The Capitals and Penguins split two games in Washington. On Tuesday in Pittsburgh, the series lead will be up for grabs. So who has the upper hand?
The team won't have to worry about losing Tom Wilson. The NHL decided not to suspend the Caps' forward for his hit to Brian Dumoulin in Game 2. He should not expect a warm welcome from the Penguins crowd.
Washington has been the better team through two games, but they seem to have an issue protecting leads. So which Caps team will show up on Tuesday?
What: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 3. 2018 NHL Playoffs Round 2
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Penguins, Game 3 will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Penguins Game 3 on NBC Sports' live stream page.
WHEN IS GAME 3 OF THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS PLAYOFF SERIES?
Game 3 of the Capitals vs. Penguins 2018 NHL Playoff series takes place on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh.
WHAT CHANNEL IS GAME 3 OF CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS ON?
The TV broadcast of Game 3 between the Capitals and Penguins is on NBCSN. Capitals pre- and postgame coverage takes place on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
6:30 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
7:00 p.m. — Caps GameTime
7:30 p.m. — Capitals vs. Penguins Game 3 on NBCSN
10:00 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:30 p.m. — Caps Overtime
WHERE CAN I STREAM GAME 3 OF THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS SERIES?
Game 3 between the Capitals and Penguins is available to stream online on Tuesday, May 1 live here through the NBC Sports live stream page.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR GAME 3 OF CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS?
Capitals projected Lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Chandler Stephenson - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly- Lars Eller - Devante Smith-Pelly
Jakub Vrana - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson
Michal Kempny - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Christian Djoos
Braden Holtby with Philipp Grubauer as backup.
Penguins projected Lines:
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Dominik Simon - Evgeni Malkin - Bryan Rust
Zach Aston-Reese - Riley Sheahan - Phil Kessel
Conor Sheary - Derick Brassard - Tom Kuhnhackl
Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz
Jamie Oleksiak - Chad Ruhwedel
Matt Murray starts with Casey DeSmith as backup.
CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS GAME 3 OPEN THREAD
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