Trailing 2-0 in their first round best-of-seven series with the New York Islanders, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden felt it was time to make some changes with his starting lineup.
On the backend, Michal Kempny and Jonas Siegenthaler were benched and replaced with Radko Gudas and Martin Fehervary.
Capitals lines in warmups vs Islanders
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) August 16, 2020
Brian Pinho replaced Travis Boyd. This was Pinho’s NHL debut.
Brian Pinho will be making his NHL debut today against the New York Islanders. He will become the fifth player in franchise history to make his debut in the playoffs, joining Tom Wilson (2013), Trent Whitfield (2000), Grant Jennings (1988) and Chris Felix (1988).
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) August 16, 2020
By Jon Sorensen