The Washington Capitals will begin their second round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Puck drop at 7 p.m. On Thursday morning, the Capitals held a morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Based on the rushes, here’s what the lines and defensive pairs should look like when these teams square off tonight.
Caps this morning:
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 26, 2018
- No changes to the lineup from the last game.
- T.J. Oshie didn’t participate in the morning skate once again, which has always been the case since Game 3’s morning skate last round. He will still play tonight and is projected to play on the second line.
- Travis Boyd was Oshie’s placeholder on the second line at morning skate.
- Nathan Walker, who was recalled from Hershey on Wednesday, participated in the skate as one of the extras.
- Braden Holtby will get the start in goal.
Here’s a clip of Nathan Walker (via NBC Sports Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir):
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) April 26, 2018
By Michael Marzzacco