The Washington Capitals bless a ambition in the additional period. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
Eastern Conference finals: Game 1
Washington Capitals 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Series: Capitals advance 1-0
Next game: Sunday, Amalie Arena, 8 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN
• Capitals assault the Lightning to booty Bold 1. (Read more)
• The end of the aboriginal aeon added or below concluded the game. (Read more)
• With the Capitals arch 1-0, a breakaway ambition by Nikita Kucherov was coiled off for too abounding men on the ice for Tampa. Aloof abnormal afterwards the non-goal and Capitals ability play, Alex Ovechkin accursed one into the net to accord Washington a 2-0 advance at the end of the aboriginal period. The Capitals addled afresh at the alpha of the additional aeon to advance the advance to 3-0 and afresh afresh to accomplish it 4-0. The Lightning struck twice to accomplish it 4-2 in the third. (Read more)
• The Lightning accept bristles ex-New York Rangers players — and they accept a connected playoff history with the Capitals. (Read more)
Capitals coffin Bolts below aboriginal goalsby Isabelle Khurshudyan
TAMPA — The paddle-shaped rattlers thundered throughout Amalie Amphitheatre as the bogie alone Friday night. But with anniversary minute that ticked by, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s ancillary of the scoreboard acutely arctic at aught shots on goal, the boot subsided. Added than nine account anesthetized afore the Lightning had a attack on goal, and the Washington Capitals had the advance by then. Not connected afterwards Tampa Bay’s third attack came Washington’s third goal, the challenge stunningly askew — abnormally because the Lightning entered the alternation as the abundant favorite.
Just four canicule afterwards one of the bigger wins in authorization history, one that clinched their aboriginal Eastern Conference finals anchorage in 20 years and baffled a acrimonious rival, the Capitals responded with one of their added absorbing wins of the postseason, a 4-2 dismantling of the Lightning.
“One affair we absolutely capital to focus on was to not accept a anticlimax after, obviously, there’s a lot of affections through our locker allowance afterwards that alternation win,” goaltender Braden Holtby said of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win Monday night that alone the host Pittsburgh Penguins, who claimed the Stanley Cup the accomplished two seasons. “You adore it while it’s there, but we had a brace canicule to aloof refocus, put it out of our apperception and advance the Lightning to see what we could do to accept success adjoin them. . . . I anticipate we aloof went appropriate aback to work, and I anticipation the guys responded absolutely able-bodied to this game.”
Winning Bold 1 hasn’t meant abundant to either club in these playoffs — Washington absent Game 1 in anniversary of its aboriginal two series, and Tampa Bay alone Bold 1 adjoin Boston aftermost annular — but Friday’s alley win agency the Capitals accept bedeviled home-ice advantage.
For the additional beeline game, Washington’s able arresting comedy overcame the absence of top centermost Nicklas Backstrom, who’s out with an abrasion to his appropriate hand. The Capitals accustomed the Lightning aloof two shots on ambition in the aboriginal aeon as they took a two-goal lead. Washington had four goals to Tampa Bay’s four shots below than seven account into the additional period, with the Lightning suffocated by the Capitals’ bound checking.
“It’s throughout the accomplished calendar is area the backbone is,” advanced T.J. Oshie said. “When you accept one band afterwards another, whether it’s [Evgeny Kuznetsov’s] band or [Jay Beagle’s] line, advancing in to the [defensive] area and amphitheatre the aforementioned way, it aloof makes things so abundant easier. We get the bogie aback quicker, and we get to comedy breach a lot more.”
A five-second arrangement at the end of the aboriginal aeon took the Capitals from angry with the Lightning at abeyance to up by two goals. Tampa Bay assassin Nikita Kucherov bent Washington out of position, accepting abaft defenseman Dmitry Orlov for a fractional breakaway on Holtby. He denticulate a highlight-reel goal, attached the account at 1 with below than 10 seconds left, but a amends was alleged afore Kucherov’s shot: The Lightning had six skaters on the ice.
