In danger of going down 3-0 Caps need win tonight at Columbus

4-17   Game 3   Columbus at Washington    Columbus leads 2-0

TV:  730pm  NBC Sports Washington, NBCSN

Last game: Columbus beat Washington 5-4 in ot

Columbus top performers
  • Artermi Panerin- 2 assists
  • Cam Atkinson- 2 goals
  • Sergei Bobrovsky- 54 saves
Capitals top performers
  • Ovechkin-2 power play goals
  • John Carlson-3 assists
  • Nicklas Backstrom-2 assists

The Caps jumped out to early leads in both Game 1 and Game 2, squandered both leads and now find themselves in a 0-2 series hole with the series shifting to Columbus.

Caps lines:

Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
Jakub Vrana – Nicklas Backstrom – T.J. Oshie
Brett Connolly- Lars Eller – Devante Smith-Pelly
Chandler Stephenson –  Jay Beagle – Alex Chiasson

Michal Kempny – John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik – Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby starting in net.

Scratches: Travis Boyd , Andre Burakovsky (upper-body), Shane Gerisch, Madison Bowey, Jakub Jerabek

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