This is your place to check for updates and comment with the Capitals vs Stars game on October 27, 2022.
The Washington Capitals, now over .500, are back on the road for their second straight game. Tonight, the Capitals will face the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars, who have one of the best lines in hockey: Jason Robertson, Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz. All three Stars players are averaging one point per game and the Capitals defense will need to step up and keep that trio in check.
The Capitals will turn to Darcy Kuemper in goal for the sixth time in eight games.
Tonight’s game is on NBC Sports Washington. The puck drop is a little after 8:30 p.m.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 28, 2022
The Capitals launched the third line, Protas-Eller-Mantha, and its second line, Fehervary-Jensen. Aliaksei Protas left the ice in pain after his first shift. Protas tried to land a big punch but brushed off a Stars player, appearing to injure his right leg. On the next shift, Conor Sheary also left with an owie. Sheary blocked a shot to the side of his right ankle just after a Capitals loss. Sheary and Protas returned for their next shifts. Alex Ovechkin hit the crossbar with a one-timer after five minutes of play in the first period. Still 0-0.
Darcy Kuemper nearly threw the puck into the net after making a save with a glove. A little after…
🚨 1-0 stars. Jason Robertson got credit for the goal (at least for now) on a brass knuckles that beat Darcy Kuemper. The score came 4:50 into the first period.
The Stars outshot the Capitals 13-7 and outshot the Capitals 23-17 at 5-5.