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Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 5 time, TV channel, how to watch, live stream

Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 5 time, TV channel, how to watch, live stream

 

With the Caps facing elimination, Barry Trotz elected a dramatic shakeup to the lines for Game 5. There are not many changes, just one big one. Alex Ovechkin practiced on the third line on Friday with Andre Burakovsky taking his place on the top unit. Washington needs to a spark offensively and Trotz is hoping this will do the trick.

Unfortunately for the Caps, the Penguins look like they will be getting a spark of their own. Sidney Crosby did not play in Game 4, but was a full participant in Friday's practice. Head coach Mike Sullivan cautioned that Crosby's status is still day-to-day, but Crosby certainly practiced like someone who is ready to return to the lineup.

 

RELATED: CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS PLAYOFF PREVIEW

CAPITALS VS. PENGUINS GAME 5 HOW TO WATCH

Who: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
What: Game 5 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Second Round
When: 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 6
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Online Stream: NBCSN's live stream page. Watch Caps GameTime at 6:00 p.m. and Caps Extra following the game with CSN's live stream page here.
TV Channel: NBC
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)

RELATED: STANLEY CUP POWER RANKINGS

WHEN IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 5?

The Capitals and Penguins square off in Game 5 of their 2017 second-round playoff series on Saturday, May 6 at 7:15 p.m. ET.

WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 5 ON?

Game 5 of the Capitals-Penguins series will be broadcast on NBC and CBC in Canada.

WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 5?

Capitals-Penguins Game 5 is available to stream live here through NBCSN's live stream page. Caps GameTime and Caps Extra pre and postgame shows are available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 5?

Here are the projected lines for Capitals-Penguins Game 5:

CAPITALS

Forwards
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Alex Ovechkin - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle

Defense
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
Nate Schmidt - Kevin Shattenkirk
Karl Alzner

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Brett Connolly, Paul Carey, Taylor Chorney

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Forwards
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel
Conor Sheary - Nick Bonino - Bryan Rust
Carl Hagelin - Matt Cullen - Tom Kuhnhackl

Defense
Ian Cole - Justin Schultz
Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey
Olli Maatta - Trevor Daley

Goalies
Marc-Andre Fleury starts with Tristan Jarry as backup

Scratches
Scott Wilson, Carter Rowney, Mark Streit, Chad Ruhwedel, Matt Murray

RELATED: 2017 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 5 BETTING LINES

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 7/2 (+350), Penguins 17/4 (+425)
Game 5 Spread: Capitals -1.5
Game 5 Over/Under: 5 goals
Game 5 Money Line: Capitals (-170), Penguins (+150)

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Tarik's 3 stars: Caps come up empty on an emotional night in Florida

Tarik's 3 stars: Caps come up empty on an emotional night in Florida

Vincent Trocheck scored on the power play with 18.7 seconds remaining and the Panthers escaped with a 3-2 victory on an emotional night in Sunrise, Fla.

Trocheck’s goal was Florida’s second in the final four minutes…and the Caps were left to lament yet another incomplete performance. Washington has now lost three of its last four games and fell to 4-5-2 in February.

Tarik’s three stars of the game:

1-Vincent Trocheck, Panthers

Trocheck did what Trocheck does in the third period: The Florida forward scored a clutch goal in the final seconds, redirecting a Jonathan Huberdeau shot through Brooks Orpik’s legs and past Braden Holtby.

Eller was in the penalty box when Trocheck scored his 13th third period goal of the season.

2-Andre Burakovsky, Capitals

After losing a goal to Eller in the first period, Burakovsky made sure he didn’t go home empty-handed. No. 65 scored on the power play in the second period to put the Caps ahead 2-1.

It was Burakovsky’s third goal in six games. He also earned a secondary assist on Eller’s redirection score.   

3-Braden Holtby, Capitals

Following a handful of un-Holtby-like performances lately, Holtbeast roared Thursday night at BB&T Center. He made at least one game-saving stop in each period: an arm save on Trocheck in the first period; a pad stop on Denis Malgin in the second and another extended pad stop on Evgenii Dadonov in the third. Holtby finished with 30 stops.

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4 reasons why the Panthers beat the Caps

4 reasons why the Panthers beat the Caps

The Caps looked like they had the win in hand as they led 2-1 late in the third period, but things went off the rails in the final four minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers

Here's how the Caps lost.

An emotional start for Robert Luongo

Before the game, Roberto Luongo took the mic during an emotional tribute to the victims of the tragic Stoneman Douglas school shooting. As a writer, it was hard to get into the game after that. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for Luongo to focus to actually play in the game. But he did. He started off very well, making several strong saves in the first period. Washington scored late in the opening period after an offensive cycle of over a minute that completely wore out the Panthers' skaters. Otherwise, Luongo was brilliant turning aside 13 of the 14 shots he faced in the opening 20 minutes.

Another shaky start for Braden Holtby

This was the best game we have seen from Braden Holtby in a while as he made a number of phenomenal saves in the second and third period. In the first, however, he continued to struggle. Maxim Mamin scored his first career NHL goal and point as a puck trickled through Holtby and Mamin was able to slam it home. Holtby was dealing with a screen, but reacted late to the initial shot and late to Mamin.

Aleksander Barkov splitting Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson

With a 2-1 lead late in the third, the Caps looked like they had control. But with less than four minutes remaining, Aleksander Barkov was able to split Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson to set up Nick Bjugstad for the game-tying goal. Ovechkin was backchecking, Carlson stepped up on him and then...nothing. It looked as if both players thought the other would take Barkov and Ovechkin let up at the same time Carlson skated past giving Barkov a lane to the net.

A late penalty to Lars Eller

With the game tied late, the Caps were exerting their will in the offensive zone with the cycle that had been dominant all game long...and then Lars Eller tried to set a pick on Bjugstad, knocking him to the ice. It was an obvious interference call with just 42 seconds remaining in the game. Florida would score 22 seconds later to deny Washington not only the win, but a point as well.