Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/23/18

Updated: May 23, 2018 at 3:03 pm by Brock Seguin

In Game 6, the Washington Capitals once again outshot the Tampa Bay Lightning by a wide margin but were actually able to walk away with the win thanks to a strong performance from Braden Holtby. 

The Capitals have finally slowed the Lightning’s power-play down, holding them to 0-for-3 in the last two games. 

Heading into Game 7, the lineups will look very similar to Game 6. The Capitals will trot out the exact same lines and pairings, but the Lightning will make a couple of tweaks. Alex Killorn will be bumped up to the top-line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. Killorn has been one of the Lightning’s best players in the series, posting a 13.74 ReletiveCorsi%, 51.56 ScoringChancesFor% and 70.00 HighDangerChancesFor% in 64:58 5v5 TOI. The will bump Ondrej Palat back to the second line and Yanni Gourde to the third. 

In their most recent Game 7’s, the Capitals are 2-4 dating back to 2012 while the Lightning’s are 3-2 since 2011. 

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Lightning vs.Washington Capitals [Game 7]

Alex Killorn – Steven Stamkos – Nikita Kucherov

Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Tyler Johnson

Yanni Gourde – Anthony Cirelli – J.T. Miller 

Chris Kunitz – Cedric Paquette – Ryan Callahan

Victor Hedman – Dan Girardi 

Ryan McDonagh – Anton Stralman

Braydon Coburn – Mikhail Sergachev

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana – Nicklas Backstrom – T.J. Oshie 

Andre Burakovsky – Lars Eller – Brett Connolly

Chandler Stephenson – Jay Beagle – Devante Smith-Pelly

Michal Kempny – John Carlson

Dmitri Orlov – Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik – Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby 

Alex Killorn, Braden Holtby, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals