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Ten things you need to know, plus a prediction, as the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils face off tonight in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals:
The Washington Capitals have recalled three players from their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears, the team announced on Tuesday.
The Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins due to a one-game suspension levied by the NHL. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the news.
The Capitals longl wait for Nicklas Backstrom will end tonight when the 24-year-old center returns to the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens.