The Washington Capitals have taken to the ice for warmups and line rushes at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Prior to taking the ice, the team announced that Nicklas Backstrom will return to the lineup tonight.
Nicklas Backstrom will be back in the lineup for the Capitals tonight for Game 5, per team.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) August 20, 2020
Here are the starting forward lines and defensive pairs for Game 5 of their first round series against the New York Islanders:
Backstrom will center the third line with Richard Panik and Ilya Kovalchuk. Lars Eller will remain centering the second line.
Martin Fehervary did not practice this morning and will miss his second consecutive game. Brian Pinho and Michal Kempny are the healthy scratches.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) August 20, 2020
Puck drop for Game 5 is set for just after 8:00 p.m. ET. The Islanders lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.
By Jon Sorensen