The Capitals rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Islanders 4-3 in Game 2. Some unlikely heroes stepped up to even the series.
Philipp Grubauer didn't shy away from the moment on Friday in his first NHL playoff game. To him, it was just another game.
Down 2-0 and facing a 2-0 series deficit, the Capitals didn't panic and were able to battle their way back for the big win.

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      4/16B. HoltbyIllness (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Fri, Apr 17
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      Final Boxscore
      Series tied 1-1
      Three Stars
      1: Nicklas Backstrom, Was (1G, 2A)
      2: Jason Chimera, Was (1G)
      3: Matt Niskanen, Was (2A)
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      4/17vs. NYIW 4-3
      4/15vs. NYIL 1-4
      4/11vs. NYRL 2-4
      4/8vs. BosW 3-0
      4/5DetW 2-1
      4/4OttL 3-4
      4/2MonW 5-4
      3/31vs. CarW 4-2
      3/29NYRW 5-2
      3/28vs. NshL 3-4
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      Capitals - Team News
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves on 21 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Grubauer was recalled from the minors earlier in the day because starter Braden Holtby is dealing with an illness. The young goaltender allowed a goal in the opening...
      Apr 17 10:18PM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom had one goal and two assists in Washington's 4-3 game two win over the New... The Capitals found themselves down 2-0 and 3-1 in the game, but they managed to claw their way back into the series with a big win on home ice. Backstrom picked up assists...
      Apr 17 9:52PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta will be scratched for Game Two against the New York... While Latta contributed just a single hit to the score sheet during his 5:16 of ice time in Game One on Wednesday night, Burakovsky has yet to see NHL playoff ice. That may...
      Apr 17 6:45PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      It's official, Philipp Grubauer will tag in for the sick Braden Holtby in Friday's Game Two... Tough news for the Capitals who trail in the series 1-0. But it is what it is, and Grubauer has played well for AHL Hershey this season. He's posted a 27-17-5 record with a...
      Apr 17 6:27PM Read More
      Tom Wilson - W
      Tom Wilson is projected to play alongside Curtis Glencross and Brooks Laich on Friday. Wilson was struck in the helmet by the puck on April 5 and consequently missed Washington's last two regular season games and Game 1 of the first round. However, he's been...
      Apr 17 6:26PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby is looking unlikely to start Game Two on Friday night against the New York... If Holtby can't go, it'll be Philipp Grubauer between the pipes instead. Grubauer has posted a 27-17-5 with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA in 49 games with AHL...
      Apr 17 6:20PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      It's beginning to look more and more like Philipp Grubauer will get the start against the New... Braden Holtby is apparently sick, and may be too ill to play. Grubauer has seen 20 NHL games during his brief career, posting a 7-6-5 record with 42 goals against on just...
      Apr 17 6:11PM Read More
      Riley Barber - W
      Riley Barber has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. Barber had 20 goals and 40 points in 38 NCAA games with Miami University this season. He was taken with the 167th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
      Apr 17 3:34PM Read More
      Tom Wilson - W
      Tom Wilson (head) has been cleared to return to the Capitals' lineup. Wilson hasn't played since April 5 due to the injury. He had 17 points and 172 penalty minutes in 67 contests in the regular season. Washington is set to play in Game 2...
      Apr 17 11:50AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby has been dealing with an illness. The Capitals have called up Philipp Grubauer as a result. Holtby hasn't been ruled out for Game 2 on Friday, but the Capitals wouldn't have called up Grubauer unless they...
      Apr 17 11:46AM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      Philipp Grubauer has been called up by the Washington Capitals. Braden Holtby is apparently feeling under the weather, so Grubauer joined the Capitals as a precautionary measure. It's still possible that Holtby will play and if it...
      Apr 17 11:42AM Read More
      Brooks Laich - C
      Brooks Laich recorded an assist in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders. It was Game 1 of the first round series. Laich had just seven goals and 20 points in 66 contests in 2014-15. He was also credited with two hits in 13:58 minutes of ice...
      Apr 16 9:56AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      After a first-rate regular season, Washington goalie Braden Holtby had a bit of a clunker in... Holtby made 23 saves and allowed three goals in the Caps' 4-1 loss to the visiting New York Islanders. The Caps now trail the best-of-seven, first-round series 1-0, and...
      Apr 15 10:49PM Read More
      Marcus Johansson - W
      Forward Marcus Johansson scored the Capitals' only goal during a 4-1 loss to the visiting New... Johansson's goal tied the game at 1-1 at 19:03 of the first period but it was all Islanders in the second and third period. Brooks Laich assisted on Johansson's goal....
      Apr 15 10:35PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky will be held out of Game 1’s lineup Wednesday night versus the Islanders. The 20-year-old rookie played in 53 games with the Capitals this season scoring nine goals and 22 points with a plus 12 rating, which is very impressive considering his age....
      Apr 15 5:20PM Read More

      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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