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Tonight: Jets at Capitals

Posted: 01/22/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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TV: TSN

Radio: TSN 1290

 

About the Capitals

-- Coming off a 6-3 loss in Tampa Bay in which goaltender Braden Holtby was lit up for six goals...

 

-- Joel Ward scored twice for the Caps, while new centre Mike Ribeiro had two helpers in his Washington debut...

 

-- Washington will open the home half of its schedule against the Jets. The Capitals are 10-0-0 in their last 10 home openers and have not lost a home opener since the 2000-01 season...

 

-- It's also the home debut of new head coach Adam Oates...

 

-- The Caps and Jets were 2-2-2 in their six matchups last year, with five of the six games decided by one goal...

 

-- Alex Ovechkin led the Caps with six points (four goals, two assists) in six games against Winnipeg last season and has recorded 69 points (34 goals, 35 assists) in 48 career games against the Winnipeg franchise, his highest total against any NHL team.

 

WASHINGTON

CAPITALS

 

30 Michal Neuvirth

70 Braden Holtby

3 D Tom Poti

4 D John Erskine

8 L Alex Ovechkin

9 C Mike Ribeiro

15 R Joey Crabb

16 R Eric Fehr

17 L Wojtek Wolski

19 C Nicklas Backstrom

20 R Troy Brouwer

21 C Brooks Laich

25 L Jason Chimera

26 C Matt Hendricks

27 D Karl Alzner

36 D Tomas Kundratek

42 R Joel Ward

44 D Roman Hamrlik

52 D Mike Green

55 D Jeff Schultz

74 D John Carlson

83 R Jay Beagle

85 C Mathieu Perreault

90 C Marcus Johansson

 

WINNIPEG JETS

31 Ondrej Pavelec

35 Al Montoya

4 Paul Postma

5 Mark Stuart

6 Ron Hainsey

8 Alex Burmistrov

9 Evander Kane

12 Olli Jokinen

13 Kyle Wellwood

14 Mike Peluso

16 Andrew Ladd

18 Bryan Little

19 Jim Slater

22 Chris Thorburn

23 Alex Ponikarovsky

24 Grant Clitsome

26 Blake Wheeler

33 Dustin Byfuglien

39 Tobias Enstrom

55 Mark Scheifele

59 Zach Redmond

80 Nik Antropov

(Lineups subject to change)

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 22, 2013 C2

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