Gameday Preview — February 9th, 2019 — Florida Panthers @ Washington Capitals



Florida Panthers (22-22-8 52pts) v. Washington Capitals (30-18-6 66pts)


Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Washington, Fox Sports Florida, ESPN+



The Washington Capitals host the Florida Panthers as they continue with their six game homestand. The Capitals will look to build off of the 4-3 overtime win Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche.


Florida Panthers:

Projected Lineup:

Evgenii Dadonov – Aleksander Barkov – Derick Brassard

Jonathan Huberdeau – Vincent Trocheck – Frank Vatrano

Mike Hoffman – Riley Sheahan – Colton Sceviour

Troy Brouwer – Henrik Borgstrom – Denis Malgin


Keith Yandle – Aaron Ekblad

Mike Matheson – Mark Pysyk

Ian McCoshen – Josh Brown


Roberto Luongo

James Reimer

Scratches: Micheal Haley, Bogdan Kiselevich, MacKenzie Weegar

Injured Reserve: Derek MacKenzie (shoulder), Jayce Hawryluk (lower body)


Keys to the Game:

1. The Panthers look to extend their streak of opening a game with scoring to a seventh game.


Washington Capitals:

Projected Lineup:


Keys to the Game:

1. Get a good start

A good start goes a long way and it helped the Capitals the other night as they were able to get an early first period goal to set the tone for the game. If the Capitals can strike early again, then this could be another strong game for the Capitals.

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