Capitals look to take a 2-1 series lead in Pittsburgh
5-1-18 Washington at Pittsburgh Game 3 (series tied 1-1)
TV: 730pm NBCSN and NHL Network
Last game: Capitals won 4-1
Pittsburgh top players
- Jake Guentzel-assist
- Kris Letang-goal
- Justin Shultz -assist (27:23 TOI)
- Matt Murray-28 saves
Dumoulin practiced Monday and is considered a game-time decision in terms of Tuesday’s lineup. He was crunched by both Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin, which knocked him out of the remainder of the game in period two of game two. Evgeni Malkin will be a game-time decision for the Pens as he looks to return from injury as well.
Washington top players
- Alex Ovechkin -goal
- Lars Eller -3 assists
- Nicklas Backstrom-goal
- Jakub Vrana and Brett Conolly both scored their first NHL playoff goals
- Braden Holtby-32 saves
The Capitals combined to block nearly as many shots (31) as Holtby made saves (32)!
8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
18-Stephenson, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie
10-Connolly, 20-Eller, 25-Smith-Pelly
13-Vrana, 83-Beagle, 39-Chiasson
Holtby vs. Murray.