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

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