Capitals look to keep the Florida Panthers winless with a win at home

Game 7-  10/19  Panthers  (0-2-2)  at  Capitals  (3-2-1)

TV:  7pm  NBC Sports Washington

Last game:  Capitals defeated N.Y. Rangers 4-3 overtime

Goal scorers:  Ovechkin (2), Carlson, Niskanen

Goaltender:  Braden Holtby 29 saves

Night Night NISKY? Matt Niskanen seems to understand when big moments matter. Matt Niskanen is coming off his seventh game winning goal since joining the Washington Capitals! Washington will continue to ride the hot power play, as they rank second in the league in power play goals. The Caps will come out blazing knowing that the Panthers come in winless and hungry, early on in this NHL season.

Here is how the Caps will lineup tonight for their matchup with the Cats

Forwards

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 18-Stephenson

13-Vrana, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie

65-Burakovsky, 20-Eller, 10-Connolly

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

Defensemen

6-Kempny, 74-Carlson

9-Orlov, 2-Niskanen

44-Orpik, 29-Djoos

Tonight’s starting goaltender will be Braden Holtby!

 

Panthers Note: The Florida Panthers are without goalie Loberto Luango who is out for the second straight game because of a suspension sent down by the team.

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