Capitals look to win first cup tonight in Vegas

6-7   Washington at Vegas     Game 5   (Washington leads series  3-1)

TV:  8pm  NBC

Last game:  Washington defeated Vegas  6-2

Washington top players

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov-4 assists
  • T.J. Oshie-goal, 2 assists
  • Nicklas Backstrom-3 assists

The Capitals are 7-5 all time in the playoffs when they have a 3-1 series lead. The Capitals look to make that 8-5 with one of their next three opportunities at finishing off the Golden Knights. The Capitals are 9-3 on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and 3-0 when they can end a series (all on the road). Teams that have a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final have won the series 32 of 33 times since 1939. Washington blocked 50 shots in the past two games, they will need another strong effort in that department again tonight.

Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Wilson

Vrana-Backstrom-Oshie

Burakovsky-Eller-Connolly

Stephenson-Beagle-DSP

Kempny-Carlson

Orlov-Niskanen

Orpik-Djoos

Holtby vs. Fleury

Vegas top players

  • James Neal-goal
  • Reilly Smith-goal

Marchessault-Karlson-Smith

Tatar-Haula-Neal

Carpenter-Eakin-Tuch

Nosek-Bellemare-Reaves

McNabb-Schmidt

Theodore-Engelland

Sbisa-Miller

Fleury

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