Sunday night in Toronto, the Washington Capitals have a chance to eliminate the Maple Leafs and move on to the second round. All they gotta do is win.
If you need a little dose of optimism, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 6-15 in best-of-seven playoff series when trailing 3-2 through five games.
Puck drop is a touch past 7 PM on NBCSN. Good tweet Pete will meet you in the recap.
Capitals lead the series 3-2.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||55-19-8||53.2%||103.0||23.1% (4th)||83.8% (7th)|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||40-27-15||50.9%||98.6||23.8% (2nd)||82.5% (10th)|
Karl Alzner is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
The good boys:
Ovechkin – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Burakovsky – Eller – Wilson
Winnik – Beagle – Connolly
Schmidt – Carlson
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Shattenkirk
No changes for the bad boys:
Hyman – Matthews – Nylander
Komarov – Kadri – Brown
JVR – Bozak – Marner
Martin – Boyle – Kapanen
Hunwick – Rielly
Gardiner – Zaitsev
Marincin – Carrick
If you follow Micah’s playoff chances charts (you should), they’re super fun and not to mention pretty. Here is where the chart stands going into April 23. Things are looking good with the Leafs, but check out that potential second round matchup. A coin flip.
Playoff chances going into Saturday’s games. pic.twitter.com/yyJmDbzV9g
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