That wiped Kucherov’s ambition off the board, and it put the Capitals on their aboriginal ability play. As Tampa Bay cruised to the Eastern Conference finals, acceptable both of its aboriginal two alternation in bristles games, its amends annihilate was a weakness: Entering Friday, the Lightning had yielded eight goals in 31 times shorthanded. Oshie won the aboriginal faceoff, affairs the bogie aback to Kuznetsov, who set up Alex Ovechkin. His bang from the point exhausted Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for a 2-0 lead.
“It was a big moment for us,” Drillmaster Barry Trotz said. “That was a window of befalling for us, and we were able to do article with it. In the playoffs, a lot of times you may get alone one or two a game, and that was one of those windows that we were able to assassinate on and booty advantage of.”
The Capitals afresh got some advantageous breaks. Afterwards Orlov kept an offensive-zone about-face alive, advanced Brett Connolly flubbed a attack from absolute range. But the bogie took a advantageous animation off Tampa Bay defenseman Braydon Coburn’s skate and assimilate Beagle’s stick. He awash it through Vasilevskiy’s legs for a 3-0 advance 2:40 into the additional period. Four account later, afterwards arguably a bendable roughing alarm on Kucherov, Washington’s ability comedy afresh took advantage. Lars Eller was answer to the top assemblage with Backstrom out, and he denticulate on a backlash of Oshie’s attack to accomplish it 4-0.
At alike strength, Eller centered the additional band with Oshie and Jakub Vrana. Rookie Chandler Stephenson confused from the accession to centermost the third band with Connolly and larboard accession Andre Burakovsky, aback afterwards missing the accomplished 10 playoff amateur with an upper-body injury. Admitting Backstrom is advised Washington’s best two-way center, the Capitals captivated the Lightning to 10 shots through 40 minutes. Tampa Bay pulled Vasilveskiy at additional abeyance in favor of advancement Louis Domingue and afresh denticulate alert in the third period, but it couldn’t affected Washington’s four-goal cushion.
“Guys are dispatch up,” said Holtby, who fabricated 19 saves. “We apperceive apparently bigger than anyone how complete a amateur Nick is, abnormally defensively. There’s a ton of things that don’t get noticed except for from us. I anticipate our guys account Nick so abundant that we apperceive we accept to footfall up because he’s a huge atom to ample and our guys are accomplishing a astounding job, abnormally up the middle.”
Offseason about-face because of bacon cap constraints and the Vegas amplification abstract had fabricated aegis Washington’s greatest weakness during the approved season. The axis point came at the barter deadline, aback the aggregation acquired defenseman Michal Kempny, who confused into a top-four role beside top right-shot John Carlson. And on Friday night, with Ovechkin aggressive defensemen Victor Hedman and Dan Girardi for position in advanced of Vasilevskiy 7:28 into the game, Kempny’s attack from the larboard point got through the cartage for Washington’s aboriginal goal.
Not connected afterwards the Capitals’ acquisitions of Kempny and abyss defenseman Jakub Jerabek, the aggregation had a affair to abode its defensive-zone protocols, allegorical assertive analogue and reemphasizing the team’s basal aesthetics of arresting as a five-man group. Oshie acquainted that, conceivably because the Capitals had struggled with their comedy abroad from the bogie all year, they had become a bigger arresting aggregation than anytime by the time the postseason started.
Missing a key abhorrent cog Friday night — Backstrom had a abandoned conditioning skate Thursday with some ablaze stickhandling, an auspicious assurance — the Capitals acclimated absorbing arresting comedy to ascendancy bogie ascendancy and account off that.
Now they accept aboriginal ascendancy of the alternation with a Stanley Cup finals actualization at pale — and one of their best players could be aback in the calendar soon.
A fast start: For the aboriginal time in three circuit this postseason, the Capitals took Bold 1, and they did it with a assertive aboriginal two periods. Making their aboriginal actualization in the Eastern Conference finals aback 1998, aback they opened their best-of-seven alternation adjoin Buffalo with a 2-0 accident at home, the Capitals had as abounding goals (2) as Tampa Bay had shots in the first. Washington was outshooting Tampa Bay 25-10 and agitated a 4-0 advance into the third afterwards accepting goals from four altered players. Like the team’s official hashtag, Friday’s bold was (almost) #ALLCAPS.
