Greetings from Columbus, Ohio, where the Caps are warming up for their second preseason game in as many days. Upon arriving at Nationwide Arena I’ve already realized one benefit of my second year on the beat — hopefully the cannon they set off here when the Blue Jackets score won’t give me a heart attack.

With the exception of Jay Beagle and Chris Bourque, none of the Capitals who made the trip to the Buckeye State played last night in Baltimore, making this the preseason debut for most of the team.

None of the Capitals’ preseason games are televised but you can catch the radio broadcast streaming live here.

I’ll also be chiming in with my thoughts and observations in the comments section below throughout the contest. So be sure to check back often once the puck drops at 7 p.m.