After a nailbiting comeback in Game 1 of the series, the Washington Capitals continue the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs with their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs
Even though it was a close call for the Caps, Barry Trotz beleives that the Game 1 test was a good thing for the team.
CAPITALS VS. MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2 HOW TO WATCH
Who: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
What: Game 2, 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round
When: 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 15
Where: Verizon Center. Washington, D.C.
Online Stream: NBC Sports App
TV Channel: NBCSN, USA Network, CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)
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WHEN IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2?
Leading 1-0, the Capitals take on the Maple Leafs in Game 2 of their best of seven series on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.
WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2 ON?
Game 2 of Capitals-Maple Leafs will be broadcast on CSN. Caps GameTime gets things started at 6:00 p.m. ET with Caps Extra and Caps Overtime following the game and Caps in 30 at 11:45 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)
WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2?
Game 2 of Capitals-Maple Leafs, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.
WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2?
Here are the projected lines based on Friday's practice:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Brett Connolly - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup
Paul Carey, Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Brian Boyle - Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly - Matt Hunwick
Jake Gardiner - Roman Polak
Martin Marincin - Connor Carrick
Frederik Andersen starts with Curtis McElhinney as backup
Josh Leivo, Ben Smith, Nikita Zaitsev, Alexey Marchenko
CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2 BETTING LINES
Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 9/2, Maple Leafs 25/1
Game 2 Spread: Capitals -1.5
Game 2 Over/Under: 5.5
Game 1 Money Line: Capitals -235, Maple Leafs +210
Against The Spread: Capitals are 6-2 straight up against the Maple Leafs in last 8 games and 31-9 straight up at home this season.
CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2 OPEN THREAD
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