Walker scratched from Stanley Cup again

By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent
Australia's Nathan Walker has been left out of the Washington Capitals' game two Stanley Cup match

The Washington Capitals have left out Australia's Nathan Walker for game two of their NHL Stanley Cup series with the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Walker, who was also scratched from Monday's opener, was one of seven players Capitals coach Barry Trotz left out of the squad for Wednesday's game in Las Vegas.

The Capitals are desperate for a win in the best-of-seven series after letting in two late goals in game one to lose 6-4 to the Knights.