Nicklas Backstrom Will Play In Game 5, Martin Fehervary Out: Lineups For Game 5

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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.

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.

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

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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