Time: 7p EST
Station: NBC Sports Washington
In their first matchup since facing each other in the last regular game of the 2017-18 season, the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils look to renew their rivalry tonight. The Capitals will be playing in their fourth game which also happens to be the 2nd of a back to back for the Capitals once again, while the Devils will be playimg in their second game of the season.
Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Brett Connolly
Jakub Vrana – Nicklas Backstrom – TJ Oshie
Chandler Stephenson – Lars Eller – Andre Burakovsky
Dmitrij Jaskin – Nic Dowd – Devante Smith-Pelly
Michal Kempny – John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Matt Niskanen
Christian Djoos – Brooks Orpik
Keys to the Game:
1. Be consistent in the faceoff circle
Last night the Capitals did a much better job in the faceoff circle, and should look to keep that consistency going into tonight.
2. Keep your feet moving
I know it sounds like a broken record already, but this is the second time now in these very early stages that the Capitala are playing in the 2nd game of a back to back. They will need to keep their legs moving, and play a much better defensive game than they did last week against Pittsburgh.
New Jersey Devils:
Taylor Hall – Nico Hischier – Kyle Palmieri
Marcus Johansson – Pavel Zacha – Stefan Noesen
Miles Wood – Travis Zajac – John Quenneville
Brian Boyle – Blake Coleman – Jean-Sebastian Dea
Mirco Mueller – Sami Vatanen
Andy Greene – Damon Severson
Will Butcher – Ben Lovejoy
Keys to the Game:
1. Get a good start
Being how this is only the second game for the Devils this season, they will want to get a good start on the Capitals who played last night. The Devils have a better team and is looking to improve upon last season. Starting strong agaimst the defending Stanley Cup Champions would be a good start this early in the season.