The start of a back to back for Columbus begins with an afternoon tilt in the nation's capital against the injury rattled Capitals. The contest begins at 12:30 pm.
The Jackets will look to continue their hot streak at home on the road, while the Capitals will look to find a way to win without some top players. In their most recent games against the Red Wings, they had TJ Oshie, Lars Eller, Tom Wilson, and Andre Burkavosky suffer injuries in the first period. Wilson returned, but the other three did not.
The two teams last played each either on Tuesday, resulting in an overtime win for Columbus.
Washington Capitals (lineup from Tuesday)
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
Columbus Blue Jackets
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
Scott Harrington--Markus Nutivarra
Injured: Dalton Prout (back), David Clarkson (back), Seth Jones (foot)
Enjoy the games tonight.
More to come...
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