Holtby will start Game 4 in Carolina.
Holtby allowed five goals on 45 shots in the Capitals 5-0 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3. Holtby was much busier than Petr Mrazek in this game and has now allowed a combined 10 goals on 102 shots (.902 SV%) through three games. It was the first time that the Capitals lost to Carolina this season and Holtby will try to lead them to a 3-1 series lead tonight.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/18/19, 1:18 pm EST
Holtby will start Game 3 in Carolina.
Holtby allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Capitals 4-3 overtime win in Game 2. Holtby hasn't been at his best so far in this series but the Capitals still find themselves ahead 2-0. The 29-year-old had a more difficult time outside of Washington this season, going 15-10-1 with a 3.07 GAA and .903 SV% in 27 road appearances.
Holtby will start Game 2 vs. the Hurricanes.
Holtby is expected to start Game 2 vs. the Hurricanes.
Holtby starts Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes.
Eller (upper-body) is expected to play in Game 1 on Thursday.
Eller left Tuesday’s practice early but is expected to play in Game 1 vs. the Hurricanes. The 29-year-old had seven goals and 11 assists (18 points) in 24 games during the Capitals Stanley Cup run last year.
Backstrom is expected to be scratched on Saturday.
Oshie is expected to be scratched on Saturday.
Carlson is expected to be scratched on Saturday.
Copley starts Saturday vs. the Islanders.
Holtby led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups.
Source: Tom Gulitti 04/4/19, 6:33 pm EST
Kempny will miss 4-6 months after undergoing surgery on his hamstring.
The Capitals will be without one of their top-pairing defensemen for the rest of the regular season and playoffs after Kempny underwent surgery to repair a hamstring injury that he suffered on March 20th. The Capitals acquired Nick Jensen from Detroit at the trade deadline and he will help replace Kempny on the Capitals blueline.
Source: JJ Regan 04/2/19, 3:46 pm EST
Copley will start in Florida on Monday.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/1/19, 12:31 pm EST
Copley is likely to start in Florida on Monday.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/1/19, 11:59 am EST