A surprise for the second-to-last game of the regular season: forward Nicklas Backstrom and defender John Carlson are out.
Both have lower-body injuries, and both are listed as day-to-day.
Carlson and Backstrom join Ovechkin on Washington’s injured list.
From the Caps:
#Caps John Carlson (lower body), Alex Ovechkin (lower body) and Nicklas Backstrom (lower body) will not play tonight and are listed as day-to-day.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 8, 2021
The Caps will be running eleven forwards tonight. Garret Pillon will make his debut. Here are the lines from Samantha “Overtime” Pell:
Capitals lines vs Flyers (11F/6D)
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) May 8, 2021
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