The Capitals fell in Game 1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets thanks to the overtime heroics of Artemi Panarin. Now they will look to even up the series in Game 2 before play shifts to Ohio.
Philipp Grubauer will get the start again for Washington. There was some initial question who would start after Barry Trotz would not commit to a goalie on Thursday after Game 1.
It also appears the Caps will have both Michal Kempny and Jay Beagle back in the lineup. Kempny left Game 1 early after taking a board from Josh Anderson. Beagle, meanwhile, has ben out since leaving early in a game in Pittsburgh on April 1.
What: Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Round 1, Game 2
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 2 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 2 on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.
WHEN IS THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
The Capitals take on the Blue Jackets in Game 2 on Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Washington. Columbus currently leads the series 1-0.
WHAT CHANNEL IS THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME ON?
Capitals-Blue Jackets, Game 2 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Coverage kicks off with Capitals FaceOff at 6:30 p.m. followed by Caps GameTime at 7:00 p.m. Stay with NBC Sports Washington for Caps Extra following the game, Caps Overtime at 10:30 p.m. and Caps in 30 at 11:30 p.m. for all your postgame coverage. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
6:30 p.m. — Caps FaceOff
7:00 p.m. — Caps GameTime
7:30 p.m. — Capitals vs. Blue Jackets
10:00 p.m. — Caps Extra
10:30 p.m. — Caps Overtime
11:30 p.m. — Caps in 30
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
Capitals-Blue Jackets Game 2, as well as Caps GameTime and Caps Extra, is available to stream live here through NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and is available to authenticated NBC Sports Washington subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.
WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR THE CAPITALS-BLUE JACKETS GAME?
Here are the Caps' projected lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly- Lars Eller - Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson - Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson
Michal Kempny - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Jakub Jerabek
Philipp Grubauer starts with Braden Holtby as backup.
Scratches: Travis Boyd (sick), Shane Gerisch, Brian Pinho, Jakub Vrana, Madison Bowey, Christian Djoos
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