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Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Game 5 time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Capitals vs. Maple Leafs: Game 5 time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Capitals tied their series with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday with a 5-4 win in Game 4. They now return home to Washington with a chance to push the Leafs to the brink in Game 5. Karl Alzner's health remains a question, but Nate Schmidt has looked great in his stead and may just have earned himself a regular spot in the lineup. Regardless of who is playing on defense, the Caps will need a solid night from goalie Braden Holtby whose numbers have not been great through the first four games of the series.

CAPITALS VS. MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 HOW TO WATCH

Who: Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
What: Game 5, 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference First Round
When: 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 21
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Online Stream: Check out CSN's live stream page here
TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)

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WHEN IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?

With the series tied 2-2, the Capitals take on the Maple Leafs in Game 5 of their best of seven series on Firday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET at Verizon Center.

WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 ON?

Game 5 of Capitals-Maple Leafs will be broadcast on CSN. Caps GameTime gets things started at 6:00 p.m. ET with Caps Extra and Caps Overtime following the game and Caps in 30 at 11:45 p.m. (CSN channel Finder)

WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?

Game 5 of Capitals-Maple Leafs, as well as the pre and postgame shows, is available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page and is available to authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic subscribers on desktops, tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs anywhere in the United States.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5?

Here are the projected lines based on Friday's game:

Capitals

Forwards
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Andre Burakovsky - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Brett Connolly

Defense

Nate Schmidt - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - Kevin Shattenkirk

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Paul Carey, Karl Alzner, Taylor Chorney

Maple Leafs

Forwards

Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Brian Boyle - Kasperi Kapanen

Defense

Morgan Rielly - Matt Hunwick
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Martin Marincin - Connor Carrick

Goalies
Frederik Andersen starts with Curtis McElhinney as backup

Scratches
Josh Leivo, Ben Smith, Alexey Marchenko

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CAPITALS-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 5 BETTING LINES

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 9/2, Maple Leafs 25/1
Game 5 Spread: Capitals -1.5
Game 5 Over/Under: 5.5
Game 5 Money Line: Capitals -210, Maple Leafs +170
Against The Spread: Capitals are 7-4 straight up against the Maple Leafs in their last 11 games.

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Hello Old Friend: Marcus Johansson returns to Kettler ... as a Devil

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Hello Old Friend: Marcus Johansson returns to Kettler ... as a Devil

The Capitals had to say goodbye to several talented players and fan-favorites this offseason. 

Marcus Johansson was one of those players, as the Capitals traded the Swedish forward to the Devils for a second and third-round draft pick in order to clear up cap space to make room for Evgeny Kuznetsov's eight-year contract extension.

So you can imagine the surprise when Johansson returned to the Capitals' facility at Kettler IcePlex on Wednesday to workout with his former teammates on the ice.

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Now, it's not at all surprising to see former teammates workout together. But it was a bit surprising to see Johansson rocking the Capitals' colors once again.

You will notice that Johansson was wearing Devils gloves and Devils pants. After all, the Devils have yet to have an organized practice, so while he could probably get his hands on some gloves and pants, practices jerseys may not be issues until a bit later.

Also, it's not like Johansson can stop by his local DICK's Sporting Goods to pick up a practice sweater.

Johansson will make his first official return to Washington, D.C. when the Capitals host the Devils at the Capital One Arena on Saturday, Dec. 30.

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Braden Holtby — the skater — is a sight to behold

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Braden Holtby — the skater — is a sight to behold

Braden Holtby is an elusive guy.

The 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner might be large in stature, but keeps to himself. When you do see him, he's typically covered in layers of goalie pads or briefly chatting with the media following a game.

So imagine the surprise to see Holtby take the ice at Kettler IcePlex well before training camp begins with zero goalie pads on.

That's what took place on Monday morning. As several players hit the ice for some unofficial workout sessions, there was the 6-2 Saskatchewan native strolling onto the ice, with a regular stick, regular skates, regular gloves and Andre Burakovsky's helmet.

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Frankly, it was a bit odd to see Holtby skate up and down the ice.

Maybe it's because we're used to seeing him in the crouch position. or maybe it's because we actually see his entire figure, not just a pile of leather pads.

But even goalies need to work on non-goalie skills. The more familiar you are with position players, the better you will be to stop them from scoring.

But man, seeing Holtby skate like a forward sure does take some time to get used to. 

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