The Washington Capitals were on ice Friday afternoon in Boston as they prepare for game two of their first-round series with the Bruins after losing game one in overtime. Some updates from TD Garden:
Once again, Michal Neuvirth did not participate fully in practice, but took to the ice later in the session and took some shots from Associate Goaltending Coach Olie Kolzig. At this rate, I say we could see him in game three or four, should that suit Dale Hunter’s prerogative.
The forward lines were the same as they were for game one: Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Backstrom-Semin, Hendricks-Beagle-Johansson, Aucoin-Perreault-Ward, and Knuble-Halpern-Eakin-Sjogren. All eight defensemen were on ice for Washington, and the practice was very status quo.
Also of note is that Bruins center David Krejci did not skate today after a pane of glass fell on him during the Bruins’ post game celebration on Thursday night (video below). Krejci is expected to play on Saturday, but Jordan Caron took his spot on the second line with Rich Peverley and Milan Lucic during practice.
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Information from Steve Whyno was used in this post.