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.

CAPITALS LINES

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

NOTES
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

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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