Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Updated: June 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm by Brock Seguin

The Washington Capitals did exactly what you are supposed to do in Game 2, go on the road and steal a game. 

Despite losing Evgeny Kuznetsov to an upper-body injury in the first period, the Capitals held on to a 3-2 win in Vegas on Wednesday. The Vegas Golden Knights outshot Washington in Game 2, but Braden Holtby bounced back after a tough Game 1 and made an absurd stick-save late in the game to preserve the win. 

Coming into Saturday’s Game 3, the Capitals are expected to have Kuznetsov back in the lineup after he practiced on both Friday and Saturday. 

Neither team is expected to make any changes in Game 3. After two exciting games to start the series, we should be in for a dandy on Saturday evening. 

Projected Lineups

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

Jonathan Marchessault – William Karlsson – Reilly Smith

David Perron – Erik Haula – James Neal

Alex Tuch – Cody Eakin – Ryan Carpenter

Ryan Reaves – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Tomas Nosek

Brayden McNabb – Nate Schmidt

Deryk Engelland – Shea Theodore

Colin Miller – Luca Sbisa

Marc-Andre Fleury

Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Vegas Golden Knights, Washington Capitals