Game 1 of the Capitals vs. Penguins 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series is finally here.
The 2018 NHL Playoffs roll on and the two Metro division rivals will meet in the Eastern Conference semifinals for the third consecutive season.
Game 1 between the Capitals and Penguins will take place on Thursday, April 26 at Capital One Arena. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Game 2 will take place on Sunday, April 29.
When the Penguins do take the ice in Game 1 against the Capitals, they will be without Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin. Both players were ruled out of action on Tuesday afternoon. Malkin will travel to Washington, D.C. and might be available for Game 2. Hagelin is not traveling with the team.
You can stream Game 1 between the Capitals and Penguins on NBC Sports Washington using the NBC Sports App. Caps FaceOff starts our broadcast coverage at 6:00 p.m., with Caps GameTime at 6:30.
Following the end of Game 1 between the Capitals and Penguins, tune in to NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra at 9:30 p.m. ET and Caps OverTime at 10:00 p.m. Times subject to change.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 1. 2018 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Penguins, Game 1 will be broadcast on NBC.
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Penguins Game 1 on NBC Sports' live stream page.
WHEN IS GAME 1 OF CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS PLAYOFF SERIES?
Game 1 of the Capitals vs. Penguins 2018 NHL Playoff series takes place on Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS GAME 1 ON?
The TV broadcast of Game 1 between the Capitals and Penguins is on NBC Sports Network. 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 1 on NBC Sports Network
9:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:00 p.m. — Caps Overtime
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS GAME 1?
Game 1 between the Capitals and Penguins is available to stream online on Thursday, April 26 live here through the NBC Sports live stream page.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS GAME 1?
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.
Scratches: Travis Boyd, Andre Burakovsky (upper-body), Shane Gerisch, Nathan Walker, Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek
Penguins projected Lines:
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist
Dominik Simon - Riley Sheahan - Phil Kessel
Conor Sheary - Derick Brassard - Bryan Rust
Zach Aston-Reese - Carter Rowney - Tomas Kuhnhackl
Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz
Jamie Oleksiak - Chad Ruhwedel
Matt Murray starts with Casey DeSmith as backup.
Scratches: Carl Hagelin (upper body), Evgeni Malkin (lower body), Matt Hunwick
CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS GAME 1 OPEN THREAD
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