Another set of back to backs puts the Washington Capitals in New Jersey to face the Devils

Game 4-  10/11  Washington  (2-0-1)  at  New Jersey (1-0)

TV:  7pm  NBC Sports Washington

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7

Last game:  Washington defeated Vegas 5-2

Goal scorers:  Ovechkin (2), Backstrom, Kuznetsov, Oshie

Goalie:  Holtby-29 saves

Washington Capitals Note: With seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games, Kuznetsov is the Capitals leading scorer.  The Washington Capitals have score 18 goals in three games so far this season. Congratulations also go out to Alex Ovechkin as he has passed hall of fame forward Bobby Hull for 17th all time in scoring.

Capitals lines for tonight’s game against the Devils

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 10-Connolly

13-Vrana, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie

65-Burakovsky, 20-Eller, 18-Stephenson

23-Jaskin, 26-Dowd, 25-Smith-Pelly

6-Kempny, 74-Carlson

9-Orlov, 2-Niskanen

44-Orpik, 29-Djoos

Pheonix Copley will get his first start between the pipes tonight for the Washington Capitals against the New Jersey Devils. Copley went 15-17-4 with a 2.91 GAA and .896 SV% in 41 starts with the Hershey Bears in the AHL last season. Now that Philipp Grubauer is in Colorado sharing time with former Capitals teammate Varlomov, Copley takes over as the Capitals backup and will make his Washington debut tonight in New Jersey. Copley has allowed six goals on 35 shots in two NHL relief appearances.

The New Jersey Devils lines:

Hall – Hischier – Palmieri

Johansson – Zacha – Noesen

Wood – Zajac – Quenneville

Boyle – Coleman – Dea ⁠

⁠Mueller – Vatanen

Greene – Severson

Butcher – Lovejoy

Keith Kinkaid will be between the pipes for the Devils.

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