How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 5


The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins will now embark on a best of three series after the Penguins evened the series Thursday night. Game 5 is Saturday night with puck drop at 7 p.m. Prior to the game, the team held a morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Here is what the lines will look like based on the early rushes. 


Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Smith Pelly
Starting goalie: Braden Holtby

There were no changes to the line up from Game 4. Once again, Devante Smith-Pelly will be on the top line. Jakub Vrana will remain on the third line and Shane Gersich will be on the fourth line for his second playoff game.

We’ll have more on the day from Kettler later so check back to NoVa Caps for all your second round coverage.

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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