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Matt Niskanen | Defenseman | #2

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Niskanen was not pleased with himself after the Capitals 3-2 loss on Saturday.
Niskanen was on the ice for all three Tampa Bay goals and blamed himself for the loss. "First three goals are all my fault," Niskanen said. "I had a tough first 20:30 so I've got to be better next game." The usually reliable defenseman is part of the top pairing with Dmitry Orlov and knows they will have to be better for Game 6 Monday. "A lot of people counted us out when we were down 0-2 in the first round. Things got hard in the last series where we could have melted and we just kept playing. So that's what we've got to do again, bring our best effort for Game 6 at home, win a game and then we'll go from there. But we're focused on bringing our best game of the season for Game 6 and we'll be ready to go." May 20 - 6:47 AM

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Depth Charts

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C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
4Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley