The Blue Jackets are finally playing a divisional team, being the last year's President Trophy winners. The Washington Capitals play here tonight and in Pittsburgh tomorrow, so the pressure is on.
The Capitals had a quiet offseason, but made their roster younger and more skilled in contrast to a veteran and grittier team. They lost Jason Chimera; Mike Moore; Sean Collins; Justin Peters; Ryan Stanton; Carter Camper; and Michael Latta. They added Lars Eller; Brett Connolly; Christian Thomas; and Brad Malone.
Alex Ovechkin--Jay Beagle--Brett Connolly
Marcus Johansson--Nicklas Backstrom--TJ Oshie
Zach Sanford--Evgeny Kuznetsov--Justin Williams
Daniel Winnik--Lars Eller--Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner--Matt Niskanen
Dimitri Orlov--John Carlson
Brooks Orpik--Taylor Chorney
Brandon Saad--Alex Wennberg--Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner--Brandon Dubinsky--Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert--William Karlsson--Josh Anderson
Scott Hartnell--Lukas Sedlak--Sam Gagner
Zach Werenski--David Savard
Ryan Murray--Jack Johnson
Markus Nutivarra--Dalton Prout
Scratched: Scott Harrington,
Injuries: David Clarkson, Seth Jones
Enjoy the games tonight. More to come...
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