Gameday Preview – 10/17/2018 – New York Rangers v. Washington Capitals

 

 

 

Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Network

 

Preview:

The Washington Capitals will be looking to win their third straight Wednesday Night Hockey matchup of this young season as they host the New York Rangers. The Rangers who are coming to DC off of a shootout win last night, look to extend their winning streak, while the Capitals are looking to end their two game skid.

 

New York Rangers:

Projected Lineup:

Chris Kreider — Mika Zibanejad — Jesper Fast

Filip Chytil — Kevin Hayes — Mats Zuccarello

Jimmy Vesey — Brett Howden — Vladislav Namestnikov

Cody McLeod — Ryan Spooner — Vinni Lettieri

Brady Skjei — Neal Pionk

Marc Staal — Brendan Smith

Fredrik Claesson — Kevin Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Stay Fresh

The Rangers played last night and will have some tired legs, but they will meed to keep their shifts short, and keep their legs fresh against a rested Capitals team.

 

Washington Capitals:

Projected Lineup:

Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Chandler Stephenson

Jakub Vrana – Nicklas Backstrom – TJ Oshie

Brett Connolly – Lars Eller – Andre Burakovsky

Nathan Walker – Nic Dowd – Devante Smith-Pelly

Michal Kempny – John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov – Matt Niskanen

Christian Djoos – Brooks Orpik

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

 

Keys to the Game:

1. Play a full 60 minutes

The Capitals played a great first 2 periods against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, but their third period was abysmal. The Capitals will needvto play a full 60 minutes against the Rangers who are playing in their second game of a back to back.

 

2. Generate traffic in front of Henrik Lundqvist

Lundqvist will playing for the second consecutive night for the Rangers, and the Capitals will need to generate traffic in front of him, and make him work to tire him out.

 

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