A two-second, two-goal swing: Things appear fast in the NHL playoffs and the defining arrangement of Bold 1 was the final eight abnormal of the aboriginal period. That’s aback Tampa Bay advanced Nikita Kucherov appeared to tie the bold with his team-leading seventh ambition of the postseason, alone for admiral to beachcomber it off because the Lightning had too abounding men on the ice. T.J. Oshie won the afterwards faceoff in the Tampa Bay area to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who fed a canyon to a wide-open Alex Ovechkin. The Capitals’ captain active a one-timer accomplished Andrei Vasilevskiy for a power-play ambition and a 2-0 lead.
It’s alone one game: Barry Trotz acceptable won’t accept any botheration accepting his aggregation to refocus advanced of Sunday’s Bold 2, and not alone because the Lightning showed signs of activity with two goals in the third period. Trotz can admonish his players that Tampa Bay looked abominable while accident Bold 1 of their second-round alternation adjoin the Bruins, 6-2, afore awkward off four beeline wins.
Defense continues to bend in: The Capitals entered Friday’s bold with 27 credibility from their defensemen this postseason, the best amid the four teams remaining. That trend continued, as Michal Kempny opened the scoring with his aboriginal career playoff goal, while John Carlson angry a Capitals almanac for best credibility by a defenseman (12) in a distinct postseason with an abetment on the play. The job that Washington’s aegis did to apathetic the activating Lightning’s attack, abnormally in the aboriginal two periods, was appealing decent, too.
Final: Capitals 4, Lightning 2
Louis Domingue headed to the bank to accord the atrocious Lightning an added antagonist with 1:45 to play, but Tampa Bay would get no closer. Admitting actuality outscored 2-0 in the period, the Capitals afraid on for a 4-2 win and a 1-0 advance in the series. Bold 2 is Sunday.
Bolts bend closer: Below than a minute afterwards admiral chock-full comedy to analysis — and affirm — a no-goal alarm on a actuality attack by Lars Eller, Tampa Bay advanced Ondrej Palat cut the Capitals’ advance to 4-2 by assault Braden Holtby abbreviate ancillary aloft his appropriate acquaintance with 6:57 to play.
A annihilate for the Capitals: Afterwards Tampa Bay continued its band of amateur with at atomic one power-play ambition to six beforehand in the third period, Washington’s amends killing assemblage survived Alex Chiasson’s roughing amends amid through the frame. The Capitals fabricated a bid for a shorthanded ambition aback John Carlson ripped a attack off the crossbar. The Lightning are now 1 for 3 with the man advantage and Washington is 7:59 from a Bold 1 win.
Caps’ ability comedy now 2 for 4: The Amalie Amphitheatre army had about accomplished adulatory Steven Stamkos’s ambition aback Chris Kunitz took bottomward Tom Wilson to put Washington aback on the ability play. The Lightning’s penalty-killing assemblage was up to the assignment and Louis Domingue fabricated his aboriginal difficult save in abatement on Andrei Vasilevskiy on a attack by Alex Ovechkin to accumulate the Capitals’ advance at 4-1.
Bolts on the board: There goes the shutout. Fourteen abnormal afterwards Alex Chiasson was beatific off for slashing below than four account into the third period, Steven Stamkos ripped a one-timer off a canyon from Nikita Kucherov accomplished Braden Holtby to put the Lightning on the board.
New goalie for Tampa: For the additional afterwards night, a Vezina Trophy finalist was pulled from a playoff game. Thursday it was Nashville’s Pekka Rinne in the Predators’ Bold 7 accident to the Jets. Tonight it’s the Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, who fabricated 21 saves on 25 shots in the aboriginal two periods. Attractive for a atom with the Lightning abaft 4-0, Tampa Bay Drillmaster Jon Cooper angry to Louis Domingue to alpha the third.
Seriously, it could be worse for Tampa: They haven’t denticulate yet, but the additional band of Jakub Vrana, Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie has been advantageous for Washington as a group. Vrana is angry with Oshie for the aggregation advance in even-strength scoring affairs with three while Eller has two attack attempts, one of those creating a dank backlash off Tampa Bay netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Nikita Kucherov, on the added hand, not alone had his ambition alleged off due to a penalty, he has aloof one attack on net through two periods admitting about a minute of ice time with the man advantage.
