The Capitals sit just one win away from reaching the conference final for the first time since 1998. On Monday, they will have the chance to get that win as they head to Pittsburgh for Game 6.
The Capitals suffered a few injury scares at the end of Game 5, but it certainly sounds as if both Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson will be playing. There's also the question of just who will be on the Caps' top line?
Jakub Vrana was the hero of Game 5 as he assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the game-winning goal after getting promoted to the top line in Tom Wilson's place. But playing on the road provides certain challenges that could limit how much time he plays with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov in Game 6.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 6. 2018 NHL Playoffs Round 2
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Penguins, Game 6 will be broadcast on NBC.SN
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Penguins Game 6 on NBC Sports' live stream page.
WHEN IS GAME 6 OF THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS PLAYOFF SERIES?
Game 6 of the Capitals vs. Penguins 2018 NHL Playoff series takes place on Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Pittsburgh.
WHAT CHANNEL IS GAME 6 OF CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS ON?
The TV broadcast of Game 6 between the Capitals and Penguins is on NBCSN. Capitals pre- and postgame coverage takes place on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
6:00 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
6:30 p.m. — Caps GameTime
7:00 p.m. — Capitals vs. Penguins Game 6 on NBCSN
9:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
WHERE CAN I STREAM GAME 6 OF THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS SERIES?
Game 6 between the Capitals and Penguins is available to stream online on Monday, May 7 live here through the NBC Sports live stream page.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR GAME 6 OF CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS?
Capitals projected Lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Chandler Stephenson
Jakub Vrana - Lars Eller - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly - Travis Boyd - Devante Smith-Pelly
Nathan Walker - 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 - Dominik Simon
Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist
Conor Sheary - Riley Sheahan - Phil Kessel
Tom Kuhnhackl - Derick Brassard - Bryan Rust
Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz
Jamie Oleksiak - Chad Ruhwedel
Matt Murray starts with Casey DeSmith as backup.
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