The Washington Capitals take a two-game lead to Raleigh, looking for their third win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Monday night's playoff. Here's what to know ahead of the game and how you can tune in.
The Washington Capitals take a two-game lead to Raleigh, looking for their third win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Monday night’s playoff. The game will be shown on NBC Sports Washington at 7 p.m., and can be streamed on the MyTeams app.
Game 2 provided more of the same from the Capitals and Canes. The Hurricanes battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to take the game to overtime. Brooks Orpik scored the overtime winner to pull the Caps ahead 2-0 in the series.
Tom Wilson recorded his first goal of the 2019 postseason
Kuznetsov has three assists so far these playoffs, including two in Game 2.
What to watch for
The Great 8: Alex Ovechkin has done it all through these first two games, from striking on the power play in Game 1 to adding two highlight-reel helpers in Game 2. He’s also been outstanding on the back check. Look for him to be a threat and keep playing a 200-foot game.
Backstrom stays hot: The Swedish center extended his goal-streak to two games and has four points so far this postseason. He’ll be hard to stop as he’s been red-hot ever since the regular season started winding down.
Opponents to watch: Sebastian Aho recorded his first playoff goal and point of his career Saturday, finally managing to find twine this series. He led the Hurricanes with 30 goals and 83 points in the regular season and seems to be finding his game heading into Game 3.
The Hurricanes will be looking for their first win in the playoffs since the 2009 season when they were swept in the Eastern Conference Final by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Here’s how to tune into Caps’ Game 3 against Carolina at the PNC Arena: