Capitals vs. Rangers Game #2 TV, time, streaming, injuries, more

Caps look to steal home ice advantage
Hardy Haman Aktell, Washington Capitals
Hardy Haman Aktell, Washington Capitals / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers square off for Game 2 tonight in Manhattan from Madison Square Garden. The puck drops at 7 p.m. and you can catch the game on Monumental Sports Network and ESPN. You can listen to the game on 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7.

For the responsible betting crowd the Capitals are 1.5 goal underdogs on the road per Caesars, the official sports betting partner of the Caps. The Caps have +228 moneyline odds while the Rangers are favored at -285. The total number of goals is set at an over/under of 5.5. Odds subject to change.


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At practice at Prudential Center at the Devils practice facility in New Jersey, Rasmus Sandin and Nick Jensen continued to skate in light blue non contact sweaters. On the other side per Mollie Walker of The New York Post, the Rangers have no lineup changes.

The Capitals meanwhile have called up defenseman Hardy Haman Aktell who played in six NHL gams this season and could potentially suit up for his first playoff game tonight after the Caps lost Vincent Iorio to an upper body injury in Game 1. The young defenesman is "day to day" per Capitals coach Spencer Carbery.

Haman Aktell was on the ice for the teams optional morning skate while Rasmus Sandin and Nick Jensen continued to skate in non contact jerseys per Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

Update at noon: Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reported that Lucas Johansen will make his playoff debut, per Carbery.


Alex Ovechkin was held without a shot on goal for the first time since Game 4 of the second round of 2018. If the Caps want to steal a game in The Garden they'll have to score early and often to take the loud MSG crowd out of it.

New York is already buzzing. The Knicks won their two games. Let's see if the Caps can be the ones to stop the Garden party. Power of friendship, scoring early and often, and stellar play from Charlie LIndgren will be vital. That's what it'll take to play a full 60.