Live blog: Capitals take on Wild as Zach Fucale makes second career start – Russian Machine Never Breaks


The Minnesota Wild are devastated by injury and COVID-19 while the Capitals are playing in the back end of a back-to-back tonight. Who will win?

Zach Fucale will draw 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 line as each other and they both spell their first names differently.

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


Capitals’ lines

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 vs. Kahkonen.


It’s so stupid it’s funny.

i’m alex and i can sing hii𝗶𝗶𝗶iii𝗶𝗶𝗶𝗶iiigh like this pic.twitter.com/oKt1o88aPl

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 9, 2022


Connor McMichael makes it 1-0

Head coach Peter Laviolette announces Zach Fucale will start tonight against Minnesota.#CapsWild pic.twitter.com/gjQ7xjvVVV

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 8, 2022


Evgeny Kuznetsov scores! 2-0 WSH.


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