It looks as though head Barry Trotz is going to rely on a veteran lineup tonight when the Capitals face the New York Islanders in Game 7 at Verizon Center [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN].
The Caps have struggled early in most of their games this series. If they hope to win Game 7, a better start will be key. Coverage starts at 6:30 on CSN.
The Capitals do not believe a Game 7 stage is too big for them.

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      Capitals - Team News
      Barry Trotz - C
      The Washington Capitals have only scored first in one of their six playoff games in the first... Getting off to a strong start will be one of the keys for Washington in Game 7 against the New York Islanders on Monday. It certainly was a big factor for the Capitals in...
      Apr 27 7:31AM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
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      Apr 26 12:10PM Read More
      Jason Chimera - W
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      Apr 26 9:09AM Read More
      John Carlson - D
      John Carlson scored the lone Capitals goal on Saturday. Carlson's power play effort was his first of the post-season. The 3-1 loss to the Islanders forces a Game 7 on Monday in Washington. "We know what we’re getting...
      Apr 26 9:05AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      The Washington Capitals cannot blame Braden Holtby for a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders in... Holtby was sharp in defeat, stopping 35 out of 37 shots. The game-winner was probably a defensive lapse more than anything, but the series goes to a decisive Game 7...
      Apr 25 6:27PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
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      Apr 25 6:23PM Read More
      Jay Beagle - W
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      Apr 24 11:46AM Read More
      Marcus Johansson - W
      Marcus Johansson had two assists in Washington's 5-1 victory on Thursday. Johansson was also credited with four hits in 15:30 minutes of ice time. He now has three points in five playoff contests in 2015.
      Apr 24 11:44AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby was sharp with 22 saves on 23 shots on Thursday night to lead the Caps to a 5-1... Holtby allowed three goals in a Game 1 loss and missed Game 2 because he was sick, but the 25-year-old has been excellent since then. Holtby has led the Caps to two straight...
      Apr 23 10:06PM Read More
      Evgeny Kuznetsov - C
      Evgeny Kuznetsov led the way for Washington in Game 5, scoring a goal and two assists to help... The 22-year-old speedster was shut out the first four games of the series with a minus-three rating, so Thursday's performance certainly boosted Kuznetsov's stock. Kuznetsov...
      Apr 23 9:53PM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
      Forward Curtis Glencross and goalie Justin Peters will be scratched for Thursday's Game Five... This will be Glencross' second straight benching of the series, suggesting that he may have to get comfortable in Coach Trotz' doghouse as 20 year old rookie Andre...
      Apr 23 6:01PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
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      Apr 23 5:53PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      Philipp Grubauer served as Braden Holby's understudy for Games 3 and 4 after he played in Game... Coach Barry Trotz decided to go with Grubauer instead of Justin Peters when Holtby was ill and all three of them will stick with the Capitals for the rest of the series. ...
      Apr 23 4:04PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net and registered an assist in the Capitals' 2-1 overtime... The Islanders held Ovechkin to three shots on goal in Game 3, but they couldn't contain him Tuesday night. Ovechkin now has three points in four playoff contests. The...
      Apr 22 11:44AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby was superb on Tuesday as he blocked 36 of 37 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime... After he struggled in Game 1 of the series and missed the second contest due to illness, Holtby has now posted back-to-back solid efforts and has helped the Capitals tie the...
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      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin81532881
      CNicklas Backstrom82186078
      DJohn Carlson82124355
      CMarcus Johansson82202747
      DMike Green72103545
      RWTroy Brouwer82212243
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov80112637
      LWCurtis Glencross71132235
      RWJoel Ward82191534
      RWEric Fehr75191433
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby7342472.22412010
      Justin Peters126463.25361
      * = Rookie Player
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