Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom haven't played much together under Dale Hunter but are expected to be reunited in Game 3.
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.