nicklas Backstrom, third-line forward Carl Hagelin, and fourth-line center Nic Dowd due to injury. The Capitals may also be without third-line forward Garnet Hathaway who had a phone hearing with the NHL for his spitting incident Monday.
Here’s how the Capitals lined-up this morning during the team’s morning skate.
Capitals expected lines vs Rangers:
*No word on Hathaway yet
*Backstrom out, upper body
*Hagelin on LTI, Dowd on IR
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 20, 2019
The Capitals’ first line from their Stanley Cup championship run in 2018 has been reunited while the second line will be centered by Lars Eller. Hershey’s leading goal and point-scorer, Mike Sgarbossa, will center the team’s third line while Beck Malestyn will play if Hathaway is suspended.
Braden Holtby will start.
Holtby is the first goalie off the ice. He’ll start tonight vs. the Rangers. #Caps
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) November 20, 2019
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 20, 2019
Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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