For the first time this season, greetings from Verizon Center. The Capitals make their home debut in the preseason tonight against a less-than star-studded Columbus Blue Jackets lineup but it will be a good chance to see how a few Washington lines look.
Keep your eye on Troy Brouwer, who is making his first appearance in a Washington sweater, to see if he can jell with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line. And don’t forget that there’s still a roster spot out there to be won, with three of the contenders (Cody Eakin, Mathieu Perreault and Chris Bourque) all skating on the same line tonight.
The contest isn’t televised but you can find streaming video of the in-house feed here.
As always, share your opinions and observations of the contest in the comment section below. The lineup for tonight’s tilt can be found after the jump.