How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

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After taking Game 1 by a final of 4-2 on Friday night, the Washington Capitals will be back in action on Sunday night at 8 p.m. for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Caps will be looking to continue their postseason road dominance and go up 2-0 with a win tonight. Here’s what the lineup is projected to look like based on Sunday’s rushes from the team’s morning skate at Amalie Arena.

Morning skate begun with the Ovi hot lap, a new tradition that began in the Game 6 morning skate of the previous round (Videos via @TarikNBCS)

CAPITALS LINES
Here’s how the lines looked at morning skate:

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

NOTES
The lines remained unchanged from Game 1. Nicklas Backstrom (upper-body, right hand injury) joined his teammates on the ice for the morning skate.

He didn’t take any rushes at morning skate but did some stick handling on the side. Additionally, Backstrom did some shooting.

Lars Eller remained in Backstrom’s usual spot on the second line, centering Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie. Additionally, Eller was on the top power play unit once again. Trotz said after the morning skate that Backstrom remains a game-time decision.

By Michael Marzzacco

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