The top-line right wing experiment went well, so the Capitals are letting this play out.
Burakovsky will become the seventh right winger rushing with Ovechkin and Backstrom this season.
Plus notes on Andre Burakovsky's return and how goaltender Braden Holtby handled the back-to-back.
“If he’s not playing in the next games here on a fairly regular basis,” Trotz said, “then I’m going to have him go to Hershey for a bit and play lots of minutes.”
“That’s up to the team,” forward says. “I’m here to play for Washington right now."
"It’s okay," Coach Barry Trotz said. "Pull him out of a game, let him reset, if you will. "
Plus notes on Braden Holtby's season-high 38 saves, Andre Burakovsky's close-range snipe and "heavy legs" causing a line reshuffle.
Plus notes on the shootout lineup, Andre Burakovsky's first career goal and more.
“Yeah, he’s earned the right,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “He’s gotten better every game. I don’t imagine him not being here.”
Top prospect Andre Burakovsky debuts at center, scores two goals in the 4-4 tie.