Live blog: Capitals play Vegas Golden Knights on Caps Canine Night – Russian Machine Never Breaks

The Washington Capitals are taking on their foes from the 2018 Stanley Cup Final tonight: the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Capitals are getting John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov back in the lineup but will be without Nick Jensen for a while. Nicklas Backstrom has been reunited with Alex Ovechkin on the first line.

Vitek Vanecek will get his fourth-straight start. Tonight is Caps Canine Night at Capital One Arena.

Watch along with us on NBC Sports Washington.

Capitals lines

Via @VogsCaps:

8-Ovechkin, 19-Backstrom, 73-Sheary

24-McMichael, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson

59-Protas 20-Eller, 49-Leason

62-Hagelin, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway

42-Fehervary, 74-Carlson

9-Orlov, 2-Schultz

6-Kempny, 57-van Riemsdyk

Vanecek vs Lehner

Chandler Stephenson gets a welcome back photo!

Nice ovation for Capitals Stanley Cup champion Chandler Stephenson, playing his first game in D.C. with Vegas since the trade.

— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 25, 2022

He waved. It was a thing.

Welcome back to Stanley Cup champion @CStephenson22!

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 25, 2022

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