Craig Anderson, Pheonix Copley expected to be the Capitals goalies for Game 2

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Anderson, Copley expected to be the Capitals goalies for Game 2 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

It looks like the Capitals will be digging deeper into their goaltending depth.

Head coach Peter Laviolette called Vitek Vanecek day-to-day after Tuesday's morning skate, but would not reveal any other specifics about the lineup for Game 2 (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington). Even if he won't confirm it, it appears based on the morning skate that Craig Anderson and Pheonix Copley will be the goalie tandem.

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One would assume that Anderson would get the start after coming on in relief for the injured Vanecek in Game 1 and making 21 saves in the win. That would make Copley the backup.

Copley has not played an NHL game since 2019. In 15 games with the Hershey Bears this season, he went 10-4-1 with a .896 save percentage and 2.66 GAA.

Ilya Samsonov did skate on Tuesday, but appeared to be an extra. If he is not considered available by the team, Zach Fucale will likely serve as the No. 3. He was recalled from Hershey on Sunday where he completed an impressive regular season with a 9-2-0 record, .932 save percentage and 1.80 GAA.

Vanecek coming out appears to be the only change from Game 1's lineup.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov took part in the morning skate, but appeared to be an extra and is not expected to play.

Laviolette said of having both Kuznetsov and Samsonov on the ice, "That's a real positive for us that they're out there. We're working through things with the lineup. It's great to have them out there though."