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On Monday, the Washington Capitals will play their first preseason game of the season against the Carolina Hurricanes. It will be televised on CSN Washington. No matter what the score, the Caps and Canes will experiment with the NHL’s new overtime format: five minutes of three-on-three hockey.
“Not a lot of [games] are going to go to shootouts, which is unfortunate,” TJ Oshie told The Washington Times on Sunday, smiling. “But, I think it’s going to be fun to watch.”
Over the weekend, Barry Trotz had his team go through three-on-three drills, giving the players an opportunity to get a feel for the open ice. He didn’t always use two forwards together with a defenseman.