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Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Game 6 time, TV channel, how to watch, live stream

Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Game 6 time, TV channel, how to watch, live stream

The Capitals head back to Toronto for Game 6 against the Maple Leafs on Sunday with a chance to win their first-round 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series.

A 2-1 overtime victory in Game 5 on Friday night earned the Capitals a 3-2 series lead, which means Sunday night presents an opportunity to eliminate the Maple Leafs and advance to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

If the Capitals are able to win Game 6, they will advance to face the Penguins, which eliminated the Blue Jackets 4-1.

But winning Game 6 will be easier said than done, even after Alex Ovechkin was determined to be healthy and ready to go on Sunday by head coach Barry Trotz.

Ovechkin spent much of the first period of Game 5 in the Capitals locker room after he was the recipient of a dangerous hip check from Nazem Kadri

The Capitals are also expected to be without Karl Alzner, who missed the previous three games with an injury. Alzner had played in 599 consecutive games prior to the injury.

The other question mark for Game 6 is Tom Wilson. The Toronto native is healthy, but after providing playoff heroics in Game 1 and Game 4, Wilson spent a majority of Game 5 in the penalty box, and was benched by Trotz for much of the third period and overtime. 

CAPITALS VS. MAPLE LEAFS GAME 6 HOW TO WATCH

Who: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
What: Game 6 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round
When: 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 23
Where: Air Canada Centre. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Online StreamCSN's live stream page here
TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)

RELATED: STANLEY CUP POWER RANKINGS

WHEN IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 6?

With the series tied 2-2, the Capitals take on the Maple Leafs in Game 6 of their best of seven series on Firday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.

WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 6 ON?

Game 6 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 6?

Capitals-Maple Leafs Game 6, as well as the Capitals GameTime and Capitals Extra pre and postgame shows, are 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 6?

Here are the projected lines for Game 6:

Capitals
Forwards
1st Line: 
2nd Line: 
3rd Line:
4th Line:

Defense
D1:
D2:
D3:

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Paul Carey, Karl Alzner, Taylor Chorney

Maple Leafs

Forwards
1st Line: 
2nd Line: 
3rd Line:
4th Line: 

Defense
D1: 
D2: 
D3:

Goalies
Frederik Andersen starts with Curtis McElhinney as backup

Scratches
Josh Leivo, Ben Smith, Alexey Marchenko

RELATED: 2017 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 6 BETTING LINES

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 9/2, Maple Leafs 25/1
Game 6 Spread: 
Game 6 Over/Under:
Game 6 Money Line: 
Against The Spread: 

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The Caps aren't leading the Metro Division for the first time since Oct. 19

The Caps aren't leading the Metro Division for the first time since Oct. 19

For the first time since Oct. 19, the Capitals do not sit in first place of the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins jumped Washington with a 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday ending a streak of 122 days in which the Caps sat atop the division.

Pittsburgh won despite Evgeni Malkin missing the game due to illness. It was a fitting way to take first place given how the Penguins have overcome a number of significant injuries this season. Anthony Angelo played in Malkin’s place and scored his first NHL goal. Jason Zucker also scored his third goal in just his fourth game with the Penguins after getting acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade.

Pittsburgh has now won six of its last eight with its only two losses coming against the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning.

By contract, the Caps have lost four of their last five. Since Dec. 23, no team in the Metropolitan Division has earned fewer points than Washington which has gone 11-11-0 during the stretch, allowing Pittsburgh to close the gap in the standings.

The Caps and Penguins appear to be two teams headed in different directions. The good news for Washington is that it is February and there is still time for them to rally. With three games left to be played between the Caps and Pittsburgh this season, Washington will have ample opportunity to reclaim supremacy of the division. For now, however, the Penguins certainly look like the team to beat within the Metro.

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Trade acquisition Brenden Dillon ‘couldn’t be happier’ to be joining Capitals

Trade acquisition Brenden Dillon ‘couldn’t be happier’ to be joining Capitals

The Capitals made their first significant trade of the season on Tuesday, acquiring defenseman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 third.

Dillon, who’s spent the last six seasons with the Sharks, was emotional Monday night when asked for his thoughts on potentially playing his last game with San Jose. He choked up during his answer and had to walk away from the media scrum to collect himself.

The mood was a bit different Tuesday when Dillon found out he’d be heading to D.C. to play with the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals.

“I’m really excited,” Dillon said. “I can’t wait to get out there. I mean obviously the opportunity, the team, the group, what an opportunity.”

The Capitals have been widely rumored to be seeking a defenseman to bolster their blue line and Dillon was an attractive piece as Washington didn’t have to part with a first-round pick in order to get him. After losing six of their last nine games, the Capitals are looking for a spark—and Dillon can’t wait to help get them back on track.

“It’s been crazy, it really has,” Dillon said. “I think just mentally, guys can say, ‘You don’t read this or don’t read that.’ But it wears on you for sure and I’ve just kinda tried to bring the lunch pail to work every day and do my job. But definitely couldn’t be happier to get going.”

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