Capitals face Islanders without Alex Ovechkin
It’s like deja vu. The Washington Capitals will have another opportunity to move out of wildcard second place against the New York Islanders. The only difference is that the match takes place at the UBS Arena.
The Capitals changed their forward lines after Tuesday’s terrible performance. Axel Jonsson Fjallby replaces Connor McMichael and will skate on the third line.
Vitek Vanecek will start tonight against Semyon Varlamov.
Tonight’s game is on NBC Sports Washington. Here is today’s Daily Deals.
73-Sheary, 92-Kuznetsov, 77-Oshie
90-Johansson, 19-Backstrom, 43-Wilson
45-Jonsson-Fjallby, 20-Eller, 39-Mantha
22-Larsson, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway
57-van Riemsdyk, 2-Schultz
Vanecek vs. Varlamov
Marty didn’t miss a shift, but ugh.
Fehervary was shot with his right hand/wrist/arm. End of shift. Still on the Caps bench, swaying in pain.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) April 28, 2022
The Caps have already fallen. 1-0 NYI.
Brock Nelson scores on the power play. It’s his 37th of the season. It was a great passing game, but you want your goalie to release you.
A collar beauty. A beauty of a lens. pic.twitter.com/VWy2sGQbAG
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 28, 2022
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