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Capitals @ Hurricanes Game Thread – 12/17/23

Mar 18, 2022; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) skates with the puck against Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) during the second period at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Caps will need to move on quickly from yesterday’s disappointing loss, as a key matchup against a Metro division rival awaits in Raleigh. This will be the first time the Caps get to see the ‘Canes this season (and vice versa, obviously), a team they went 0-2-1 against in 2022-23. So…let’s try and get a win on the board, yeah, fellas?

First, some admin stuff:

  • Who: Capitals @ Hurricanes
  • Where: PNC Arena
  • When: 6:00 p.m.
  • How to watch: Monumental, NHL Network
  • How to listen: 106.7, Capitals Radio 24/7

With no morning skate today, we likely won’t know what the lines will look like until the teams hit the ice for warmups – and with a loss yesterday, Coach Carbery may switch things up a bit – but until we know otherwise, here’s what the lines were yesterday, and expect Darcy Kuemper to be in net:

Ovechkin – Strome – Wilson
Protas – McMichael – Mantha
Snively – Kuznetsov – Oshie
Malenstyn – Dowd – Aube-Kubel

Fehervary – Carlson
Sandin – van Riemsdyk
Edmundson – Jensen

Kuemper
Lindgren

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