The Caps hit the road for a trip to Florida to face the desperate Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning have been hot in recent weeks and could be a potential first-round opponent for the Caps, but after a 5-0 blowout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Tampa is in serious need of two points. Washington, meanwhile, is trying to break out of a slump that has seen them lose five of their last six games. Luckily for them, they will get a boost with Andre Burakovsky returning to the lineup.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Where: Amalie Arena
When: 7:00 p.m. ET. (Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET)
How to Watch: Capitals at Lightning will be broadcast on CSN. (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals at Lightning game on CSN's live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME?
The Capitals (45-17-8) take on the Lightning (34-27-9) Saturday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Amalie Arena.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME ON?
The Capitals-Lightning game will be broadcast on CSN. Capitals GameTime gets things started at 6:30 p.m. ET with Capitals Extra recapping the all the action following the game and Caps in 30 at 11 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME?
The Capitals-Lightning game, 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 THE CAPITALS-LIGHTNING GAME?
Here are the projected lines based on Friday's practice:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney
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