Stanley Cup Finals Game 5: Projected Lineups & Game Notes

Updated: June 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm by Brock Seguin

After winning games 2, 3 and 4, the Washington Capitals are back in Las Vegas looking to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise

In addition to it being the first Cup ever for the Washington Capitals, Alex Ovechkin would also become the first Russian captain to ever win the Stanley Cup. 

The Vegas Golden Knights won’t go down without a fight though. They’ve been one of the toughest teams in the NHL on home-ice this season and T-Mobile Arena has been one of the loudest buildings during these playoffs. The Golden Knights have also gone 2-0 in Game 5s during the playoffs while the Capitals are 2-1.

Vegas is expected to be the only team to make any lineup changes. David Perron is expected to draw back in after being a healthy scratch for Game 4, replacing Ryan Carpenter on the third line. Will Carrier is also expected to return, taking Ryan Reaves’ spot on the fourth line. 

Projected Lineups

Jonathan Marchessault – William Karlsson – Reilly Smith

James Neal – Erik Haula – Alex Tuch

David Perron – Cody Eakin – Tomas Tatar

Will Carrier – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Tomas Nosek

Brayden McNabb – Nate Schmidt

Deryk Engelland – Shea Theodore

Colin Miller – Luca Sbisa

Marc-Andre Fleury

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

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