Here’s all the information you need to watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs.
On Saturday April 15, the Washington Capitals will try to take a 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Game 2 of their first round series begins at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Verizon Center. After an exciting Game 1, the second game of the series should prove to be a pivotal one.
The Caps are coming off a comeback win, beating the Leafs 3-2 in overtime on Thursday. Washington overcame an early 2-0 deficit to grab the series lead. After a rude awakening, the Caps will hope to play a much better game on Saturday. They will trot out the same lineup with no changes from Thursday’s group.
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On the other side of the ice, the Maple Leafs are looking to take the series back to Toronto without a 2-0 deficit. They proved in the first period they can hang with the Caps. However, the Leafs must play better with the lead. All season long, Toronto has struggled to keep leads. Thursday’s loss is the ninth time since October the Leafs have blown a two goal lead. Their lineup will closely resemble the one they had in Game 1.
Scratches: Josh Leivo (healthy), Eric Fehr (healthy), Alexey Marchenko (healthy), Nikita Zaitsev (injury)
Date: Saturday, April 15
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Verizon Center
Location: Washington DC
Series Lead: Capitals lead series 1-0
TV Channel: NBCSN, CSN-DC, TVAS2
Live Stream: NBC Sports Extra App
The Caps will look to continue their pursuit of their first ever Stanley Cup. Game 2 should be a deciding moment of the series.