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Game 32: Capitals vs. Lightning game time, how to watch, open thread

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The Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in their final game before the Christmas break. Stream the game via CSNmidatlantic.com/CapitalsStream or tune in to CSN at 6:30 p.m. for coverage. Here is everything you need to know:

What: Washington Capitals vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, 12/23 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

How to Watch: Capitals GameTime airs at 6:30 p.m. followed by Capitals vs. Lightning on CSN.

When is the Capitals-Lightning game?

The Capitals (19-8-4) play the Tampa Bay Lightning (17-14-3) Friday at 7:00 p.m.

What channel is the Capitals-Lightning game on?

The Capitals-Lightning game is broadcast on CSN. The coverage of the game begins at 6:30 p.m. with Capitals GameTime. The game begins at 7:00 p.m with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. For postgame coverage, stick around for Caps Extra following the game. (CSN channel Finder)

Where can I stream the Capitals-Lightning game?

The Capitals-Lightning game, along with Caps Extra, is available to stream live here on csnmidatlantic.com/CapitalsStream and the NBC Sports app 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 the Capitals-Lightning game?

Based on Thursday's practice and Friday's optional skate, the projected lines are:

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Jakub Vrana - Lars Eller - Andre Burakovsky
Brett Connolly - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

 

Defense
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Taylor Chorney

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Zach Sanford, Daniel Winnik, Nate Schmidt

Capitals-Lightning Open Thread

Use the comment section below to discuss the game action with other Capitals fans. 

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