Capitals take on Wild as Zach Fucale makes second career debut

The Minnesota Wild are devastated by injury and COVID-19 as the Capitals play in a back-to-back game tonight. Who will win?

Zach Fucale will make his second career start with Vitek Vanecek out due to illness while Connor McMichael is back in the lineup and will play on the Capitals’ second line. Yes, two Connors are playing on the same row and they both spell their first names differently.

Tonight’s game is on NBC Sports Washington. Watch with us!

The lines of the capitals

Via @VogsCaps:

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
24-McMichael, 20-Eller, 73-Sheary
59-Protas, 23-Sgarbossa, 10-Sprong
62-Hagelin, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway

42-Fehervary, 74-Carlson
9-Orlov, 3-Jensen
57-van Riemsdyk, 2-Schultz

Fucale against Kahkonen.

It’s so stupid it’s funny.

Connor McMichael brings the score to 1-0

Evgeny Kuznetsov scores! 2-0 WSH.

A goal against his spectacular camp from Carl Hagelin during a delayed penalty on the Wild lol. 2-1 WSH.

Carl Hagelin scores the full length of the ice, a goal in an empty net * ON CAPITALS * in a delayed penalty against the Wild

Mats Zuccarello equalized in the last minute, sending him to OT. 2-2.

Fucale’s laundering sequence is complete.

The selections lose in shootout 3-2.

Read the RMNB recap.

Lots of Self-Sabotage: Wild beat Capitals 3-2 (SO)

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