The Capitals tied their series with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday with a 5-4 win in Game 4. They now return home to Washington with a chance to push the Leafs to the brink in Game 5. Karl Alzner's health remains a question, but Nate Schmidt has looked great in his stead and may just have earned himself a regular spot in the lineup. Regardless of who is playing on defense, the Caps will need a solid night from goalie Braden Holtby whose numbers have not been great through the first four games of the series.
CAPITALS VS. MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 HOW TO WATCH
Who: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
What: Game 5, 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round
When: 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 21
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Online Stream: Check out CSN's live stream page here
TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)
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WHEN IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?
With the series tied 2-2, the Capitals take on the Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their best of seven series on Firday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 ON?
Game 5 of Capitals-Maple Leafs will be broadcast on CSN. Caps GameTime gets things started at 6:00 p.m. ET with Caps Extra and Caps Overtime following the game and Caps in 30 at 11:45 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)
WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?
Game 5 of Capitals-Maple Leafs, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.
WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?
Here are the projected lines based on Friday's game:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Andre Burakovsky - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Brett Connolly
Nate Schmidt - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Paul Carey, Karl Alzner, Taylor Chorney
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Brian Boyle - Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly - Matt Hunwick
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Martin Marincin - Connor Carrick
Frederik Andersen starts with Curtis McElhinney as backup
Josh Leivo, Ben Smith, Alexey Marchenko
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CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 BETTING LINES
Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 9/2, Maple Leafs 25/1
Game 5 Spread: Capitals -1.5
Game 5 Over/Under: 5.5
Game 5 Money Line: Capitals -210, Maple Leafs +170
Against The Spread: Capitals are 7-4 straight up against the Maple Leafs in their last 11 games.
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