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The Caps kick off their preseason slate with tonight's opener against the 'Canes

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Next Game:

vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Monday, September 26, 7:00 PM EST
Verizon Center
Broadcast Info: CSN-DC

Tonight's probable netminders:

GP MIN W L O GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Vitek Vanecek (2015-16 Stingrays-ECHL) 32 1867 18 7 6 63 2.03 760 697 0.917 4
Eddie Lack (2015-16 Hurricanes) 34 1920 12 14 6 90 2.81 910 820 0.901 2
Alex Nedeljkovic (2015-16 Niagara/Flint-OHL) 49 2888 26 20 4 140 2.91 1500 1360 0.907 2


Here are the expected lines, pairings and netminders for tonight's game:

CAPITALS

Jakub Vrana (13) - Lars Eller (20) - Stanislav Galiev (16)
Nathan Walker (79) - Jay Beagle (83) - Tom Wilson (43)
Daniel Winnik (26) - Riley Barber (24) - Brad Malone (42)
Chris Bourque (17) - Chandler Stephenson (18) - Paul Carey (28)
Brooks Orpik (44) - Madison Bowey (22)
Lucas Johansen (21) - Taylor Chorney (4)
Aaron Ness (55) - Tyler Lewington (78)
Vitek Vanecek (41) - Starter
Drew MacIntyre (84) - Backup

HURRICANES

Joakim Norstrom (42) - Jordan Staal (11) - Sergey Tolchinsky (61)
Bryan Bickell (29) - Jay McClement (18) - Viktor Stalberg (25)
Clark Bishop (64) - Nicholas Roy (58) - Julien Gauthier (44)
Jaccob Slavin (74) - Justin Faulk (27)
Jake Chelios (76) - Roland McKeown (55)
Keegan Lowe (45) - Dennis Robertson (54)
Eddie Lack (31) - 1st & 2nd Period
Alex Nedeljkovic (35) - 3rd Period

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