Not a huge surprise, but Nicklas Backstrom will not play in Game Three. Backstrom is in the concussion protocol since suffering a hit from Anders Lee in Game One. He participated in some of practice on Saturday.
And now there are some major changes to the lines.
From Samantha Pell of WaPo:
Nicklas Backstrom (concussion protocol) is not taking warmups for the Capitals.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) August 16, 2020
With Backstrom out, here are the lines:
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Eller – Oshie
Hagelin – Pinho – Kovalchuk
Panik – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Fehervary – Gudas
That’s Michal Kempny, Jonas Siegenthaler and Travis Boyd out, and Martin Fehervary and Brian Pinho in. Thank you to Samantha Pell for being such a great reporter. Subscribe to her paper.
Puck drop at noon-ish.
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