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Preview: Capitals at Hurricanes

Goaltender Philipp Grubauer will start for Washington; forwards Derek Ryan, Brock McGinn recalled by Carolina

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

CAPITALS (9-3-1) at HURRICANES (3-6-4)

7 p.m. ET; CSN-DC+, FS-SE, NHL.TV

 
Capitals team scope

Forward Marcus Johansson scored in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 road win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Jay Beagle scored twice in the first period for the Capitals, the third two-goal game of his career. Defenseman Taylor Chorney played 13:31 in his season debut after sitting out as a healthy scratch for Washington's first 12 games. Backup goalie Philipp Grubauer will start. He has won his two previous starts, a 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 29 and a 3-0 shutout against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 18. Washington is 5-1-1 on the road this season.
 

Hurricanes team scope

The Carolina Hurricanes recalled forwards Derek Ryan and Brock McGinn from the Charlotte of the American Hockey League, and they will play on a line with Elias Lindholm when the Hurricanes try to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). "We need their offense," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "[Ryan] will go on one of the power-play units. It needs a little boost. He's a good guy on the half-wall. We're looking to make some changes to make us better." Goaltender Cam Ward will start for the eighth time in the past nine games.

 

Capitals projected lineup

Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson

Andre Burakovsky -- Lars Eller -- Justin Williams

Zachary Sanford -- Jay Beagle -- Daniel Winnik

Karl Alzner -- Matt Niskanen

Dmitri Orlov -- John Carlson

Brooks Orpik -- Taylor Chorney

Philipp Grubauer

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Brett Connolly, Nate Schmidt
Injured: none

 

Hurricanes projected lineup

Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Lee Stempniak

Teuvo Teravainen - Jordan Staal - Sebastian Aho

Brock McGinn - Derek Ryan - Elias Lindholm

Joakim Nordstrom - Jay McClement - Victor Stalberg

Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce

Noah Hanifin - Ron Hainsey

Klas Dahlbeck - Ryan Murphy

Cam Ward

Eddie Lack

Scratched: Andrej Nestrasil, Matt Tennyson
Injured: Justin Faulk (upper body), Bryan Bickell (multiple sclerosis)

 

Status report

The Capitals did not hold a morning skate. ...The Hurricanes announced on Friday that Bickell will be out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. ... Carolina sent forward Phillip Di Giuseppe to Charlotte and recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson. … Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk, who was placed on injured reserve Friday, wore a yellow no-contact jersey at the morning skate. ... Carolina defenseman Jakub Nakladal was placed on waivers.



Who's hot

Carlson has five assists in the past five games. ... Holtby has won five of his past six starts. ... Skinner has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 12 games this season.
 

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