How the Capitals Could Line Up for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

50a4653

The Washington Capitals held a morning skate Thursday morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex prior to Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Final series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Based on the line rushes, here is how the Capitals could line up. 

CAPITALS LINES

Forwards
Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Wilson
Vrana-Eller-Oshie
Burakovsky-Stephenson/Backstrom-Connolly
Smith Pelly-Beagle-Chiasson
Defense
Orlov-Niskanen
Kempny-Carlson
Orpik-Djoos
Starter’s net: Braden Holtby

NOTES
When line rushes began, Nicklas Backstrom (upper-body, right hand injury) did not take part in them. However during the second rush, Backstrom was centering the third line alongside Andre Burakovsky and Brett Connolly. No changes to the top-six.

When special teams drills began, Backstrom was back in his familiar spot on the top power play unit.

Barry Trotz said after the skate that Backstrom is a game-time decision and hasn’t been medically cleared by trainers to play yet. Still day-to-day.

By Michael Marzzacco

SCENES FROM KETTLER

View this post on Instagram

Game day faces here at Kettler. 😁

A post shared by NoVa Caps (@nova_caps) on

 

This entry was posted in Daily Report, Morning Skate, News, Playoffs, Washington Capitals and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to How the Capitals Could Line Up for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

  1. Anonymous says:

    Backstrom

    Like

  2. Pingback: Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate | NoVa Caps

  3. Pingback: Jakub Vrana’s Playoff Performance A Promising Indicator of His Potential | NoVa Caps

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s