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Capitals vs. Golden Knights Game 5 Stanley Cup Final: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live stream

Capitals vs. Golden Knights Game 5 Stanley Cup Final: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live stream

The Washington Capitals are one win away from being crowned Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their 44-year history. Their 3-1 series lead comes on the heels of a 6-2 beatdown of the Golden Knights at home in Game 4 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final.

Monday night's win brought the Capitals closer to Lord Stanley's Cup than they've ever been before. With just one win standing between them and the cup, the Capitals head back to Las Vegas for Game 5 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.

Here's everything you need to know about Game 5.

Game 5 Capitals at Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, June 7
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
TV Channel: NBC
Announcers: Doc Emrick (PbP), Eddie Olczyk (color), Pierre McGuire (box)
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Radio: Capitals Radio Network (106.7 FM)

WHEN IS GAME 5 OF THE CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS SERIES?

Game 5 of the Capitals-Golden Knights 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Finals will be on Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

WHAT TV CHANNEL IS GAME 5 OF THE CAPITALS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS SERIES ON?

Game 5 of the Capitals-Golden Knights series will be broadcast on TV on NBC. Pre and postgame coverage will be on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

6:00 p.m. — Caps GameDay Live
6:30 p.m. — Caps Face Off
7:00 p.m. — Caps GameTime
8:00 p.m. — Game 5 Capitals vs. Golden Knights
11:00 p.m. — Caps Extra
12:00 a.m. — Caps Overtime

WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS GAME 5?

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Capitals and the Golden Knights can be streamed online on the NBC Sports App. Click here for the NBC Sports live stream page.

CAPITALS vs. GOLDEN KNIGHTS GAME 5 OPEN THREAD

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals digital producer JJ Regan and the NBC Sports Capitals account on Twitter. Be sure check out our Capitals page and NBC Sports Washington's Facebook page.

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D.C. artist turns her love for the Washington Capitals into works of art

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D.C. artist turns her love for the Washington Capitals into works of art

Local artist Taylor Kampa has taken her love for the Washington Capitals and turned it into works of art. 

You can find paintings done by Kampa of Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and Braden Holtby on display at Circa Chinatown – a restaurant neighboring Capital One Arena – along with other D.C. celebrities.

A professional artist for the last decade, Kampa told NHL.com that the pictures were "passion projects," and took about eight hours to finish. She became a fan of the Caps after she began dating her now-husband back in 2009.

Her work has even caught the eye of The Great Eight. After posting a video to Instagram of her painting Ovechkin hoisting the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner liked and commented on it. 

"I almost died," Kampa said.

"It has been amazing sharing something that I am excited about that resonates with the people in my city," Kampa said. "I've been painting these portraits for a long time, so it's awesome to have them seen by so many people."

Kampa will also create paintings for the Capitals foundation's annual Casino Night fundraiser next year. 

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Key Caps questions: Who will play center on the fourth line?

Key Caps questions: Who will play center on the fourth line?

The dog days of summer are officially here, but it's never too hot to talk some hockey.

Capitals correspondent JJ Regan is here to help you through the offseason doldrums as he discusses key questions facing the Caps for the upcoming season as Washington prepares to defend its title for the first time in franchise history.

Today's question: Who will be the team's primary fourth line center?

With the departure of Jay Beagle, there is a spot open at center on the fourth line. There appears on the roster to be three clear candidates to fill that position: Chandler Stephenson, Travis Boyd and Nic Dowd.

To find out why you should cross Stephenson’s name off the list, you should read yesterday's Key Caps Question about whether or not Stephenson is a wing or a center. To summarize, Washington sees Stephenson as more of a wing which explains why they both re-signed Boyd and brought in Dowd.

So who will it be between those two?

Both players seem to fit the mold as effective centers in the AHL where they were both productive. Dowd has an edge in NHL experience with 131 NHL games as compared to Boyd’s eight.

But Barry Trotz clearly had faith in Boyd at center which is why we saw him fill in on the top line on March 18 in Philadelphia. Boyd rewarded that faith with a spin pass to Alex Ovechkin for an assist, his first career point.

Trotz is now gone and Todd Reirden is in charge, but there is at least a level of familiarity there with the coaching staff and Boyd, more so than with Dowd who is new to the organization.

Second, the Caps may have tipped their hand a bit when you compare the two contracts. Center is an important position and Brian MacLellan has frequently referenced the team’s strength in center depth as a major reason for their Cup run.

Both Boyd and Dowd were signed over the offseason. Both contracts are one-way, suggesting both will be in the NHL, but Boyd’s cap hit is $800,000 while Dowd’s is $650,000. Of course, that will not matter when the players get on the ice. If Dowd outplays Boyd, he will start over him. Plus, the market ultimately dictates price. Even if the Caps wanted Dowd for their top line, if you can get him for $650k, you sign him for $650k.

Considering how important a position center is, however, even on the fourth line, it seems telling that the team was willing to give Boyd, a player with eight games of experience to his name, $800k while Dowd was signed for the minimum. That seems to suggest the Caps at least foresee Boyd having a bigger role which, for two players penciled in for the fourth line, would mean playing him at center.

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