No Capitals Line Changes at Morning Skate Ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals

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The Washington Capitals will continue their Stanley Cup Finals series with the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night with Game 3. This game marks the biggest sporting event Washington D.C. has had in 20 years and the atmosphere at Capital One Arena should be electric! The morning skate itself was packed with fans and everyone had an indication of what the lineup could look like based on line rushes at the beginning. 

The biggest news of the day was Evgeny Kuznetsov, who left Game 2 with an upper-body injury after taking a hit on the boards from Brayden McNabb. After he practiced in Friday’s optional, would he take the ice again? If so, would he be in his normal spot on the first-line? From the very first rush, we got our answer.

Here was what the lines looked like:

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

Kuznetsov will be a game-time decision.

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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