The Washington Capitals are in Beantown to take on the Boston Bruins in their fourth game of the 2023 preseason. The Capitals fell to the Detroit Red Wings in their previous game 5-2. The Caps’ preseason record thus far is 1-1-1.
For tonight’s matchup, Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery is giving all of the team’s projected starting centers jerseys as he continues to evaluate several players battling for roster spots including Matthew Phillips, Beck Malenstyn, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel. Darcy Kuemper will play his first game of the preseason and is expected to be in net all night.
The game will air live on Monumental Sports Network (formerly known as NBC Sports Washington) with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin on the call.
The Capitals’ first line will see Nicklas Backstrom center Aliaksei Protas and Anthony Mantha while the second line of Connor McMichael, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Tom Wilson remains intact.
Tonight's lines for #CapsBruins:
Protas – Backstrom – Mantha
McMichael – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Milano – Strome – Phillips
Malenstyn – Dowd – Aube-Kubel
Sandin – Carlson
Häman Aktell – van Riemsdyk
Johansen – Iorio
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 3, 2023
The Bruins’ new captain, Brad Marchand, will play in tonight’s game.
#NHLBruins morning rushes:
Marchand – Poitras – Frederic
van Riemsdyk – Zacha – Pastrnak
Lucic – Beecher – Lauko
Kuntar – Megna – Heinen
Lohrei – McAvoy
Zboril – Grzelcyk
Forbort – Shattenkirk
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 3, 2023
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