After winning a thrilling Game 1, the Washington Capitals will look to go up two games in the best of seven series against the Boston Bruins. Puck drop is just moments away and we’ve got all your questions answered on how to watch the game.
After suffering an injury in his lower body when allowing the game’s first goal, Vitek Vanecek has not seen the ice since and he was not present at morning skate. The Caps say he’s day to day. On the ice for the netminders were Craig Anderson, Pheonix Copley, and Ilya Samsonov.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov, in addition to Samsonov, are back from the COVID-19 protocols list. During the line rushes, Kuznetsov looked like an extra. He indeed will be a healthy scratch along with Samsonov as they try to get their conditioning right from being away from the ice for two weeks.
Here are the lines from morning skate via Samantha Pell of The Washington Post:
Goalies: Anderson, Copley, Samsonov, and Fucale
Craig Anderson was the first goalie off the ice meaning he will get the start for Game 2 tonight. He came on in relief of Vanecek and played outstanding making 21 of 22 saves. He only made four appearances for the Caps prior to that.
The Caps won Game 1 in thrilling fashion. Tom Wilson, who David Pastrnak dubbed once as the league’s best goal scorer, opened up the scoring in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins would tie it and every time the Caps answered the Bruins would respond by tying it.
Brenden Dillon gave the Caps the lead right back before the Bruins tied it again. The third period was scoreless as the game went into overtime where Nic Dowd came up in the clutch with a rebound goal off a shot from T.J. Oshie.
Who will be the hero in Game 2 tonight? Can the Caps protect their home ice? Here’s how to find out:
Date: May 17, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena
TV Broadcast: NBC Sports Washington
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
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