Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins (33-16-7, third in the East Division during the regular season) (36-15-5, second in the East Division during the regular season)
Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT in Washington
OVER/UNDER is 5.5. FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals +153, Bruins -152.
FIRST ROUND OF THE NHL PLAYOFFS: Bruins lead the series 3-1.
BOTTOM LINE: In game five of the NHL Playoffs, the Boston Bruins will try to clinch a first-round bye over the Washington Capitals. The clubs will clash for the 13th time this season on Sunday. The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 4-1 victory for the Bruins.
The Capitals have a division record of 36-15-5. Washington is in fifth place in the league, averaging 9 points per game with 3.4 goals and 5.6 assists per game.
Against the remainder of their division, the Bruins are 33-16-7. With nine shorthanded goals, Boston leads the league, paced by Brad Marchand’s four.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in scoring with 24 goals and 18 assists for a total of 42 points. T.J. Oshie has five goals and two assists in Washington’s last ten games.
Marchand has 69 total points for the Bruins, including 29 goals and 40 assists. Taylor Hall has five goals and two helpers in Boston’s previous ten games.
Capitals are 5-3-2 in their last ten games, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 5.3 penalties, and 15.9 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a save percentage of.916.
Bruins: 6-2-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.6 penalties, and 8.3 penalty minutes per game while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a save percentage of.914.
Michal Kempny is out for the Capitals (lower body).
Ondrej Kase (upper body), Kevan Miller (undisclosed), and Jeremy Lauzon (undisclosed) are all day to day for the Bruins (hand).
This report was prepared by the Associated Press using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.