Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Capitals Game 5 Lineups

The Bruins hold a 3-1 series edge


May 23, 2021

The Bruins on Sunday will look to finish off the Capitals in Game 5 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series.

Boston dominated Washington on Friday at TD Garden in a convincing Game 4 victory to take a 3-1 series edge. Game 5 will take place in Washington at Capital One Arena.

Jarred Tinordi will step in for the injured Kevan Miller on the third defensive pairing. The rest of the Bruins’ lineup for Game 5 is the same as it was for Friday’s game, including Tuukka Rask in net.

As for the Capitals, their lineup features multiple changes, including T.J. Oshie sliding down to the third line and Anthony Mantha moving up to the top unit. Ilya Samsonov once again will be in net for the Capitals.

Here are the projected lineups for Game 5:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall — David Krejci — Craig Smith
Nick Ritchie — Charlie Coyle — Jake DeBrusk
Sean Kuraly — Curtis Lazar — Chris Wagner

Matt Grzelcyk — Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly — Brandon Carlo
Connor Clifton — Jarred Tinordi

Tuukka Rask

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Anthony Mantha
Daniel Sprong — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson
Conor Sheary — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie
Carl Hagelin — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Dmitri Orlov — John Carlson
Brenden Dillon — Justin Schultz
Zdeno Chara — Nick Jensen

Ilya Samsonov

Thumbnail photo via Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports Images
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