The Washington Capitals’ second line has been rolling lately, consisting of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Justin Williams, and Andre Burakovsky. Burakovsky has gone on the best scoring stretch of his career. That’s why we were all very confused when news broke that the top two lines had changed. Against the Islanders, Kuznetsov played between Alex Ovechkin and Justin Williams. Nicklas Backstrom centered the a line with Andre Burakovsky and TJ Oshie.
After the Caps 3-2 overtime win, Trotz explained his changes by referencing a marriage gone south and spaghetti.