End Aeon 2: Capitals 4, Lightning 0
Tampa Bay dead off Chris Kunitz’s amends backward in the additional period, which qualifies as a accessory achievement for the Eastern Conference’s top berry in a bold that’s been bedeviled by the Capitals. Shortly afterwards the Lightning’s aboriginal acknowledged amends annihilate of the night, Braden Holtby aghast a Nikita Kucherov attack from a bound angle. Holtby has adored all 10 of Tampa Bay’s shots on ambition and the Capitals will booty a 4-0 advance into the final 20 minutes.
Doc Emrick summed up the Lightning’s achievement with one word, conceivably aback into a hot mic, afore throwing it to bartering for the additional intermission: “Woof”.
Nothing accomplishing for the Lightning: Tampa Bay was the NHL’s highest-scoring aggregation during the approved division and they averaged 3.4 goals per bold in the additional annular adjoin the Bruins, but they haven’t gotten abundant of annihilation activity offensively adjoin the Capitals. With 5:44 actual in the additional period, Washington has a 4-0 advance and a 20-8 advantage in shots. To accomplish affairs worse for the home team, Chris Kunitz headed to the amends box for hooking. As if the Capitals bare the help.
Noisemakers, but little noise: In a move that’s arguably added infuriating than the austere no-red dress cipher the Lightning is administration for assertive sections at Amalie Amphitheatre this series, the aggregation handed out noisemakers to all admirers at Bold 1. With Tampa Bay abaft 4-0 amid through the additional period, some of the loudest sounds from the home army were boos.
Make it 4-0, what took so long?: It took 41 abnormal for the Capitals’ ability comedy to bang again. Lars Eller gave Washington a 4-0 advance aback he banged in a backlash to a wide-open net. Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie were accustomed with the assists. It is all Caps early.
Another ability comedy for the Caps: Washington bare one additional to account on its aboriginal ability comedy of the bold backward in the aboriginal period. A roughing amends on Nikita Kucherov 6:01 into the additional aeon put the Lightning’s disturbing penalty-killing assemblage on the ice already again.
Make it 3-0: Below than three account into the additional period, Washington continued its advance to 3-0 on a bedraggled ambition by Jay Beagle. Dmitry Orlov created the befalling with a chic move central the dejected band to set up Brett Connolly for a ancient attempt. Connolly whiffed on his shot, but got abundant of the bogie that it trickled adjoin the crease, area Beagle poked it amid Andrei Vasilevskiy’s pads for his additional ambition of the playoffs.
Strongest alpha possible: During NBC Sports Washington’s pregame show, analyst Alan May said the Capitals would win Bold 1 if they played a lockdown arresting bold like the one they did in Monday’s series-clinching win over the Penguins. The aboriginal 20 account were a acceptable start. Tampa Bay wasn’t accustomed with a attack on ambition for the aboriginal nine account and accomplished with two in the period. At intermission, NBC Sports Network analyst Keith Jones said the Capitals played “a absolute period.”
Capitals all over the Lightning early: Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point and Tyler Johnson, difference-makers in the second-round alternation adjoin the Boston Bruins, accustomed four accessible attack attempts to Alex Ovechkin’s band and were on the ice for Michal Kempny’s ambition against, the aboriginal even-strength ambition the Lightning has accustomed in four games.
Tampa Bay’s abeyance brace of Victor Hedman and Dan Girardi didn’t book abundant bigger adjoin Washington’s additional band of Jakub Vrana, Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie, acceptance bristles attack attempts and three scoring affairs in accession to additionally actuality on the ice for the aboriginal ambition of the game.
End Aeon 1: Capitals 2, Lightning 0
Well, that was interesting. Shortly afterwards it appeared Tampa angry the game, the ambition was wiped out by a too-many-men penalty. On the afterwards ability play, Alex Ovechkin accursed home a bang attack off the faceoff to accord the Capitals a 2-0 lead.
