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Galiev remains in the lineup for Monday's game


Galiev remains in the lineup for Monday's game

Right wing Stan Galiev will remain in the lineup and Andre Burakovsky will miss his second straight game as a healthy scratch when the Capitals play host to the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Verizon Center (6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN).

Burakovsky, 20, and Galiev, 23, took turns on a third line with center Jay Beagle and left wing Jason Chimera during Monday’s morning skate. Burakovsky was a healthy scratch in Saturday night’s 7-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche. He has just one assist in his last 11 games.

Galiev saw 12:08 of ice time on Saturday and recorded two shots on goal. Another missed the net on a prime scoring chance on the power play. 

“I think I played well, especially for my first game (since Oct.  15),” Galiev said. “I had a real good chance on the power play I wish I could get back but I think I played good. Beags and Chimmer helped me a lot. Every single shift they talked to me.”

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Trotz agreed, saying he liked the look of Galiev, a right-handed shooter, on the second power-play unit.

"I thought he looked good, I thought he was productive," Trotz said. "He made Beagle’s line better."

Right wing T.J. Oshie returned to practice after missing Sunday’s session for maintenance and said he needs to start burying the chances he's been getting with linemates Alex Ovcechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik (lower body) will miss his sixth straight game. He did not skate with the Caps today.

Here is how the Caps’ lines and parings looked today:

Forward lines

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Justin Williams

Jason Chimera – Jay Beagle – Stan Galiev/Andre Burakovsky

Brooks Laich - Michal Latta – Tom Wilson 

Defense pairs

Nate Schmidt - John Carlson

Karl Alzner – Matt Niskanen 

Dmitry Orlov – Taylor Chorney


Braden Holtby (starter) – Philipp Grubauer

MORE CAPITALS: Orlov: 'Everybody laugh and I laugh, too'

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Game 72 Capitals at Flyers Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

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Game 72 Capitals at Flyers Date, Time, How to Watch, Game Thread

What: Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

When: 5:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Capitals-Flyers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals-Flyers game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.


The Capitals (41-23-7) take on the Flyers (36-25-11) Sunday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.


The Capitals-Flyers game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 6:00 p.m. followed by Caps GameTime at 6:30 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra following the game, Caps Overtime at 10:00 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 11:00 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

4:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
4:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
5:00 p.m. — Capitals at Flyers
7:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
8:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
9:00 p.m. — Caps in 30


The Capitals-Flyers game, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.


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Evgeny Kuznetsov considered day-to-day, will miss Sunday's game in Philadelphia

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Evgeny Kuznetsov considered day-to-day, will miss Sunday's game in Philadelphia

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been declared day-to-day with an undisclosed upper body injury, the Caps announced Saturday afternoon.

He will not play Sunday against the Flyers, marking the first time in four seasons that the durable 25-year-old center will have missed a game.

Kuznetsov, the Caps’ assists leader and first line pivot over the past week, was injured in the second period of Friday’s 6-3 win over the Islanders. On the play, he slashed on the arm by New York defenseman Thomas Hickey before he tumbled awkwardly into the end boards.


Kuznetsov did not return to the contest.

The Caps did not practice on Saturday as they made their way to Philadelphia, where they'll look to extend their winning streak to five games.  

The team, per usual, did not elaborate about the extent or nature of Kuznetsov’s injury. But it does seem to be a good sign that he was not listed as week-to-week—the designation the Caps typically reserve for more severe injuries. And with a two point lead on Pittsburgh in the Metro Division standings—and a game in hand—they can actually afford to be cautious with one of their most important players.


The injury does, however, come at a time when Kuznetsov appeared to be hitting his stride. Including the two assists he had racked up prior to leaving Friday’s game, Kuzy has amassed five goals and 11 assists in 10 games.    

Without Kuznetsov on Sunday, Nicklas Backstrom, Lars Eller and Jay Beagle will be the team’s most experienced centers. Travis Boyd and/or Chandler Stephenson figure to be deployed as the fourth pivot.

Coach Barry Trotz is expected to meet with reporters prior to Sunday’s game. It’s possible he’ll shed some more light on Kuznetsov’s outlook at that time.

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