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

  1. Pingback: With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup | NoVa Caps

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