Game 1: Capitals at Senators date, time, how to watch, game thread

J.J. Regan
NBC Sports Washington

What: Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators

Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

When: 7:30 p.m. ET. (Capitals FaceOff gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET)

How to Watch: Capitals at Senators will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals at Senators game on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-SENATORS GAME?

The Capitals (0-0-0) take on the Senators (0-0-0) Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Canadian Tire Centre.

WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-SENATORS GAME ON?

The Capitals-Senators game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Capitals FaceOff gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by Caps GameTime at 7 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington following the game for Caps Extra followed by Caps Overtime for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-SENATORS GAME?

The Capitals-Senators game, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-SENATORS GAME?

Here are the projected lines based on Monday's practice:

Forwards
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Jakub Vrana
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Alex Chiasson
Tyler Graovac - Jay Beagle - Devante Smith-Pelly



Defense
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
Aaron Ness - Taylor Chorney


Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Nathan Walker, Christian Djoos, Tom Wilson (suspended)

CAPITALS-SENATORS OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

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