A two-goal swing: Instead of the bold actuality angry 1-1, Tampa Bay’s amends for too abounding men resulted in a Capitals ability comedy and a faceoff in the abhorrent zone. Afore NBC Sports Network annual man Doc Emrick could accomplishment anecdotic Washington’s baleful ability play, T.J. Oshie won said faceoff to Evgeny Kuznetsov, who begin Alex Ovechkin for a one-timer and a 2-0 Capitals advance with six abnormal remaining.
Capitals annihilate game’s aboriginal penalty: With 2:26 to comedy in the aboriginal period, the Lightning went to the ability comedy afterwards Matt Niskanen was whistled for captivation Steven Stamkos. Niskanen didn’t accept abundant best afterwards Tampa Bay’s accelerated centermost skated amid him and Dmitry Orlov and would’ve had a breakaway on Braden Holtby. Washington’s amends killing assemblage was up to the task.
Another adventitious for the Caps: While Braden Holtby has enjoyed a about calm aboriginal period, Andrei Vasilevskiy continues to accumulate Tampa Bay in the game. Below than two account afterwards his big save on Brett Connolly, the Lightning goalie slid beyond the bulge to accomplish a pad save on a one-timer by Lars Eller. With four account actual in the period, about all of the scoring affairs in Bold 1 accept belonged to the Capitals.
Big save: Andrei Vasilevskiy didn’t accept a adventitious on Michael Kempny’s aperture goal, but he showed why he’s a Vezina Trophy finalist four account later, stoning Brett Connolly in advanced of the net off a absolute canyon from Chandler Stephenson. With 8:21 actual the aboriginal period, shots were 5-1 Washington.
Capitals bang first: With 12:32 actual in the aboriginal period, Michal Kempny accursed a wrist attack from the point through cartage that exhausted Andrei Vasilevskiy cuff ancillary to accord Washington a 1-0 lead. It was Kempny’s aboriginal career playoff ambition and apparent the 10th time in 13 amateur this postseason that the Capitals accept denticulate first. Washington is 6-3 in its antecedent nine such games.
Lots of action, few shots: About seven account into Bold 1, the Capitals accept a bashful 2-0 advantage in shots. Afterwards a able about-face spent about absolutely in the Tampa Bay zone, Dmitry Orlov ripped a attack from the point that Andrei Vasilevskiy angry aside. The Lightning accept a 7-6 advantage in hits, but the bigger analysis belongs to Brooks Orpik, who collapsed Ondrej Palat as the Tampa Bay accompaniment approached the dejected line, arch to an offside.
The antagonism game: As expected, Lightning drillmaster Jon Cooper akin his abeyance band of Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson adjoin the Capitals’ top band of Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov for the aperture faceoff. Led by the 22-year-old Point, Tampa Bay’s additional band balked the Bruins’ top band centered by Patrice Bergeron for the final four amateur of the Lightning’s five-game anniversary in the additional round. With Nicklas Backstrom out with a duke injury, the burden will be on Washington’s second-line centermost Lars Ellers. The Capitals’ additional band generated the game’s aboriginal attack 1:16 into the aboriginal period.
The Lightning’s top threats: Tampa Bay superstars Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov skated calm for 778 account at alike backbone during the approved season, outscoring opponents 53 to 38. They’ve aggregate 111 account in the playoffs, outscoring opponents 4 to 1. However, the Lightning’s additional band of Ondrej Palat, Brayden Point and Tyler Johnson has done best of the abundant lifting, skating adjoin the opponents top line. Not alone has that leash outscored the action (9 to 5) during this playoff run, they additionally accept the bend in scoring affairs (64 to 52), including those from the aperture and the bulge (23 to 15).
On the Tampa ability play, it’s Miller time: The Lightning’s ability comedy was one of the best this season, both during the approved division and playoffs, but if Washington’s amends annihilate gets absent with Stamkos and Kucherov, it ability be J.T. Miller who becomes the hero. The above New York Ranger has 11 scoring affairs in the playoffs with the man advantage, additional on the aggregation afterwards Kucherov, with a team-high six from the high-danger areas. He’s a playmaker, too, and helps Tampa Bay accomplish affairs from the appropriate bisected bank and bottomward low abreast the ambition line.
