The Washington Capitals are down in Raleigh, North Carolina’s PNC Arena to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes for their fourth preseason game and second exhibition in consecutive nights. Thursday, the Capitals lost to the Montreal Canadiens 5-2, falling to 0-3 in the preseason. Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal since Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final.
Russian forward Sergei Shumakov will make his highly-anticipated preseason debut, Friday. Shumakov led CSKA Moscow with 40 points (17g, 23a) in 47 games over the course of the 2017-18 KHL season. Shumakov will play alongside Lars Eller and Chandler Stephenson on the second line, with possible deployment on the power play.