How the Capitals will Line Up for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

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For the first time in 20 years, Washington D.C. will host a conference final game on Tuesday night. Fittingly enough, it’ll be the Washington Capitals, who were the last team to make it this far. The Capitals will take the ice at Capital One Arena to a raucous crowd with the goal of going up 3-0 on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here’s how the team is projected to line up based on line rushes from morning skate Tuesday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.


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Starting goalie: Braden Holtby

There were no changes to the lineup from Game 2. Nicklas Backstrom (upper-body) was once again on the ice for the second morning skate in a row and did everything except take line rushes or practice on the power play.

Lars Eller remained in Backstrom’s spot on the second line and the top power play unit.

Coach Barry Trotz told the media once again said Backstrom is day-to-day, however when he was asked if he would rule him out tonight, Trotz said that he won’t answer that question. He did acknowledge that Backstrom is making progress (Video via @TarikNBCS)

By Michael Marzzacco

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