Capitals coach Dale Hunter had Alex Ovechkin skating on a line with center Nicklas Backstrom and right wing Marcus Johansson for the first time in the playoffs.
The Capitals are 4-2 on the road in the playoffs and 1-2 at the Verizon Center. They'll try to change that trend tonight.
It's pretty simple math. When the Caps are trailing, Alex Ovechkin plays more. When they're leading he plays less.
The Capitals called up three players from their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.