Capitals Game 4 at Blue Jackets: How to watch and what to watch for

April 19, 2018 GMT

The Columbus Blue Jackets won two games on the road to open the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now, the Washington Capitals are looking to pay them back by doing the same.

On the heels of their 3-2 double-overtime win in Game 3 Tuesday night, the Capitals return to the ice in Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Blue Jackets in Game 4. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the game:

Opponent: Columbus Blue Jackets (Capitals trail series 2-1)

Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Date and Time: Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

TV Channel:NBC Sports Washington; USA Network

Radio: FAN 106.7.

Pregame Reading:

Brett Connolly discusses Capitals “puck girl”: “Whatever happened to ladies first?” by Adam Zielonka

As Capitals take another day off to recover physically, mental toughness may decide series, by Adam Zielonka

Lars Eller scores in second overtime to hand Capitals Game 3 win, by Adam Zielonka

What to watch for: The only main change to Barry Trotz’s lines from Game 3 to Game 4 was a decision to move Chandler Stephenson up to the second line, where he’ll skate with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. The Capitals coach switched Jakub Vrana out to the fourth line with Jay Beagle and Alex Chiasson. Trotz insisted Thursday not to “read too much into that,” adding that Vrana has played with the Beagle line before.