In game two, the Capitals used the defense pair of Karl Alzner and John Carlson to defend against the The Scoring Line.
The Caps tried to use Brooks Laich as much as they could against Marian Gaborik.
The four man unit of the Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Ryan Callahan line, along with Marc Staal, was consistently matched up against Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Semin and Marcus Johansson. As the game went along, the defense pair of Roman Hamrlik and Mike Green were the defense pair used against that line.
On faceoffs, Derek Stepan was 11 for 19, Brad Richards was 15 for 29 but Brian Boyle was only 6 for 14.