Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers: Matchup Preview

Washington Capitals vs. Edmonton Oilers

Washington Capitals head into their match against Edmonton Oilers looking for an impressive comeback following an unfortunate defeat against Winnipeg Jets just a couple nights prior. Every game counts now that playoffs loom large in their standings; thus, every contest counts while heading west for a five-game stretch out West.

Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers

Before the puck drops at Rogers Place at 10 pm on Nov. 18, here’s everything you should know before facing your opponents in Washington, D.C. The Capitals find themselves three points shy of qualifying for the Wild Card playoff spot and seven behind third in their division – but do have some games ahead to gain ground on them both.

Capitals vs Oilers Preview

Aliaksei Protas will miss this game due to a lower-body injury, while Tom Wilson, Nic Dowd and Martin Fehervary should all return from injuries that kept them sidelined recently. Darcy Kuemper will take over goaltending duties from Charlie Lindgren, who played six previous contests prior to now; Kuemper will have an opportunity here to make an impression statement about himself for his team! Mike Sgarbossa and Alex Alexeyev will sit this one out as healthy scratches.

Take a look at the line combinations for the Capitals

Alex Ovechkin – Hendrix Lapierre – T.J. OshieSonny Milano, Dylan Strome, and Ivan Miroshnichenko* Whilst Max Pacioretty, Connor McMichael and Tom Wilson have returned, on defence, Beck Malenstyn has joined Nic Dowd to play Nicolas Aube-Kubel on defence (Martin Fehervary is in for John Carlson; Rasmus Sandin will join Nick Jensen before Trevor van Riemsdyk and Ethan Bear).

Aliaksei Protas has suffered a lower-body injury that will sideline him until January. Whilst on offence, Martin Fehervary will replace John Carlson; Rasmus Sandin will join Nick Jensen for Trevor van Riemsdyk will join Nick Jensen before Trevor van Riemsdyk/Ethan Bear does not play for Ethan Bear!

Washington Capitals Injury Report

Aliaksei Protas is out with lower body issues, making an exit and possible return later for him/Bear to have returned. Whilst Aliaksei Protas is out with lower-body issues, so this week’s contest begins right now on defence with Martin Fehervary, John Carlson, Rasmus Sandin/ Nick Jensen, Trevor van Riemsdyk/VanderRiemsdyk/Nic Aube-Kubel/Nic/ Nicolas Aube-Kubel on Defense. Nicklas Backstrom remains on indefinite leave due to complications following hip resurfacing surgery.

Alex Ovechkin’s Goal

Alex Ovechkin’s goal-scoring pursuit. Sonny Milano’s impressive return from injury. Dylan Strome’s recent offensive surge. And Hendrix Lapierre’s emerging as a rookie standout is all reason to celebrate! As previously highlighted by Caps players and management alike, their recent power play success will make for an exciting matchup against an opposing squad in Edmonton – such as TNT or Caps Radio 24/7/106.7 FM The Fan. We expect it to be an exhilarating one! It should make for an intriguing contest. The Capitals look forward to making progress against one of their toughest foes yet, in Edmonton Oilers!

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