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Capitals Training Camp: McMichael To Fourth Line, More Tweaks & Moves

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ARLINGTON, V.A. — As promised, there were more tweaks and changes to open Washington Capitals training camp on Thursday, as Group A saw a bit of a shake-up.

After a stellar performance skating alongside one another in Wednesday’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers, former Erie Otters teammates Dylan Strome and Connor Brown found themselves separate again, as Brown stayed on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov while Strome centered the second line with Anthony Mantha and T.J. Oshie.

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What was interesting, though, was the bottom-6. With Strome making it as the 2C, Lars Eller centered the third line with Marcus Johansson and Conor Sheary. That left Connor McMichael on the fourth line left wing with Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway. There were no extra forwards.

The defensive pairings stayed the same, as Lucas Johansen returned to Group A.

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Here were the full combinations at Thursday’s skate:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Connor Brown

Anthony Mantha-Dylan Strome-T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson-Lars Eller-Conor Sheary

Connor McMichael-Nic Dowd-Garnet Hathaway

Martin Fehervary-John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov-Nick Jensen

Erik Gustafsson-Trevor van Riemsdyk

Lucas Johansen-Matt Irwin

Darcy Kuemper

Charlie Lindgren

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