Detroit Red Wings at Washington Capitals: Gameday Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Gameday Updates

Sammi mentions elsewhere that Dowd is in a regular jersey and lists him on the Capitals’ fourth line. It’s possible that Oshie is in and, if so, he’ll likely bump Aube-Kubel to the fourth.

Projected Lineups



Andrew Copp - Dylan Larkin - Lucas Raymond
Jonatan Berggren - Michael Rasmussen - David Perron
Elmer Söderblom - Joe Veleno - Dominik Kubalik
Adam Erne - Pius Suter - Oskar Sundqvist


Ben Chiarot - Moritz Seider
Jake Walman - Filip Hronek
Olli Määttä - Jordan Oesterle


Ville Husso
Alex Nedeljkovic

Washington Capitals


Alex Ovechkin - Dylan Strome - Conor Sheary
Sonny Milano - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Anthony Mantha
Nicolas Aube-Kubel - Lars Eller -  Marcus Johansson
Aliaksei Proteas - Nic Dowd - Garnet Hathaway


Erik Gustafsson - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Nick Jensen
Matt Irwin - Trevor van Riemsdyk


Charlie Lindgren
Hunter Shepard

Keys to the Game

Play both offense and defense

Scoring goals without allowing goals is hard because pressing for one tends to make the other harder to succeed at.  I don’t care. I don’t get paid to care. You get paid to care. I’m mad.

Don’t focus so much on one guy that Nick Jensen or Anthony Mantha dominates you

That would make me mad too.

Faster Decisions with the Puck

The extra split-second handling the puck and telegraphing the shots/passes have been a big difference between success and failure lately.