Capitals return to ice after 10-day absence to face Predators

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After three postponed games, a hiatus from the NHL and a 10-day hiatus, the Washington Capitals are back to face the Nashville Predators at Capital One Arena where masks are mandatory again and vax cards will soon be too.

The Capitals roster will be supported by the returns of Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson and TJ Oshie.

Ilya Samsonov will start in goal. Alex Alexeyev makes his NHL debut!

Watch with us on NBC Sports Washington.


Uppercase lines

Via @VogsCaps

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
73-Sheary, 19-Backstrom, 59-Protas
24-McMichael, 20-Eller, 77-Oshie
62-Hagelin, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway

9-Orlov, 74-Carlson
6-Kempny, 57-Van Riemsdyk
27-Alexeyev, 38-Irwin

Samsonov vs. Saros

* This is the first time that the four starting centers have played in the same match
** Wow, this advanced training is pretty 🔥🔥🔥


Michal Kempny is officially back in the NHL

We have plenty of time for this Stanley Cup champion. We hope tonight goes well!


Lars Eller gives the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

Eller with the layup after a nice four-way passing game. Ovi got the second assist.


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