Craig Anderson, Pheonix Copley expected to be the Capitals goalies for Game 2
Anderson, Copley anticipated to be the Capitals goalies for Video game 2 initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
It appears like the Capitals will be digging much deeper into their goaltending depth.
Head coach Peter Laviolette called Vitek Vanecek daily after Tuesday’s early morning skate, however would not expose any other specifics about the lineup for Video game 2 (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Even if he will not verify it, it appears based upon the early morning skate that Craig Anderson and Pheonix Copley will be the goalie tandem.
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One would presume that Anderson would get the start after beginning in relief for the hurt Vanecek in Video game 1 and making 21 conserves in the win. That would make Copley the backup.
Copley has actually not played an NHL video game because 2019. In 15 video games with the Hershey Bears this season, he went 10-4-1 with a .896 save portion and 2.66 GAA.
Ilya Samsonov did skate on Tuesday, however seemed an additional. If he is ruled out offered by the group, Zach Fucale will likely function as the No. 3. He was remembered from Hershey on Sunday where he finished a remarkable routine season with a 9-2-0 record, .932 save portion and 1.80 GAA.
Vanecek coming out seems the only modification from Video game 1’s lineup.
Evgeny Kuznetsov participated in the early morning skate, however seemed an additional and is not anticipated to play.
Laviolette stated of having both Kuznetsov and Samsonov on the ice, “That’s a real positive for us that they’re out there. We’re working through things with the lineup. It’s great to have them out there though.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.