How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 3

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The Washington Capitals are in enemy territory for Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins with momentum on their side. The Caps played two excellent games on their home ice and even though they came away with a split, Game 2’s strong performance and victory should serve them well. Now the Capitals look to continue their road warrior mentality as they head into tonight winners of their last eight road games, including the last time they were in this building on Easter Sunday. Here are the line combinations from Tuesday’s morning skate at PPG Paints Arena which should indicate the lineup you’ll see tonight. 

CAPITALS LINES
Here’s how the Capitals will line up for Game 3:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Wilson
Stephenson-Backstrom-Oshie
Connolly-Eller-Smith Pelly
Vrana-Beagle-Chiasson
Defense
Kempny-Carlson
Orlov-Niskanen
Orpik-Djoos

CAPS NOTES
T.J. Oshie blocked a shot with his hand towards the end of Game 2 but will still play in tonight’s game. This morning skate is the first morning skate Oshie participated in since prior Game 2 of the last round against the Blue Jackets. Andre Burakovsky (upper-body) did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh. There are no changes to the lineup from Games 1 and 2.

Via Adam Zielonka of The Washington Times

BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The Penguins held an optional skate before the Caps took the ice. Evgeni Malkin, Brian Doumoulin and Carl Hagelin all participated. Hagelin was sporting a full shield on his helmet and wore a gray non-contact jersey. Malkin and Dumoulin were in regular jerseys. Hagelin took part in the scratch’s skate while Dumoulin and Malkin headed to the dressing room after the skate.

Via Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin, Hagelin and Dumoulin will be game-time decisions.

THEY SAID IT

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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