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The Capitals know their potential opponent in the Stanley Cup Final: The Vegas Golden Knights and former GM George McPhee. Vegas capped an incredible expansion season by winning the Western Conference title Sunday and advanced with a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets. Washington just doesn’t know if it will join them there. Down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Final to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Caps play for their season on Monday night at Capital One Arena. Any lineup changes? Don’t expect anything major. Barry Trotz could reinsert Andre Burakovsky into the lineup for a team that has six goals in three games. But he was scratched in Game 5 because he wasn’t contributing so that seems unlikely. The morning skate is Monday at 10:15 a.m. at Kettler Iceplex. Check with Brian on Twitter to keep up with all things Capitals: @bmcnally14.

NEXT GAME

The Capitals’ season is on the line at Capital One Arena in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.  

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1: Capitals 4, Lightning 2
Game 2: Capitals 6, Lightning 2
Game 3: Tampa Bay 4, Capitals 2
Game 4: Tampa Bay 4, Capitals 2
Game 5: Tampa Bay 3, Capitals 2
Game 6: Monday, May 21, at Washington, 8 p.m.
Game 7: Wednesday, May 23, at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.*

*If necessary