Forecheck it out: Tampa Bay uses a “wide” 1-2-2 forecheck which could apathetic the Caps through the aloof zone. It works by accepting the aboriginal advanced (F1) beacon the opposing bogie abettor to one ancillary with the two added assiduously (F2 and F3) abiding in the aloof area far afar from anniversary other, or “wide,” to booty abroad advanced casual lanes. The Lightning’s defensemen (D1 and D2), on the added hand, accumulate a bound gap in the average of the ice, attractive to ambush passes.
This forecheck affected the Bruins assiduously to dump the bogie in the abhorrent area rather than access with control, and additionally affected Boston’s bogie carriers into turnovers, consistent in odd-man rushes the added way. During the approved season, Boston attempted 54 percent of all even-strength shots on net and 55 percent of all scoring affairs in their games, both the accomplished marks in the NHL. In the alternation adjoin Tampa Bay they were outshot 125 to 99 and saw below scoring chances, 108 to 83.
The way Washington counters Tampa Bay’s 1-2-2 advanced forecheck is by either demography advantage aback one of the Lightning defensemen pinches and afresh counterattacks, puts burden on the boards (via a bead canyon to one of its assiduously skating through the aloof zone) or by accepting its defensemen added complex in advancing the zone. This could absolutely assignment able-bodied for Washington, since according to zone-entry abstracts aggregate by Corey Sznajder and Sean Tierny, John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov are both acceptable at accepting access to the abhorrent area with possession.
Some still bedrock the red: While Tampa Bay instituted a austere dress cipher for admirers advertence they weren’t accustomed to abrasion red in some genitalia of Amalie Amphitheatre during the series, there was a fair bulk of red accouterment broadcast throughout the amphitheatre and abreast the bottle during warm-ups (though best arenas acquiesce all admission holders abutting to the bottle pregame, afresh bright them out). The dress cipher affects about 10 percent of Amalie Amphitheatre basement and admirers are to accept by these rules in the Lightning’s Lexus Lounge, which includes seats adjoin the glass, or in the Chase Club affluence suites.
Backstrom out, but Caps get two top assiduously back: Nicklas Backstrom will absence a additional beeline bold with a appropriate duke injury. Backstrom skated with some ablaze stickhandling on Thursday morning, but he wasn’t on the ice with the aggregation on Friday. Centermost Lars Eller will centermost a additional band with wingers T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana. The Capitals will additionally accept Tom Wilson aback from suspension, and Andre Burakovsky is aback in the calendar afterwards missing the accomplished 10 amateur with an bearding “upper-body” injury.
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Toronto is now the saddest sports city. Unless it’s Cincinnati. Or maybe it’s still Washington.
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Brett Connolly absent a Stanley Cup run with Lightning. Now on Caps, he has his chance.
Capitals’ Tom Wilson tries to acclimate his approach afterwards a abeyance he still disputes
The agent adventure of that amazing Evgeny Kuznetsov overtime ambition call
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Lightning admission restrictions could block the red for visiting Caps fans
For Washington sports teams and fans, a breakthrough, and maybe a new era
The Capitals could accomplishment the Lightning’s bigger statistical weakness
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On one play, Alex Ovechkin and the Caps bewitch decades of D.C. demons
Capitals’ win puts a artful in the D.C. sports ‘curse’
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Washington’s accepted lineup
ForwardsAlex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Tom WilsonJakub Vrana-Lars Eller-T.J. OshieAndre Burakovsky-Chandler Stephenson-Brett ConnollyDevante Smith-Pelly-Jay Beagle-Alex Chiasson
DefensemenMichal Kempny-John CarlsonDmitry Orlov-Matt NiskanenBrooks Orpik-Christian Djoos
GoaltendersBraden Holtby (starter)Philipp Grubauer
Tampa Bay’s accepted lineup
ForwardsJ.T. Miller-Steven Stamkos-Nikita KucherovOndrej Palat-Brayden Point-Tyler JohnsonAlex Killorn-Anthony Cirelli-Yanni GourdeChris Kunitz-Cedric Paquette-Ryan Callahan
DefensemenVictor Hedman-Dan GirardiRyan McDonagh-Anton StralmanBraydon Coburn-Mikahil Sergachev
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