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Capitals release roster, schedule for 2017-18 training camp

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Capitals release roster, schedule for 2017-18 training camp

With the players meeting on Thursday for the start of training camp, the Capitals released their full camp roster and schedule on Wednesday.

The 65-man roster will be split into Groups Red, White and Blue for camp. It must be trimmed down to 23 players by Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Here is the full roster:

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Forwards
16 John Albert
19 Nicklas Backstrom
82 Robbie Baillargeon
24 Riley Barber
50 Mathias Bau
83 Jay Beagle
17 Chris Bourque
72 Travis Boyd
65 Andre Burakovsky
39 Alex Chiasson
96 Stephen Collins
10 Brett Connolly
97 Jimmy Devito
71 Kevin Elgestal
20 Lars Eller
66 Dustin Gazley
91 Tyler Graovac
67 Hampus Gustafsson
73 Tanner Jeannot
92 Evgeny Kuznetsov
47 Beck Malenstyn
75 Tim McGauley
76 Garrett Mitchell
54 Mason Mitchell
87 Liam O'Brien
77 T.J. Oshie
8 Alex Ovechkin
14 Anthony Peluso
40 Garrett Pilon
94 Damien Riat
51 Kristian Marthinsen
61 Brendan Semchuk
23 Zach Sill
93 Mark Simpson
42 Wayne Simpson
25 Devante Smith-Pelly
18 Chandler Stephenson
13 Jakub Vrana
79 Nathan Walker
43 Tom Wilson

Defensemen
84 Kristofers Bindulis
22 Madison Bowey
74 John Carlson
4 Taylor Chorney
29 Christian Djoos
36 Connor Hobbs
56 Tommy Hughes
21 Lucas Johansen
3 Jyrki Jokipakka
53 Hubert Labrie
78 Tyler Lewington
55 Aaron Ness
2 Matt Niskanen
9 Dmitry Orlov
44 Brooks Orpik
34 Jonas Siegenthaler
38 Colby Williams
95 Dmitri Zaitsev

Goaltenders
81 Adam Carlson
1 Pheonix Copley
31 Philipp Grubauer
70 Braden Holtby
33 Parker Milner
35 Adam Morrison
41 Vitek Vanecek

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Kettler will be closed to the media Thursday as the players convene for physicals and testing. Media day and the team's first on-ice session will be on Friday. Group White will practice at 9:30 a.m., Group Red at 11 a.m. and Group Blue at 12:30 p.m.

Here is the full training camp schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 14
NHL players physicals/testing, closed to the media

Friday, Sept. 15
 9:30 a.m. - Group White practice
11 a.m. - Group Red practice
12:30 p.m. - Group Blue practice

Saturday, Sept. 16
 9:30 a.m. - Group Blue practice
11 a.m. - Group White practice
12:30 p.m. - Group Red practice

Sunday, Sept. 17
9 a.m. - Group Red practice
9 a.m. - Group Blue practice
12:30 p.m. - Group White practice

Groups will be adjusted for preseason games and cuts as camp continues

Monday, Sept. 18
10 a.m. - Morning skate
11:30 a.m. - Scrimmage for players not in preseason game
7 p.m. - Capitals at New Jersey preseason game

Tuesday, Sept. 19
9:30 a.m. - Group Blue practice
11:30 a.m. - Group White practice
12:50 p.m. - Group Red practice

Wednesday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. - Morning skate
11:30 a.m. - Scrimmage for players not in preseason game
7 p.m. - Capitals at Montreal preseason game

Thursday, Sept. 21
Day off

Friday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. - Morning skate
11 a.m. - Practice for players not in preseason game
11:15 a.m. - Scrimmage for players not in preseason game
7 p.m. - Capitals vs. St. Louis preseason game

Saturday, Sept. 23
10 a.m. - Morning skate
11:15 a.m. - Scrimmage for players not in preseason game
7 p.m. - Capitals vs. Carolina preseason game

Sunday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. - Group Blue practice
1 p.m. - Group Red practice

Monday, Sept. 25
10 a.m. - Group Blue practice
1 p.m. - Group Red practice

Tuesday, Sept. 26
10:30 a.m. - Group Blue and Red practice

Wednesday, Sept. 27
10 a.m. - Morning skate
11 a.m. - Practice for players not in preseason game
7 p.m. - Capitals vs. New Jersey preseason game

Thursday, Sept. 28
Day off

Friday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. - Morning skate
7:30 p.m. - Capitals at Carolina preseason game

Saturday, Sept. 30
11:30 a.m. - Practice

Sunday, Oct. 1
11 a.m. - Practice for players not in preseason game
2 p.m. - Capitals at St. Louis preseason game

Monday, Oct. 2
Day off

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Capitals vs. Lightning Game 6 Eastern Conference Final 2018: Date, Time, How to Watch, live stream

Capitals vs. Lightning Game 6 Eastern Conference Final 2018: Date, Time, How to Watch, live stream

When the Capitals take the ice in Game 6, they will be playing for their playoff lives. After losing Game 5 on Saturday to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Caps must win on Monday or their season will be over.

