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Game 6: Capitals at Oilers game time, how to watch, open thread

Game 6: Capitals at Oilers game time, how to watch, open thread

The Washington Capitals take on the Edmonton Oilers in game one of a four-game road trip at 9:30 p.m. on CSN.

Here is everything you need to know:

When is the Capitals-Oilers game?

The Capitals (3-1-1) play the Edmonton Oilers (5-1-0) today at 9:30 p.m. ET

What channel is the Capitals-Oilers game on?

The Capitals-Oilers game is broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. The coverage of the game begins at 9:00 p.m. with Capitals GameTime. The game begins at 9:30 p.m with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. For postgame coverage, stick around for Caps Extra following the game. (CSN channel Finder)

What are the lines for the Capitals-Oilers game?

Based on the morning skate, here are the projected lines as reported by Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post:

Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Andre Burakovsky
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Zach Sanford - Lars Eller - Justin Williams
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen
Dmitry Orlov - John Carlson
Brooks Orpik - Nate Schmidt

Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Brett Connolly, Taylor Chorney

Capitals vs. Oilers Open Thread

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Capitals Daily Quote: Oilers' McLellan talks bump in NHL scoring

Capitals Daily Quote: Oilers' McLellan talks bump in NHL scoring

Here at the Capitals Daily Quote, we typically focus on a quote uttered, you know, by a Capital. But not always, and today we’re making one of those rare exceptions.

Seems everyone has a theory for the uptick in scoring around the league early this season. Click here and here for a couple of opinions.

Oilers Coach Todd McLellan has an opinion on the subject, too. Here’s what he told reporters in Edmonton on Tuesday:

“It’s been a strange year in my opinion with the World Cup. I think there’s a large portion of higher end players that have a head start on maybe some of the role players, and it’s showing up in scoring.”

Just as interesting, the Oilers’ bench boss thinks the scoring bump is only temporary.

“That’s going to even out at some point, as well.” 

McLellan, of course, coached the high-flying Team North America in Toronto. His Oilers, meantime, are tied for the league lead in goals per game through six contests.

Do you agree with McLellan’s assessment? Or do you suspect something else is behind the increase?

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