Apparently there are still some tickets available for tonight's preseason contest between the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals, so just because Alex Ovechkin's not coming, don't let that turn you away. The Preds are 4-1 so far in the preseason, and actually (sit down) are among the league leaders in scoring, with 17 goals through 5 games (Dallas has 18 in 5, and Columbus has 18 in 6). Who knows, you could be among the first to be in the building for a Goo Goo Goal!
Follow after the jump for the rosters heading into tonight's game, along with a few notes...
Japers Rink is your SB Nation resource for all things Caps, so make sure to swing by there. We'll have a Game Thread up later this afternoon, and I'm guessing they will as well.
First up, tonight's roster for Washington. They're bringing 22 to Nashville, so two of these guys will watch from the press box:
And for the good guys...
Perhaps what's notable from the Nashville side is who isn't playing - guys like Zack Stortini, Ryan Ellis, and Kyle Wilson are considered to be contending for roster spots, but won't see the ice tonight, while Gabriel Bourque and Craig Smith are. With this lineup, which appears pretty close to what we'll see in the regular season, it will be interesting to watch the line combinations and see who steps to the forefront.
As we've noted before, with Mike Fisher's injury situation, Cal O'Reilly presumably gets the chance to be an offensive leader on this team once again - can he seize the reins?
Those of you who can't attend the game tonight should be able to catch the live stream via the Preds website, although regional restrictions do apply.