In order to do that, the Caps will have to change some things. First, they have to figure out how to win at home, something they have yet to do in this series. Second, they will have to find a way to get to Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy who has been dominant the past three games. Alex Ovechkin also needs to win the matchup against the fourth line since he has only two five-on-five points through five games. Finally, the defense will have to be better. Matt Niskanen took the blame for Game 5, but really it was a tough night all around.

Also, a few penalty calls against Tampa Bay would be nice too.

Where: Capital One Arena

When: 8:00 p.m. ET

How to Watch: Capitals-Lightning, Game 6 will be broadcast on NBCSN

Live Stream: You can watch Capitals-Lightning Game 6 on NBC Sports' live stream page.

WHEN IS GAME 6 OF THE CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING PLAYOFF SERIES?

Game 6 of the Capitals vs. Lightning 2018 NHL Playoff series takes place on Monday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Capital One Arnea.

WHAT CHANNEL IS GAME 6 OF CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING ON?

The TV broadcast of Game 6 between the Capitals and Lightning 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
8:00 p.m. — Capitals vs. Lightning Game 6 on NBCSN
10:30 p.m. — Caps Extra
11:30 p.m. — Caps Overtime

WHERE CAN I STREAM GAME 6 OF THE CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING SERIES?

Game 6 between the Capitals and Lightning is available to stream online on Monday, May 21 live here through the NBC Sports live stream page.

WHAT ARE THE PROJECTED LINES FOR GAME 6 OF CAPITALS vs. LIGHTNING?

Capitals projected lines:

Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
Chandler Stephenson - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Jakub Vrana - Lars Eller - Brett Connolly
Devante Smith-Pelly -  Jay Beagle - Alex Chiasson

Michal Kempny - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby with Philipp Grubauer as backup.

Lightning projected lines:

Ondrej Palat - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov
Tyler Johnson - Brayden Point - Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - J.T. Miller
Chris Kunitz - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan

Victor Hedman - Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh - Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn - Mikhail Sergachev

Andrei Vasilevskiy starts with Louis Domingue as backup.

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For all the latest Caps coverage, follow Capitals Insider Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals correspondent 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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George McPhee's Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

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George McPhee's Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights. They lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues -- when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West -- to get to the final.

Vegas will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Washington Capitals in the final. Tampa Bay leads the Eastern Conference final 3-2, with Game 6 set for Monday night in Washington.

Josh Morrissey scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.

Reaves, the bruising Winnipeg native acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins before to the trade deadline in February, snapped a 1-1 tie with 6:39 left in the second period when he tipped Luca Sbisa's point shot past Hellebuyck for his first goal of the playoffs.

Winnipeg got a power play early in the third, but couldn't muster much of anything. The Knights smothered much of the Jets' attack for the next 10 minutes, with Hellebuyck having to come up with big stops on William Karlsson and Eric Haula to keep his team within one.

The Jets pressed with under 4 minutes to go, with Fleury stopping captain Blake Wheeler on the doorstep, but it wasn't nearly enough as the Knights closed out their third straight series on the road.

The Jets beat the Knights 4-2 in Game 1, but Vegas snatched home ice with a 3-1 victory in Game 2 before picking up 4-2 and 3-2 wins at T-Mobile Arena.

The Knights, whose jaw-dropping inaugural 109-point campaign included a Pacific Division crown, swept the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, and knocked out the San Jose Sharks in six games.

The Jets had the NHL's second-best record with 114 points in the regular season. They advanced to the first conference final in city's history with a five-game victory over the Minnesota Wild in the opening round before topping the Presidents' Trophy-winning Nashville Predators in Game 7 on the road.

The usual raucous, white-clad crowd at Bell MTS Place -- not to mention the thousands of fans outside the arena attending a street party on a sun-drenched spring afternoon -- were silenced just 5:11 into Game 5 when Tuch jumped on Morrissey's turnover and fired his sixth past Hellebuyck.

The Jets were tentative to start and it got worse after the opener as Vegas dominated the next couple of shifts, forcing some good saves from Hellebuyck before Winnipeg got its feet moving.

After being outshot 7-1 in the first 7 minutes, the Jets finally pushed back and turned the tide with the next nine attempts on goal, culminating with Morrissey making amends for his early gaffe with 2:46 left in the period.

Bryan Little won a faceoff in the offensive zone straight back to second-year defenseman, who blasted his first career playoff goal past Fleury's glove.

One of Winnipeg's downfalls in the series through four games was an inability to maintain momentum. The Knights scored within 1:28 of a Jets' goal in each of the first four games -- a crushing 12 seconds after Winnipeg tied Game 3, and an equally gut-wrenching 43 seconds after the Jets knotted Game 4 -- but they managed to take the game to the locker rooms tied 1-1.

Both teams had chances in the second period before Reaves made it 2-1, with Jets center Mathieu Perrault just missing on a pass from Little that had too much speed.

Right after Reaves scored the second playoff goal of his career -- and first since 2015 with St. Louis -- Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers rang a shot off the post on Fleury.

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